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Dutch oven recipes to take camping

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Cooking over a campfire with cast iron is a great way to feed your family while camping. Here are a few recipes.

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Dutch Oven Chicken
1 chicken, cut up
2 cans cream of mushroom soup
1 1/2 cups rice
1/2 cup water
2 cloves garlic
1/4 teaspoon hot sauce

Grill chicken in bottom of Dutch oven with oil and garlic garlic until brown. Add remaining ingredients and mix. Cover and cook 45 minutes in hot coals.

Dutch Oven Pizza
1 package refrigerated pizza dough
1 small squeeze container pizza sauce
2 cups shredded pizza cheese
Pizza toppings as desired

Spread pizza crust in bottom of well seasoned Dutch oven. Squeeze pizza sauce over the top or dough and spread. Cover with cheese and toppings as desired. Cover and cook with 8 coals below and 16 coals on top for about 10 minutes.

Dutch Oven Popcorn
Butter or margarine

Melt one stick of butter or margarine in Dutch oven. Cover most of bottom of the oven with one layer of popcorn. Place lid on the Dutch oven, and bake until corn stops popping. During popping time you should rotate the oven to stir popcorn.

Lodge Manufacturing is a well known American company that has been producing top notch quality cast iron cookery since 1896. They have a wide array of cast iron to choose from, including Dutch ovens, skillets, grill pans, and even cookbooks to help you get started. You can see the online catalog at You can also find cast iron cookery at thrift shops, estate sales, and auctions.


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