Monday, July 27, 2009

Dutch Oven

We love to go camping, and we love to dutch oven. I prepare everything and Mart cooks all of it. We speed it up so we can eat sooner, so we cook in the fire instead of with briquettes. It is all so good. Next time I go camping, I'm going to make a dessert, but for now I just have chicken, potatoes and green bean casserole! (I bet you've never had that in a dutch oven before! It's so good!)

Everything all set up and ready to eat. We had a group of about 12 so these are large batches of food.

Kelsie's awesome dutch oven potatoes: (Large batch, cut in half or more if you don't want it so big)

Potatoes, sliced
2 onions, diced
1 pound baby carrots (or handful of regular carrots peeled and chopped)
5 cloves of garlic, minced
2 large cans cream of mushroom soup
2 large cans mushrooms
Lots of shredded cheese!
Salt and pepper

(Kacean is allergic to carrots ... weird, i know ... so I make hers with a can of corn instead of carrots)

Mix all veggies together with soup until well coated. Season well with salt, fresh cracked pepper and lots of Tony's. Cook with briquettes or in a fire. When potatoes are ready, top with lots of cheese!

**Optional: I'm sure you can add bacon or ham or something and it would be good, but they are fantastic without. You won't miss them**

Potatoes ... Okay so the picture probably makes them not look so good, but they are fantastic!

Green bean casserole in a dutch oven: (Not just for Thanksgiving anymore ... huge batch!)

*This batch was so large, we ended up not eating probably half of it. I wouldn't make it this big unless you had a ton of people to serve*

10 cans green beans (I always add extra to have more beans than soup)
1 large can cream of mushroom soup
1 bag (or large can) french fried onions
Salt and pepper

Mix everything well and cook in dutch oven.


Dutch oven BBQ chicken

Couple pieces chicken legs or thighs per person
4-5 bottles BBQ sauce
Salt and pepper
Mesquite seasoning

Put chicken in dutch oven. Season well with salt and pepper, mesquite seasoning and tonys. Dump in BBQ sauce until almost all the way covered. The chicken will just boil in sauce. Mart loves it!

Finished product:


  1. I love dutch oven cooking! I used to do it all but since Brian worked for Camp Chef in Logan, he happily does it now...YAY!

  2. I agree. Need to know what "Tony's" is...??

  3. Looks like every July someone asks what Tony is. Today its my turn. What is Tonys?

    1. Sorry! I've had a lot going on and haven't kept on on this blog. I have a picture of Tony's on the side bar. It's just a creole seasoning that I like. You can use any creole seasoning that you have and like, or something you'd prefer instead. :)


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