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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These authentic Philly Cheesesteak must haves are popular choices that can be found at the local grocery store:
- green pepper
- caramelized onions
- cheese whiz
- flank steak
- amoroso rolls
I love how this famous sandwich can be adapted into a camping recipe! It looks messy but trust me when I say that it’s totally worth it. When ready to eat, simply slice the loaf into “sandwich” sized servings.
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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 aluminum foil 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.
- We love these BBQ Cooking Gloves because they make handling campfire food a whole lot safer!
Full of delicious melty provolone cheese, this Campfire Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich is sure to be a hit with the whole family. This homemade philly cheesesteak is easily one of our favorite recipes!
- 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 green bell pepper (I slice and cook this before camping and then just pack the cooked mixture into the cooler. Three sliced green bell peppers, one sliced onion, 2 Tbsp butter or olive oil and 1/4 cup oyster sauce. Saute over medium heat in a large skillet until the onion is opaque)
- 600g sliced roast beef (or flank steak)
- 500g provolone cheese, sliced (Mozzarella cheese would work too)
- Aluminum foil
How to make this campfire philly cheesesteak sandwich:
1. Start by cutting slices into the bread about 1.5 inches apart and not all the way through to the bottom using a sharp knife. Butter the insides of each slice.
2. Next drop a large spoonful of the veggie mixture into each cut. Hot peppers would also make a great option!
3. Then layer with roast beef and cheese.
4. Top each slice with extra cheese.
Tip: I like to spray the inside of the aluminum foil with non-stick cooking spray so that the ooey, gooey melty cheese doesn’t all stick to the inside of the packet.
5. Wrap the entire loaf in aluminum foil. You may need to use two layers to reach all the way around the sandwich. Place the package near the hot coals of a fire (but not IN the fire).
You want to heat the sandwich all the way through so that the cheese all melts and . This usually takes thirty minutes for us. Alternately you can put it in a bar-b-cue on low or in the oven to warm the ingredients all the way through.
6. To serve simply slice into individual philly cheesesteak sandwiches. I cut through the 1.5 inch section of bread leaving the filling intact between two slices of bread.
Just as good as a traditional philly cheesesteak, seriously!
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
Would you look at all of that melted cheese?! This easy philly cheesesteak recipe is next level delicious!
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