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Dutch Oven Campfire Cooking with Recipes

Dutch Oven Campfire Cooking

When you’re out in the woods camping, nothing beats the convenience of cooking with a Dutch oven. This heavy, cast-iron pot is perfect for slow-cooking meals that will warm your belly on a chilly evening, or for throwing together quick one-pot dishes. It is one of our favorite things to do when we are camping in Wyoming.
Here are five easy-to-follow recipes for delicious Dutch oven meals on your next camping trip.

Dutch Oven Chili

Ingredients:
- 1 lb ground beef or wildgame of your choice
- 1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 can diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1 yellow onion, chopped
- 1 green bell pepper, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp chili powder
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions:
1. Heat your Dutch oven over the campfire or on your camp stove.
2. Add the ground beef and cook until browned.
3. Add the onion, green pepper, and garlic, and cook until softened.
4. Add the chili powder, cumin, and paprika and stir to coat the vegetables and meat.
5. Add the beans and diced tomatoes and stir.
6. Cover the Dutch oven and let it simmer for 30 minutes.
7. Serve with your favorite toppings like cheese, sour cream, and green onion.

Dutch Oven Pizza

Ingredients:
- 1 lb pizza dough
- 1/2 cup pizza sauce
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/4 cup sliced pepperoni
- 1/4 cup sliced black olives
Instructions:
1. Preheat your campfire or camp stove to medium heat.
2. Roll out the pizza dough into a circle to fit your Dutch oven.
3. Spread the pizza sauce over the dough.
4. Add the cheese, pepperoni, and black olives.
5. Place the Dutch oven over the heat and cover it.
6. Cook the pizza for 12-15 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
7. Remove from the heat and let cool before slicing.

Dutch Oven Ratatouille

Ingredients:
- 1 eggplant, chopped
- 2 zucchinis, chopped
- 1 yellow onion, chopped
- 2 bell peppers, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 can diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions:
1. Heat your Dutch oven over the campfire or on your camp stove.
2. Add the olive oil and heat.
3. Add the eggplant and cook until softened.
4. Add the zucchini, onion, bell pepper, and garlic, and cook until softened.
5. Add the tomatoes and stir to combine.
6. Cover the Dutch oven and let it simmer for 30 minutes.
7. Enjoy as a side dish or top with cheese and serve as a main meal.

Dutch Oven Campfire Stew

Ingredients:
- 1 lb stew beef or wildgame
- 4 potatoes, chopped
- 4 carrots, chopped
- 1 yellow onion, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 can diced tomatoes, undrained
- 2 cups beef broth
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions:
1. Heat your Dutch oven over the campfire or on your camp stove.
2. Add the stew beef and cook until browned.
3. Add the onion and garlic and cook until softened.
4. Add the potatoes, carrots, diced tomatoes, beef broth, and Worcestershire sauce and stir to combine.
5. Cover the Dutch oven and let it simmer for 1-2 hours until the vegetables are tender and the flavors are blended.
Camping can be such a fun and exciting outdoor adventure that involves outdoor activities like hiking, fishing, and exploring wildlife…from a distance. One of the most essential aspects of a camping trip is food; after all, you need to eat to sustain your energy for all those camping activities, and don’t forget your morning campfire coffee.
Dutch Oven Campfire Cooking Recipes