I dont know about you, but when we pull away from the house and finally get on the road, I like to have as many meals made ahead as possible. Meals that freeze well and reheat wonderfully. In addition they must be healthy. This RV friendly recipe ticks all of the boxes, plus it makes a great breakfast, lunch or dinner. Che Guevara also makes a quick burrito, taco or a even healthier rice bowl. Often times when we want to go hiking and not spend a lot of time on a big breakfast, I reheat the Che Guevara in tin foil, place in the oven to reheat and serve a perfectly cooked egg on top- Yum, it’s truly super food. With these simple ingredients you are on your way to hike, bike, fish, or relax around the campfire. ♥
Roasting Pan I Use
4 Cups sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 inch chunks
Love this roasted corn
1 large onion, diced (approx. 2 cups)
1 plantain, peeled and cut into 1 inch chunks (optional)
1 1/2 Cups of brown rice (I use leftover brown rice or Seeds of Change Quinoa & Brown Rice already cooked) Best buy is at Costco
1/2 cups cilantro chopped and divided
1 15 ounce can of organic black beans ( drained and rinsed)
1 1/2 Cups of corn I prefer Trader Joe’s frozen Blackened corn
1 to 1 1/2 Cups of cooked broccoli, cut into tiny pieces eliminating the stems (drained and dried well)
1 Tablespoons olive oil (divided)
This is a great option
1/2 Cup of your favorite barbeque sauce
1 teaspoon vindaloo (savory spice) or chili powder
salt and pepper (to taste)
Beware this makes a large batch, approximately 6 cups
What’s nice about this recipe is it can all be made in one pan.
Preheat the oven to 400°
Peel the chunked sweet potatoes, adding them into a large roasting pan. Drizzle with half of the olive oil and sprinkle with Vindaloo or chili powder. Season with salt and pepper. Mix well.
Spread potatoes out evenly into one layer – this is important, as you want them to roast, not steam as they will if you have them all on top of each other. Roast for 10 minutes, stirring halfway through. Roast an additional 5 minutes, adding the plantains and onion, continuing roasting until all potatoes and vegetables are golden and crisp, an additional 5 to 10 minutes. Test to make sure the sweet potatoes have softened yet crispy on the outside. When the roasting is complete, remove from the oven and add all of the remaining ingredients. Stirring gently to mix. Serve with Liz’s Greek Yogurt Topping and sprinkle with the remaining chopped cilantro.
Liz’s Greek Yogurt Topping
1 cup nonfat greek yogurt , 1 Tablespoon diced fresh cilantro and 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice, mix all together and use as a topping.
Che Guevara makes a great burrito , taco or bowl, the possibilities are endless. Also wonderful with corn or flour tortillas, chips and a nice cold beer..
Next week I am featuring Joshua’s Celery Soup
Disclaimer: The first time I experienced Che Guevara was at a wonderful restaurant in Portland, Oregon named Laughing Planet. Then lucky Bend, Oregon they opened up a Laughing Planet. I was in heaven. My neighbor Jen and I decided we could go home and duplicate this recipe and we believe the above recipe is pretty darn close. Try the recipe out and see what you think, its worth it. If you are ever lucky enough to find a laughing plant near you, all of their creations are wonderful .