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Dutch Oven Chili-Cornbread Pie

Dutch Oven Chili-Cornbread Pie

Dutch Oven Chili-Cornbread Pie

 

2 lb ground beef

1 medium onion

2 (15 oz.) cans chili beans

2 pkg. chili seasoning

2 (6 oz.) pkg. of “water only” combread mix

 

Before leaving home, brown meat and sauté onions. Stow in large heavy duty food storage bag in ice chest. Line Dutch oven carefully with heavy duty aluminum foil. Add pre-cooked meat and onions, chili beans and seasonings mix. Stir well but be careful not to rip foil liner. Mix combread per box instructions in plastic bag. Spread out combread mix over the top of chili. Place lid on Dutch oven. Fill lid with 18 pieces of charcoal. Place 6 pieces charcoal on aluminum foil under the Dutch oven. Cook for 30 minutes.

Dutch Oven Pot Roast

Dutch Oven Pot Roast

Dutch Oven Pot Roast

 

1- 3 lb. beef roast, rolled, round bone or rump cut

2 T. oil

1 c. water

6 medium potatoes

garlic to taste

6 carrots

 

Line the Dutch oven carefully with heavy duty aluminum foil. Brown roast in oil, on each side. Add water to oven, sprinkle garlic on top of roast. Add potatoes and carrots. Place lid on Dutch oven. Place 10-12 well started pieces of charcoal in a checkerboard pattern and put oven on top. Fill lid with 18 pieces of charcoal. Cook for about 2 hours in covered oven, adding small amounts of water if needed.

Dutch Oven Quiche

Dutch Oven Quiche

Dutch Oven Quiche

 

1 1/2 c. shredded cheese

2 c. milk

1/2 c. biscuit mix

1 onion, chopped

1 lb. diced ham

4 eggs

Oil

seasonings to taste

 

Season Dutch oven with oil or line with foil. Sprinkle ham, cheese, and onion on the bottom. Mix other ingredients together and pour over meat and cheese mixture. Bake for 35 minutes with 14 coals on top and 8 on the bottom. Serves 8. May be adapted for a box oven.

Dutch Oven Dump Cake

Dutch Oven Dump Cake

Dutch Oven Dump Cake

 

2 large cans of any kind of fruit with juice OR 2 cans of any kind of fruit pie filling OR 6 c. cut up fresh or frozen fruit

1 box of white or yellow cake mix and needed ingredients

1 stick of butter or margarine

whipped cream or Cool Whip (optional)

 

Line Dutch oven with foil. Pour fruit (and juices) into oven. Top with dry cake mix and spread evenly. Stir enough to moisten cake mix. Dot with butter or margarine. Bake 25 minutes with 12 coals on top and 8 on the bottom. Serve with whipped topping. Serves 12. Suitable for box oven.

Linda & Greg’s Barbequed Salmon

Linda & Greg’s Barbequed Salmon

Linda & Greg’s Barbequed Salmon

 

Salmon

1/2 lb. Butter

1 clove Garlic

1/4 C. Ketchup

1/4 C. Soy Sauce

2 T. Mustard

1 T. Lemon Juice

3 dashes Worcestershire

Pepper

 

Melt butter, add remaining ingredients except salmon.  Place salmon on large piece of foil.  Fold up edges to form a “pan”.  Pour butter mixture over the salmon, then fold foil up and crimp edges to form seal.  Bake until done.

Whiskey-Glazed Pork Kebabs

Whiskey-Glazed Pork Kebabs

Whiskey-Glazed Pork Kebabs

1 cup diced onion

3 T. unsalted butter

3/4 cup ketchup

1/2 cup fresh orange juice

1/2 cup cider vinegar

1/2 cup Jack Daniels whiskey

1/3 cup packed brown sugar

1/4 cup molasses

2 T. Worcestershire sauce

Kosher salt and black pepper to taste

2 pork tenderloins, trimmed and cut into 3-inch cubes

2 chicken breasts, cut into cubes

1 large red onion, cut into wedges

1 red bell pepper, cut into small pieces

1 yellow bell pepper, cut into small pieces

Pineapple Chunks, optional

 

Sauté diced onion in butter in a saucepan over medium heat until soft, 4–5 minutes. Stir in ketchup, orange juice, vinegar, whiskey, brown sugar, molasses, Worcestershire, salt, and pepper. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cook 10 minutes. Let sauce cool slightly, then set aside half the sauce for serving. Thread pork and chicken cubes with peppers and red onion on skewers (pineapple if using); season with salt and pepper. Grill kebabs basting with half the sauce. Serve with remaining sauce.

