Best Dutch Oven Recipes For Camping
A dutch oven is a perfect option if you want to make easy and delicious food. Consider adding recipes from this article to the cooking list for your next camping trip. They definitely will not disappoint you.
Mountain Man Breakfast
Get your morning on a camping trip started with this classic breakfast. It is simple but delicious and can feed a large group of hungry campers. Feel free to experiment with spices to customize your casserole. This recipe will work best if you use a 12-inch dutch oven.
- 8 eggs, beaten
- 1 small chopped onion
- 2 pounds pork sausage
- 2 pounds shredded potatoes (frozen hash browns)
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- Shredded cheddar cheese
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Light up the fire and let it burn down to coals.
- Crumble and fry sausages with garlic and onion on medium-high heat until sausages are almost done.
- Add potatoes and stir from time to time for about 15 minutes until everything is mixed and potatoes are brown.
- Pour the beaten eggs evenly on top, add salt and pepper to taste.
- Cover your dutch oven. Carefully put 8 coals underneath and 17 in the lid. Let it bake for 20-25 minutes until the eggs are firm. Then sprinkle the cheese and continue cooking for another 5 minutes, until the cheese has melted.
The combination of crunchy chips and melted cheese will not leave anyone indifferent who tries it. Even beginners will be able to master this easy recipe. Trust me, it is fun to make, and the result is worth it. Campfire nachos will serve as an excellent snack or a proper dinner. You can also add cooked ground beef to make the recipe more nourishing.
- 1 bag of tortilla chips
- 1 can drained black beans
- 1 can sliced black olives
- Shredded cheese (preferably cheddar cheese)
- Diced tomatoes
- Chopped green onion
- Sour cream
- Get your campfire going and wait until the coals are formed.
- Start to layer the ingredients in the dutch oven. Begin with a layer of chips on the bottom, top it with shredded cheese. Add black beans and olives. Repeat this layering two more times. Do not forget to sprinkle more cheese at the end.
- Cover the dutch oven and place it near the fire. Fill the top of the lid with 4 coals and put 1-2 underneath.
- Cook nachos for 10-15 minutes until cheese is melted. You can speed the process by adding more coals on the lid.
- Once the cheese melts, move the dutch oven away from the fire and add toppings.
Dutch Oven Enchiladas
Enchiladas are perfect for fall camping. This cheesy and spicy Mexican food will keep you warm and satisfied. It is easy and quick to make, so even if you have only a little experience, enchiladas are perfect to start learning with. This recipe is vegetarian, but you can adapt it to your liking and add chicken.
- 6 flour tortillas
- Refined oil
- 1 red pepper
- Half of red onion
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 can black beans
- 1 can enchilada sauce
- Shredded cheese
- Sour cream
Note: It is recommended to prepare the filling at home to save you time and do cleaning after cooking less stressful. Cheap insulated coolers will help you take it to the camp fresh.
- Thinly slice the red onion and cut red pepper into strips.
- Saute pepper and onion until onion is translucent and pepper softens. Add garlic powder, cumin, and chili powder. Store filling in a container and you are good to go.
At The Campsite:
- Get your campfire going so you will have coals to cook with.
- Spread a bit of enchilada sauce on the bottom of your dutch oven.
- Start building enchiladas: line pre-cooked pepper and onion in the center of a tortilla. Add black beans and cheese on top. Tightly roll the tortilla, then place each in the dutch oven.
- Cover your enchiladas with enchilada sauce and the remaining cheese. Place the lid on the dutch oven.
- Return to your campfire. Put the dutch oven on indirect heat and place 15 coals on the lid. Leave it for 10 minutes. Once the cheese melts, your crowd-pleaser is ready.
- Add toppings, and enjoy your delicious enchiladas.
Dutch Oven Green Chili Cornbread
You can hardly imagine a decent camping trip without cornbread. It fits perfectly with such camping classics, as cheese and chili, and can easily be adapted to your taste. For example, you can replace cheese and chili with dried tomatoes and sausage.
- 1 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 1 cup flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 cup cornmeal
- 3 tablespoons baking powder
- 1 cup melted butter
- 2 ounce chopped green chiles
- Shredded cheddar cheese
- Combine dry ingredients (flour, cornmeal, baking powder, and sugar) in a large bowl and wet ingredients (milk and egg) in a smaller one.
- Add wet into dry and stir until mixed.
- Grease the dutch oven with butter and put it over the fire to warm it.
- Once the butter melts and the dutch oven warms up, evenly pour your batter into the dutch oven.
- Place the lid on your dutch oven, put the oven over 11 charcoal briquettes, with another 11 coals on top.
- Bake for about 30 minutes. If the top begins to brown and the middle is thoroughly cooked, your cornbread is ready.
A sweet and gooey cinnamon roll is what people call comfort food. The process of making it from scratch is manageable but long. This quick recipe is one of the easiest, but we guarantee: it tastes great.
- 1 can cinnamon rolls
- 2 tablespoons butter
- Make a campfire.
- Grease the dutch oven with butter.
- Put cinnamon rolls from the can in the dutch oven.
- Place the dutch oven on 4 coals and add another 4 coals on the lid.
- Bake from 8 to 10 minutes until the rolls are starting to brown.
- Add icing from the can on top, and your cinnamon rolls are ready to serve.
We hope that these easy and tasty recipes will spice up your camping menu and make it truly wonderful.