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Dutch Oven, Like Grandma Used

Updated on February 1, 2022
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My Little Dutch Oven

Dutch ovens make the most marvelous roasted meats. The one I have pictured here is as close to what I have as I could find. Mine is extremely heavy; it feels like iron and can be used on top of the stove as well as in the oven. It practically cooks without me and I call it Country Supper. It is to die for, darling.

Lodge Cast Iron Dutch Oven

Lodge EC6D43 Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven, 6-Quart, Island Spice Red
Lodge EC6D43 Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven, 6-Quart, Island Spice Red
This is the one that looks like mine. It is very heavy because it is made of cast iron. I have used it for roast, chili, stew and a little recipe I call Country Supper. {See above}

Cook To Impress

Get a nice roast, at least three pounds, up to fifteen pounds, whatever you can jam in the oven and still shut the lid. Beef, pork, or lamb, it doesn't matter. Season it up a bit with salt, pepper, garlic, etc. Brown it up nicely in olive or vegetable oil, whatever you use, on top of the stove. What you want is high fast heat. Brown the meat on all sides and turn the heat off.

Next load it up with vegetables, mushrooms, potatoes, carrots, onions, garlic. The pan is still going to be very hot and a lot of the vegetables will brown. Season it a little more. Add some chicken broth, water, and red wine. Cover and bake for about an hour in a preheated 400* F oven.

Dutch Oven Ribs

Smile Pretty When You Serve This

Ah, the aroma! It will smell fantastic while it is cooking. Make some corn bread or biscuits while you wait and have it ready to pop in the oven when the roast is ready. Not only will your guests think it is the best meal they ever had, you will start believing it too.

Dutch Oven Campfire Chili

Lodge Camp Dutch

Lodge L12CO3 Cast Iron Camp Dutch Oven, 6 quart
Lodge L12CO3 Cast Iron Camp Dutch Oven, 6 quart
I have one of these too. It is also heavy, good for winter stew and chili. And it can be taken outside to a campfire. It will come back to the house with a nice smoky patina on the outside.

Dutch Oven Lasagna

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