Although I don't use "recipes" for my dutch oven adventures, I thought I'd share a few easy dutch oven ideas!
This dessert was awesome topped with Cool Whip!!! You can alter this to use just about any canned fruit or pie filling! You can use whatever flavor of cake mix you want and whatever liquid you have on hand. It's pretty forgiving!
I just threw some oil and popcorn into the hot dutch oven and placed it on the coals. When the popping slowed down I pulled it out of the fire and stirred it until everything had popped.
Of course I served this topped with Cool Whip as well! It was a big hit!
Another dutch oven goodie I concocted this trip was a great dutch oven breakfast with bacon and sliced potatoes. When the potatoes were done I poured a couple dozen eggs over the topped and cooked until done. Then cheese went over the top. Delightful!
Sliced potatoes were cooked in oil and topped with leftover pulled pork and cheese for another great meal.
Over-ripe bananas were mixed with a corn bread mix and placed in a buttered pie tin. I placed the pie tin into the dutch oven and baked until done. Yummy!
I've never used briquettes with a dutch oven. I just throw it on hot coals and place more hot coals on top. Typically if you're baking a cake or other bread-type item you'll want more coals on the top than the bottom. If you're placing the dutch oven in a fire pit with an actual fire still going you'll want to turn the dutch oven every couple of minutes so it heats evenly and doesn't burn one side. Everything tastes so much better while camping!