We sought high and low for the best fire-cooked meals. Here are our top three favorite fire pit recipes to make around the fire.
1. The Best Fire Pit Recipe: Walking Tacos
Walking tacos are a legendary fire pit recipe. It’s a camp tradition passed down through all ages. Most individuals learn the ropes of walking tacos from their camp, family camping, or through friends. Walking tacos are easily prepared over the fire.
This fire pit friendly meal is perfect for children of all ages. A backyard fire pit is an easy cooking platform for kids to learn the ropes of cooking in a fun and friendly way. You will need the following for fire pit-roasted walking tacos.
- A snack-size bag of Doritos or Fritos.
- 1 serving of cooked hamburger or a meat substitute.
- A serving of cheese
- Chopped lettuce
- Feel free to add your choice of toppings or spices.
Once you have your walking taco ingredients, fill up your chip bag with your choice of toppings and shake with the bag closed. It’s important to put the bags in a fire-friendly pot and allow the meal to slightly warm up over the flame. Be careful the bag doesn’t touch the flame or become too hot.
2. A Classic Fire Pit Recipe: Corn on the Cob
Corn on the cob is the perfect addition to any dinner menu. Corn is a food that can be dressed up or down. It’s also a fire pit recipe that can please almost every type of guest. There are many savory or simple pairings for this fire pit recipe.
The base of corn on the cob should be some sort of oil or butter. This allows the seasoning to properly soak in and absorb the flavor. Below we provided a variety of seasoning that can be added to this fire pit recipe.
- Simple: Add salt and pepper
- Fresh: Garlic and lemon
- Spicy Cob: Jalapenos and hot sauce
- Savory: An array of cheeses.
Once you’ve decided on your seasoning, it’s time to get cooking with this fire pit recipe. Begin by placing the corn into a fire-friendly pan or pot. Cover the inside of your pot with tinfoil. Paint the butter or oil onto your corn. Then, sprinkle a generous amount of seasoning onto the corn.
Once your corn on the cob is safe and fire-friendly, take this fire pit recipe to the fire and enjoy.
3. Add a Twist to the Traditional S’more
Smores are a popular fire pit recipe for those of all ages. It’s a treat we remember from our days at summer camp and staying up late by the fire pit. Although, we like to put a twist on the traditional s’mores. Who said s’mores had to be just the basics?
Instead of melting a plain bar of chocolate, we suggest getting a little bit more creative! Add your favorite candy bar to the mix. This way you can enjoy a Reeses s’more, Twix s’more, or even a milky way s’more. Talk about a twist on the traditional s’mores! Not only will your kids love it, but now you have a new favorite dessert.