4 Tofurkey Kielbasa sausages, sliced.
12 oz. Sauerkraut
2 handfuls of Spinach
1 Apple, cored and chopped
1 Cast Iron Dutch Oven
- Cut the sausage into slices
- Put the sauerkraut at the bottom of the Dutch oven.
- Mix the spinach in with the sauerkraut
- Put the apple and sausage on top of the mix.
- In the hot coals of a campfire, arrange the coals in a circle with none in the middle
- Place the Dutch oven on top of those (coals in the center of the circle would cause whatever you are cooking to burn)
- Cover, and place coals on the lid of the Dutch oven.
- Check occasionally, we had ours in for about 30 minutes (everything could have been eaten raw, so we just needed it to heat up)
TC's cousin, who is a vegetarian, came over for dinner last night and I just tossed a bunch of stuff in a pot and ran with it. I knew that pork and apples complemented each other. Since the Tofurkey kielbasa was flavored like a regular kielbasa, I assumed apples would go well with it. I was right.
I think we put too many coals on the top. Not sure why I say that, Nothing bad happened. It was our first time using the Dutch oven on an open fire. Don't judge me for my outdoor cooking mistakes, I'll learn eventually. If you see me doing something horribly wrong, let me know what I did and how I can fix it. Thanks!
After dinner we used the apple filling recipe from the Apple/Pear Crisp recipe and wrapped up some apples in tinfoil (like what TC's family calls a "Hobo Dinner", a previously prepared meal wrapped in tinfoil that is cooked on the coals of a fire). We cooked them for about 40 minutes. They turned out well, but we missed the "crisp" part of the crisp recipe. So, as baked apples, they were good.
The juice from the sauerkraut may have saved us. Without it, I think everything would have burned. A good note, make sure you have a little liquid.
There is no recipe to review because I made it up as I went along, but what we ended up with was very good. TC and I gave it a 5. TC's cousin had never had sauerkraut or tofurkey dogs. He was bombarded by the new things and gave it a 4. I think an excellent first impression.