LTS Alpine Spaghetti

LTS Alpine Spaghetti

We are camping this weekend.  4 families, 8 girls, daisies and incoming juniors.  I dunno why this is “Alpine”, its not made with pine needles or something.  Maybe just because they make it while hiking.   Since we are car camping, I may put fresh herbs from my garden in the cooler instead of using dried herbs.

Alpine Spaghetti

8 oz. of spaghetti or noodles

1 tbsp of olive oil

1 cup of parmesan cheese

3 tsp of dried sweet basil

1 tbsp of parsley flakes

1 garlic clove, minced

Water

Bring a pot of water to a boil and add spaghetti. Boil for 10 minutes and drain. Add olive oil, mix with pasta, and then add the remaining ingredients. Mix again and serve.

Homemade Trail Bars

Homemade Trail Bars

Homemade Trail Bars

1/4 lb. of seedless raisins
1/4 lb. dry figs
1/4 lb. dried apricots
1/4 lb. roasted and chopped peanuts or almonds
1 tsp lemon juice
honey (enough to give the right consistency)

This recipe can be made at home and stored for use on the trail. Grind the fruits in a food processor. Place fruit in large bowl and mix in lemon juice and nuts. Add enough honey to make a stiff dough. Form into bar-sized chunks. Wrap each chunk in aluminum foil.

Stuffed Green Peppers

Stuffed Green Peppers

When cooking with foil, make sure that the seams and folds you make are as airtight as possible so as to retain heat. This allows the food inside to cook faster in the same way a pressure cooker operates.

Stuffed Green Peppers

1/2 pound of hamburger
Salt and pepper
One egg
1/3 of cup of diced onion
4 green peppers

shredded cheese, optional

Scrape out the green peppers and wash thoroughly. Mix together the other ingredients and add salt and pepper (to taste). Stuff the mixture into the peppers and wrap each pepper in foil — again remembering to make good seals on the seams of the foil, where you have folded. Place the peppers on a bed of hot coals, and cook on each side for 12-15 minutes.  open, top with cheese, if using, and close quickly and let sit a minute or two to melt cheese.

Note that you can change the filling, but if you use ground turkey, it might dry out before the peppers are tender.  You can add cooked rice or beans, if available, to make more filling to serve a larger crowd.

Campfire Cooking Ideas

Campfire Cooking Ideas

Many foods can be cooked without using traditional cooking utensils such as pots, pans, or Dutch ovens. Novelty cooking methods include cooking directly on coals or rocks, cooking food inside of food, cooking using green sticks, and cooking using only aluminum foil.

Possibilities include the use of an orange as your “pot”. Slice an orange in half so that the stem end is not in the middle of your cooking vessel. Remove the orange sections and eat them immediately! Place a ball of ground meat in the middle of the shell to which you have added a bit of onion, perhaps some green pepper, and some salt and pepper. Place the filled orange shell directly on the coals, and cook for 15-20 minutes.

If you were eating breakfast, you could use the orange peel as an egg-cooking device. Crack one egg into each half of the orange shell, and place each shell directly on the coals. The eggs should be ready to eat in approximately 10-12 minutes.

A whole onion could be used to cook the above two foods instead of the orange. Cut the onion in half, and remove enough of the onion’s middle so that you have a shell which is about 3/8” to 1/2” thick. Place the foods in the half and cook just as before. The time required to cook your mini-meatloaf or eggs should be about the same as with using the orange peels.

How about some corn on the cob cooked right on the coals? Peel the corn shucks (the green outer layer) about halfway down the ear of corn. Remove the silk, which is the stringy threadlike stuff right next to the corn kernels. Moisten the corn with a little bit of water and replace the shucks. Place the ear of corn on some coals and cook for 5 minutes. Rotate the ear of corn one half of a turn and cook for 5 additional minutes. A little bit of butter or margarine, and a touch of salt, and you are ready to go!

Cooking with nothing but a paper bag? Sure, and here is how! Get a lunch sack sized paper bag and a pointed stick. Place a strip of bacon or two in the bottom of the paper bag. Break an egg in the bag over the bacon strips. Begin rolling the bag from the top down with 1” folds until halfway down. Push the pointed stick through the rolled end of the bag and hold the bag over the coals. Grease from the bacon will coat the bottom of the bag. The egg should be done in about 10-12 minutes. Keep the bag from getting too close to the fire as the grease is quite flammable. When ready, you can eat right out of the sack!

