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    I found a 12", 8 quart Lodge flat top, 3 legged dutch oven at a garage sale. It was pretty rusty but I got it for 5.00. A little elbow grease and some Crisco and I have it looking good and ready for cooking.

    What are some good, entry level meals I can make in it to get the feel for that type of cooking? What kind of times am I looking at to make some of these meals.
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    Look up Kent Rollins, he has lots of videos on Dutch oven cooking. He is a chuck wagon/ cowboy cook. Has some great recipes. Hes a really great down to earth kind of guy. He and his wife sell seasonings on their website, the Original Red River Ranch seasoning is great. You are being redirected...




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    Thanks, I'll read through his stuff and give his ideas a try
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    We make all kinds of stuff in ours bean dip, pizza, chicken about any thing your heart desires ...lol
    Heck even cake chili and corn Bread. Basically just think of it as an oven of course the more coals you put on the hotter it gets if you do a little searching on dutchoven cooking there is a certain amount of charcoal bricks to achieve the heat you need . Good luck and good eats
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    I made up a peach cobbler tonight using a Lodge recipe called "Lazy peach cobbler".

    4-15oz cans of sliced peaches
    1-yellow or white cake mix
    cinnamon
    1/2 stick of butter.

    15 brickettes under the dutch oven
    dump in the peaches
    dump the dry cake mix over the peaches
    dust with cinnamon
    butter pats on top

    put on the lid and add 10-12 brickettes on top
    bake 45 minutes

    That's all there was to it and it was very tasty. Next time I'll drain 1/2-2/3 of the peach syrup off before putting them in the dutch oven. Mine was a bit runny.

    Didn't think to take a picture until it was gone. Next time.
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    I have made several things in mine. Biscuits come out really well. Made a pineapple upside down cake several times. Came out really good. Fun while sitting around with family or friends

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    Tonight I made a venison hamburger stew topped with home made biscuits.

    I browned 1 1/2 pounds of venison burger
    added fresh potatoes, cubed
    fresh carrots
    fresh green beans
    fresh sweet corn, cut off the cob
    1 can beef broth
    1 cup water

    I browned the venison on the stove, added all other ingredients and simmered everything together while the charcoal was getting lit. Poured it into my dutch oven and topped with biscuits.

    12 pieces of charcoal underneath
    15 pieces on top.

    I let it cook 20 minutes then took it off the bottom coals. I transferred the bottom coals to the top for about 5 minutes to brown the tops of the biscuits

    Turned out great other than it could have used more broth. Again, trial and error.
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    I have a recipe from a cast iron cookbook called a mountain man breakfast. Hash browns, sausage, eggs and bisquick and shredded cheese. If your interested PM me and I’ll send it to you.
    Your recipe above sounded mighty good.

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    This morning I whipped up my version of the mountain man breakfast at my family camp out. Here's what I used.

    3 pounds of bacon cut into 2" pieces. Really only needed 2 pounds but a couple of my great nephews got into it and ate about a pound. Ages 3 and 6 so couldn't tell them no.
    2 pounds of ground breakfast sausage
    8 medium sized potatoes, boiled and cubed
    2 dozen eggs, beaten
    8 oz sharp cheddar cheese

    I fried the bacon in the dutch oven using 15 pieces of charcoal underneath
    When the bacon was done I fried the potatoes in the bacon grease, adding some fresh coals
    While the potatoes were frying I browned the sausage in a skillet on the camp stove
    When the potatoes were done I dumped the bacon in with them, stirring to mix
    Dump the sausage over the potato/bacon mixture
    Pour the eggs over the top
    I sat the dutch oven on a bed of fresh coals, about 12, put the lid on and put 15 coals on top
    After about 20 minutes I added the cheese and put the lid back on.I removed the oven from the bottom coals and moved the bottom coals to the top.
    About 5 more minutes and it was done.

    This one turned out perfect with most going back for seconds.

    Next time maybe I'll add some onion and maybe mushrooms and I had one request for some country gravy to pour over the top.

    This evening we're grilling 60 chicken halves and I'm doing a peach cobbler for dessert
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    I make chicken in mine.

    2 diced boneless chicken breast. Brown in pan with 1 tablespoon of oil until white.
    I can cream of chicken soup
    2 large potatoes diced.
    1 cup of frozen peas and carrots.
    I package of Pillsbury biscuits.

    Place everything in pot except rolls cook for 3/4 an hour than add biscuits on top. When biscuits are done it's ready to eat. A poor mans pot pie.

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