Whether you’re campfire cooking or in an cabin tucked away in the woods, few spices and simple ingredients are a must. AHP Cast Iron Cornbread Casserole is hardy, easy, and nothing short of perfection. This recipe can be cooked on a combination of stovetop and oven or in a camp dutch oven over a fire, and it’s one of my favorite food hacks! Savory meat and veggies with just the right amount of spice, prepared and covered in golden brown cornbread. A meal fit for any foodie, healthy mama, outdoorsman or cowboy.
AHP Cast Iron Cornbread Casserole
- cast iron skillet or camp dutch oven
- large mixing bowl: 2
- stove and oven or camp fire
- stirring spoon
- ground beef: 1.5 pounds
- freshly ground black pepper: 1 t
- crushed red pepper: 1 t
- kosher salt: to taste
- sweet yellow onion: 1
- yellow bell pepper: 1
- red bell pepper: 1
- whole peeled tomatoes: 1 can (16 ounce)
- Bob’s Red Mill Stone Ground Cornbread Mix: 2-1/2 c
- water: 1-1/4 c water:
- oil: 1/4 c
- chicken egg: 1
- On medium/high heat brown meat, season with freshly ground black pepper, crushed red pepper and kosher salt. Then set aside in large mixing bowl.
- Cut veggies with whatever tools you have. (I only had a small paring knife, ahhhhh!)
- Using the dripping from the ground beef and sauté onion and peppers.
- Add the can of whole peeled tomatoes to the onions and peppers. Let the liquid reduce on low heat by half. It took me 15 minutes, but will vary depending on your cooking method.
- While liquid is reducing, prep cornbread.
- In a large mixing bowl, mix together cornbread mix, water, oil and a chicken egg, Then set aside.
- Once your liquid has reduced mix in the ground beef.
- Then pour cornbread over top of the ground beef mixture.
- Bake for 30 minutes or until cornbread is golden brown.
Let’s fancify the food coming out of your kitchen.
The recipes in this section probably won’t be organic but they will be tasty. A food hacks base is centered around a pre-made element or boxed item but will have a twist. The twist allows what could be a boring or bland dish to become something that you wouldn’t be ashamed to serve to a chief! These recipes are easy yet wonderful and can be made on any budget. Food hacks allow an individual who may not be particularly inclined in the kitchen to provide fabulous meals, snacks or desserts to family and friends, without all the nerves and fuss. They are also great for people who just don’t have the time to make everything from scratch.