Next week, the Girl Guides I work with are doing some campfire cooking so I’m looking for easy, one-pot recipes that they can cook. Ideally I’d like the recipes to be vegan (because I am) but it’s ok if they’re just vegetarian because none of the Guides are vegan.
***One Pot/Pan Veggie Recipes – Perfect for campfires***
*Good Ol’ Sausage and Beans*
8 veggie sausages, cut into chunks (I recommend Linda McCartney ones)
350g jar pasta sauce (any flavour but a tomato-y one would be best)
2 ripe tomatoes, quartered
410g can cannellini beans, drained (or whatever beans you prefer)
Tiny drop of oil
Can of mixed veg (optional)
1. Heat a large, wide frying pan over a high heat with just a little bit of oil (to stop the bangers sticking). When hot, add the sausages and cook for 5 minutes, stirring, until evenly browned.
2. Reduce the heat slightly and add the pasta sauce. Half-fill the jar with water, rinse out into the pan and simmer for 5 minutes.
3. Stir in the tomatoes and cannellini beans (and mixed veg, if using) and simmer for 3-4 minutes.
*Hash potatoes with eggs*
800g new potatoes, scrubbed clean
3 tbsp olive oil
6 rashers Quorn bacon, roughly snipped
2 ripe tomatoes, roughly chopped
4 spring onions, trimmed and finely chopped
4 large eggs
1. Chop the potatoes into small cubes. Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Add the potatoes and cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until turning golden.
2. Add the bacon to the potatoes and cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes. By now the potatoes should be golden and crisp at the edges.
3. Add the chopped tomatoes and mix well. Cook for a few minutes, until they begin to wilt and soften. Stir in the spring onions and season with freshly ground black pepper (if you like).
4. Push the potato hash mixture to the sides of the pan, making a big circle in the centre. Add half the remaining oil to the circle, then crack in 2 eggs and fry until the whites are set and the yolks hot.
5. Divide the hash between 4 plates, add the fried eggs to 2, then return the pan to the heat. Add the remaining oil to the pan and fry the remaining eggs the same way.
Two cans of vegetable soup (any type will do, if you’re using a cheap soup then you might also want to add a can of mixed veg too, drain first)
One large can of new potatoes (chopped into smaller pieces)
One packet of vegetarian dumpling mix
1. Chuck the soup and chopped up potatoes (and mixed veg, if using) into the pan and start to slowly heat.
2. Make up the dumplings according to the instructions on the packet, divide the mixture up so that everyone gets at least two dumplings.
3. Put the dumplings into the pot with your ‘stew’ and simmer for around 20 minutes.
4. Serve with bread for dipping.
*Mega Easy Stir Fry*
Two packets of ‘straight to wok’ noodles
Two sachets of stir fry sauce (whatever flavour you like, just be careful as some may not be vegetarian)
One packet of firm tofu, or one packet of Quorn pieces
One ready-prepared pack of stir fry vegetables
Bit of vegetable oil
1. Heat up the oil in a frying pan/wok then stir fry the tofu/Quorn for 3-4 minutes.
2. Add the veggies and fry until full cooked.
3. Add the sauce and stir, cook for about a minute.
4. Add the noodles and stir fry for about 2-3 minutes.
*The Easiest Recipe OF ALL TIME!*
(serves as many as you like!)
Vegetarian burgers or sausages (enough so that everyone can have two)
Some veggie oil
Bread buns (either round or long ones, it depends if you’re fitting a burger or a sausage into it!)
Sauces (optional but highly recommended!)
1. Heat up the oil in a frying pan.
2. Fry the burgers/sausages until cooked all the way through.
3. While they’re cooking, if you’re having fried onions then chop these up.
4. Once the burgers/sausages are ready, add to a bun and splosh on any sauce you like.
5. If you want onions, fry them then add them to your burger/sausage before you eat it!