Grilled Elote, Mexican for corn on the cob, is a popular street food snack or side dish. While camping it makes a perfect side dish that is easy to cook.
BBQ Chickpea Loaf4 1 5 1
When you are looking for a high protein meal that isn’t meat, this chickpea loaf is a great option.
Although it has BBQ in the title, it is actually a bake that can be made in a camp oven or Dutch oven. The BBQ element comes from using a BBQ sauce glaze to finish the dish.
This is a vegetarian recipe, and if you make careful selections in the Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, and breadcrumbs, it could also be vegan. A filling meal that is a great option that everyone can enjoy.
1 (425g) (15-ounce) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained
2 cloves garlic
1/4 cup unflavored almond milk
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 small onion, diced
1 rib celery, diced
1/4 red bell pepper, diced
1 tablespoon herb rub
2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
2 cups panko breadcrumbs
1/2 cup BBQ Sauce
1/4 cup apple juice
camp or Dutch oven
Combine half the chickpeas, garlic, almond milk, Worcestershire sauce, olive oil, and soy sauce in a food processor or by hand. Combine until fairly, but not completely, smooth. If mixing by hand, make sure the garlic is very well crushed before combining.
Add the onions, celery, bell peppers, and remaining chickpeas. If using a food processor, roughly chop then pulse until finely broken up. If mixing by hand, very finely dice the vegetables, then stir into the smooth mixture.
Add the herb rub, ground flax seeds, and breadcrumbs. Combine until all the ingredients are evenly distributed. As vegetables can change in size and moisture content, add extra breadcrumbs if the mixture is too wet, or more almond milk if the mixture is too dry.
Place the chickpea mixture into a lined pan, or directly into a lined Dutch oven. This can be in a traditional loaf shape or more of a thin slice.
Bring to 190 degrees C (375 degrees F) and bake for 30 minutes.
Combine the BBQ sauce and apple juice to get a glaze-like consistency. Evenly coat the loaf with the glaze then return to 190 degrees C (375 degrees F) and bake for 30 minutes. Let rest for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.
This can be made in a food processor if you have one in your RV or similar, or done by hand. They have slightly different textures, but both work out well.