Mango Bread (more like cake)

Mango Bread- Solar cooker
2 sticks butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking soda
4 eggs
1 tsp. salt
1-1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups mango pulp or puree

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each one. Add vanilla and mango. Mix well. Sift together flour, salt, and soda. Add to mango mixture and mix with wooden spoon or spatula. Do not overmix. Spray pan to grease and pour in mixture. Bake in solar cooker for 2-1/2 to 3 hours, until toothpick comes out clean. When bread is cooked through, remove from pan and cool on cooling rack.

Courtesy of Tyler Roberts, Maui, Hawaii

Solar Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry Sauce - solar cooker
1 12 oz. bag fresh cranberries
3/4 cup white sugar
1 cup orange juice
Solar cook for about 2 hours or until cranberries start bursting

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Solar Croutons

Croutons - Solar Cooker
This is more of a procedure than a recipe. Cut some old bread into small/medium
sized cubes. Put the bread cubes in the pot. Don’t overcrowd them. Just do one
layer on the bottom of the pot. Drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle as desired some
salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika, Italian herbs, cayenne. Gently stir around the
bread to evenly season the cubes.

I cook this with the lid cocked so more moisture can escape. The croutons will be
​ready in as soon as 1 1/2 hours.

Courtesy of Tyler Roberts, Maui, Hawaii

Solar Pork Spare Ribs

Pork Spare Ribs - Solar Cooker
For the dry rub:

3 T. chili powder
2 T. ground cumin
2 tsp. garlic powder
2 tsp. dried oregano
3 T. brown sugar
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp. cayenne pepper or to your liking

You will also need:
A rack of Pork Spare ribs or Baby back ribs.
Your favorite BBQ sauce.


Combine and mix all of the dry rub ingredients listed. Cut the ribs into portion sizes that will fit into your solar cooker. Rub the dry rub mix over the ribs to coat them. You can cook immediately or let the rub sit for up to 24 hours for better flavor. Place the ribs in your pot with about 2 tablespoons of BBQ sauce. It’s OK if they are crammed in there. They should be done after about 2 1/2 to 3 hours. You should see the rib bones pulling away from the meat and juices simmering in the bottom. Slather on your favorite BBQ sauce and eat, or transfer them to a charcoal grill for a few minutes on each side.

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Solar Shredded Chicken (for tacos, nachos, etc..)

About 6 to 8 chicken thighs skin removed, bones optional
1 small to medium onion, chopped
5 cloves garlic, smashed
3 T. prepared diced chipotle peppers (sold in a can or jar)
3 T. chili powder
1 T. ground cumin
1 tsp. cayenne
1 tsp. oregano
Salt and pepper to taste

Mix all of the ingredients together and put in the solar cooker for about 3 to 4 hours.

Courtesy of Tyler Roberts, Maui, Hawaii