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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Dutch Oven Beef & Biscuits

Dutch Oven Beef & Biscuits

It might be getting a little too chilly to camp anymore when cooking in a Dutch Oven is perfect, but making this at home can be just as fun! Just like the title says, it's beef... and biscuits! Simple as that. This is one of my favorite Dutch Oven recipes and one of the few that I can successfully make on my own.

Dutch Oven Beef & Biscuits

{You can easily adjust the amount for more or less}

1-2 lbs. hamburger {plus what ingredients you usually use for a Sloppy Joe recipe}
2 1/2 packages of jumbo biscuits {you can also use the smaller biscuits}
12" Dutch Oven
24 pieces of charcoal

Sloppy Joes:
1-2 lbs. hamburger
Sloppy Joe seasoning mix
1 can (6 oz) tomato paste + 1 1/4 cups water
OR 1 8 oz can tomato sauce

1. Cook the hamburger and mix up to make Sloppy Joes.
2. Pour mixture evenly into the bottom of Dutch Oven.

Dutch Oven Beef & Biscuits

3. Place biscuits over the meat. I started around the outside and worked into the middle.

Dutch Oven Beef & Biscuits

4. Light the charcoal when you start cooking the meat. They will be ready when they start to turn gray/white. To get different temperatures, you have to place the charcoals on and above the Dutch Oven differently. You can see a guide here.

For this recipe, the temperature needs to be about 350º. So, you start with 24 charcoals. The way I remember it for this is to place 12 on top, 12 on bottom. Take 2 from the bottom and move to the top, leaving 10 on the bottom and 14 on the top. Place the ones on the bottom in a close circle so they fit right under the oven. Then, place the others around the lid like in the picture above. 

Dutch Oven Beef & Biscuits

5. Cook for about 20-25 minutes or until the biscuits are golden brown. The meat is already cooked, so you are only waiting for them to be done.

Dutch Oven Beef & Biscuits

6. Scoop out and dump on your plate! It's easier to aim for biscuit-side down since it's going to be a mess anyway. Then top with some cheddar cheese and enjoy!

While this recipe is awesome in a Dutch Oven, it can also be prepared in your regular oven at home:
  1. Prepare your sloppy joes like above.
  2. Pour sloppy joe mix evenly into a lightly greased 9x13 pan.
  3. Arrange biscuits on top of sloppy joe meat.
  4. Cover and bake for 10-15 minutes {could be longer or shorter depending on biscuit packaging directions}
  5. Scoop out and dump on your plate and top with cheese.

Would you like to comment?

  1. Okay it looks like this is what's for're always making me hungry! LOL

  2. Woot! I was just thinking I didn't know how to dutch oven cook! And you showed me! I am going to try this!

  3. Love, love, love Dutch Oven (unless it's 97 degrees, high humidity and I'm cooking for 200 young women campers!). This looks really yummy!

  4. What a fun dinner!!! I wish I had a dutch oven! But we'd love this anyway it's cooked!

  5. That's awesome! We love camping, and I can't wait to try this!

  6. This looks so warm and delicious!! Thanks so much for linking up to Tasty Thursdays on The Mandatory Mooch!! I hope you will link up again. The party will be live tonight.

    Thanks, Nichi

  7. Lindsay,
    I LOVE camping and food in a dutch oven is AMAZING! I have to add this great recipe to my dutch oven/camping recipes. A definite MUST TRY!


  8. This looks delicious! A perfect comfort food meal. Stopping by from Tasty Thursdays. Have a fabulous evening!


  9. Thanks for sharing this with my readers and linking up at Or so she says...! I hope you'll add me to your party list and come back this Saturday!

  10. This looks great, Lindsay! Thank you for linking it up to Homeschooling on the Cheap! this week. I'm featuring this post on my Southern Mom Cooks Facebook/Twitter page today at 1pm.

    Stop on over Thursday morning to share more of your kid friendly ideas!


  11. Yummy!! What a terrific fall dish, Lindsay. Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursdays on The Mandatory Mooch. I hope you link up again this week. The party will be live tomorrow night.

    And don't forget to "like" my Facebook page if you haven't already.

    Thanks, Nichi


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