Sometimes the best things in life are the simplest and this is true many times when it comes to camp fire cooking. Yes, there are times that I want something fancier that will make the event or outing feel more special but there are other times I just want a delicious meal that does not have a lot of whistles and bangs to it. This is especially true when I do not want to be tied down to the chore of a lot of clean up after the meal. This simple Peasant Stew fits the bill. It is hardy, healthy, and full of delicious flavor. It does not take hours to fix and the ingredients are easy to find. In the scheme of life who could ask for more but a simple recipe to go with a simple life.
Campfire Recipe: Peasant Stew
Spray or liquid oil
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion
4 cloves of garlic
Salt and pepper
2 Tablespoons of tomato paste
2 Tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
2 cans 14 ½ ounces of diced tomatoes
2 cans 14 ½ ounces of chickpeas
1 pound of Broccoli Rabe or strong flavored green
Parmesan cheese, optional
To serve, offer additional balsamic vinegar along with freshly ground parmesan cheese.