Dutch Oven Cooking for Beginners

Discover Dutch oven cooking! Learn to cook amazing food outdoors without electricity or fancy kitchen appliances.

This video is for folks new to Dutch oven cooking. I’ll show you the basic equipment you need get you started in this wonderful hobby. I also included many links to other online resources below.

UPDATE 10/3/2015 – I uploaded a revised version of this video with a quieter music track to my Vimeo account.

Dutch Oven Web Sites

Bryon’s Dutch Oven Cooking Page (Highly Recommended!!!)

Dutch Oven Madness

TOPONAUTIC Outdoor News-Events-Recipes

YouTube Dutch Oven Cooking Channels

1960HikerDude (My channel)


Arkansas Redneck

Facebook Groups

Cast Iron Cooking

Camp Oven Community (Australian group)

Great Outdoors Camp Cooking

Google Plus Communities

Cast Iron Cooking

Dutch Oven & Camp Cooking (My group)

Dutch Oven Cooking Videos

My videos

Dutch Oven Meatloaf

Irish Stout Beef Stew

Pineapple Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

Banana Bread

Pineapple Upside-down Cake

How to Clean and Care for your Dutch Oven

Strip and Re-Season Your Dutch Oven

Charcoal Tips and Tricks

Other Videos

Tex-Mex Hawaiian Chicken

Pigs in the Cornfield


Venison Stew


Byron’s Dutch Oven Recipes (Highly recommended!)

Dutch Oven Dude’s Recipes


You can support this channel and my website by purchasing these fun products. The commissions I make help cover my expenses such as software, hardware, camera gear, music licensing fees, web hosting fees, etc. Your purchases help me bring you more fresh content every week. Thanks for your consideration.


Fun gear with the “pot of love” graphic


Lodge 10 Inch (4 Quart) Camp Dutch oven

Lodge 12 inch (6 Quart) Camp Dutch Oven

Lodge 12 Inch Deep (8 Quart) Camp Dutch Oven

Camp Chef Explorer 2 Burner Stove

Mair Dutch Oven Lid Lifter

Work Sharp Knife and Tool Sharpener


Nesco Snackmaster Pro Food Dehydrator FD-75A

Nesco FD-1040 Garden Master Food Dehydrator

Excalibur 3926TB Feed Dehydrator

Foodsaver FM2000-FFP Vacuum Sealing System

Foodsaver GameSaver Deluxe Vacuum Sealing Kit

Foodsaver Vacuum Sealer Bags

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Comment (43)

  1. background music is a bit too loud. I had a real hard time hearing you over it on the last segment of your video. Other than that, I loved the info and subscribed to your channel.

    I do a lot of cooking out in the weeds, and dutch ovens are the bomb, although I've found they are really hard to control temperature inside when NOT USING briquets. When using wood coals, I get it wrong a lot: oak coals keep heat longer, ash and hickory burn hot but not as long, osage orange is super hot and usually burns the food inside, maple burns fast with a flash then gets cold… any advice on how to control temps on natural campfires using whatever wood is available at the time?

    (BTW…great idea on that table to save the back!)

  2. I found this vid when I was researching brands and quality. I LOVE cast iron cookware will soon be investing in my own set as I haven't had access to any, for regular use, in quite a long time. It makes the best food EVER and anywhere from home fries and cakes, to biscuits or noodles. I was very happy to see the recipes and showing 'how-to' as I love cooking. I do have to admit though, my favorite thing to make in cast iron is pineapple upside down cake 🙂
    Thank you for these vids 🙂

  3. we have several very old cast iron pieces that have been in the family for 4 generations.we've been cooking with it for 25 years. I can never get too much info about using my cast iron!
    Thanks for sharing!


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