Dutch Oven: Your Perfect Dutch Oven Chili Recipe
Dutch oven is a cooking pot that is thick-walled with a lid that is tight-fitting, usually made of cast iron, and some are made of cast aluminum, ceramic or enameled metals. There are many benefits using a Dutch oven because it is durable, versatile, convenient to use, inexpensive and creates delicious and nutritious meals. Dutch ovens are suited for long and slow cooking, making stews, roasts and casseroles, and virtually any recipe you can think of that can be cooked in a conventional oven. Dutch ovens are easy to clean, you can have it cooked on a stove top, over a fire or a grill, and it last for several years.
People who love outdoors like having a picnic or camping can benefit from using Dutch oven, because it doesn’t need to have an access to electricity, and only very little fat is needed when cooking, as well as it also hold the heat fairly evenly, creating a perfect food texture. One of the most sought Dutch oven recipes is chili recipe, especially by campers and climbers, because it is not only tasty, but more importantly it provides warmth in a cold weather during winter months. If you are planning to cook a Dutch oven chili recipe, you may use any kind of meat with plenty of connective tissue, such as beef chuck or beef short rib, pork shoulder, or lamb shoulder. The sausage can be in any flavor you prefer and it may come raw, or it can also be replaced by stew meat. It is better to stick with small to medium beans such as cannellini, kidney beans, garbanzo, or navy beans. For the best chili flavor, you can make your own chili puree or your own chili powder, but you can also buy chili powder in stores.
To cook the chili recipe, first you need to put oil once the Dutch oven is heated, and then add the pork and cook until it is well-browned on all sides. Next, add the sausage to the pot and cook it until it is no longer raw, then add onion, chili powder, cumin, oregano and cilantro, and keep on stirring until the aroma comes out and the ingredients soften. Add the soaked beans, tomatoes and enough water to cover the meat and beans, add a pinch of salt or salt to taste, and let it cook for ten minutes or until the beans are soft, the meat is tender and if the soup texture is creamy.
Dutch oven is really beneficial to us, so it is important to take good care of it because it provides you and your family good, hearty and nutritious meals, especially when you are outdoors. I hope you enjoy cooking with your own Dutch oven!