If you want to try an easy dessert, try this one. Cut a wedge-shaped section out of the length of one banana. Place marshmallows and chocolate chips into the cavity of the banana. Wrap the banana in foil and heat over coals for 4-6 minutes. Unwrap and put some pineapple pieces, cherries, or chopped nuts over the banana and you have the trail version of a banana split.

In terms of supported or suspended cooking methods, why don’t you try one of these options. Make yourself a batch of biscuit dough just as instructed per the Bisquick box or similar product. Find a green tree limb maybe 1 to 1 1/2” in diameter. Clean the bark off of the limb, and carve a couple of grooves around the limb to make the surface somewhat rough. After mixing the dough , roll or pat the dough into a strip 12-18” in length, 2” wide, and about 1/4” to 3/8” thick. Moisten the stick (spit), and begin wrapping the dough in a diagonal pattern around the spit leaving a slight space between the wraps of dough. Press the dough gently as you wrap so that it will stick to the spit. Suspend the spit over a bed of coals and cook until golden brown. Keep rotating the spit as you cook so that the bread will cook evenly.

If you like shish-kabobs, you can use a sharpened stick as your skewer. Find a green stick, perhaps 18” to 24” in length and remove the bark. Use a hardwood like oak, hickory, or ash if available as it will likely not leave an aftertaste with the food. Wood from cedar, pine, or other evergreens may leave an undesirable aftertaste due to the high levels of resins and pitch in these particular woods. Cut pieces of beef from skirt steak, or other such cuts, into 1” square chunks. Cut an onion into quarters and a green pepper
into wedges. If you want a little different flavor, also gather about 16 good sized chunks of pineapple. Begin threading these different items onto the green stick in an alternating pattern, such as beef, pepper, onion, pineapple, etc. Repeat this pattern until you and/or your other members use up your ingredients. Cook over hot coals, and rotate the stick regularly so that the food cooks evenly. The kabob should be ready in 15-20 minutes if you regulate the heat appropriately.

If you have a sweet tooth, try this recipe. Select a good cooking apple such as a Jonathan or a Rome. Use a sharpened stick by pushing the stick into the apple until secure. Place the apple 2-3 inches over the coals, and roast the apple until the apple skin is easily removed. Remove the skin (be careful, it’s hot!), and then roll the apple in a small bowl filled with a mixture of sugar and cinnamon. Begin roasting the apple again until the sugar melts and forms a glaze or coating over the apple. Remove the apple from the stick and
eat your “apple pie on a stick”!

Easy Campfire Beef & Noodles

Easy Campfire Beef & Noodles

2 Packages instant ramen noodles-oriental flavor
2 cups water
1 pound lean ground beef
1 bunch scallions
16 oz frozen oriental / stir fry vegetables
1-tablespoon soy sauce

Optional:  Garlic, Ginger, Mirin

Break the Ramen noodles into a medium bowl. Sprinkle with just one seasoning packet. Cover with two cups of boiling water and allow to sit while you prepare the remaining ingredients. In a large skillet or wok, brown ground beef over medium heat until cooked. Drain. Add the scallions and sprinkle with the contents of remaining seasoning packet. Cook for an additional minute. Add the noodles and the water in which they were soaking, frozen vegetables, and the soy sauce. Cover and bring to simmer. Cook until the frozen vegetables are tender, about five minutes.

Campfire  Hearty Chili

Campfire  Hearty Chili

Campfire  Hearty Chili

1 medium onion, diced

1 lb. ground beef, browned and drained

1 medium can chili beans with seasoning

1 can crushed tomatoes

1 can diced tomatoes

1 packet chili seasoning

 

Place a 12” Dutch oven over 10 hot coals arranged in a circle. Add 1 T. vegetable oil. Sauté diced onion until translucent. Add all remaining ingredients and stir to combine. Cover with flat lid and add 8 hot coals. Simmer for 60 minutes, adding additional hot coals as needed. Serve hot with corn bread or corn chips. Top with shredded cheese and sour cream.

 

Can also pour over individual sized frito bags.

