We were excited to arrive at our South Dakota campground where we are allowed (and have time!) to do some campfire meals. The first night we did pie iron tortillas (probably our favorite!) and last night we did a kielbasa foil packet dinner. This is a simple meal to pull together, and can be customized to your family’s likes and dislikes. (I found the original recipe in a Family Fun magazine, but the online recipe link is no longer working.)
Ingredients (this is how much we need for two adults and three young children):
- 16 oz of kielbasa or smoked sausage, sliced
- 1 can of butter beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 small frozen package of sliced carrots, thawed
- 2 medium yellow summer squashes, washed and sliced
- 1 T of dried parsley
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- 3 tsp of Dijon mustard
- 4 T of lemon juice
- 6 T of olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
In the past we have just piled the kielbasa, beans, carrots, and squash in a foil packet and drizzled them with the sauce before wrapping the packet up and putting it on the fire to cook until the veggies are tender.
But tonight to speed things along, I went ahead and cooked the carrots for a few minutes in the microwave and sauteed the kielbasa and squash. Then we just had to pile the ingredients into foil packets and heat them over the fire until they were steaming.
Either way you choose to do, it’s a fun twist to try around your next campfire. Enjoy!