Just because you’ve decided to go camping doesn’t mean you’re stuck eating lukewarm canned beans, grilled hot dogs and roasted marshmallows. Sure, it should be more about the experience and nature and bonding — blah, blah, blah — but if you want a semi-gourmet meal while you’re all sitting around the roaring fire this summer, then have one! Really, it’s very doable — and far more delicious.
The key? Foil. And lots of it.
We’ve rounded up 16 delicious, restaurantworthy recipes you should try out on your next camping trip — and you’ll very quickly catch on that many of these dishes call for wrapping up your protein, veggies and other ingredients in aluminum foil and grilling them to perfection. It’s truly as easy as that.
Ready to wow your friends and family? Show off your campfire cooking skills with any of the following grilling recipes. Oh, and yes, kids will absolutely love these dinners — especially the mac ‘n’ cheese recipe.
A version of this article was originally published in May 2016.