Campfire Burgers in Foil “Hobo Dinner”

Campfire Burgers in Foil “Hobo Dinner”

Burgers in Foil

1 Package 1 ½ lb ground beef
4 16-inch squares aluminum foil
4 Carrots, sliced
1 Can potatoes 16 oz, sliced
2 Green bell pepper, chopped, optional
Dehydrated onion flakes or sliced onions
Worcestershire sauce
Salt and pepper to taste

Separate meat onto four portions. Place each in the center of a square of aluminum foil. Top with equal portions of chopped carrots, potatoes and peppers. Season with dehydrated onions, Worcestershire sauce and salt and pepper to taste. Seal foil, checking for leaks. Place on hot coals for 10 to 15 minutes per side.

Campfire Slow Roasted Root Vegetables

Campfire Slow Roasted Root Vegetables

Campfire Slow Roasted Root Vegetables

1 bag baby carrots

2 onions peeled and cut in wedges

3 parsnips, peeled and cut into thick slices

1 lb. baby red potatoes, washed (or sweet potatoes, cut into smaller chunks)

6 cloves whole garlic, peeled

3 T. olive oil

½ tsp. sea salt

½ tsp. ground black pepper

¼ tsp. dried rosemary

In a 12” cast iron Dutch oven with feet, combine vegetables and garlic cloves. Drizzle with olive oil and mix to coat evenly. Add salt, pepper and rosemary. Gently mix together. Arrange 4 hot coals in a circle and place Dutch oven over coals. Cover with flat lid and top with 6 more hot coals. Let roast for 75-90 minutes, adding fresh coals as needed. Serve hot.

Campfire Chicken in Foil

Campfire Chicken in Foil

Chicken in foil

1 sm Green pepper, chopped
½ sm Red pepper, chopped
10 Mushrooms, chopped
4 lg Chicken breasts
1 cans Pineapple slices (8oz)
Non-stick cooking spray or 1 tsp butter
Garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste
4 Squares heavy-duty foil (16×16 inches)

Divide the bell peppers and mushrooms into 4 equal parts. Coat a small area in the center of the foil with cooking spray or a small amount of butter. Place a portion of peppers and mushrooms on the greased area of the foil. Top with a chicken breast and a pineapple slice. Season with garlic powder, salt and pepper to your taste. Fold the foil securely and check for leaks. Place on the coals for 10 to 15 minutes per side

Campfire Corn Pudding

Campfire Corn Pudding

Campfire Corn Pudding

1 can whole kernel corn, drained

4 T. butter melted

1 can creamed corn

½ tsp. salt

¼ tsp. pepper

1 box corn muffin mix

¼ cup sugar

8 oz. sour cream

2 eggs

In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Mix well. Pour into a lightly greased 12” cast iron Dutch oven with feet. Arrange 8 hot coals in a circle and place Dutch oven on coals. Cover with flat lid and top with 10 more hot coals. Bake for 60 minutes, adding fresh coals after 30 minutes.

Campfire Hash

Campfire Hash

Campfire Hash

4 cups Shredded dried hash brown potatoes
2 pk Onion soup mix
1 ½ lb Ground meat or sausage
Assorted seasonings to taste
6 oz Water

Brown the meat in the bottom of the pan. Break up the meat as it assuring that all the meat is cooked. Stir in the water and soup mix thoroughly. Heat to boiling and simmer a few minutes. Add the dry potatoes and stir to mix. Cover the pot and move to the edge of the fire for about ten minutes and allow the potatoes to absorb all the liquid. Move the pot back on the heat and stir while cooking the potatoes, cook five to ten minutes. Serve hot.

Campfire Cowboy Beans

Campfire Cowboy Beans

Campfire Cowboy Beans

½ lb. ground beef, browned and drained

1/2 lb. bacon, sliced, browned and drained, optional

1 can pinto beans, drained and rinsed

1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed

2 cans pork and beans

½ cup chopped onion

1 can chopped chiles

½ cup barbecue sauce

 

Arrange 8 hot coals in a circle. Place a Dutch oven with feet over hot coals. Sauté chopped onion in oven with 1 T. vegetable oil until translucent. Add remaining ingredients and cover with flat lid. Place 8-10 hot coals around perimeter of lid. Simmer for 60 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add new coals after the first 30 minutes.  Serve hot with cornbread or corn pudding.

