Thursday, April 8, 2010

Video - Dutch Oven Recipes - Meatballs and Gravy

Dutch Oven Recipes - Meatballs and Gravy

Meat Mixture:
2 1/2 lbs. ground beef
1/2 c. milk
1 egg beaten
1/2 c. chopped onion
1/2 sleeve ritz crackers, crushed
1/8 tsp. allspice
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. italian seasoning
salt and pepper to taste

1 c. milk
1 can cream of mushroom soup
salt and pepper to taste

Cook at 350 degrees for 45 minutes to 1 hour; serves 4 to 6 people

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Video - Dutch Oven Recipes - Baked Chicken and Rice

Dutch Oven Recipes - Baked Chicken and Rice

2 cups rice
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
2 1/2 cups water
1 cup sour cream
1 small onion, diced
6 -8 mushrooms, sliced
2 carrots, sliced
1 Tblsp. worcestershire sauce
2 tsp. garlic
6-8 pieces of chicken
2 tsp. poultry seasoning

Add water, soups, and sour cream to your Dutch oven. Mix well with a wooden or plastic spoon. Next, add onion, mushrooms, and carrots. Stir to mix. Add garlic and worcestershire sauce. Mix well. Place chicken in Dutch oven and sprinkle chicken with poultry seasoning.

Place Dutch oven on coals for 90 minutes. Enjoy!

Video - Dutch Oven Recipes - Cinnamon Swirl Coffee Cake

Dutch Oven Recipes - Cinnamon Swirl Coffee Cake

2 eggs beaten
1 cup milk
1 cup sugar
4 tsp. melted shortening
2 cups flour
4 tsp. baking powder
Dash of Salt

Sugar Mixture:
1 cup sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon

In your Dutch oven, combine the eggs, milk, sugar and shortening. Mix well with a wooden or plastic spoon. Now, add your flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix well. Make sugar mixture in a small bowl. Use about half of the sugar mixture to make four mounds on top of the batter. Use a plastic handle to swirl the mounds of sugar into the batter.

Put the Dutch oven on the coals for about 20 minutes. Then sprinkle the remaining sugar mixture on the top of the coffee cake and let bake for another 10 minutes.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Cooking Dutch Oven – 3 Simple Steps to Season Your Camp Dutch Oven

Cooking with a Dutch oven is a lot of fun when you are camping. But you will need to season it properly before you cook your first meal in it. Always check with your Dutch oven manufacturer for specific seasoning requirements for your model but the following is a general guideline.

Step 1 – Wash your Oven with Hot Water: Most manufacturers will have you wash your new Dutch oven with hot water to remove the coating from the factory.

Step 2 – Coat the Oven with Oil: Next you will want to thoroughly coat the entire oven with a heavy coat of a good olive or vegetable oil. Do not use an animal fat such as lard because this can become rancid over time. Use a paper towel to apply the oil. Make sure you cover the inside, up the sides, outsides, bottom, the feet, and the lid including both sides with the oil.

Step 3 – Fire you Dutch oven: Now it is time to place your Dutch oven and the lid in your kitchen oven or on a barbeque grill for one hour at 350 degrees. You will want to remember to check with your manufacturer for the time and temperature for your model. Place the coated Dutch oven upside down on the rack with the lid beside it. If you are doing this in your kitchen oven you will want to place tin foil on the bottom of your oven to catch any oil that may drip during the seasoning process. If you do the seasoning out on your barbeque grill it will not heat up your kitchen if you are doing this process in the summer time and you will not have to worry about any smoking due to oil dripping on the bottom of the oven.

After you have completed step 3 allow the Dutch oven to cool thoroughly. When it is cool, the season process has been completed and you are now ready to cook your first meal in your new Dutch oven.