Camping recipe: Bacon, mushroom and thyme sauce with pap

Posted by Michelle Parkin on 18 February 2013

A twist on the tomato relish usually served with pap, this sauce is best made in a flat-based cast-iron pot.

Camping recipe - bacon, mushroom, thyme sauce with pap



Serves 4

  • 15 ml oil
  • 1 onion peeled and finely chopped
  • 250 g mushrooms
  • 250 g back bacon, chopped
  • 400 g can peeled and chopped tomatoes
  • 10 ml fresh thyme
  • 1 litre water
  • 5 ml salt
  • 2 cups maize meal


Cooking method

Heat the oil in a cast-iron pot and gently fry the onions until soft and brown. Add the mushrooms and bacon and cook, stirring continuously. Add the tomatoes and thyme and cook the sauce for 20 to 25 minutes. Season well with salt and black pepper.

For the pap, bring water and salt to the boil. Add maize meal to the boiling water while stirring continuously with a two-prong fork until the maize is mixed in. Cover and cook on a low heat for 40 minutes, stirring occasionally.


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