I love hot dogs roasted over a campfire. But if that’s ALL you eat while camping, it can get boring fast.
On our annual Labor Day weekend camping trip, we stick out a little bit from the rest of the crowd. We have almost 50 people in our group, cook on a giant griddle, and bring along a big smoker for meat.
Campground Fajitas are a favorite for our group. It’s definitely a meal I look forward to each year! Our friends Tim and Melanie head up this meal and always do a fantastic job. Tim cooks steak and chicken to perfection in the smoker. The meat is always so flavorful and juicy.
Even if you don’t haul around an over-sized griddle or smoker when you camp, I think you could have delicious fajitas of your own. If Sam and I were doing this on our own, we would grill steak or chicken and cut it into strips or chunks for the fajitas. You could also bring meat already cooked and just reheat it on a grill or over the campfire.
Let me introduce you to the griddle. This thing is as ancient as it is ginormous. My dad salvaged it from an old stovetop in a church kitchen. He’s added handles for easier transportation and made a chimney to funnel smoke up and over people’s heads. We use it for almost every meal while camping. You can cook a LOT of scrambled eggs and bacon on this thing! We sauté peppers and onions for the fajitas, as well as warm up tortillas and Spanish rice.
On our own, we would either heat things up over some coals or on the grill. Sam isn’t a huge veggie fan so we would probably pass on the peppers.
We set up a long buffet line with all of the yummy fixings for fajitas.
Starting with the freshly smoked meat.
Then rice, vegetables, cheese, sour cream, salsa… so much tastiness!
Tim and Melanie have perfected this meal. They bring chips and pico de gallo, refried beans, cooked beans, and even made bacon wrapped jalepeños this year!
We love our big group of family and friends. It’s so fun to cook and eat together outdoors!
Using a grill or a campfire, I think we would be able to make wonderful fajitas of our own. Most of the fillings could be made ahead of time and brought to camp in a cooler, then reheated on a grill or over the fire.
What’s your favorite camping meal?