Camp Cobbler

Camp Cobbler

Camp Cobbler

1 can Large sliced peaches
1 can Large fruit cocktail
1 can Small crushed pineapples
½ cup Instant tapioca
¼ lb Margarine
1 cup Brown sugar
1 pk Cake mix

In a 12 inch foil lined Dutch oven, combine fruit and tapioca. Sprinkle cake mix evenly over top of fruit. Sprinkle brown sugar over cake mix. Dab butter All over top of brown sugar. Place lid on oven. Bake 45 minutes to one hour. USE six to eight coals on the bottom, and fourteen to sixteen coals on the top. Cake is done when top is brown and cake has absorbed juices and is no longer dry.

Campfire Grandma’s Bean Soup

Campfire Grandma’s Bean Soup

Campfire Grandma’s Bean Soup

 

¼ lb. bacon, cut into ½” pieces

2 cans northern beans, rinsed and drained

1 can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained

1 can chicken broth

¼ cup ketchup

½ tsp. sea salt

¼ tsp. ground black pepper

Arrange 8 hot coals in a circle. Place a 12” Dutch oven with feet over hot coals. Sauté chopped bacon until lightly browned. Remove bacon and set aside. Add 1 can northern beans and the cannellini beans to Dutch oven. Pour in chicken broth. Add salt and pepper and let simmer for 20 minutes. In the meantime, mash remaining northern beans with a fork and add to Dutch oven. Add ketchup and simmer additional 20 minutes.

Pantry Friendly Beef & Barley Dinner

Pantry Friendly Beef & Barley Dinner

Pantry Friendly Beef & Barley Dinner

1 lb. Ground Meat
1 T. dried minced Onion
16oz. can French cut Green Beans, with liquid
8oz. can Tomato Sauce
1 C. Water
½ C. Pearl Barley

In large skillet, cook ground meat, breaking up large pieces, until cooked through and browned. Drain excess fat. Add all remaining ingredients. Cover and simmer until barley has softened and swelled – 10-15 minutes. Feel free to add herbs, spices, and / or hot sauce to taste.

Western Beans

Western Beans

westernbeans4 Bacon strips, diced
1 Onion, chopped
15oz. can Whole tomatoes with liquid, chopped
15oz. Pinto beans, drained
15oz. Kidney beans, drained
1/3 C. Uncooked lentils
1 1/3 C. Water
2 T. Catsup
1 tsp. Garlic powder
¾ tsp. Chili powder
½ tsp. Ground cumin

Lightly fry bacon in heavy 3-quart saucepan. Add onion. Cook until transparent. Add tomatoes, pinto beans, kidney beans, lentils, water, catsup, garlic powder, chili powder and ground cumin. Cook over medium heat for 45 minutes.

Pasta with Herbs de Provence

Pasta with Herbs de Provence

pasta3 ounces angel hair pasta

4 or 5 ounces canned, dehydrated, or pouch chicken

3 large sun-dried tomatoes

1 cup dried mushrooms

2 ounces olive oil

1 large clove garlic

2 tablespoons herbes de Provence

1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese (use one of the packets from your last pizza delivery)

 

At home:  Place herbs, tomatoes, chicken, mushrooms, and cheese in separate zip-top bags. Place olive oil in a small plastic bottle. Pack this with garlic and pasta in another zip-top bag.  In camp:  One hour to 30 minutes before eating, bring water to a boil. If you’re using dehydrated chicken, let it sit, covered, in the hot water for the full hour to rehydrate. If not, let the tomatoes and mushrooms rehydrate for 20-30 minutes in hot water. When ready to really start cooking, boil pasta in water for 4 minutes, then drain and remove from pot. Finely dice garlic, then heat in the pot with olive oil, drained tomatoes, and drained mushrooms until garlic is lightly toasted. Add chicken to the pot and stir until well-mixed. Top with herbs and Parmesan.

Blueberry-Hazelnut Rice Flour Pancakes

Blueberry-Hazelnut Rice Flour Pancakes

blueberrypancakes_445x2601 1/4 cup rice flour

2 tablespoons sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/4 cups water

1/4 cup chopped hazelnuts

1/4 cup fresh or dried blueberries

2 tablespoons canola oil

 

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and hazelnuts in a large zip-top bag (plus blueberries, if you’re using dried).  Combine dry ingredients with water and oil (plus blueberries, if you’re using fresh) in a medium-size bowl. Heat a lightly greased skillet over medium flame. Spoon three tablespoons of batter onto skillet; cook two to three minutes per side until browned.

