Camping, Coyote Outdoor Living

The outdoors is all about a passion for the open air, adventure, and freedom. Grilling al fresco brings friends and family together with the backdrop of the ’great outdoors.  We get it – after all, our name is Coyote Outdoor Living for a reason. We believe that ending a day of camping with a flavorful and freshly cooked meal enhances the entire experience.

Follow these easy tips and tricks for grilling recipes that are perfect for your next camping trip. We’ve considered portability, taste, and ingredients so you can focus on what’s important, the people.  We have you, the outdoor enthusiast, in mind, from the food you’ll make to what you will cook it over. Let us handle what to cook on the fire outside so that you can focus on your fire inside. 

Shrimp Boil Foil Packets

Foil packet recipes are ideal for camping because they minimize the number of dishes, on-site prep and make for a super easy clean-up. Since camping requires consideration and preparation of food beforehand, consider this Shrimp Boil Foil Packet recipe from Fresh off the Grid. It’s full of your favorite summer flavors, and you can cook it directly over a campfire. You can recreate the camping culinary experience at home by cooking this packet on your Coyote Pellet Grill and infusing it with the flavors of your favorite wood pellets.

Classic Beef Kebabs

If the foil method isn’t for you, or if you’re looking to change it up on a multi-day camp excursion, kebabs are an excellent option for camping. Check out this classic Beef Kebab recipe from Elise Bauer to ignite your passion for kebabs. Kebabs are great for camping because they are ultra-portable, making it easy to walk, hike, and explore with this meal in tow. Let the meat soak up your marinade beforehand, and this easy camping recipe will be infused with flavor. Your campsite dinner clean-up will be a breeze with very few dishes, and to add a ‘green’ component, you might even opt for biodegradable kebab sticks! 

Cheeseburger Sliders

Bring your Coyote Portable Grill to improve your camping experience with a robust grill that can be placed on the bed of a truck or on a picnic table. Cheeseburger sliders are easy to prep beforehand and light to pack in your cooler. Chop your toppings like onions, tomatoes, and some lettuce ahead of time to make them more transportable and store them in individual packets. Buying a large pack of premade rolls for buns will make this dish easier to prepare and lightweight to carry.. After a long day hanging outdoors, unwind and relax by building your supper-time burgers. Try out this recipe by Natasha Kravchuk for some super simple and super tasty, Cheeseburger Sliders

Pie Iron Recipes

If your camping trip is grill-less and you’re planning to cook your meals over the campfire, be sure to bring your pie iron. A pie iron is your cast iron “oven-on-a-stick” cooking utensil suitable for many easy camping recipes. Make yourself a pie iron pizza panini with bread, cheese, and pepperoni slices. You can also use your pie iron to make an easy gourmet grilled cheese by adding some bacon to the iron. Try out these Pie Iron Recipes for more ideas on making a delicious campfire dinner. The best part? No need to stop after the main course as there are plenty of pie-iron desserts you can make! Fill a crescent roll with some of your favorites, like hazelnut or chocolate spread with strawberries or bananas, to complete your campfire meal. Life outdoors just got a little sweeter. 

Food to Pack for Camping

No matter what you’re grilling or how you’re grilling it, we know you need some snacks to fuel your fire inside. Whether you’re hitting the trails or just taking in the beauty of your surroundings, here are our essential camping snacks that you’ll want to make sure you pack! 

  • Canned foods that can be heated up or eaten straight from the can, like tuna, make easy and filling options.
  • Granola and protein bars will help keep you energized when hiking, climbing, swimming, and adventuring. 
  • Instant foods like rice and pasta that only require hot water allow you the comfort of a hot meal with minimum effort.
  • Any pre-packaged snack you prefer to munch on can easily fit in your knapsack!
  • You can add instant coffee to hot water to have your instant wake-up, even outdoors.