Serves about 12
2 tablespoons canola oil
One large onion, chopped
2 cups celery, chopped
One bell pepper, chopped
One loaf day-old bread, cubed and placed into large mixing bowl
1 cup pecans, chopped
1/2 cup raisins or dried cranberries
Two eggs, beaten
1 cup chicken stock
1/2 tablespoon pepper
1 teaspoon salt
- Place a 12-inch camp-style Dutch oven over a pile of hot charcoal. Add oil, onion, celery and bell pepper. Sauté until vegetables are soft. Remove mixture from oven and place in the large mixing bowl that contains bread. Add raisins and pecans. Toss.
- In a separate bowl, mix eggs, chicken stock, pepper and salt. Pour over bread and vegetables, tossing lightly until all ingredients are incorporated.
- Pour mixture into Dutch oven. Bake at 350 degrees (16 coals around lid and nine coals in a circle beneath the oven) for 30-45 minutes until top is golden brown and eggs are set.
Special thanks to Leslie and Steve Lovett of texasironchef.com