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  1. 31F20

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    Howdy Folks!
    Just wondering if there are any Dutch Oven lovers in here?
    I try to use mine often and love the results. Cool house (cooking outside with charcoal briquettes) and great food.
     

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  2. 31F20

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    Last night I had 10 people over for beer and dutch oven cooking. I had three ovens, the smoker and a the gas grill going. In the 12" Deep I had a large zucchini from the neighbors garden, fresh green beans, vadalia onion and canned corn to make a veggi stew. In the 12" there was a "Dump Cobbler" made with peaches and pineapple with yellow cake mix. The 10" oven had Bushes beans heating in it. I smoked chicken thighs and bratwurst useing mesquite chuncks and finished them on the gas grill to bring them up to temp. There was only enough left over to make my lunch for today. :whistling:
     

  3. The AmBASSaDEER

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    you savvy?

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    my wife hates it when i use the dutch oven.....LOL
     
  5. 31F20

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    OK get this...it is actually called "Dump Cobbler" in LOVIN DUTCH OVENS cookbook.

    I have a good recipe for DO cobbler to share. I tried this out on about 10 friends this past weekend, and they are still 'friends'.

    2 29 oz can peaches sliced w/ juice
    1 cup crushed pineapple w/ juice
    1 pkg instant tapioca pudding mix
    1/4 pound butter sliced
    1 pkg yellow or white cake mix

    In foil lined 12" DO; add fruit and tapioca, add cake mix, stir, top with pads of butter. Bake at 325 for 20-30 minutes.

    Serve with vanilla ice cream.

    It turned out fairly well. Might try to maybe drain one can of the peaches to see how less liquid would work.

    Give it a try and post results.

    Anybody else have any recipes to share?
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    Thanks
     
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    AmBASSaDEER,
    I saw your pictures. That looks like it was a lot of fun. I wish there were DOG here in CO. Just haven't been able to find any to go to. I'm practicing up though!
     
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    We had a good time! I made a chicken/ potatoe dish and a cherry cobbler.

    Im working on a special breakfast dish now. with the "crust" being pancake batter.

    Good luck finding a DOG event in CO. Im sure there has to be one around
     
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    Another camp cooking adventure success.
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  9. The AmBASSaDEER

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    Whatcha got cookin?
     
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    Well,
    In the 12 deep we got us a mess of "Mile High Stew"
    aka, "The best thing you ever had from a Dutch Oven"
    and in the 12 we had a peach cobbler. Man it was good. I find that timing is the key. You dont want a bunch of hungry kids running around camp. They threaten to drop your tent when your sleepin'.

    All in all it was a good time. Dont worry, Ill get those little buggers back ifn they do mess with me. Besides, they dont know it yet, but the person you dont want to mess with is the cook. :cool:
     
  11. The AmBASSaDEER

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    I hear that!!

    You gonna post a recipe of that "Mile High Stew"????
     
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    I don't have a dutch oven but I've always wanted to learn how to cook in one.
    I used to watch Cee Dub on TV when it was on and thought it would be fun to learn how to cook in one.
    http://www.ceedubs.com/
     
  13. The AmBASSaDEER

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    Its not very hard, just pratice, more coals on top than bottom.
     
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    I'll have to look into buy one. A small one for cooking for one....:cool:
     
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    Dutch oven...? oh of course; farting in bed then holding your wife's head under the blanket. I love it, but the mrs. feels different
     
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    From memory "MILE HIGH STEW" aka 'The best thing you ever had from a DO'

    1.5 lbs Ground Beef
    1.5 lbs Link pre-cooked sausage cut into 1" pieces
    2 quarts Diced potatoes lightly drained
    1 quart chopped carrots
    1 large onion chopped
    1 lbs sharp cheddar cheese
    salt and pepper

    12" Deep DO @ 325 degrees Brown ground beef in DO. (bottom heat only) Add all ingredients except cheese and sausage (keep diced potatoes under water until ready to use) stir to coat veggies. (Now add top coals) Cook till veggies are done. Do not stir after this point. Add sausage and cheese. Cook till cheese is melted and sausage is warm. Enjoy by the heaping bowl.

    I usually do all the prep work at home and bring everything in gallon zip lock bags in the cooler. It saves alot of time, especially when you have to get the fire going first.

    Feel free to add any of your favorite ingredients like Jalapenos ect.
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    I usually use the camp fire to cook when camping. At home I use charcoal.
     
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    I got kinda a cheatin' start in the Boy Scouts in San Antonio when I was a kid. But later in my adult life I had to relearn how to use a DO. I started by reading alot. I have about five books and cookbooks focusing on DO cooking. Then its all about practice. It is an art. That being said, look at wal-mart for a 12 inch Lodge. Here they go for about $48. The 12" 6 quart is the standard size and most recipes you find are for this oven. My first oven you can see in the Cast Iron thread, was a 10" Deep oven from OLD MOUNTAIN. It was about $40. A good book to get you started is called Lovin Dutch Ovens by Joan Larson http://www.amazon.com/Lovin-Dutch-Ovens-Cook-Enthusiast/dp/1880415038

    Depending on where you live you might be able to find a Dutch Oven Gathering (DOG). I would highly recommend you find one and attend. There you will find experts willing to show you how. http://www.idos.com/
     
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    Thanks, Next time I go to Walmart I think I'll pick up one. I'll check out that book.
     
  19. The AmBASSaDEER

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    sounds good!

    I dont think I have ever had anything bad outta a DO.

    As far as the prep work, your right on! anything you can do at home will make for more fun/less to do, when your out there cooking.
     
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    LOOK OUT BEHIND YOU!!!!
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    Just a game of fetch going on in the background. As you were.....[​IMG]
     
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