I see on the cast iron thread you write that you've made biscuits and cobblerrs. Have you made stews? Those come out good in a d.o.
We like to add biscuit mix to the top to make kind of a dumpling/biscuit topping on stews. Cornbread mix goes well on anything with tomato, like chili or even spaghetti. Spaghetti comes out in kind of a pudding-like glob but tastes good. The flavors bake through it.
Baked beans are a classic, using white beans. Toss in a ham hock with pinto beans. Or add crumbled bacon.
About anything you could do in a slow-cooker would work in a dutch oven.
Skip, we do this en when we go camping, always a winner:
Dutch Oven Lasagna
1 1/2 lb lean ground beef
23 oz spaghetti sauce
9 oz shredded mozzarella cheese
2 1/4 c cottage cheese
1/4 c parmesan cheese
13 lasagna noodles
1 1/2 tsp oregano
3/4 c hot water
brown the beef in the oven, drain an put into a bowl then add the spaghetti sauce. In another bowl mix cottage cheese, parmesan cheese, mozzarell cheese, egss and oregano. Save a bit of Moxxarella for the top if ya like.
Break an place 4 lasagna noodles in the bottom of the oven, spread about 1/2 of the meat mixture over the top. Spread 1/2 of the cheese over this. Break 5 lasagna noodles an place on top, add half the remaining meat over this an then the last of the cheese mixture. Break the remaining noodles and place over the top. Spread the last a the meat mixture over the top. Pour hot water all round the edges a the oven.
Lid an cook about an hour or till done. Seems to work good with 12 briqs on top an bottom. Check frequently.
Thanks, Coot. I'm not a big lasagna fan (I'm a little lactose intolerant), but I bet the family would enjoy it.
And Sue, we cook stews and such all the time. I am the official camp cook even when we're no camping, as I'm too darned old and slow to be worth much more than that. Just got back from camping where I was feeding between 20-35 people at a time. Beef stew is a specialty that I fix, and everyone loves it.
Don't know how big your dutch oven is but a good old fashion boiled dinner always hits the spot up here.
Nice Ham with bone.
seasoning to tast.
Cover ham with water let it come to a boil then add your potatos, corrots, onions. cut your cabbage in chuck and place on top then cover. watch your water level. Really good with some homemade corn bread.
One whole chicken sprinkle liberally inside and out with lemon pepper Stuff with …2 cloves coarsely chopped garlic, 1coarsly chopped onion
-Preheat Dutch oven on fire remove from fire and cover the bottom of the Dutch oven with bacon hickory smoked preferred. Add chicken Cook in coals for 2 hours then add 2 cup quartered or small potatoes, 5 carrots cut to 2”, pearl or quartered onions, pour ½ cup white wine over the whole thing then sprinkle with 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon fresh cracked black people ½ teaspoon smoked paprika, 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary 3-4 " long.
cook for 1-1 ½ hours remove from heat and let sit for 45 minutes before serving
Look up the recipe for No-Knead bread and then , you pre heat the DO in the fire with the lid on for at least 20 minutes and then when bread is ready carefully take the lid off the oven and "dump" the loaf in, cover and quickly add 12 fire coals or briquettes on the top lid, bread will take about 40 to 45 minutes to cook and will not be quite dark brown on top but will be yummy!
Your typo wasn't that bad-- wait till you are trying to tell people about your favorite way to eat french fries- with cheese curds and good gravy and then type out the word in french thinking that you have the right one and you put down the one in french for prostitutes!:gaah: and on a family clean forum! Boy o boy was my face red!
The Canadians will know what I said and what I meant to say!oops: