Inside: Upgrade your campervan meals with this Hot Logic Mini recipe. You can make ziti and meatballs with no pots and pans? In your car or van? Yep. Read on.
Yum – comfort food on the road. This recipe will delight your tastebuds and fill you up. Try it on a day you have a long hike planned. It’s hearty and filling – and so unbelievably easy. You make it in just one dish. No pots and pans to clean.
This is the magic of the Hot Logic Mini.
This Hot Logic Mini recipe uses only three ingredients plus water. Just set it up in your cooker and in a few hours, presto-bingo – dinner is served.
The only watch out with this dish is to adjust the cooking time for the pasta. I used a narrow ziti and it cooked to al dente in the three hours I used. Smaller shells or macaroni will likely take less time, so start checking at 2 hours.
Update: Are you worried about the pasta cooking just right? Well, I’ve now solved this issue with my new favorite product. Barilla has a collection of ready-cooked pasta that is perfect for Hot Logic cooking. It comes in various shapes, so just pick your favorite and add it about 10 minutes before you want to eat. It’s a bit pricey (for pasta) but for van-cooking it’s perfect.
The meatballs, if starting from frozen, thaw and heat up in about two hours. Fresh meatballs cook in about an hour, but won’t burn or dry out cooking longer, so the overall cooking time can stay the same.
Place the meatballs in the glass dish.
Add the sauce and water. If you are using Barilla’s ready cooked pasta omit the water and add your pasta 10 minutes before serving.
Cover and cook in the Hot Logic Mini for 3 hours.
Add the pasta submerging each piece under the sauce, as much as possible – not like that straggler popping up on the right. Cook for another 30 minutes, or until the pasta is al dente.
Ziti and meatballs ready to eat, or plate up on a fancy dish.Print
Make meals you love with no fuss
There is no time like now to start eating better, even when you’re on the road. Get eight Hot Logic Mini recipes for meat, chicken, fish, and vegetarian meals in a free downloadable handout.