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Cast Iron Dutch Oven Recipes

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For hundreds of years, the cast iron dutch oven has been a staple of campfire cooking throughout the world. And, for good reason. You can cook pretty much anything in a dutch oven that you could cook in your home oven.  For some reason though, it just tastes better. It’ll also impress the heck out of your fellow campers.

New to outdoor dutch oven cooking? Learn more about the cast iron dutch oven accessories and equipment you’ll need to cook like a pro.

Cast Iron Dutch Oven Recipes

Mountain Man BreakfastMountain Man Breakfast - Cast Iron Dutch Oven Recipes – An easy breakfast, especially when you’re feeding a crowd. Don’t forget your Cholula or Tabasco Sauce. Easily one of our favorite cast iron dutch oven recipes for breakfast at the campsite.


Cast Iron Dutch Oven Chili - Cast Iron Dutch Oven RecipesCast Iron Dutch Oven Chili – Getting ready for a cold weather camping trip? Pack your cast iron dutch oven and heat everybody up with some homemade chili.


Chicken and Dumplings - Cast Iron Dutch Oven RecipesEasy Dutch Oven Chicken and Dumplings – Some people think that good chicken and dumplings can’t be made easily. Instead of making your dumplings from scratch, try this recipe. You’ll be surprised how good of a cook you are.


Dutch Oven Vegetarian LasagnaVegetarian Lasagne - Cast Iron Dutch Oven Recipes – Wow your fellow campers with homemade lasagna at the campsite. This veggie lasagna is both healthy and tasty.


Campfire BiscuitsDutch Oven Campfire Biscuits – While not the most practical of campfire recipes, campfire coffee, bacon and dutch oven biscuits spell heaven for us.


Apple CobblerDutch Oven Apple Cobbler – If you’ve got a sweet tooth, nothing does dessert quite like a dutch oven. If you want to impress though, don’t just cook up any dessert, cook up the crown jewel of campfire dutch oven cooking… A cobbler. Trust us.


Pinto Beans RecipeDutch Oven Pinto Beans Recipe – This simple, savory pinto beans recipe will go perfectly with that thick cut rib-eye you just took off of your campfire. This classic recipe will make you feel like you just stepped back in time to the chuckwagon.


Dutch Babies – Sort of a crepe, sort of a pancake. But better. Make this for breakfast in your dutch oven and top it with some powdered sugar to start your day with a solid sugar rush.


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