 

Yield:  3 servings

Calories: 372

Fat: 16 g

Fiber:

Campfire Cocoa Mix

Campfire Cocoa Mix

1 9.6oz. pkg. powdered Dry Milk

1 1/4 C. Chocolate Quick

3/4 C. Non-Dairy Creamer

1/3 C. Powdered Sugar

Dash Salt

Mix all ingredients in re-sealable container or bag.  For each serving mix 3-4 tablespoons dry mix in a mug.  Fill with one cup boiling water.

Cheesed Potatoes in Foil

Cheesed Potatoes in Foil

3 Large baking potatoes, sliced thinly
5 Slices bacon, cooked crisply
1 Large onion, sliced
2 c. Sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 c. Butter

Place sliced potatoes on a large piece of foil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Crumble bacon over top. Add onion and cheese. Divide butter evenly on top. Stir ingredients gently. Bring up edges of foil, leave space for expansion.  Seal with a double fold. Place on a grill and cook over coals for about 1 hour, turn several time.

Grilled Brats and Potatoes

Grilled Brats and Potatoes

Put the following in an extra large foil bag:

 

Package of brats

Cubed potatoes

Chopped onion

Chopped green pepper

Mushrooms

Your favorite spice blend (a bunch-the potatoes and pepper suck in the flavor)

Some olive oil

 

Toss the bag around to mix everything up and put on the grill for around 10-15 min per side. Cut that bag open in the middle of the table and serve with a salad.

 

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Fireside White Bean and Sausage Soup

Fireside White Bean and Sausage Soup

3/4 pound turkey sausage links, cut into 1/8-inch rounds

2 C. of chopped yellow onion

1 16-oz. can of chicken broth

1/4 C. water

2 bay leaves

1 tsp. of dried thyme leaves

1/4 tsp. of black pepper

1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper

2 16-oz. cans butter beans, well rinsed and drained

 

Place a Dutch oven, preferably cast iron, over medium heat, add sausage, and cook until just beginning to brown. Add onion and cook for 6-8 minutes or until transparent. Add broth, water, bay leaves, thyme, black pepper, and cayenne, scraping bottom and sides. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover tightly, and simmer for 5 minutes. Add beans, reduce heat to a very low simmer, and cook for 4 minutes longer, uncovered. Remove from heat and let stand for 20 minutes. Remove bay leaves and serve.

 

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Beef Hobos

Beef Hobos

2 slices Potato 1/4″ thick
4 slices Carrots, 1/4″ thick
2 Burger Patties
2 Onion slices
Salt and Pepper
Foil

Lay potato on foil large enough to enclose fillings. Top with onions and then hamburger patty. Add carrots to the top. Fold up foil to enclose packets. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hr. 15 minutes.

Wheat Bread

Wheat Bread

2 1/2 C. warm water
2 T. active dry yeast
2/3 C. sugar
2 3/4 C. whole wheat flour
1/2 C. potato flakes
2 3/4 C. white flour
1 tsp. salt
2 T. vinegar
2 T. oil
1/4 C. nonfat instant dry milk

Mix the yeast in warm water and allow to sit for 10 minutes. Add sugar, whole wheat flour, white flour and blend well. In the following order add salt, dry milk, oil, vinegar and potato flakes until it turns into a dough, add flour as needed. Dough is ready when tacky to the touch. Knead for 12 minutes. Cover and let rise for approximately one hour. Punch down and place in 2 greased loaf pans. Cover and allow to rise for about half hour or until about double in size. Bake in 375 degree oven for 20 minutes. Can also be baked in a cast iron Dutch Oven with briquettes

Corn & Spam Pancakes

Corn & Spam Pancakes

1 7-oz. can SPAM® Classic, finely chopped
1 8-oz. can cream-style corn
1 large egg
1 C. milk
1 C. pancake mix
1 T. vegetable oil

In medium bowl, combine pancake mix, milk, corn, egg and oil. Stir in SPAM® Classic. On greased griddle, pour batter using 1/3 C. for each pancake; cook over medium heat until browned on bottom. Turn and brown other side. Serve pancakes with maple or buttered pancake syrup or honey.

