Camping, Sandwiches & Burgers, What's for Dinner??

Campfire Sandwich

February 7, 2014

Are you ready for the most amazingly brilliant camping recipe to date?! These sandwiches have lived in my freezer for months after seeing the original idea over on the Pioneer woman blog. We run out of them quickly and are constantly restocking! I like to call this the campfire sandwich. It’s warm and filling, totally customizable, and so so easy to make! All you need is some good quality sandwich meat, spreads or cheese of choice, and some tin foil!

campfire sandwich

Campfire Sandwich


  • 1 lb good roast beef (or any other lunch meat)
  • cheese of choice (we like cheese whiz)
  • rolls


  1. Build your sandwiches using the roast beef (or other meats), rolls, and cheese.
  2. Individually wrap each sandwich in tin foil and freeze.
  3. AT HOME COOKING: Place your foil wrapped sandwiches in the oven at 375 degrees for 30 minutes, or until warmed through.
  4. CAMPING COOKING: Toss your sandwiches onto warmed coals and cook until heated through (about 20 minutes)

campfire sandwich recipe

You can make these roast beef as I mentioned OR get creative. Add a new spread or different meats. Try a turkey bacon or ham and swiss!? Spread on some mayonnaise or spicy mustard?? I know the cheese whiz is so wrong, but that melted gooey mess is just too tempting!

Like I’ve said before, I really like to get things together before we leave. This is the perfect example. I set up a little assembly line and have my four year old helper (with clean little hands) help me assemble different variations. Pop them into the freezer and pack them neatly into the ice box when we are ready to leave.

These are also great as a warm lunch idea to keep around. We pull them out (especially on busy days) and have a quick sandwich ready in minutes. Serve them with some chips or veggie straws and you are good to go!

Comments (4)

  • Nancy Bobbert Reply

    February 10, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    This is an excellent idea. So much quicker and easier than making burgers over the campfire. It will save a ton of packing space too!

  • Aimee @like mother like daughter Reply

    March 1, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    I dont know how I missed this before, but I love this idea! We usually are pretty traditional with camping, hotdogs or tin foil dinners, so I’m excited to try something new. But I also love the idea of just having these ready to go in the freezer for a quick grab and go meal!

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  • Lynda Reply

    April 13, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    I seacrhed a bunch of sites and this was the best.

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