Camping and bacon seem to go together like pigs in a blanket which is also tasty pork-filled meals you’ll like. Here are some bacon treats that will make your next camping trip mouth-watering and delicious.

Bacon egg and cheese cups

Bacon egg and cheese cups in white plate

These can be easily made in a cupcake tray and cooked on the grill just as easily. All you need is some shredded potato and egg mixed together to make a paste. you don’t need to add this if you don’t want it. This is then packed into muffin tins that have been lined with bacon so the hash brown mixture stays put. Add some shredded cheese on top and or mix this into your hash brown mixture. Bake them on top of a campfire grill for 10-15 minutes.

You can even crack an egg on top if you like your bacon and egg cheese cup to have a sunny-side-up appearance.

Bacon poppers

Bacon poppers on grill

To spice things up you can take jalapeno peppers and remove the stem and seeds inside. You’ll want to add shredded cheddar cheese mixed with cream cheese inside to make these peppers a bit more balanced and not so spicy. The best type of jalapeno peppers that aren’t so spicy is the Fresno Jalapeno chili pepper which is considered mild but removing the seeds will ensure you don’t get extra spiciness that might be too much for some people.

Wrap these jalapenos with bacon and put them on the grill wrapped with a bit of aluminum foil so they don’t stick. Use toothpicks to keep the bacon from unwrapping. Let them cook for 15 minutes (7 minutes each side).

Bacon-wrapped onion & meatball BBQ wraps

Bacon-wrapped onion & meatball BBQ wraps on wood tray

This requires a hearty appetite and some creativity using your Dutch oven. This starts with mixing some ground beef and spices and is then formed into balls. You place these inside the largest outer section of a large onion and then wrap these with bacon. You can use toothpicks to hold the bacon in place after that. These are added into a Dutch oven and each onion wrap is coated with BBQ sauce and then baked for 45 minutes to one hour.

During the last 15 minutes, you need to roll the onion wraps with the lid off so the BBQ sauce will have a chance to thicken up.

Bacon-wrapped onion rings

Bacon-wrapped onion rings in tray

Too bad you can dip these in beer batter and deep fry them in this iconic recipe- or can you?… While this is just a bonus tip this starts with slicing thick onion slices to make jumbo onion ring slices you can handle easier and give them a coating of BBQ sauce. Then these are wrapped with bacon strips and help in place with handy toothpicks poked through. These are then grilled until the bacon is nice and crispy. If you decide to beer batter them, you’ll need to have hot oil on hand.

Cheesy bacon hot buns

Cheesy bacon hot buns in tray

This recipe uses Pillsbury biscuits and cut-up slices of cheese and bacon. Each section of biscuit slabs is cut up so you can stack the cheese and bacon easier. It’s up to you but it might be easier to make cheese and bacon sandwiches and put them into a Dutch oven to bake for 45 minutes or until the biscuits are baked completely. Keep in mind that Pillsbury’s biscuits are still pretty sticky when you separate them so the dough sticks to itself.

You won’t need to add egg white to attach the dough if you pack bacon and cheese inside, just mash it together and it’ll stick just fine.

Bacon-wrapped hot dogs

cooked Bacon-wrapped hot dogs

Now, this isn’t your typical bacon-wrapped hot dog and is more or less a great appetizer that will go great with the main meal. What you’ll do is take ordinary hot dogs and cut them into three pieces just like cocktail weenies. This makes it easier to make them bite-size and you can put a toothpick into each piece to keep the bacon from unwrapping. This can then be placed into a griddle and cooked until the bacon has crisped up.

For the weenies, you want to choose a hot dog that pairs well with bacon. Since hot dogs are made from pork anyway, you want to choose alternative dogs such as turkey dogs, or anything other than pork. It’s just a suggestion since these flavors might be too similar. Sprinkle a bit of brown sugar on each piece so they brown up nicely.

For some good contrast, perhaps best left for the kitchen at home though, is bacon wrapped chicken. Check out this site for more bacon lover ideas.


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