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looking for some dutchoven receipes

i recently bought a dutchoven and im wandering if anyone has some receipes they want to share. i have tried the cherry cobbler and couldn't believe how good it was. just looking for some campfire receipes to try  that doesn't take a chef to prepare.

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Brats In Beer

Here's a slam dunk recipe.  I use a big 14" oven for this one - the bigger the better but if you have a 10" pot just put in what'll fit.  It's great for those boys-nite-out fishing trips.

Over 15 to 18 briquets into the dutch oven add a couple of types of brats, italian sausage, polish sausage, Hillshire Farms, etc.  Put in a couple of carrots cut into large pieces, a large onion or 2 quartered, some potatoes cut into large pieces, 2 inch pieces of corn on the cob,maybe some quartered cabbage and a couple of whole jalapeno peppers - basically what ever type of veggies you have or like that'll hold up to slow braising (brocoli or squash might be a mistake).  Pour in enough beer to mostly cover, put the lid on, add 8 to 10 coals on top of the lid, go back to drinking beer (surely you didn't put it all in the pot!) & playing liars dice until you can smell whats cooking.

Have some large tortillas or rolls handy, add a brat to your chioce of roll or tortilla, put on some onions from the pot & a little mustard, eat & repeat.  For a little spice, fish out a jalapeno and mash some of one onto the roll (it'll be very soft) with the sausage.  Surprisingly it won't be that hot.  Pull out enough of the veggies onto your plate so you can honestly tell your wife you ate healthy while you were camping with the boys - actually they are pretty good.

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Sounds very good !

That sounds really good Hal Fast ! Yes We will have to try it at hunting camp this year for sure.

I would not call this a recipe by any means, but it is awesome. We take several big cans of vegetable soup (depending on size of oven) and add (my favorite) 4 or 5 rabbits (you can supstitute grouse) and slow cook it for an hour to 1 1/2 hours. The meat just falls off the bone !

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thanks for the receipes i

thanks for the receipes i will try them they both sound good anything is good when you are camping and coofing over a fire

 

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Pot Roast

Here's another easy one for you.

Put the dutch oven on about 20-22 briquets.  When hot add a couple tbsp of oil and brown a salt & pepper seasoned beef shoulder roast (sized to just fit the oven) on both sides.  Add a large quartered onion, a package of Lipton onion soup mix, 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper, 1/2 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce, 2tbsp Worchestershire sauce, a can of beer (or 1/2 bottle of red wine - use what you got).  Add some spices if you have them; I like thyme & oregano.  Add water if needed to not quite cover.  Transfer half to 2/3 thirds of the coals to the top of the oven.  Cook 1 - 1.5 hrs, Checking for & adding water if dry & coals if low. Rotate the pot clockwise & the lid counterclockwise every once in awhile to keep the heat evenly distributed.  Add large cut pieces of red potatoes, carrots, parsnips if you have them & I've put in brussel sprouts before too.  Cook for another hour of so, until the veggies are done.

Remove the meat (careful, it'll be fall apart tender) & veggies.  Add water if not much is left, bring to boil adjust for salt & pepper & stir in a couple of tbsp floor mixed with water.  Cook, stirring until the gravy thickens.  Serve the gravy over a plate load of meat & veggies, have some crusty sour dough bread handy & your guests will think you're a freekin Iron Chef. 

OK now gang, lets have someone else step up to the plate.  Surely some of you every once in awhile volunteer to be camp cook.

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One of the best camp meals I

One of the best camp meals I ever had was cooked dutch-oven style, but I din't make it, so I can't give you the recipe....

It was chicken and dumplings.  Man, it was good.  Kinda wish I had the recipe, cause I always wanted to buy one to cook with.