Happy Fourth of July everyone! In honor of one of the most grill-centric holidays I will share with you one of the most amazing dishes we created while camping last week. It is simple, pre-fab, and out of our normal realm, but it is AMAZING!
On the heels of our hobo pie creation, I was thinking, what else can we make with that pie iron? It just so happened that on account of the hubs request, we had string cheese in the cooler. Tortillas and string cheese. Hot fire and pie iron. Oh yes, it is what you are thinking.
With the large tortillas I had I was able to cut them into four equal pieces. I trimmed the cheese to fit the iron then rolled each stick in a piece of tortilla. I buttered the iron directly and then put it in the fire. I let the cheese melt and the tortilla cook then, voila! it was cheese sticks…only one of the best things in the world. Right there in the middle of the woods. Packed in by us…so delicious. Dip in marinara sauce and ENJOY!
So I eased you into our little camping trip with a quick list of foods consumed. One of those items was some chicken thighs in Mojo Sauce. We made this our first night camping, but did not eat all of the chicken. So I put it in the cooler for consumption the next day. I also reserved some of the rice we had with the chicken just to see what I could come up with. I was thinking quesadillas, but that is not what we ended up with!
I was sitting, looking at our afternoon camp fire, thinking. It came to me. Why make quesadillas on the camp stove when I could make them into hobo pies and cook them on the fire!?! This is what I got.
2 large flour tortillas
4 cooked chicken thighs
1 handful of grated cheese
1/2 C cooked jasmine rice
cheese for sealing
Butter tortilla on the back side where it is going to touch the pie iron.
Prepare the filling ingredients...chop the chicken. Oh and mix the cheese, chicken and rice together.
Fill tortilla with one half of the filling mixture and use cheese to seal the tortilla as you fold it.
Butter the outside and close pie iron.
Have fun with it!
Put the pie in the fire. Check every few minutes depending on how hot your coals are. You can just open the iron and check the char. Flip when you are satisfied.
Cut off the burned edges...though they actually did not taste bad...if you like that kind of thing!
Enjoy with a side of ranch dressing!