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Dutch Oven Recipes

Insanely Delicious and Absolutely Relishing Dutch Oven Recipes

A Dutch Oven, often just called a 'camp oven', is a cooking pot, usually made of cast iron with a snugly fitting lid. In British English, it is known as a 'casserole dish'.
Rita Putatunda
Last Updated: Jun 3, 2018
Cooking in this vessel is popular among many people who are fond of stews, soups, roasted, and baked dishes. It is a cheaper option as compared to an oven or a microwave. They are ideal for slow-cooking. The old style of dutch ovens that are made of cast iron, can be used while cooking on a campfire to make pies, pizzas, breads, cakes, and biscuits. Let us look at some recipes that you can try on a dutch oven.
Stewed Beef
  • 3 lbs chuck roast (boned)
  • 1 lb carrots (thinly sliced)
  • 2 cans, stewed tomatoes (with onions and celery)
  • 2 cup, onion (sliced)
  • ½ teaspoon, ginger (shredded)
  • 3 tablespoons, flour
  • 1 tablespoon, oil
  • 1 teaspoon, pepper
  • 1 teaspoon, salt
  • 1 cup, water
  • ⅓ cup, molasses
  • ⅓ cup, white vinegar
  • ½ cup, raisin

Heat the oil in the dutch oven. Coat the beef with the flour and brown it in the oil. Add the stewed tomatoes, sliced onion, pepper, salt, water, molasses, and vinegar; cover the lid. Let it cook for about 2 hours, or until tender. Then, put the rest of the ingredients into the oven and cook for another 30 minutes until the carrots are cooked. Remove the roast and break it into small shreds and put it back into the pan. Serve hot with rice.
Potatoes and Ham Au Gratin
  • 1 cup, ham (cooked)
  • 3 cups, potatoes (diced)
  • 4 tablespoons, butter
  • 3 tablespoons, flour
  • 1 onion (minced)
  • ½ cup, cheese (grated)
  • 2 cups, milk
  • 2 tablespoons, breadcrumbs
  • Seasoned salt
  • Pepper

Begin by preheating the dutch oven to about 325 ºF. Melt the butter and sauté the onion in it until it turns translucent. Add the flour to it and stir the mixture. Then, add the milk, stirring continuously until it becomes thick. Add the salt and the pepper. Put the potatoes and ham into the Dutch oven. Sprinkle the cheese and the breadcrumbs over it and cover the lid. Let it bake for about 20 minutes, at 400 ºF.
Simply Chili
  • 2 cans, kidney beans (dark red)
  • ½ green pepper (chopped)
  • 3 cans, tomatoes (crushed)
  • 1 onion (diced)
  • 3 tablespoons, chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon, olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon, sugar
  • 1 teaspoon, salt

Preheat the dutch oven to 325 ºF. Add the oil to it and then, the pepper and onions. Sauté the mixture for about 5-7 minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients to it and let it come to a boil; lower the heat to 275 ºF and cook for another hour. Serve hot.