Preheat your oven at home to 350*F. Wash your Dutch Oven with hot, soapy water and a stiff nylon or brass brush. This is the ONLY time you ever use soap on your Dutch Oven!!!! Rinse and towel dry completely. Spray a coat of vegetable oil on the entire surface of the Dutch Oven, inside and out...under the lid, below the oven, the handle...everywhere.


Lower the racks in your oven to the two lowest positions. You may want to lay aluminum foil or something on the bottom of the oven to catch any drippings. Lat the Dutch Oven upside down on the upper rack of the preheated oven. You can place the lid on the lower rack, beside the Dutch Oven on the same rack or lay the lid on the legs of the Dutch Oven. Bake the Dutch Oven for 1-2 hours. Turn off the oven and let the Dutch Oven cool inside the oven. 


Your Dutch Oven should come out looking like brand new. ALWAYS keep a coat of spray oil on your oven, inside and out. When you store it, be sure the lid does not sit tight on your Dutch Oven so air can circulate inside. Throw a couple paper towels inside the Dutch Oven to absorb any moisture. Take care of your Dutch Oven and it will outlive you................

BLACK FOREST CAKE


*1 Box chocolate cake mix

*1 can cherry pie filling

*12 oz can of Coke

*Cool Whip (chocolate flavored or add cocoa powder to Cool Whip)

*Chocolate sprinkles


Spray 12" Dutch Oven with cooking spray

Pour pie filling into Dutch Oven. Cover evenly with cake mix and pour Coke on top

Cook the cake at 350 degrees (17 coals on top and 8 coals on bottom) for 35 minutes or until the cake is done.

When serving, top with a dollop of chocolate Cool Whip and chocolate sprinkles

GREEN CHILI SPINACH QUICHE


*1/2 cup all-purpose flour

*1 teaspoon baking powder

*1 teaspoon salt

*12 eggs

*8 oz shredded Colby-Monterey Jack Cheese

*2 cups small curd cottage cheese

*10 oz pkg frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained

*2 (4 oz cans) chopped green chilis

*1/2 cup melted butter
*Onions and mushrooms if desired (and strongly recommended)


​Directions:

1. Whisk the flour, baking powder and salt together
 in a small bowl; set aside 

2. Beat the eggs in a mixing bowl until smooth. Whisk in the flour until no lumps remain. Stir in the Colby -Monterey Jack cheese, cottage cheese, spinach, green chilis, melted butter, onions and mushrooms until evenly blended.

3. Bake in 12" Dutch Oven at 350 degrees (17 coals on top and 8 coals below) for 45-60 minutes and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. 

(This is one of my favorites!!!!!!!!)

 



 

 

BAKED CARAMEL-BANANA FRENCH TOAST


*8 Tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter

*1 Cup packed dark brown sugar

*2 Tablespoons dark rum, optional

*2 sliced bananas

*1 Loaf white bread (about 20 oz) cut or torn into 1/2" pieces

*8 Large eggs

*2 Cups half & half

*1 Tablespoon vanilla extract

*1/4 teaspoon salt


Prep time: 25 Minutes

Chill: 4 hours (or overnight)

Bake: 40 minutes

Total: 5 hours


​Preperation:

1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add brown sugar and rum; stir until smooth. Remove from heat and stir in bananas

2. Scatter half of bread in a 9"x13" baking dish. Spoon caramel-banana mixture evenly over bread. Top with remaining bread. In a large bowl, whisk eggs until blended. Whisk in half and half, vanilla and salt. Pour over bread mixture, pressing down on bread to make sure its all coated. Cover with foil and refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.

3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees (For a 12" Dutch Oven place 17 coals on top and 8 coals below) Let baking dish stand at room temperature while oven heats. Remove foil and bake until puffed and golden and a thin knife inserted in center comes out clean, about 40 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes before serving 
       
 

  


DUTCH OVEN RECIPES​



PUMPKIN CRUNCH CAKE


*1 can pumpkin pie mix (read ingredients for pie on can and make mix...i.e. eggs and evaporated milk....)

*1 box yellow cake mix

*1/2 cup diced pecans

*1/4 lb butter, melted


Directions:

   

   ~Prepare pumpkin pie mix according to directions on can with eggs and evaporated milk.

   ~Pour pumpkin pie mix into Dutch Oven

   ~Sprinkle yellow cake mix over the top. Crumble any large lumps. 

