Last updated June 24, 2018

Just because you’re camping out, doesn’t mean you have to go without bacon. Skewer up America’s favorite breakfast meat to make campfire bacon.

bacon on skewers over campfire

This is a recipe (or really more of a technique) that I discovered while camping.

I vowed to make recipes using only foil and skewers, and no way was I going to give up bacon in the process. If you can put a marshmallow on a stick, by God, you can put bacon on a stick.

The secret to getting your bacon evenly crispy is to weave each strip onto a skewer, leaving a gap between weaves. Then, continue weaving more strips on the skewer, leaving a few inches empty at the end.

Prepare a campfire and set two logs or rocks on each side of the flames so you can rest the skewers on the logs/stones over the flames.

Rotate the skewers every 5 or so minutes to ensure even cooking and browning. You might get a few flare-ups…that’s just a bacon grease fireworks celebration. If it gets too out-of-hand, have a squirt bottle with water near by to put out some hot spots.

Your bacon should be crispy, ready and extra smoky in about 30 minutes.

What a happy campfire breakfast!

bacon on skewers over campfire

Campfire Bacon

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, campfire
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 472 kcal
Author: Christie Vanover
Just because you're camping out, doesn't mean you have to go without bacon.
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb bacon

Instructions

  1. Weave each strip of bacon onto a skewer, leaving a gap between weaves. Then, continue weaving more strips on the skewer, leaving a few inches empty at the end.

  2. Prepare a campfire and set two logs or rocks on each side of the flames so you can rest the skewers on the logs/stones over the flames.
  3. Rotate the skewers every 5 for a total of 30 minutes to ensure even cooking.


Nutrition Facts
Campfire Bacon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 472 Calories from Fat 405
% Daily Value*
Fat 45g69%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 74mg25%
Sodium 750mg33%
Potassium 224mg6%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 40IU1%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.