Camping isn’t really my thing. I mean it sounds like fun. Tons of fishing, relaxing, hiking….it always sounds like a fantastic idea until I start thinking about all of the details. You know… those details like: Where am I going to shower? What’s going to keep me from being eaten by a bear? What will keep the coyotes away? Bugs, spiders, snakes… enough said.
We use to go camping when I was younger. I was even in Brownie…I was in the running to be a Girl Scout…I then realized that it wasn’t for me. Haha.I’m just not a woodsy kinda girl. Hunting? No thanks, I’ll leave that for hubby. Fishing? Mmm I can deal with that. Camping (AKA sleeping on the ground with animals and bugs) Nope, nope, nope.
Even though these Campfire Apple and Pork Packets can totally be made over a campfire, I’m glad that they can also be made on the grill or in the oven.
For these Campfire Apple and Pork Packets you’ll need:
- Sliced Sweet Potatoes
- Green Beans
- Cubed Pork Loin
You’re also going to need
- Salt & Pepper
- some butter
- and perhaps from Greek Seasoning as well
- oh and of course foil (to make the packets)
*Oh hello beautiful herbs*
Lay out a sheet of foil and layer some of your sweet potato slices in the middle. Top the sweet potato slices with the pork. Top the pork with the green beans. (You’re seeing a pattern here right?)
Then you’re just gonna top the green beans with some apple cubes, throw on some herbs and top it all with a beautiful pat of butter.
Because well… because butter makes everything better.
Then you’re gonna want to fold the foil over the pork and apples. Fold in the sides, rotate and fold in the last two sides. We double foil ours when we make these!
Next pop these onto the grill (or onto a sheet tray and into the oven) and bake at 350F for about an hour (or until the pork is done.) You want the pork to be done but don’t over cook it and dry it out!
If you feel like you need a little more seasoning, sprinkle with a little more salt and pepper (or Greek Seasoning) after it’s been cooked.
To add even more apple flavor to this dish I made a quick homemade apple sauce on the stove top to go along with it. You obviously don’t have to make this but I love to top my Campfire Apple and Pork Packets with the homemade apple sauce! Gives it more flavor in my opinion. BigBear preferred his without the sauce.
Also, I know I’ve talked about it before but I wanted to mention it again. You just have to go get some Greek Seasoning. We use the “no salt” version and LOVE IT!
by: Angie Barrett 07/30/14 (Click to Print)
2 sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced into chips
2 cups of fresh green beans
3 Jazz apples, cored and cubed
1 small to medium pork loin, cubed (size depends on how much pork you want)
Fresh sprigs of Rosemary and Thyme
5 tablespoons of butter (one tablespoon for each packet)
Salt and Pepper
A few Dashes of Greek Seasoning*optional
Juice from 1 lemon separated (you’ll add half at the beginning of cooking and half in the middle)
Place apples, juice from 1/2 a lemon and 1 tablespoon of sugar into a small sauce pan. Stir to combine. Heat on low for about 20 minutes or until apples are super soft. Stir occasionally. Add juice from the other 1/2 of the lemon after 10 minutes. Once apples are super soft, mash them with the back of a fork.
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