Now that your dutch oven is ready to go (or perhaps yours already was…), here are a few of my favorite recipes to make when camping.
Note: Pictured here is a variation of the Green Chile Cheese Cornbread and White Bean Chili recipe (minus the cornbread, plus black beans).
Also a note on dutch oven cooking: So that you don’t lose heat, I often place my dutch oven in a shallow hole in the ground over some coals. HOWEVER if the ground is wet, this doesn’t work at all. You can also use a metal pail that is slightly wider in diameter than your dutch oven. Put the coals in the bottom of the pail and place the dutch oven over the top of them. If it is windy, you’ll need to rig up something to keep the heat around the dutch oven; I find the pail to work well, but I’m sure there are other solutions. Wind is one reason why yesterday I wrote that dutch oven cooking is at its best on a sunny beautiful day! (more…)