Saturday, April 7, 2012

Boston Baked Beans with Sausages

We recently spent some time camping with good friends of ours at Blue Pools, Briagolong State Forest.

While we were away though I did manage to capture some camp cooking.  I have to say cooking on on open fire in the middle of the bush is sometimes a challenge. The hardest thing was controlling the heat of the fire.. lol!!  So there was some improvising done.  Cooking on a stove top would have been a lot easier but probably not as much fun.

Saying this, cooking Boston Baked Beans with Sausages was interesting - but producing such a comforting meal made it all worthwhile.  I know the kids will want this again for breakfast when we return to civilisation.

Boston Baked Beans with Sausages

Serves: 8
ProPoints per serve: 5

cooking spray
600 grams extra lean beef chipolata sausages
2 brown onions, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 red capsicum, diced
1 tablespoon sweet paprika
1 tablespoon dried oregano
2 x 400 gram tins baked beans
2 x 400 gram tins diced tomatoes
freshly ground black pepper

Spray a camp oven or heavy based saucepan with cooking spray.  Add sausages, onions and garlic and cook over a hot part of the fire (or high heat) until sausages are sealed and onions start to soften.  Add capsicum, paprika and oregano and cook for a further 2 minutes.

Stir in the beans and tomatoes.  Move to a cooler part of fire (or lower heat) and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Serve with toast if desired.

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