Outdoor cooking is one of the best things we can plan with our friends or families over the weekends to shove the stress off our minds over a hectic weekend. When done right, outdoor cooking can be blissful but many make the mistake of going unprepared. We often overthink when it comes to choosing the recipes to cook outdoors. We’ve gone through the process of trial and error to bring you the recipes that do work for outdoor cooking and make your cooking experience memorable.
1. Steak Fajitas
Skirt steak or flank steak – 2 lb
Avacado – 1
Beefsteak tomato – 1
Jalapeno – 1
Fresh Cilantro – 1
Cheddar cheese – ½ lb (shredded)
Ingredients for Marinade:
Lime juice – ¼ cup
Water – ½ cup
Garlic cloves – 4 (crushed)
Olive oil – 2 tbsp
Soy sauce – 2 tbsp
Salt – 1 tbsp
Black pepper – 1 tbsp
Cayenne pepper – ½ tbsp
Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl.
Let your steak piece marinade for 2 hours, preferably overnight.
Slice the tomato and avocado into small cubes and the jalapeno into thin slices.
Pull off enough cilantro leaves, 6 – 10 for each taco.
Take Fajitas out of the marinade.
Toss them onto your pre-heated cooking grate over the hottest part of the fire.
Brown each side very well, then pull your grate back enough that the skirt steak is still cooking, but not burning.
Once the meat is done, let it sit for 5 minutes.
While the meat is resting, toss your tortillas on your grate till it gets a little brown.
Place the meat within the tortilla.
Enjoy your meal.
2. Whiskey BBQ Chicken
Ketchup – ¼ cup
Hot sauce – 1 tbsp
Dark molasses – 2 tbsp
Dijon mustard – 2 tbsp
Whiskey – 2 tbsp
Worcestershire – 2 tbsp
Cider vinegar – 1 tbsp
Garlic clove – 1 (minced)
Chicken legs with thighs – 6
Or Small bone-in breast halves – 4 lbs
Olive oil – 1 tbsp
Combine ingredients in a medium saucepan.
Cover and cook on the low flame for 45 minutes.
Add water if the sauce gets too thick.
Transfer the sauce to a plastic container and allow it to cool down for 1 hour.
BBQ Chicken Preparation:
Grill the chicken on your charcoal grill until it turns brown all over.
As you turn the pieces over, brush them generously with the sauce.
Once the meat has cooked enough, remove it from the grill and add the additional sauce.
Immediate consumption guarantees satisfaction.
3. Grilled Lamb Chops With Pine Nute Salsa Verde
At home, Make mustard and parsley infused marinade.
Add the lamb to the marinade, mix and place them in sealable containers or bags.
At your campsite, throw the lamb chops on the grill.
Make the salsa with flavors of parsley, mint, pine nuts, and lemon for your dip.
Enjoy your grilled lamb chops with fresh, zesty salsa.
4. Cowboy Hot Dogs
Olive oil – 1 tbsp
Yellow Onion – 1
Bison / Other Hot Dogs – 4
Potato Hot Dog Buns – 4
Mayonnaise – 6 tbsp
Spicy Brown Mustard – 2 tbsp
Barbecue Sauce – 4 tbsp
White Cheddar Cheese – ½ Cup (Shredded)
Cooked Bacon – 6 slices (Crumbled)
How To Prepare:
Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat on a camp stove.
Add onion and cook until deep golden and very tender,
Grill hot dogs until slightly charred all over.
Add buns and grill, turning frequently, until warmed and lightly charred.
Spread buns with mayonnaise and drizzle with mustard and barbecue sauce.
Set hot dogs in buns. Sprinkle cheese on top, followed by caramelized onions and bacon.
The difference equipment can make.
When it comes to outdoor cooking, the equipment you use could either make or break your outdoor cooking experience. The key to outdoor cooking is to come prepared. If you’re an amateur when it comes to camping, carrying a portable charcoal-burner and grill could help you immensely. Portable charcoal burners such as the Hibachi by Venyn can help you set up your grill with ease. This electric burner is easy to carry and can provide you with burning hot coal. Most of us carry a generator along with us while we camp, this makes it easier to use an electric burner. If you’re well versed in car mechanics, hooking up your car battery to your electric burner could also be beneficial. The coal from the electric charcoal burner could also be used for grilling the best food dishes over outdoor camping.