Campfire Stuffed Sweet Potato

Easy Camping Dinners // Un-Recipe No. 27:

Campfire Stuffed Sweet Potato



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Serves: 4

Stuffed sweet potato recipe perfect for a camping dinner — bake foil-wrapped sweet potatoes in the campfire and top with charred vegetables, roasted hot dogs and salsa.    Pin this post.

Ingredients:

4 Sweet Potatoes
1 Can of Loma Linda Big Franks (or preferred hot dog)
1 Red Bell Pepper
1 Red Onion
1 Jalapeño Pepper
½ Jar of Chunky Bean and Corn Salsa

Campfire Stuffed Sweet Potatoes | Stuffed Sweet Potato Monday

Campfire Stuffed Sweet Potatoes | Stuffed Sweet Potato Monday

Campfire Stuffed Sweet Potatoes | Stuffed Sweet Potato Monday

Instructions:

Start a fire. I’m not going to tell you how to do this, mostly because it’s never my job while camping and also because I’m not really sure how to do it. Next summer I’ll brush up on my survival skills but in the meantime, build a good, solid campfire or find someone who knows how and have them do it.

Campfire Stuffed Sweet Potatoes | Stuffed Sweet Potato Monday

Once the fire has been roaring for a few minutes and you’ve got some warm, glowing embers in the fire pit, place foil-wrapped sweet potatoes deep into the fire. All fires are different, so I can’t tell you exactly how long to keep them here. On my most recent camping excursion they took about 45 minutes to get soft. Check the sweet potatoes from time to time but also take peace in knowing there isn’t much damage to overcooking them.

Campfire Stuffed Sweet Potatoes | Stuffed Sweet Potato Monday

Cut bell pepper, onion and jalapeno and place in a vegetable basket designed for grilling. Bonus points for pre-cutting your vegetables before setting out on your camping trip. Place vegetables over fire and check often — moving them closer or further from the flames depending on how quickly they are cooking. Let them develop a nice, smoky char.

Campfire Stuffed Sweet Potatoes | Stuffed Sweet Potato Monday

Remove franks from can and either roast them on a skewer or place them on a grill grate over the fire until they are warm.

When sweet potatoes are done cooking, cut a large vertical seam into each and place a fire-roasted hot dog inside. Top with a heaping spoonful of charred veggies. Smother with generous amounts of salsa. Best enjoyed seated near the campfire with an icy Oktoberfest and followed by s’mores.

Serves 4.

Campfire Stuffed Sweet Potatoes | Stuffed Sweet Potato Monday

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