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Great camping recipes/Pie irons

Updated on September 10, 2014

Great food under a sky like this makes all of the work worth it.


A tent with a screened in porch

Five great camping tips

Great food for the woods!

Let's face it.How unthinkable would it be to exclude the ever popular and classic camping desert? Smores

They are easy, but no professional writer ( that's me. LOL) would leave this immortal, American favorite out!

Directions-Put peanut butter on 2 graham crackers. Then put 2 pieces of your favorite type of chocolate ( I prefer Swiss (Belgian Chocolate) or Hershey's Milk Chocolate) on the 2 peanut butter pieces of the graham crackers. Then take a hot, toasted, marshmallow in the middle and let the other ingredients melt.

*** CAUTION! The contents will be HOT! Let these cool for about 5 minutes and have plenty of cold water handy.***


These are easy! If you already have or are getting a pie iron soon, then this section is for you!

Place the bread on both iron sides, and after using Pam or oil, pour in your favorite fillings! Cook in the coals until the bread sticking out is blackening. Pull the pie iron and open immediately if you see smoke

PLEASE LET EVERYONE OF THESE COOL for about 5 minutes!Enjoy and be safe!


TIP: You can also use some dough instead of bread (home made or Pillsbury) . Then you can butter, or oil the pie iron, and sprinkle convection sugar on the hot pie! Sounds awesome doesn't it?

You now know that this was written by a guy. How? I put desert first.

Now for dinner!

Cordon Bleu in a Pie Iron

You will need :

-2 pieces of bread

-Turkey or chicken breast

- Sliced ham

- Your favorite cheese

Directions: Using white or wheat bread, put one slice on each pie iron side. Stack all of the ingredients on one side or piece of bread. Close the iron and clamp, and place in the coals until the filling starts to bubble on the side or 2 minutes. Watch for smoke! Open, and let it cool!


Camp Fire Pizzas:


-Shredded or cut Cheese

-Pizza Toppings of Choice

-Pizza Sauce ( I prefer Enrico's, the local favorite!)

-Cooking Spray

Place the 2 pieces of bread on the iron. Gently press the bread down to form a cup and then pour in a little sauce. Next, put in your cheese and other toppings. Then on the same piece of bread, put another layer of sauce. Clamp it and place it in the coals.


-Mushroom( and or steak) sand witches

-Mushroom caps or slices,



-Other veggies and steak sauce optional.

Set the mushrooms and cheese between the pieces of bread and cook in the coals for 2 minutes on each side or until the cheese is melted.



Dinner rolls or bread shredded cheese, taco seasoning, other toppings ( ie. tomatoes, lettuce, peppers, sour cream).

You can brown the meat and chop everything else, before you leave home. Set the dough on both irons and press into a square. The set the meat and toppings into one iron. Close, clamp, and place in the coals until dough is cooked!



Place all of your favorites and a little Hunt's Ketchup in the iron, and check often. Do not over cook!


Make your meatloaf into a brick and wrap 3 times in tin foil. Then place on a fire place shovel and put in the coals for 5 minutes. Then check. USE AN OVEN MIT FOR ALL OF THESE! Especially this one.



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      Butch News 

      8 years ago

      Haven't been camping since the 60's. A pie iron sounds neat. Haven't seen one but, then again, been a long time since I slept under the stars, or a canoe.

      Never seen a Smore. I gather it's something from the U.S.A.

      Makes me want to spend some time outdoors. Used to do that a lot when I was younger but I guess I've become a city boy.

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      Lori J Latimer 

      8 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas

      Oooooh. I love cooking over an open fire. I haven't ever used one of these. Thanks for the new idea for outdoors times. Thanks for the follow too. :0)

    • MikeSyrSutton profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from An uncharted galaxy

      Thank you. There are a few pie irons on here. I prefer the the square irons myself.

    • Lita C. Malicdem profile image

      Lita C. Malicdem 

      8 years ago from Philippines

      Sounds like those are great camping recipes, but I wish I had seen the pie iron. It's my first time to know about this. Thank you for bringing this awareness in me. Your recipes are very inviting. Useful, vote up!


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