At Rinkit, we know how important small moments are; and what’s more special than being wrapped up in blankets in front of a fire pit with your loved ones, eating some of your favourite treats?
Ideas of tasty foods to cook over a fire pit
Not only do fire pits provide warmth but staring into a fire reduces stress and relaxes your body and mind. That’s why they are one of our favourite product ranges; they also extend your time outside in colder months and bring family and friends together. I’m here to share my ideas of things to cook over a fire pit to hopefully inspire you to try your own.
Please always be safe when cooking on an outdoor fire pit and use tongs/ oven mitts.
Here are Rinkit’s top 5 things to cook over a fire pit:
1 - The classics; Burgers & Sausages
First on my list of things to cook over a fire pit are the classic burgers and sausages. Now, if like me you’re vegan then you could use veggie alternatives and it works the same and is just as delicious.
Placing a metal pan or foil roasting pan on top of the fire grill, add your burgers/sausages and use tongs to turn over regularly until cooked all the way through. I like to cook them with some caramelised onions for extra yumminess!
Be very careful when removing them from the fire. Using the same pan lightly toast your buns on both sides, add in your sausages/burgers and your choice of toppings and sauce and enjoy in front of the warm fire.
2- Toastit!; Marshmallows and smores
Is it even a campfire without toasted marshmallows? They are possibly the most popular choice of things to cook over a fire pit, and we can see why when they toast so beautifully!
Simply place one or a few on a metal stick and hold them over the fire until the outside is golden coated. Get two graham crackers or biscuits of your choice and squish the marshmallow in between the two to make smores.
If marshmallows are too sweet for you, then you could even make your own little kebabs by putting some vegetables such as courgettes and peppers on a stick and roasting them the same way.
3- Wrapit! in foil; Hashbrowns
This is the perfect addition to your burgers or even a family favourite by itself!
You will need (adjust seasoning to your taste)
3 and ½ cups of frozen cubed hash brown potatoes
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon of butter melted
1 teaspoon mixed herbs
Step 1: Start by placing the potatoes on a piece of foil. You can do this inside your house before you go outside for ease,.
Step 2: Coat them in cooking spray/ oil.
Step 3: Sprinkle over the chopped onion as well as your season.
Step 5: Drizzle on your butter and mix everything so it’s evenly coated
Step 6: Fold the foil to seal everything tightly.
Step 7: Place either in a pan over the fire or directly on the grill, being careful. Use tongs to remove them, checking them after 5 minutes and turning. You can also experiment with your favourite vegetables cooked with the potatoes.
4 - Hot Banana Boats-
This is possibly the best recipe I have found for things to cook over a fire pit and the most delicious treat for everyone.
You will need -
4 large unpeeled bananas
8 teaspoons of chocolate chips
8 teaspoon of trail mix (dried fruit and granola)
¼ cup of mini marshmallows
Start by placing each banana in a 12 inch square of foil; crimp the foil to shape so that the banana sits flat. Don’t cover them yet.
Cut each banana lengthwise about half an inch deep leaving both ends uncut. Gently pull the slit you have just made open so you have formed a pocket. Fill the pockets with your toppings of chocolate chips marshmallows and trail mix.
Cover the tops of them with the foil and carefully place them on top of the fire grill or in a pan on the fire; again please use gloves and tongs for this.
Grill them for about 4 minutes or until golden brown and enjoy!
5 - ‘Pizza’ Toasties -
This is a treat for adults and is especially a hit with kids! These pizza toasties are great things to cook over a fire pit and require minimum effort.
You will need:
1 tablespoon of butter (softened)
2 slices of bread of your choice
1 tablespoon of pizza sauce, tomato puree or tomato sauce
4 tablespoon of shredded mozzarella cheese or vegan alternative
4 slices of pepperoni or vegan alternative
1 tablespoon of chopped red onion or pepper (optional)
Start by spreading the butter on the outside of both bread slices, and carefully place one slice on a pan butter side down. Add your pizza sauce onto the other side; sprinkle your cheese, pepperoni and if desired your other toppings such as onions or pepper. Top with the remaining pizza slice. Cook over the campfire until the cheese is melted (around 3-6 minutes) and outsides are golden brown, turning so both sides are cooked evenly.
There are endless possibilities when it comes to things to cook over a fire pit. Whether you want something sweet, hearty or vegan there is something for everyone.
Take a night out of your busy lives this lockdown for a campfire in your back garden, it will be a showstopper for the whole family and create new memories.
I hope I have given you some inspiration for things to cook over a fire. Please tag us @rinkit or #RINKIT if you use any of my ideas, I’d love to see them!
As always, thank you for reading.
Until next time,
Love Georgie and the Rinkit! team.