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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Campfire Surf n Turf

 When camping we always have a "steak night". The last few campouts, "steak night" has morphed into "Surf n Turf" night.  I don't mind one bit..... Fire smoked crab legs are one of my favorite food groups! :)

I make the taters first. Spit and insert a sliver of onion, slice of bacon, pepper, salt and butter. Then wrap and onto the fire..   These would be good with jalapeno and garlic added too.

Also added a skillet of mushrooms, garlic and butter...

Then I start some garlic butter...

When the tatoes were almost tender, I added the seasoned ribeyes and asparagus....

Lastly the crab legs... they just need to heat through and catch some smoke....

That's it! Supper

I was happy with a few legs and a mug of hot garlic butter. I know I say it a lot but this is one of my favorite camp meals. :)

The weather was a bit cool but the fire felt pretty good.

Hope to go again soon!

Spring has been beautiful here this year. Maybe the drought is going to break. Everything is still a bit brown but I can see a few sprigs of green grass poking up through it all.
I have a feeling this is going to be a great year! :)

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Meat Stuffed Onions on the Fire

I'm sure there is a better name for these but I'm not one of those people who recite every ingredient in a dish when thinking of a title. lol
example.... I could have called it Dutch Oven Roasted Black Angus Beef Stuffed South Texas Sweet Onions....With...Savory Cubed Herbed Beef Stock Potatoes.

It's just meatloaf stuffed onions.

I've made these before while camping and really like the way the turn out.

I start by placing peeled, cubed tatoes in the bottom of the dutch oven. Then add salt, pepper, any herbs on hand and about 2 cups of beef stock...

Make a meatloaf mixture...

My favorite is on the Lipton Onion Soup mix box. When I don't have that, I make my own using beef bouillon, dry minced onions, onion powder, seasoned salt...then add worst sauce, ketsup, an egg or two, water, bread pieces... I think that's all..

I use large sweet onions...the bigger the better. :)

I half the onions, then remove all but three outer rings...
(save the rest of the onions for another dish)
Place the onions on top of the tatoes. The tatoes help keep the onions upright..

Stuff them with the meatloaf mixture.. I like to mound them high..

then I sprinkle seasoned bread crumbs over the top...just a few for "crunch".

Then place the lid on, top with a shovel full of hot coals...

I rotate the pot and the lid every so often...

These take 35 to 45 minutes...

I love these things!

The onions are tender and sweet, the meatloaf is moist and the tatoes are full of flavor and tender...

I need to make these at home!! Maybe build a campfire in the backyard. :)
They are easy to make and so tasty.

Have had a great spring here this year. Nice weather and a little bit of rain. I've been getting a lot of outside work done that I didn't get to last spring. Life is good! :)