Our resident Camp Masterchef Vanessa reckons she’s got the ultimate campfire roast recipe that’ll have you drooling at the mouth.


We acknowledge that this adventure is located on the traditional Country of the Nyungar people who have occupied and cared for these lands and waters for thousands of years. We pay our respects to them as the Traditional Custodians and recognise that sovereignty was never ceded.

The Ultimate Campfire Roast

Is this is roast with the most? Here are our five reasons why we think this is the roast to boast about at your next campfire session.


  1. Easy – Whether you’re a beginner or pro, this can be done on any campfire oven with ease
  2. Fresh – What’s better than adding a little freshness to your meal?
  3. Hearty – Fills your tummy with healthy goodness
  4. Affordable & Adaptable – The ingredients are interchangeable to suit personal preferences
  5. Warm – This cooking method will keep your fingers and toes warm on those chilly winter nights


How To Cook The Ultimate Campfire Roast,Vanessa Hidayat

Picture this… sunset, stubbie in one hand and a juicy lamb cutlet in the other, immersing yourself in nature. Just by saying it my mouth is already moist.

One afternoon, my partner and I pulled up to a campsite just a short drive east of Perth, within the shire of Mundaring. Our spot was well hidden, and to top it off, it felt like we were miles away from the big smoke. We did a lap around the area to make sure we snapped up the best spot; to find out we were the only ones there was an added bonus! It was only right to finish off the good vibes with a top-notch Sunday arvo roast.


How To Cook The Ultimate Campfire Roast,Vanessa Hidayat


I must say we’re pretty lucky to have a portable BioLite firepit in our camp kitchen kit that we’re able to easily throw in the car and take on adventures. Another reason why we love this firepit, is the fact that we can leave the destination untouched. I completely recommend this if you’re environmentally conscious and of course if you love not having your clothes smelling like fire by the end of the night.

This was our first time cooking a roast on the firepit, which now means we know all the what-not-to-dos!

Let me show you how to really whack a slab of meat and some veggies on the fire. Get yourself a drink and grab your magic tongs. Let’s get cooking!

For this recipe, you can use any cut of meat that you desire and substitute or add other vegetables that might tickle your taste buds even more 😉

Read more: Remember to leave no trace!

Roast Rack of Lamb Loaded with Vegetables

Serve: 4




  • 2 lamb racks
  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 8 whole small potatoes
  • 2 broccolini bunches
  • 4 carrots quartered lengthways
  • ½ cup spring onion chopped finely
  • 1 cup basil chopped finely
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ¼ cup sultanas
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • Drizzle extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper


1. Prepare fire, you’ll know it’s ready when medium embers start to form (heat feel using hand 3-5 seconds above coals)

2. Wrap sweet potatoes and potatoes in foil and place on firepit. Cook for roughly 20-30 mins


How To Cook The Ultimate Campfire Roast,Vanessa Hidayat


3.  Cut lamb racks in half for even cooking. Rub oil, pinch of salt and pepper on lamb racks (season, season, season). Set aside for 30 minutes at room temperature


How To Cook The Ultimate Campfire Roast,Vanessa Hidayat


4. To make herb butter, combine garlic, spring onion, basil, sultanas, pinch of salt and butter in cast iron pan


How To Cook The Ultimate Campfire Roast,Vanessa Hidayat


5. At this point, the oven temperature should be approximately around 300-600 degrees Celsius (heat feel using hand 10-15 seconds above coals – we’re looking for gentle embers). Using a different cast iron pan, drizzle oil and sear lamb to create a crust. Line the first cast iron with carrots and place lamb rack on top. Close lid and cook for 8-10 mins for medium rare or until desired


How To Cook The Ultimate Campfire Roast,Vanessa Hidayat


6. Once cooked, remove off fire and rest meat for 15 mins

7. On the firepit griddle, throw on broccolini and the cast iron pan with herb butter and cook for 3-5 minutes


How To Cook The Ultimate Campfire Roast,Vanessa Hidayat


8. Serve lamb with smashed sweet potato, whole baked potatoes, carrot, broccolini and drizzle herb butter


How To Cook The Ultimate Campfire Roast,Vanessa Hidayat



Cooking Tips:

  1. Cooking time will typically depend on the thickness of the cut of meat and personal preference
  2. Don’t take your eyes off the lamb (some parts of the oven can be hotter than others and might lead to uneven cooking)
  3. Use a wireless meat thermometer to make life easier. We aim for our internal temperature of 55 degrees Celsius for medium rare
  4. Keep in mind you can also prep some of the components, such as the herb butter, at home to cut out a few steps when you’re in the bush

Safety Tips:

  1. Always have enough water on hand to put out your campfire
  2. Be cautious putting oil on a hot barbeque, you may end up with no eyebrows

Read More: First Aid Kit