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We see some great fires!  This is our neighbor at Lake Dallas on Lewisville Lake (a bit confusing but I guess the lake changed its name but the town did not).  We love a good fire but often find ourselves in places where fire is prohibited.  We didn't remember how much of a workout fire - and fire cooking - can be.

Strengthens the core, builds biceps, throws out backs, you know, all the good stuff. Well worth it though.  We overreached a bit for my personal bench press limit when we got the large Lodge Dutch Oven but I'm a huge fan of the 10 inch black skillet.

Back when we started this adventure we had not decided upon the most useful cooking methods.  Crock Pot?  Hot Pot?  Wok? We had to figure out fire pretty quickly and one of the dishes that came together is a one pan burrito mix I call Bonfire Burritos  Peppers, onion, refried beans, chorizo, a little cheese, voila.  It is not the most unhealthy camp food you'll eat and it's cheap and easy.  

 

Bonfire Burritos

1 T Canola or Vegatable Oil

1 Red Pepper, chopped

1 Green Pepper, chopped

1 Sweet Onion, chopped

2 tubes of Cacique Chorizo*

1 can refried beans - small or large

shredded cheese to taste

sour cream

5 Fajita sized tortillas

*I found that I adore the soy Chorizo they make, great flavor and texture.  But the tubes also come in beef or pork and both work well.

Heat oil in a 10 inch iron skillet and add chopped vegatables.  Saute until crisp tender and add Chorizo (if using soy cooking time will be less) and brown.  Add refried beans and mix well  Cover and heat on medium fire until bubbling.  Sprinkile cheese and sour cream as desired on tortillas and top with hot chorizo mixture.  Easy food. 

Works well with iron skillet over open fire, however, for rainy nights, you can do the same with the electric skillet.

Oh  yeah, it's not really beautiful food so we haven't taken a photo of the mix yet.  I can attest to the fact that it tastes delicious while lacking that certain aesthetic appeal.  Bon appetit!


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