I started this blog so my daughters could find all of our family favourite recipes in one place. It has actually grown into more than just the family favourites but also other recipes we've tried out in our kitchen. I don't like to fill up the post with alot of chatter. Sometimes there's a little story to tell, but usually I like to get right to the point. So this is for them, but hope you find some recipes that you like as well. I'll be sharing a lot of recipes, and along the way you'll find some crafty things and maybe some helpful hints too!

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Sausages and Veggies on the BBQ

You can prepare this meal ahead of time and pop it on the barbecue hours later, whether you are at home or even camping. This was actually a test for a future camping trip.
(You can see the simplified camping version at the end of this post)

1 onion, sliced
2 potatoes, sliced
2 carrots, sliced
1 spear fresh pineapple
1 - 175g fully cooked smoked sausage
a piece of red pepper
Mrs Dash table blend
fresh parsley to garnish

Spray a large piece of foil with cooking oil and layer half the onions and half the potatoes. Give the potatoes a good shake of Mrs Dash (or the seasoning of your choice).

Next  add carrots, then sausage.

On goes the remaining potatoes and another dash of Mrs Dash, topped with the rest of the carrots and sausage. Finish off with the last of the onions, pineapple and red pepper.
Here you can see all the lovely layers.

And here's a close-up because it's just so beautiful!

Spray another piece of foil and lay it on top loosely. Seal all the edges tightly. You can move the packet to a baking sheet for easy transport to the barbecue, but put the packet directly on the grill.

Leave it in the BBQ at 350-375F for 20-25 minutes.

Be careful when opening the foil as the steam can be pretty hot. Sprinkle with some fresh parsley.

This meal serves 2-3 people. Make a couple of packets if you're serving more. They'll fit neatly on the barbecue.

And here's another close-up : )
Oh and this recipe passed the test.  It'll be on the menu for our next camping trip.

Simplified camping version...

Sliced onions
Whole canned potatoes
Smoked sausage with cheese
some frozen carrots, yellow and green beans
bbq sauce

Before leaving home I sliced the sausage and put it in a large ziplock baggie along with the frozen (defrosted) veggies and sliced onion. Easy peasy when cooking time rolled around.

Oil a large sheet of foil and lay out the sliced onions.
Top them with canned potatoes, either whole or cut in half.
Next, sliced sausage and the veggies, salt and pepper if you like and more onion. 
Drizzle some bbq sauce on top.

Wrap up the packet and pop it on the bbq for about 15-20 minutes. Cooking time is a little shorter on account of the cooked canned potatoes...

but it was definitely not short on taste!


  1. Thanks @changesinthewind I've updated the recipe to include a simplified camping version you might enjoy.