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Foil Packet Sausage and Peppers

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Foil pack sausages and peppers on a hoagie roll

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Spend more time enjoying the outdoors with these 5 easy campfire dinners

Campfire cooking doesn't have to be complicated. There's no need to lug around large pots, cutting boards and bowls. With a little extra preparation at home in the kitchen, you can throw together flavor-packed meals in easy-to-transport foil packs. Cooking and cleanup is low-hassle, so you can enjoy the rest of the evening under the stars.

We tried and tasted five low-fuss foil packet meals so simple to cook, you'll even have time to make dessert. All you need are some hot coals and a roll of aluminum foil.

Foil Packet Sausage and Peppers
This smoky sausage and peppers pack pairs well served on a hoagie roll, but the bold flavors can stand alone eaten straight from the foil pack. No par-cooking is required for this recipe. Just slice up the ingredients, seal in an aluminum foil packet and place directly into the fire.
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Foil Pack Sausages and Sauerkraut
Foil Packet Sausages with Potatoes and Sauerkraut

Based on the Alsatian dish choucroute garnie — French for “dressed sauerkraut” — these foil packets are perfect for cooking outdoors because the sausages and sauerkraut are already cooked. All that’s left is to pre-cook the potatoes, toss all the ingredients together in a foil packet and heat through over a fire. To serve directly out of the foil packet, we recommend cutting an X into the top and carefully peeling back the flaps, being mindful of escaping steam. Serve alone or pair with a cold beer.
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Campfire Burritos
Campfire Burritos

Burritos are our favorite food to eat with one hand. All you need is cooked rice, canned refried beans, salsa and cheese. Place your tortilla on a sheet of aluminum foil, line up your ingredients, wrap and throw them in the fire. This recipe is easily customizable so you can include your favorite burrito toppings.
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Foil Packet Potatoes and Onions
Foil Packet Potatoes and Onions

The flavors that came out of this packet were so rich and smoky, it had us wondering if anyone had snuck in some extra seasoning. Sweet Vidalia onions and pre-cooked potatoes were sprinkled with salt, pepper, olive oil and butter. The sealed foil packet and campfire did the rest of the flavor work.
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Foil Pack Low Country Boil
Foil Packet Low Country Shrimp Boil

Who says a shrimp boil requires a pot? Stuffed with baby potatoes, corn on the cob, shrimp and sausage, these foil packets capture all the deep flavors of a Low Country boil. Par-cooking the potatoes beforehand will ensure perfectly tender shrimp and corn.
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Janice is an associate editor at Southern Kitchen. She's a native of Southeast Asia; specifically, Malaysia. Janice spent the last 12 years in Nashville, TN, where she learned and grew to love the ins and outs of vibrant Southern hospitality, and recently moved to Atlanta.

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