Whether you are camping in the great outdoors or in your backyard, when it comes to meal planning, cooking in a Dutch oven offers a world of options beyond tin foil dinners. Eat like the king of the forest instead of a trail mix-starved hiker. You’ll never want to touch another MRE (Meals Ready to Eat) again, especially with mouth-watering recipes easily cooked in your Dutch oven such as Bacon-Cheddar Breakfast Rolls, Parmesan Herb Twists, Apricot Raspberry Glazed Cornish Hens, Manicotti, Homemade Dutch Oven Pizza, Honey-Glazed Carrots, Tortilla Soup, White Chili, White Chocolate Carmel Pecan Cheesecake, and Raspberry Peach Pie. So fire up the coals and let’s go Dutch!
Vernon Wintertonhas been cooking in Dutch ovens for over forty years. He is one of the founding members of the Greater Wasatch Dutch Oven Society and served two years as its assistant director. Vernon has competed in numerous Dutch oven cook-offs over the years, qualifying three times to go to the world championships. He lives in Lehi, Utah and is the author of101 Things To Do With A Dutch Oven.