Monday, October 28, 2013
Beef Stuffed Onions in the DO (Dutch Oven)
I love these things and never think to make them at home....but I always crave them when camping. Kind of like eggs benedict. I love those too but rarely make them at home.
Think I need to do a week of campfire meals in the back yard this winter. :)
These are basically meat loaf stuffed onions, sitting on a bed of potatoes, then plopped on the hot coals and baked til done. I start by using the biggest sweet onions I can find.
Place a good layer of cubed potatoes in the bottom of the dutch oven.
I cut and measure the onions too see how many will fit. It depends on how big they are and which DO I'm using.
Then I scoop out all but two or three layers of onion. I save the rest of the onion for other meals. Place the halves on top of the cubed tatoes.
The meatloaf stuffing is just a mixture of ground beef, onion powder, beef bouillon, ketsup, seasoned salt, minced onion, 2 eggs, water and fresh bread crumbs.
I filled the onions...piled the filling high.
then sprinkled them with crushed dried seasoned bread crumbs...
( I kind of got carried away with them, could have used less)
Put about 2 cups of beef stock in the pot....almost covered the cubed potatoes.
Topped the DO with a lid, set it in the tire rim and put a small shovel of hot coals on the top.
I let them hang out for 45 minutes. You can smell the onions and meat roasting, it's sooooooo nice. :)
After 45 minutes they were ready...
The tops have a nice little crunch from the seasoned bread crumbs... the meat is moist and the tatoes are tender from simmering in the beef stock.
These are so tasty, one of my favorite camp meals. They also are easy to wrap individually and freeze for a quick meal later.
It's 9:14 pm right now and my tummy is growling thinking about these. lol
I might have to make a batch tonight. :)