   ~Drizzle with melted butter

   ~Sprinkle the diced pecans on top

   ~Bake until cake tests done at 350 degrees (17 coals on top and 8 below) for 35-45 minutes. Cake is done when knife inserted in center comes out clean. Allow to set before serving.

   ~Spoon out and serve warm with whipped cream. Oh, yea!!!!!!!!!

JALAPENO PORK ROAST


*4-5 lb Pork shoulder roast

*1 package dry Ranch dressing

*1 Package Au Jus mix

*8 oz jar peperoncinis

*4 oz jar or can jalapeno slices

*1/4 lb butter

*1/2 cup water


       Prep a 12" Dutch Oven with cooking spray. Place Pork roast in Dutch Oven. Pour water over the roast. If you want more sauce for gravy add more water. Add the rest of the ingredients in the order they are in. 


       Cook at 325 degrees (16 coals on top and 7 below) for about 2-3 hours. I usually cut back on the heat after the first hour. This is an easy recipe but it will be the best pork roast you've ever tasted and will make you look like a professional to those you serve!!!!!!!


                  Marinaded Tri-Tip


*4 LB Tri-Tip

*Mr. Yoshida's MArinade

*1/3 cup water


    Place the Tri-Tip in a large ziplock, pour in marinade to cover. Double bag to protect from leaks Place in regrigerator overnight.

​    Use a 12" Dutch Oven. Spray Oven with oilPlace 6 coals on the bottom and 12 coals on top. Place Tri-Tip in Oven.

    Pour water over meat. Pour marinade from the ziplock over the meat. Cover and let cook about one hour.

​    Check the temperature with an instant read thermometer and when the temp reaches  140 F in he thickest part of the meat, take off the coals. Remove he Tri-Tip and slice to serve.

    I like to place the sliced meat in a pan where i can lay the pieces submerged in the hot marinade.

    Make sure you purchase plenty of meat. Your guests will come back for seconds, thirds and forths!!!!!

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                                              Baking Temperature

325*F​           350*F           375*F             400*F               425*F           450*F

Dutch Ovens can be reseasoned if they are found rusty or extremely dirty:

  19                 21                 23                   25                      27                 29    

13/6              14/7              16/7                17/8                   18/9             19/10



  23                 25                 27                   29                      31                  33

16/7              17/8              18/9               19/10                 21/10             22/11

 

DUTCH PANCAKE

 6 eggs
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
¼ cup butter, melted at bottom of oven
½ cup brown sugar
Nutmeg
Fruit (Apples, peaches, blackberries, strawberries, whatever yer fancy…….)

         Mix eggs, flour, salt milk.
        Spray 12” Dutch Oven with cooking spray. Melt butter in bottom of Dutch Oven. Pour egg mixture into Dutch Oven. Top with fruit. Sprinkle with brown sugar and nutmeg.

         Place 8 coals at bottom of oven and 22 coals on top. Bake for 25 minutes. Pancake is done when eggs are set. You can use syrup or whipped cream. My favorite is confectioner’s sugar but it’s pretty darn good just by itself with the fruit.

*Add 2 coals if you are using a deep dish oven*

                  BLUEBERRY BUCKLE


*3/4 cup white sugar

*1/4 cup butter

*1 egg

*1/2 cup milk

*1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

*2 teaspoons baking powder

*1 teaspoon vanilla

*1/2 teaspoon salt

*2 cups fresh blueberries


Topping:

*1/2 cup white sugar

*1/3 cup all-purpose flour

*1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

*1/4 cup butter, softened


Spray 12" Dutch Oven with cooking spray and warm with coals (18 on top and 9 below) Cream together 3/4 cup sugar, butter and egg. In a separate bowl mix together 1 1/2 cups flour, baking powder and salt. Stir into mixture, alternating with milk. Stir in blueberries. Pour into Dutch Oven.


Topping:

Combine 1/2 cup sugar, 1/3 cup flour, cinnamon and butter. Sprinkle over batter.


Bake at 375 degrees (18 coals on top and 9 below) for 25-30 minutes and knife inserted in center comes out clean

Baking Temperatures can be controlled by the number of coals placed on the lid and below the Dutch Oven:

Oven Size


      10"        Coals

                Top/Bottom


     

      12"        Coals

                Top/Bottom