Making a delicious, homemade meal shouldn’t be compromised just because you are camping. These campfire Dutch oven recipes use real ingredients, and not the highly processed, preservative filled canned stuff. Real recipes, using delicious ingredients to create amazing recipes to enjoy by the campfire. Camp food has never tasted so good!
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Why trust my Dutch oven recipes?
If this is your first time visiting my blog, you might be wondering if you can trust my campfire Dutch oven recipes. I mean, you don’t want to be stuck in the middle of the woods with terrible food to eat, am I right? Trust me. Been there, done that.
I’m a mom to three kids, two boys and a girl. We have been involved in scouting for 12 years and my husband has been a scout leader for the same number of years. And boy, have we camped and camped for many of those years, with the scouts, with friends, and as a family. We overhauled the camp meals served during our cub scout years, and have taught many kids and parents how to cook a variety of meals over the campfire.
And all of these meals over the campfire inspired my second cookbook, The Camp & Cabin Cookbook:
Visually appealing, perfect on a cool evening. This will be a new tailgating go to. The first empty pot is always the best Compliment. And it’s great to only take one to an event. Great Recipe, thank you!
How to cook in a cast iron Dutch oven
Are you new to cast iron Dutch oven cooking? We’re not talking about cooking in those fancy and expensive enameled Dutch ovens over here. I have written up a very thorough post all about how to cook in a Dutch oven. I also include:
- how to choose a Dutch oven
- accessories needed Dutch oven cooking
- how to season your Dutch oven
- how many coals you need to cook and bake in your Dutch oven
- learn how to cook in a Dutch oven!
If you are looking for delicious meals to prepare on your next camping trip, look no further. These Dutch oven recipes are not only delicious, but they are easy to whip up whether you are cooking for your family or a gang of hungry campers!
Equipment needed to cook in a cast iron Dutch oven
If you’re a newbie to Dutch oven cooking, then you need to stock up on the equipment needed to be a successful outdoor cook. These are what I consider to be the essential tools in Dutch oven cooking. I go into great detail about these tools in my post on how to cook in a Dutch oven.
- Good Quality Cast Iron Dutch Oven (10-inch, 12-inch and/or 14-inch diameter)
- Charcoal Briquettes
- Chimney Charcoal Starter
- Long Metal Tongs
- Lid Lifter
- Heavy Duty Grill Mits
- Matches in weatherproof case
- Drain Pan