Now I know that in theory all briquettes should be about the same, but learning to use a different brand of briquettes is like learning to use a new oven. The new one may heat up slower, it might have hot spots in different places or the temperatures may be just a little different that the old oven you used forever. You just have to adapt a little bit and learn how to make the new one cook just right. Does that make any sense? : P
Today's recipe came from Real Mom Kitchen, one of my favorite food blogs. It is a super easy and quick one pot meal.
12" dutch oven
1 pound ground beef
1 small red onion, chopped
1 1/2 cup frozen corn
10 corn tortillas (6 inches), cut into 1-inch pieces (I use my pizza cutter to do this)
1 bottle (8 ounces) taco sauce (I used El Pato jalapeno tomato sauce)
1-1/4 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
In your DO, cook beef and onion over 20-24 coals until meat is no longer pink; drain.
Rinse frozen corn in a colander with warm water and drain.
Add the drained corn, taco sauce, and 1 cup cheese to meat until well mixed.
Mix in tortilla pieces and heat through.
Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Serves 5-6
The Finished Product
In all fairness, this was good. I just isn't a dish that meets my standard for an everyday meal. We're really not casserole people even though I make them fairly often just because they're quick and easy. However, this would be a great camping meal. Its made in one pot-quick and easy- just like you want when you're roughing it. It has good flavor and you could top it with salsa, sour cream or anything you like. So as an everyday meal, I give this a C, but as a camping meal I have to say B+.