Sunday, August 16, 2009

camping with a cook

It was vacation time for us this past week and so we decided to do the cheap thing and go camping. We drove down to Brown County Indiana and camped at the state park without electricity! We purchased a dutch oven set a few months ago while in the Smokies with some extra food storage money that came our way so we decided to only cook with that and boy did we eat!


Cowboy Stew Dutch Oven Recipe
Ingredients: 1 lb. ground beef
1 onion
2 potatoes
1 can peas
1 can green beans
1 can baked beans
1 can tomato soup
1 can corn
1 can diced tomatoes
Chili powder
1 Bay leaf
Salt and pepper
Cut potatoes into 1 inch cubes.
Dice onion.
Preheat dutch oven to 325 degrees.
Brown ground beef and onion.
Add potatoes and all cans, undrained.
Cook until potatoes are soft.
Add chili powder, nutmeg, bay leaf, salt, and pepper as you
prefer and cook 30 minutes more.

Mountain Man Omelette Dutch Oven Recipe
Ingredients: 1 lb. country sausage
1 lb. bacon
1 large diced yellow onion
3 cloves minced garlic
1 chopped green bell pepper
1 chopped red bell pepper
2 cups chopped mushrooms
18 eggs
3/4 cup milk
3 cups grated Cheddar cheese
picante sauce
salt and pepper
Heat a 12inch Dutch Oven over coals until bottom is very hot.
Fry sausage until brown, then remove.
Cut bacon into 1 inch slices. Fry in D.O. until brown.
Remove excess grease from D.O.
Add sausage, onion, garlic, bell pepper, and mushrooms. Saute
until vegetables are tender.
Mix eggs and milk. Pour eggs into D.O.
Cover and bake at about 325 degrees, using 8 briquettes under
and 15 on top for 20 minutes, or until eggs are firm.
Spread cheese over eggs. Cover and let stand until cheese is
Serves: 8-10 using picante sauce as they choose.

Pizza Dutch Oven Recipe
Ingredients: 1 box Pizza dough mix
1 can pizza sauce
1/2lb mozzarella cheese
1/2lb pepperoni
1 aluminum pie tin
Prepare the pizza dough per mix directions.
Spread dough inside pie tin and up the sides.
Top with sauce, cheese, pepperoni.
Place 4 pebbles or wads of aluminum foil in d.o. to raise pie tin
off bottom.
Set pizza in d.o.
Put d.o. on top of 12 briquettes and cover d.o. with 14
Cook for 15-25 minutes.

Mountain Dew Chicken Dutch Oven Recipe
Ingredients: 1/2 lb. bacon
1 gallon zip-loc bag with 1 cup flour
5 chicken breasts
5 potatos
10 carrots
1 large onion
1 can Mountain Dew soda
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Preheat dutch oven by setting on bed of coals.
Chop bacon into 1-inch pieces.
Dice vegetables.
Cut chicken breasts in half lengthwise.
Fry bacon in dutch oven until crispy.
Remove bacon from d.o. but leave grease.
Shake chicken breasts in baggie of flour to coat.
Cook in bacon grease to brown, about 5 minutes, turning a
couple times.
Pour vegetables, bacon, and Mountain Dew on top of chicken.
Cover with lid and cook at 350° for 45 minutes with 3/4 of coals
on lid.

Fizzy Fruit Cobbler Dutch Oven Recipe

Apple pie filling
1 box yellow cake mix
1/2 can 7-Up
1 Tbsp. cinnamon

We used:

  • Blueberry pie filling
  • 1/2 can cream soda
  • white cake mix

Any combination of flavors that sound good to you can be tried.
This example is apple, yellow cake, and cinnamon. Another
might be cherry filling, chocolate cake, and powdered sugar. Or,
blueberry filling, white cake, and grape soda.
Line the dutch oven with aluminum foil to make clean up easier
if you aren't adverse to doing that.
Pour the fruit filing into the bottom of the D.O.
Sprinkle the cake mix on top of the filing - do not stir it.
Pour the soda on top of the mix from a low height so it does not
splatter all over.
With a fork, mix the soda into the cake mix, being careful not to
mix it into the filling too much - a little is ok.
When the cake mix is stirred, sprinkle cinnamon on top.
Cook for 45 minutes at 325 degrees.

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