This Campfire Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich is one of our most requested recipes for camping. It is SO EASY to make and is the perfect, hearty meal for the entire family! With just a bit of preparation you can have an amazing camping meal for your next trip.
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Our camp cooking essentials:
- A Pie Iron Camp Cooker makes cooking over the open fire super easy. Check out these 20+ Pie Iron Recipe Ideas for tons of camp cooker inspiration! Or visit my how to use a pie iron post for tips.
- Foil Pie Plates make tinfoil packet meals even easier with the sturdy base that they provide.
- These Grilling Bags that I recently found are amazing! Simply add all of your ingredients to the bag at home then throw it on the campfire or grill when camping in the great outdoors. Avoid the grill bags with plastic windows, they melt.
- We love these BBQ Cooking Gloves because they make handling campfire food a whole lot safer!
- one large loaf of french bread
- 1/4 cup garlic butter (I make my own using butter and garlic powder)
- 2 cups cooked, sliced onion and pepper (I slice and cook this before camping then just pack the cooked mixture into the cooler. Three sliced peppers, one sliced onion, 2 Tbsp butter or oil, 1/4 cup oyster sauce. Saute and cook until pepper is cooked through.)
- 600g sliced roast beef
- 500g provolone cheese, sliced (Mozzarella would work too).
- Aluminum foil
How to make this campfire philly cheesesteak sandwich:
6. To serve simply slice the sandwich into individual portions. I cut through the 1.5 inch section of bread leaving the filling intact between two slices of bread.
Tips for camping meal preparation:
- Prepare meals in advance at home whenever possible. Leave most of the mess at home where running water is more accessible and clean up is easier. Trust me on this one!
- Create “one pot” family style meals for quick dinners that don’t require a lot of thought.
- Use tinfoil packets, foil pie pans or camp cookers. These tools help to make clean up a breeze!
- Pack ingredients in 1 gallon size freezer bags for flexible storage in small fridges and coolers.
- Plan meals that use similar ingredients to help make packing and planning easy. These Cheesy Vegetable Campfire Dip, Loaded Campfire Potatoes and Tinfoil Packet Nacho Dip recipes are some of our favorites.
- Use my blank printable meal plan or camping meal plans to help organize your next trip.
Tips for making tinfoil packets:
- Cut two pieces of aluminum foil large enough to cover the entire meal. Layer them one on top of the other. Optional: spray the interior with non-stick spray or line with parchment paper.
- Place recipe ingredients in the center. Bring up the longer edges of the foil and fold together. Grasp one end and roll it up, repeat with the other end.
- Alternatively foil pie plates may be used to cook foil packet meals. Simply place the recipe ingredients into the pie plate and cover with aluminum foil before cooking.
- For best results cook the foil packet on a grill over the open fire.
- Use caution when handling the foil packet as it can become hot while cooking.
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- 1 large loaf of french bread
- 1/4 cup garlic butter
- 2 cups cooked, sliced onion and pepper mixture
- 600g sliced roast beef
- 500g provolone cheese, sliced
- Aluminum foil
- Prepare onion and pepper mixture at home. Saute with 2 Tbsp butter and 1/4 cup oyster sauce. Pack in a container to take camping.
- Start by cutting slices into the bread about 1.5 inches apart and not all the way through to the bottom. Butter the insides of each slice.
- Drop a large scoop of the pepper mixture into each cut.
- Stuff with roast beef and cheese.
- Wrap in foil and place near the campfire coals to heat through until melty and golden.
- Slice the loaf into "sandwich" servings, cutting the bread all the way through, between your 1.5 inch slices from earlier.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 534Total Fat: 33gSaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 127mgSodium: 1737mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 42g