Backyard Fire Pit Cooking

As the weather starts to warm up at this time of year, there's always an increased amount of activity in the great outdoors, with a lot of us choosing to spend more time outside. Whether it's hanging out with family and friends, enjoying some ice cold beverages, or cooking up a storm for dinner, us Aussies love getting out in the back yard.

With Spring in full swing, now is the perfect time to take advantage of the warmer weather and get your family out in the backyard, around the fire pit and try cooking up some of these amazingly delicious but simple fire pit cooking recipes.

Fire Pit Burgers

Grilled over the open flame and coals, these tasty Aussie-inspired burgers are a hit with both adults and kids. One thing to note, don't waste your money on premium lean mince, a good burger needs a decent amount of fat to remain juicy, so regular supermarket mince works perfectly.

Ingredients

  • 1 kg Beef Mince
  • 1 Small Brown Onion
  • 1 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tsp Paprika
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Cracked Black Pepper
  • 1 splash of Soy Sauce
Method

Finely dice the onion and mix all the ingredient together in a bowl. Form the mixture into burger patties of medium thickness. A patty made too thin will overcook easily and tend to dry out over the open fire.

Cooking sausages on an open fire pit can be treacherous, but worth the risk!

Backyard Snags on a Stick

Not really a recipe as such, but always a winner with the kids. First you need to find some good quality sticks, ones without too much curve and strong enough to hold your sausages without falling into the fire ( always a dark moment in a child's life. )

Ingredients

  • 1 kg Quality Beef Sausages
  • Sticks

Method

Thread good quality beef ( or pork, or chicken ) sausages onto the stick , carefully making sure that they are evenly skewered right down the centre line of the sausage. This helps them to cook evenly on all sides, and prevents the devastating 'snag drop' that has ruined many a night.

Grilled over the open flame and coals, these tasty Aussie-inspired burgers are a hit with both adults and kids. One thing to note, don't waste your money on premium lean mince, a good burger needs a decent amount of fat to remain juicy, so regular supermarket mince works perfectly.

Ingredients

  • 1 kg Beef Mince
  • 1 Small Brown Onion
  • 1 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tsp Paprika
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Cracked Black Pepper
  • 1 splash of Soy Sauce
Method

Finely dice the onion and mix all the ingredient together in a bowl. Form the mixture into burger patties of medium thickness. A patty made too thin will overcook easily and tend to dry out over the open fire.