Dutch Oven Campfire Recipes

Dutch Oven Campfire Recipes

by Sharon
(Camfire Cooking Fun)

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I just love making dutch oven campfire recipes when my family is camping.

With a little planning ahead you can create healthy meals that your whole family will enjoy and appreciate.

Dutch oven cooking is popular not only in family camping trips or RVing, but by people from all walks of life such as trappers, hunters, and outdoor cooks.

Cook-offs and contests for the best grub prepared in a dutch-oven has also become a popular pasttime. There is even an orgainzation dedicated to enthusiasts called the International Dutch Oven Society.

What other cooking pot can you bake bread, fry eggs, stew wild game, broil meats, steam vegetables and make desert in?

When seasoned correctly the heavy cast iron pot is famous for it's non-stick qualities.

Unless you purchase a pre-seasoned pot, be sure to scrub all the wax coating off your oven when you first purchase it and follow the instructions to properly season your new pot.

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Apr 18, 2012
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What is a Dutch Oven
by: Sharon

If you are new to campfire cooking maybe you are just wondering what is a Dutch oven?

To sum it up a Dutch oven is your cook-it-all camping tool.

You can prepare breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert in this wonderful cooking tool.

Here are the basics for going Dutch at your next camping trip.

First, get your campfire going, and then move any large burning wood to the side and level out your hot coals to fit the size of your dutch oven.

Burn about 50 charcoal briquettes until they are mostly gray, which should take about 10 to 15 minutes. Spread into an even layer the size of the Dutch oven.

Now set-up your oven. For many recipes, you will just set your oven on top of the hot coals. Other recipes will have you place some hot coals on top of the lid of your oven for both top and bottom cooking.

If you are using the top and bottom method, just use about half of the coals on top of your lid and arrange the rest in a circle around the outer edge under your oven.

Time to start cooking. You can lift the lid occasionally to check the food and temperature. If necessary scrap away some of the coals to decrease the heat.

If you need more heat about six new briquettes will increase the heat for about 45 minutes. You can add more wood to the fire about every 30 minutes to keep the fire and the fun going.


Apr 14, 2012
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Seasoning a Dutch Oven
by: Jeff

Can someone tell me the correct way for seasoning a dutch oven?

Apr 14, 2012
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Dutch Oven Pot Roast
by: Anonymous

Does anyone have the instuctions for making dutch oven pot roast?

Apr 14, 2012
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Dutch Oven Chicken
by: Sue

I am looking for a good recipe to make dutch oven chicken.

Any kind of recipes using chicken would be great.

Thanks

Apr 14, 2012
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Dutch Oven Cobbler
by: Anonymous

Does anyone have a good recipe for dutch oven cobbler?

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