Typically the ingredient list presents a difficult obstacle for us. This month's On Our Grills 4-Ingredient Challenge was mercifully easy:
We focused our efforts on the blueberries. I thought about doing odd things with the dogs, beans, and pickles but no matter what I did, it was going to distract from the essence of those items – their simplicity. So I let those items be what they are.
The only thing creative I did here was that I grilled these beef franks direct over the gaps in the plate setter (Big Green Egg divider) while the beans cooked indirect at the same time.
I did the basic doctored version of canned beans. I added the usual suspects: red bell pepper, green bell pepper, onion, bbq sauce, mustard, brown sugar and BBQ rub. Baked on the grill for 1 hour.
I thought about frying them, but nah. They are good enough on their own. I can't wait to see what the others did because I know those guys came up with something whacky.
Alexis made a version of my mom's camp site cobbler. Biting into the crispy crust and sweet filling reminds me of camping in rustic Cades Cove with my parents several years ago, when I first had this dessert.
Dutch Oven Cobbler
½ stick butter, unsalted, melted
1 c sugar
½ c self rising flour
½ c milk
1 can blueberry pie filling
Start one half chimney of coal (about 30 briquettes).
Mix together the butter, sugar, flour and milk.
Line the bottom of a #12 cast iron dutch oven with parchment paper. (Not a must but helps) Pour in the blueberry pie filling and spread evenly.
Pour the topping over the pie filling, covering as evenly as you can.
Put about 10 briquettes in a circle below your dutch oven.
And about 20 briquettes on the lid.
Bake for about 45 minutes until the top is golden brown. Rotate the bottom ¼ turn clockwise and the top ¼ turn counterclockwise every 15 minutes for even cooking.
Serve with confectioners sugar on top.
|Guaranteed camp site winner!|
The On Our Grills group has grown a bit and I don't have the “bios” or “intros” for all the participants so this month, I will just list the links. Please stop by these other sites and see their spin on this month's 4 ingredient challenge. While I think this month is pretty straightforward, these folks always come up with something interesting!