All About Dutch Ovens – An absolute “must-have” for campfire cooking is an old-fashioned Dutch Oven. You know — the heavy cast iron, lipped lid, three-legged pan.
Campfire Cooking – Dutch Oven Recipes – There are just two prerequisites to do some great campfire cooking: a Dutch Oven and a great recipe! We provide great information on Dutch Ovens and a whole batch of wonderful recipes.
Chuckwagon – Western Recipes – Hey, pardners — check out these great western recipes, some straight out of the back of the chuck wagon. How ’bout a little cowboy fry bread, some beef jerky, or spicy hot green chili.
Flavors of the Mother Road – As we were travelin’ Route 66, we gathered some tested and tasty recipes like Cafe Peach Cobbler, Chambless Camp Salsa, and Missouri River Grilled Trout, just to name a few.
Frontier Recipes – The “Real” Old Stuff From The Old West – Most of these recipes would require an old-time starved cowboy or mountain man with excellent hunting skills. But check them out, if only for a good read.
Good Ole’ Fashioned Recipes – Think about cookin’ up a few of these old recipes. Try a little Emigrant Stew, whip up a batch of Corn Fritters, or serve a Vanilla Crumb Pie. These are tried and true old recipes.
A Hill Of Beans – Baked Beans That Is – Beans, beans, and you guessed it, more bean recipes!!
More Camping and Outdoor Recipes – Next time yo’re pitchin’ a tent, try out a little bread on a stick, some cookout ice cream, or maybe a pocket wonder.
Old West Recipes – Chuckwagon Etiquette, Chuckwagon Stew, Cowboy Beans, Wagon Train Biscuits, and lots more.
You could borrow an outfit’s horses, cowhands, pasture, even their foreman, but you could never borrow their cook.
– Tim Edwards
It’s bacon and beans most every day.
I’d just as soon be eatin’ that prairie hay.
– From “Chisholm Trail,” Traditional Cowboy song
Compiled by Kathy Alexander/Legends of America, updated April 2023.
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