Grilled French Toast Kebabs

Grilled French Toast Kebabs

1 loaf (1 lb.) day-old pain au levain
3/4 C. whole milk
4 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Melted butter
Maple or berry syrup
Powdered sugar (optional)

Soak 12 wooden skewers (10 to 12 in.) in water to cover for 20 minutes; drain. Meanwhile, heat a grill to medium (350°). Cut enough bread into 1-in. chunks, including some crust on each, to make 2 qts; save extra for other uses. Whisk milk, eggs, and vanilla in a large bowl to blend. Mix in bread to coat, then thread onto skewers. Oil cooking grate, using tongs and an oiled wad of paper towels. Grill skewers, covered, until browned, turning once, 3 to 4 minutes. Serve with butter and syrup and dust with powdered sugar if you like.

Mascarpone French Toast with Warm Blackberry Syrup (camping / grill)

Mascarpone French Toast with Warm Blackberry Syrup (camping / grill)

1 large egg
1/2 C. milk
1/4 C. sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
1 1/2 C. cold mascarpone cheese
2 tablespoons blackberry liqueur
8 thick (3/4 in.) slices of day-old wide French bread, such as bâtard
1/4 C. maple syrup
2 1/2 C. blackberries
2 tablespoons butter
Cooked bacon

Heat a charcoal grill to medium-high (450°) or set up a camp stove and use medium heat. Whisk egg, milk, sugar, cinnamon, and 1/2 tsp. vanilla together in a large bowl. Stir mascarpone, remaining 1 tsp. vanilla, and the liqueur together in another bowl. Spread mascarpone mixture over 4 bread slices; top with remaining slices. Cook maple syrup and berries in a small covered saucepan until berries start to break down, 5 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Heat a large heavy frying pan or 2 smaller ones; swirl butter in pan(s). Dip sandwiches in egg mixture, then cook, turning once, until crisp and browned, 4 to 8 minutes total. Serve French toast with syrup and bacon.

Dutch Oven Honey-Soy Chicken

Dutch Oven Honey-Soy Chicken

Dutch Oven Honey-Soy Chicken

 

2 chickens, skinned and cut up

1/4 C. of minced onion

1 tsp of minced garlic

1 T. of oil

1/2 tsp of ground ginger

1/2 C. of honey

3/4 C. of soy sauce

 

In a resealable bag, mix soy sauce, onion, garlic and ginger. Then place the chicken in the bag and let this mix sit for at least one hour. Put the oil in the bottom of the oven and then add the marinated chicken. (Save the soy mixture) Bake for one hour with 8 coals on the bottom and 16 coals on top. Mix the soy sauce mixture you kept with the honey and coat the chicken with this mix every ten minutes. Do this when you turn the chicken pieces over.

Campfire Sausage & Sauerkraut

Campfire Sausage & Sauerkraut

Campfire Sausage and Sauerkraut

 

1 lb. Smoked sausage, cut in 2” chunks

2 cans sauerkraut, drained and rinsed

2 T. brown sugar

2 T. maple syrup

 

Combine all ingredients in 10” Dutch oven. Arrange 6 hot coals in a circle and place Dutch oven on top. Cover with a flat lid and place 6 more hot coals on lid. Cook for 60 minutes, adding more hot coals as needed. Serve hot.

Campfire Parmesan Herb Biscuits

Campfire Parmesan Herb Biscuits

Campfire Parmesan Herb Biscuits

 

2 tubes refrigerated biscuit dough (or homemade dough)

1 T. Italian seasoning

2 T. butter, melted

¼ C. grated parmesan cheese

 

In a small bowl, mix together parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning. Generously grease a shallow 12” Dutch oven. Arrange biscuits in pan, leaving ¼” space between each if possible. Brush melted butter over the tops of biscuits. Sprinkle tops with parmesan mixture. Arrange 6 hot coals in circle and place Dutch oven on top. Cover with flat lid and top with 6 more hot coals. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until golden brown. Serve warm.

Campfire Beer Bread

Campfire Beer Bread

Campfire Beer Bread

 

3 C. self-rising flour

½ C. sugar

1- 12 oz. can beer

3 T. melted butter

 

In a large mixing bowl, combine flour and sugar. Add entire can of beer and mix well. Batter will be lumpy. Scrape batter into a well-greased 12” shallow Dutch oven. Pour melted butter over top. Arrange 6 hot coals and place Dutch oven on top. Cover with a flat lid and arrange 6 more hot coals on lid. Bake for 40-50 minutes, until golden brown and toothpick inserted near center comes out clean.