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Our Favorite Campfire Recipes

 Nathan Satran

Our Favorite Campfire Recipes

2021-05-21 23:33:25

Food just seems to taste better when it’s cooked over a campfire under the big Southeast Montana skies. When you’re faced with cooking outside your kitchen – read: limited supplies – it can be a challenge. But, out here in Southeast Montana, we’ve learned tips and tricks over the years to make the most of what you have at your disposal.

We asked the Visit Southeast Montana Executive Board of Directors to share their favorite recipes for your next big camping adventure out here. Consider this your “ask a local” version of camping recipes.

Dale Galland (Past Chairman)

Dale’s Evening Refresher (for those over 21 only)

Dale’s Evening Refresher


  1. Wild Huckleberry tea
  2. Wild Huckleberry lemonade
  3. Wild Huckleberry vodka
  4. Ice
  5. Cup
  6. Lawn Chair


Mix equal parts of the liquids, shake pour over ice in a tall glass, sit in a lawn chair, slowly sip and enjoy.

For those under 21, mix equal parts tea and lemonade, shake and pour over ice. 

Dale says: This recipe mellows out all stressful camping situations that will arise during the day and help you have a wonderful evening.

Jeff Ewelt (Chairman)

PB Smore


  1. Graham crackers
  2. Marshmallows 
  3. Reese’s peanut butter cup


Break graham cracker in half; place peanut butter cup on one half. Roast 1-2 marshmallows and add to other cracker then smoosh together “s’more style.”  

Jeff says: Ohhhhhweeeeeee!

Sabre Moore (Vice Chair)

Grilled Pineapple


  1. Pineapple, cut into cubes
  2. Metal skewers & hot pad


String pineapple cubes on metal rod. Grill on portable grill or try over a campfire, until almost burned. Reminder – the metal skewers will get hot!

Sabre says: Sweet and smokey deliciousness on the prairie!

Jessica Malone (Secretary/Treasurer)



  1. Freshly caught fish
  2. Beer
  3. Burgers/brats
  4. Tin foil
  5. Alpine Spice seasoning
  6. Fresh veggies
  7. Olive oil


For the fish, fry it in the skin on a stone in the campfire coals. For the brats and hamburgers, soak in beer before cooking over a campfire or portable grill. For the veggies, wrap in tin foil with olive oil and Alpine Spice seasoning and cook right over the coals.

Jessica says: Pouring beer over the meat not only flavors it, but keeps the coals from getting too hot so the cooking temperature is right! 

Now we want to hear your favorite meals to eat while camping. Head to our Facebook page and share your camping favs.

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