Thursday, May 20, 2010

Solar Pasta Sauce and Meatloaf

Meatloaf and pasta sauce from the Sun Oven. What more could you want for dinner? And there's plenty leftover for sandwiches. The sauce was real simple. I put olive oil, minced garlic, salt, and sliced mushrooms in a dark enameled pot and put it in the pre-heated Sun Oven. After about half an hour I added a can of crushed tomatoes. The meatloaf is a mixture of ground beef, chopped onion, shredded carrots zucchini and savoy cabbage, egg, wine, and bread crumbs. I did saute the veggies for about ten minutes before mixing them in with the other ingredients and baking the loaf in the Sun Oven, so technically it's not fully solar cooked, but close enough. The pasta and the belgian endive were cooked on the stove. The pasta because while it's possible to solar cook it; as you can see in a previous blog post; it's much easier to boil it the traditional way. And the endive? That could have easily been solar cooked. If fact I had planned on solar cooking it, but I forgot - and then the sun went down.

1 comment:

  1. So many recipes are in two parts that you don't have to worry about it not being 100% solar cooked. Saute-ing veggies is standard, so you're cool. This looks delish...