Oct 06, 2015 - reta smith
Love all the great info. Really enjoyed your site.
Oct 21, 2015 - sara
thank you so much! amazing recipes,
Nov 20, 2015 - Lori
This is such great info. Just wondering about how many servings you'd say you get from these
Jan 28, 2016 - charlie melancon
Love your site. Thank you so much. Enjoying this
Cast iron cooking.
Feb 17, 2016 - John
Any tips or favorite recipies for doing a pot
roast in a dutch oven? Great site!
Feb 21, 2016 - Dutch Oven Dude
Apr 13, 2016 - Michael Barnes
On the front of this recipe page there are some jalapeno poppers it looks like? Do you have the D O recipe for these? They look great! Thanks
Apr 13, 2016 - Dutch Oven Dude
Apr 13, 2016 - Michael Barnes
Thank you Dutch Oven Dude. I will make them! They look delicious!
Aug 08, 2016 - Marie
I camp with a group of 12-16 every year for a week in the NC mountains, and have had your
site bookmarked for many years so I can refer to it again and again. Now the proud owner of 3
well-seasoned Dutch ovens, I'm almost ready leave the propane cook stove at home. The
recipes are wonderful, and have brought rave reviews from the campers.
As a side note, I've
found flaxseed oil to be the very best for seasoning cast iron. Six or more layers, wiped on
VERY thinly between 1-hour bakes in the oven at its highest temperature, have yielded an
impermeable non-stick surface that shows no sign of flaking or wearing off.
Oct 16, 2016 - Paul Plughoff
The Cowboy Stew is Great!!!!!
Mar 05, 2017 - Jordan
Does your cookbook include some of the tips for caring for the DO
and heating settings etc??
Thanks for an awesome product!
Mar 13, 2017 - Dutch Oven Dude
@Jordan - Yes, it does.
May 24, 2017 - Christina
I got my Dutch Oven in November. I first
used it this past weekend. I totally
winged it add made venison stew. It was
excellent. We just used coals from the
fire, it was done well before usual camp
dinner (4:00). I had to call the clan
back from fishing. :( Anyway, I'm so
looking forward to learning how to use my
oven properly. I'll try with briquettes
this time, but I hope to use wood coals
so I don't have to buy them. That might
not fair well with timing. But, I hope it
can be learned. Thanks for posting your
recipes for free. I think I need your
cook book though! Excellent site, I have
visited a few looking for recipes. I
don't have to look any further. This is
May 26, 2017 - Cristy
What size DO do you use for your recipes?
Some of the recipes that I have looked at doesn't specify.
May 27, 2017 - Dutch Oven Dude
@Cristy - every recipe page has text at the bottom stating "All
recipes use a 12-inch dutch oven, unless specified."
Jun 09, 2017 - Kerry
I just got a dutch oven and haven't tried using it yet. My family does a lot of backpacking. We need to carry our ingredients for miles and sometimes keep them for days outside the refrigerator. Every dutch-oven recipe book I've seen and every recipe I've found online calls for fresh meat, fresh eggs, and other ingredients that aren't practical to carry on the trail. Can you reccommend recipes that use dehydrated ingredients that backpackers would be able to carry?
Jul 06, 2017 - Christina
I am having so much fun with my new cook
book. I love love love the lasagna and
have made it four times this summer.
I've also made the PECS, Bacon
Spuds,Bacon Wrapped Chicken Nuggets,
Chicken Pot Pie, Fizzy Fruit Cobbler and
Sweet Cornbread. The potatoes got rave
reviews. I have been trying to make
potatoes like that for so long. The
Cornbread is also a favorite. I get to
get another Dutch soon. Our friend
brought his and we paired up to make
bread to go with the lasagna, and we
made the potatoes and cornbread to go
with our fresh caught fish. So yummy!
Our friend also has three other cook
books. I still like yours the best! So
simple and the photos for each recipe
are so great.
Jul 07, 2017 - Dutch Oven Dude
@Chrstina - Hey, I'm glad you're enjoying it! Thanks for the
Jan 13, 2018 - BR
Dutch oven dude, love you cook book!
I am looking for a chicken and rice
recipe I think you used to have on your site. I can't seem to find it. The only
part I can remember is toasting the rice with bacon to start and then adding
remaining ingredients. Did I get this recipe from you or someone else? If it
was you could you please share again? Thank you sir!
Jan 13, 2018 - Lynn
Any experience with Corned Beef and Cabbage?
Jan 13, 2018 - Dutch Oven Dude
@BR - Must have been somewhere else. Sorry.
@Lynn - Yes, my
only experience is that I don't care for cabbage. :-) So, I
don't have a recipe for it, but any normal oven recipe works
just fine in a dutch oven.
Aug 10, 2018 - Rick Lane
I have just started dutch oven cooking this year. I just
ordered your cookbook. Are the recipes that are found here on
your website also in your cookbook? Also thank you for all the
great looking recipes here I am excited to try them.
Aug 12, 2018 - Dutch Oven Dude
@Rick - Some of the recipes here are in the cookbook, but not
all of them. I'm making Enchiladas tomorrow night. :-)
Sep 11, 2018 - Joseph Hannum
Just learning to use Dutch ovens. Would love your book
Sep 02, 2019 - Anthony Almerigi
I just wanted to say thanks Dude! We camp a lot and use
a Dutch oven almost exclusively for about 8 years now.
Your book and website is awesome for all of our meal
planning. My family always compliments my cooking and
brags about how good of a camp chef I am! We never
have any leftovers and the servings are spot on. I can’t
imagine camping without my DO- so many people around
us were just having hot dogs and hamburgers all
weekend. I hope you have plans to publish a new book
with more recipes and include all the ones from this
website. Thanks for all the great meals - my family and
friends Thank you too!
Oct 25, 2019 - John
I have heard about folks using a metal pan (set atop a few pebbles so it is not in direct contact with the bottom of the DO) to hold food while it is cooking. Can Pyrex be used?
Oct 25, 2019 - Dutch Oven Dude
@John - I'd never use glass outdoors and I'd never use glass in
a dutch oven. The risk of thermal shock breaking the glass is
I expect you could use Pyrex as you describe - much
like placing it inside a kitchen oven - but I would stick with
a much safer pie tin.