Dutch Oven Cooking - 805


  • 2~ lbs. ground beef
  • I lb. onions
  • 3 10~-oz. cans tomato soup
  • I lb. elbow macaroni
  • shortening
  • salt, pepper
  • I tsp. sugar
  • Utensils: 2 pots
  • Preparation: Read FULL instructions TWICE before starting
  • Fire Man - Two boiling fires

Cooks :

  1. Put 4 quarts of water over fire to boil.
  2. Peel onions and chop them up fine. Put 2 tablespoons shortening in a pot and place over fire. When hot, fry onions in the shortening until light brown. Add the broken-up beef and fry, stirring occasionally. When meat is browned, pour off fat. Pour in the 3 cans of condensed tomato soup. Add 1 cup water; 1 level teaspoon sugar and level teaspoon salt. Heat to simmering; simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. When the water boils vigorously, add 1 teaspoon salt to it, then, while stirring, pour in the elbow macaroni gradually, so that the water does not stop boiling. Boil briskly for ten minutes, or until macaroni is tender. Do not overcook. Stir occasionally to·prevent sticking. Drain of~ the water. Add the thoroughly drained macaroni to the meat mixture. Put back over the fire and let simmer for a few minutes before serving.

Green Bar Stew

  • 1 large French bread & butter
  • 3 lb. beef cubed
  • 2 tbs~ cooking oil
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 carrots, diced
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 4 medium potatoes, cubed
  • 1 tbsp. parsley flakes (optional)

Brown beef in the cooking oil in the open oven; then add salt and water. Cover and cook 10 minutes. Add carrots and onions and cook 30 minutes. Add potatoes and parsley and cook 30-40 minutes more. Cook over low to meduim heat fire; add water to retain about one inch liquid in oven. (serves 8) Slice bread about 3/4 through. Place a slice of butter between each slice. Wrap in aluminum foil and place on coals until hot.

Spanish Rice

  • 2 lb. hamburger
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup brown or white rice
  • 3 cups tomatoes (canned)
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 2 tsp. salt

Brown hamburger and onion in oven. Drain grease. Add rice, tomatoes, salt and pepper, and boiling water. Cover and simmer for 1~ hours or until rice is tender.

Dutch Oven Pot-Roast

  • 1 3-lb. round steak, 1 inch thick
  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 sticks celery, chopped
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp. dried parsley flakes

Brown both sides of beef in open oven in butter. Add other ingredients to oven and cook covered for 2 hours. Add small amount of water if needed to keep sauce thinner. (Serves 8)

Meat Loaf

  • 3 lb. ground beef
  • 1 cups cracker crumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 8-oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 cup bell pepper, chopped OR
  • 1 tbsp. parsley flakes
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. marjoram

Line dutch oven with foil. Mix all ingredients except potatoes and carrots; form into loaf and place in center of foil lined oven. Place potatoes and carrots around meat loaf on foil. Bake 1 hour in covered oven with coals on top and bottom. 8 small potatoes 8 carrots

Baked Chilli Beans and Burger

  • 2 cans kidney beans
  • 1 lb. hamburger
  • 1 medium onion, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 green pepper, chopped
  • 2 cans tomatoes
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • Chili powder to taste

Brown hamburger meat in pot or Dutch oven. Drain grease. Add onions, garlic, green pepper and tomatoes, salt and kidney beans. Add Chili powder to taste. (Do not taste immediately after adding chili powder as the chili taste will tend to be stronger after two to three minutes.) Cover and cook slowly for 45 minutes on a slow fire. Stir occasionally so it does not burn.

Dutch Oven Cobbler

Oil a 12-inch Dutch Oven. Line the oven with heavy duty aluminum foil to simplify clean-up. Add 2 large cans of pie filling to the oven and place it directly on the coals. When the pie filling begins to boil, scatter on a package of cake mix (do not stir). Sprinkle 1/4 cup water on top of the cake mix and add 3 large pats (1 stick) of butter. Place the cover on the Dutch Oven. Now place the oven over 15 white coals and put 15 white coals on the lid. Cook for an hour and 15 minutes. Combinations that work well are: Cherry pie filling and chocolate cake mix, Apple pie filling and yellow cake mix; Peach pie filling and white cake mix.