The Best BBQ Camping Recipes – 12 Amazing Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Recipes

We have all been there, the perfect camping spot, great friends, great drinks… and burnt campfire food.

This post is here to fix that. I will give you 10 tried and true BBQ camping recipes to impress everyone at the campground!

cooking chicken on the campfire at the camping grounds

BBQ Camping Recipes

These delicious camping recipes will have drooling .So save this page and come back again and again!

If you want a snack for the car trip, make my famous smoked chocolate chip cookies! They will keep the kids happy!

Cinnamon Rolls Grilled or Over the Campfire

There is no better way to wake up than with a nice fresh cinnamon roll. This is no exception when camping.

Of course, you could buy pre-made cinnamon rolls and bake them over the fire. But they are not the same. If you pre-make these at home and bake in the campfire or over the grill.

Cheesy Smoked Meatloaf

You can’t just pop to the pantry or store when camping! So it’s good to prep your food.

This stuffed smoked meatloaf is full of cheese and bacon! You can make it ahead of time and cook it when you’re at the campsite or precook it and just heat it up!

smoked meatloaf with bacon

Loaded Brisket Nachos

Have some leftover brisket? Let’s make nachos!

Cooking over the campfire is a great way to bond with friends, and so is a big sheet pan of nachos! Throw in a couple of your favorite beers and you have yourself a perfect night!

See the recipe for leftover brisket nachos recipe.

Smoked Meatballs in Subs

Smoked meatballs are a classic! Plus they are super simple to make ahead of time or make at the campsite.

You can either serve them with buns to make subs or with some tomato-based sauce.


Baked Potatoes with Crispy Maple Bacon

There is nothing like a smoked and baked potato. It’s simple, you just wrap it in foil than when it’s done serve it with bacon, sour cream, and green onions.

Brisket Lasagna

Leftover Brisket + Lasanga = EPIC. This is super simple to whip up at home.

Just make it in a disposable tray and cover it with foil. Place it next to the fire and heat.

You end up with an EPIC brisket lasagna

See how to make this leftover brisket lasagna

Honey Mustard Grilled Beef Kabobs

These smoked kabobs are great because you can prep all the ingredients at home and bring them along for a quick dinner or lunch. Heck, you could even skewer them at home and have a campfire dinner ready in minutes!

This recipe is great because you can use any vegetables or meat you have leftover. The coals from the campfire keep everything tasting delicious!

Smoked and Grilled Corn

Grilled corn is super simple. Just throw it on the grill for 5-10 minutes then covered it with butter. Sometimes it’s the classics that are the best.

Smoked Pulled Pork Nachos 

One of the simplest meals to pull together All you need is leftover pulled pork, chips, cheese, and toppings.

Kids and adults loooooove nachos!

Recipe for Pulled Pork Nachos 


Chicken Bacon Ranch Foil Packets

What makes ranch sauce even better? When it’s got that smokey bbq taste when cooked over the campfire.

Swap out whatever vegetables you have available and I guarantee you are going to love these!

Smoked Cheesy Potatoes

What is easier than throwing a potato in foil and placing it on the hot coals?

It’s the perfect camping food!

We take it to the next level by adding to types of cheese!

The kids will love these!

Fajita Chicken Foil Packets

I know there has been a lot of foil packet recipes in this post, but they are just so perfect for the campfire or bbq! I like to sneak all the ingredients for these Fajita packets and surprise the family on our last night camping.

I think cooking over the campfire has the best flavor.

Campfire Chili Cheese Fries

This is the bbq snack or side you did not know you were looking for. I had no idea this would work but I was very pleasantly surprised and now don’t know how I ever went camping without them.

The ultimate camping comfort food.

Grilled Peach Crisp

A quick and easy campfire dessert. You can make it ahead of time before you leave home for less effort a no cleanup once camping dessert.

You can add in apples, pears, nectarines, or any other fruit and berries you have on hand.

S’mores Banana Boats

We have all had S’mores, but not like this! This is an awesome twist on the classic and one that I use far more than the original!

These boats are ooey, gooey, and full of goodness! No better way to end the night around the campfire than with a boat like this!

Philly Cheesesteak Foil Packs

I won’t lie, I was a little skeptical about these, to begin with. However, was pleasantly surprised. You can make these ahead of time and simply throw them over the coals when you are ready to eat.

This is another great recipe to use up leftover meat and veggies. To make these slightly better once cooked over the campfire slide into your favorite bread roll for a bbq twist on the classic cheesesteak.

BBQ Pulled Pork English Muffin Camping Breakfast Sandwiches

This is the ultimate camping breakfast sandwich. Breakfast sandwiches are one of my family’s favorites while camping.

The kids love getting involved and making their own once all the ingredients are ready. What better way to start the day with a side of black coffee??

Smoke On!


Author: Charlie Reeves
Hi, I’m Charlie, I have been meat-smoking and grilling for the past 15 years. I have an array of different smokers, thermometers, and have a love for finding the right wood and charcoal combo My favourite recipes are my EXTRA CRISPY smoked pork belly, juicy pulled pork, smoked brisket, duck poppers, and ANY SEAFOOD I grill).

I loves sharing his tips with beginners, helping them navigate the world of smoking. I find it’s not just about cooking; it’s a quest for that perfect smoky flavor.

You will usually find me playing with the kids, perfecting my brisket bark, or sipping beers with boys around the fire. Can’t wait to share all my delicious smoking and grilling recipes with you!

You can read more about me on our About Us page.

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