Dutch Oven Baked Beans
Cooking over a fire in cast iron pots dates back centuries to the time at which humankind first learned to forge tools out of the Earth’s metals. Cast iron camp ovens gained in popularity and helped to feed the American expansion west, from Lewis & Clark to early American settlers. Cooking in a Dutch oven can be done in the kitchen in an oven, buried in the ground in a pit of hot coals, over a campfire, or on the grill. There are numerous methods for using a cast iron Dutch oven and special care must be taken to properly season an oven. You can make anything from breakfast to desserts in this classic cooking vessel.