Campfire Recipe: Roasted Apple, Vegetable, and Kielbasa

If you are looking for a healthy meal, one pot meal then this recipe is for you.  Yes, I know the choice of meat in this recipe can be a little fatty, the vegetables make up for this diet luxury.      

Campfire Recipe:  Roasted Apple, Vegetable, and Kielbasa


Spray or liquid oil

2 cups of fresh Brussels sprouts

1 red onion

2 large Yukon Gold potatoes

2 Gala apples

3 carrots

1 pound Kielbasa

2 Tablespoons olive oil

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

Salt and black pepper



  1. Start by building a fire to prepare the coals.
  2. Lightly grease the inside of a 12 inch Dutch oven with spray or liquid oil.
  3. Trim and half Brussels sprouts.  Put in Dutch oven.
  4. Cut red onion into slices and place in 12 inch Dutch oven.
  5. Cut potatoes and apples into chunks.  Put in Dutch oven.
  6. Cut carrots into 1 inch slices and Kielbasa into ½ inch slices.  Place in Dutch oven.
  7. Add olive oil, smoked paprika, salt and black pepper.  Mix with hands and top with lid.
  8. Move the 12 inch Dutch oven to a heat resistant surface.
  9. Arrange 12 prepared coals in a circle on the heat resistant surface. 
  10. Put the Dutch oven on top of these 12 coals. 
  11. Cover the lid completely with prepared coals.
  12. Cook for 20 minutes.
  13. Remove the lid and stir. 
  14. Put the lid back on and cook for another 20 minutes.
  15. After the time has passed, knock off the coals from the lid and remove the Dutch oven from the circle of coals.
  16. Serve.

As wonderful as this dish is, I always have suggestions that I have used to change up the recipe a bit.  While I love Brussels sprouts, I know that not everyone like them.  If you fall into this category, consider using cabbage or broccoli in place of the Brussels sprouts.  Another change can be made with the potatoes and apples.  Yes, I did mention a particular variety of each.  The reason for this was the fact that these varieties tend to hold up better and do not turn into mush.  If you do not have these varieties in your camp kitchen, do not worry.  Any variety of potato and/or apple will work fine. 

Finally, when it comes to the meat keep in mind that any type of precooked meat will work in this dish.