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Campfire Quesadillas

Updated: Jun 16, 2020

This is one of my favorite campfire foods. Easy to prep ahead of time and finish on the fire. Your guests can build them any way they want, I like them loaded! Great for large groups.

Prep time: 1 hour

Cook time: 4 hours for venison roast, 30 minutes for remaining ingredients, 5 minutes per serving for grill time

Servings: As many as you want


1 venison roast

1 Tbsp cumin

1 Tbsp smoked paprika

1 Tbsp cayenne pepper

1 Tbsp garlic salt

1 Tbsp dry oregano

5 Tbsp olive oil

1 cup red wine

1 box beef stock

1 onion, cubed

3 bell peppers, sliced

1 yellow onion, sliced

1 head lettuce, shredded

1 package flour tortillas (enough for two per quesadilla)

1 large bag shredded cheese, Mexican blend preferred

1 jar salsa

1 container sour cream

Guacamole (if desired)

1 can nonstick spray


Prepare venison roast:

-In slow cooker, add wine, stock and onion

-Place on low heat (middle setting on slow cooker between warm and high)

-Remove roast from package

-Combine cumin, paprika, pepper, garlic salt and oregano for dry rub, coat generously

-Heat 3 Tbsp olive oil in large skillet on high heat, sear roast on all sides

-Place roast in slow cooker, cover and cook for 5 hours

-When roast is done, remove from slow cooker and shred

-Add enough juice to ensure the meat is moist

-Set aside to cool, when cool place in a container to transport

Prepare peppers and onion:

-In a large skillet, heat remaining olive oil

-Place sliced peppers and onions in pan and saute until tender (about 15 minutes)

-Set aside to cool, when cool place in a container to transport

Prepare remaining ingredients:

-Shred lettuce and place in a container for transport

-Gather remaining ingredients for transport (salsa, sour cream and guacamole)

Make your quesadillas on the campfire:

-Get a nice hot campfire going

-Place your grill pan on the rack to heat

-Prepare quesadillas on the side before placing in the grill pan any way you like

-I layer mine like this: Tortilla, cheese, meat, pepper and onion mixture, lettuce, salsa, more cheese, tortilla (be careful not to put to much salsa to avoid sogginess)

-Spray grill pan with nonstick spray

-Place quesadilla in pan, flip when cheese is melted and grill marks are visible (approximately 5 minutes), cook an additional 5 minutes

-Serve hot with desired sides


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