A Dutch oven is a must for cooking on a fire, especially if you’re vegan!
Fire gloves are also super helpful safety tip.
A small metal shovel of sorts is what we take with us camping too. As you can see here, when we put the Dutch oven in the fire, we also load it up with coals on top.
Now, if you don’t have a small shovel and yada, you don’t have to put coals on top, if you have a grate on your fire pit, that’s a great way to balance your Dutch oven. Or, you can just balance it on some logs.
Grate balancing 👇🏼
If you don’t have a Dutch oven, you can also make a big foil packet to put on the fire 👇🏼
I would make sure to double wrap your pile of chopped veggies in the heavy duty aluminum foil. If you get the ‘heavy duty’ kind from the dollar store, make sure you quadruple wrap it cuz that stuff is cheesy and not as durable as it states!
Ok, so our first time cooking on the fire for this years vacation, I cut up a plethora of vegetables to fill up the whole Dutch oven. I used:
- Red potatoes
- Broccoli crowns
- Green peppers
- Brussels Sprouts
- A little spinach
Then I tossed them in some EVOO, minced garlic and salt and pepper. That was it! The fire roasted taste gave it all the other flavor you needed! You can literally put any vegetables in there, I’ve done sweet potatoes, squash, carrots, Cauliflower….All The Things!!!
Now, after roasting for about a half hour (depending on if you put your Dutch oven in the fire with coals on top or on top of the fire-longer time for on top of the fire), mixing throughout, I had a delicious medley! I used this in many ways actually. We ate it as just a side to our sandwiches for lunches.
Or, we put it IN bread to make our sandwiches since we don’t eat meat! We also used a tortilla shell too to make a wrap on the fire instead of just a sandwich!
I made something similar to this Medley using what we had, but I also added chunks of raw chicken before I put it on the fire. That made a delicious meat eaters Medley for my mom and her husband to eat throughout the week as a quick meal!
Mountain Pie maker blog post is up next!
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