Indoor Barbecue Ribs

Spring is here.  It’s time to open the windows, shake out the rugs, and—best of all—fire up the grill.  But what to do when April showers yield March winds rather than May flowers?  Not to worry!  It’s still possible to attain the flame-licked flavor, even if the beloved Weber has to remain under its cover […]

Dutch Oven Breakfast Pizza

I love dutch oven pizza. It is a tasty treat! One of the variations from a typical dutch oven “dinner” pizza is to cook a Dutch Oven breakfast pizza. This is a perfect tailgate breakfast. It is easy, delicious, and keeps everyone coming back for seconds and thirds. Try this recipe out at your next […]

Grandma’s Baked Beans Recipe

Grandma’s Dutch Oven Baked Beans Recipe straight from the yellowed recipe cards written in my Grandma Silvey’s handwriting

Grandpa’s Cajun Green Beans Recipe

This is one of Grandpa’s favorites and is perfect for a family get together, family barbeque, or a quiet dinner.

Chicken and Pork Jambalaya Recipe

Chicken and Pork Jambalaya Recipe Ingredients: 2 tbs olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 1 green bell pepper, chopped 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped 1 red bell pepper, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1-14 oz can tomatoes, diced 2-14 oz cans chicken broth 2 tbs worcestershire sauce 1 tsp thyme 1 tbs parsley ½ tsp […]

Shrimp Creole Recipe

Shrimp Creole Recipe Ingredients 2 medium-sized onions, peeled and chopped 2 medium-sized green bell pepper, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 stalks celery ribs, chopped 2 tbs olive oil 2 tbs butter 1 (28 oz) can tomatoes ½ tsp paprika 1 tsp salt 1/8 tsp ground red pepper 1 tsp file’ powder 1 ½ lbs […]

Shrimp Gumbo Recipe

Shrimp Gumbo Recipe Ingredients: ¾ lb small orka pods, washed, trimmed, sliced ¼ in thick or 1 (10 oz) package frozen sliced okra ¼ cup olive oil 2/3 cups scallions, chopped (include some green tops) 2 cloves garlic; minced 1 (28 oz) can tomatoes ½ cup boiling water 2 bay leaves 1 tsp salt ¼ […]

Scallop and Vegetable Gumbo Recipe

Scallop and Vegetable Gumbo Recipe Ingredients: 6 slices of bacon 2 tbs olive oil 1 cup flour 5 celery ribs, chopped 2 medium onions, chopped 2 green bell peppers, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 –32 oz containers chicken broth 1 tsp fresh rosemary, chopped 1 ½ tsp fresh thyme, chopped 2 bay leaves ¾ […]

Gulf of Mexico Seafood Gumbo Recipe

Gulf of Mexico Seafood Gumbo Recipe Ingredients: 1 cup flour 1 tsp vegetable oil 2 cups chopped onion 1 cup chopped green bell pepper ½ cup chopped celery 4 garlic cloves, minced 1 cup sliced okra 1 cup chopped tomato 1 ½ cups water 1 tsp Cajun-Creole Seasoning 1 tbs salt ¾ tsp ground red […]

Cajun Seafood Gumbo Recipe

Cajun Seafood Gumbo Recipe Ingredients: 1/3 cup flour ¼ cup olive oil 12 oz fresh/frozen shrimp, peeled and de-veined 6 oz fresh/frozen crab meat ½ pint shucked oysters, drained ½ cup onion; chopped ½ cup red sweet peppers, chopped ½ cup green sweet peppers, chopped 4 cloves garlic; minced dash of salt ¼ tsp freshly […]

Red Rice and Hot Sausage Recipe

Ingredients: 2 tbs oil 2 lbs smoked hot sausage – cut into 2” lengths 1 large onion – finely diced 1 large green bell pepper – finely diced 3 stalks of celery – finely diced 4 cups of water 1 15 oz can of tomato sauce 3 tbs salt 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper […]

Fruit and Pecan Dutch Oven Pork Roast Recipe

Ingredients: 1 rolled boneless pork loin roast (3 1/2lbs) ½ cup chopped pecans 4 tbs butter divided 1 tbs cider or red wine vinegar ¼ cup orange juice ¼ tsp salt 1 bay leaf 1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper 1 can whole berry cranberry sauce 1/8 tsp sugar ½ cup chicken broth ¼ cup […]

Campfire Chili Recipe

Campfire Dutch Oven Chili Recipe Ingredients: 1 lb ground beef 1 lb sausage meat w/sage 2 medium onions; diced 2 cans kidney beans (undrained) 2 cans crushed tomatoes 1 sm can diced Ortega chilies 2 pkg Lawery Chili mix 3 bay leaves 1 sm tub sour cream to garnish Directions: Brown ground beef and sausage […]

Dutch Oven Ham and Potatoes Recipe

Ingredients: 3 cups ham; diced 1 large onion; diced 1 can cream of mushroom soup 16 oz frozen broccoli 8 oz sour cream 7-8 medium potatoes; sliced 8 oz cheese Salt and pepper to taste Directions: Combine all ingredients in a 12″ Dutch oven Cook at 350 degrees until potatoes are tender – put more […]

Tailgate Tortilla Scramble

Ingredients: 2 Avocados 1 oz olive oil 1 cup onion, chopped 2 cups red pepper, diced 1 dz eggs 2 oz cilantro, chopped 1 ½ tsp hot sauce 1 tsp salt 1 ½ cups tortilla chips, broken 4 oz jack cheese, shredded Directions: Cut avocado lengthwise around the pit; twist halves to separate; strike pit […]

Senior Hokie’s SOS (Chipped Beef on Toast)

Ingredients: 12 oz. air dried beef – torn into bite size pieces ¾ cup flour ¾ cup unsalted butter 6 cups milk – whole or 2% 1 12 oz bottle of dark beer, preferably one of the Grillmaster’s homebrew 16 slices of Texas garlic toast Fresh ground black pepper Directions: Heat Dutch oven until hot […]

Mountain Man Breakfast

Ingredients: 1 lb bacon 2 medium onions; diced 1 ½ cups fresh mushrooms; sliced 1 green bell pepper; diced 3 cloves of garlic; minced 10-12 medium potatoes; sliced Egg beaters equal to 1 doz. eggs (or use real eggs) Salt and pepper to taste 3 cups grated cheddar cheese Picante Sauce Directions: Heat Dutch oven […]

Dutch Oven Cooking Indoors

One of my favorite things to do is cook with my dutch ovens. There is nothing like cooking outdoors with the smell of the forest complementing the wonderful aromas escaping from the dutch ovens cooking around the campfire. However, there are lots of times that I don’t want to deal with charcoal and just get […]

Cooking a dutch oven roast good enough for Sunday dinner

One of my favorite things to cook in a dutch oven is a good roast (or two). My family loves it – especially my wife because she doesn’t have to cook! Ingredients: ~5lb Beef rump roast or Pork shoulder roast (or both) Spices (including salt, pepper, garlic salt, Montreal Steak Seasoning, Lowry’s Seasoning Salt, Dried […]

Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler – Simple Recipe

My latest in a series of Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler recipes. There are so many ways that I have tried to cook a good peach cobbler in a dutch oven. This is the easy recipe. Ingredients: 2 cans of peaches – homemade canned peaches are even better Butter 1 vanilla cake mix cinnamon brown sugar […]