View Full Version : Dutch Oven Beef Stew and Cinnamon Rolls

12-10-2011, 10:54 AM
This was from October, but it was the first time I've made beef stew in my DO. I had a beef stew crock pot recipe that I modified into this for a 10" shallow DO.

1 1/2 lb stew meat
12 small red potatoes quartered
1 stalk celery sliced
10 baby carrots cut into thirds
1 medium onion chopped
16 oz beef broth
Bay Leaf

I started by coating the meat in flour and then browning in the oven over a full bed of briquettes. Once browned, I added the beef broth, covered and let it simmer about an hour or until the meat is tender. I then added a pinch of thyme, a pinch of basil, one bay leaf, and the veggies (I had an onion, but forgot to chop and add it). I removed some of the briquettes but still left enough for this to simmer until the veggies were tender...about 30 minutes.

When I added the veggies, I also started some biscuits. I got this way from Cowgirl...put biscuits in a pie pan and then cover with another pie pan and foil. I put them on the Weber Kettle to bake and turned them over half way in the baking. Oh, I also was smoking some country style ribs covered in Mad Hunky on the Kettle. This was my "back up" in case the stew didn't turn out well.

Once the veggies were done, I got about 1/2 cup of water and added two heaping spoons of flour and mixed that up well and then added to the stew to thicken and let it cook about another 15 minutes or until thickened.

The stew, biscuits, and CSRs hit the spot on a very chilly evening.

Here are some pics for your viewing pleasure.

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After adding the thickener

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My dinner. Not a good pic of the CSR, but you get the idea.

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The next morning, I baked some Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls. I lined the DO with parchment paper to remove the rolls easy. These are pretty good cinnamon rolls...BUT definitely no where close to home made, but it was an easy breakfast to get us going.

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Thanks for viewing!

12-10-2011, 12:40 PM
Absolutely beautiful Becky! I saw this earlier with a different title and wondered why it was deleted.

I like the shot of the herbs right next to the Browning ammo. Did you use that to help brown the meat? :roflmaoha0:

Good job! :thumbs up::thumbs up::thumbs up:

12-10-2011, 12:40 PM
Holy Cow!!! That looks amazing to me! Sis you knocked that one outta the park ... or should I say camp site!

Thanks for sharing the pics with us

:Drool2: :Drool2: :Drool2:

12-10-2011, 03:01 PM
Very nice!

12-10-2011, 04:57 PM
Absolutely great looking chow! :thumbs up::thumbs up:

12-10-2011, 07:46 PM
Well, I'm glad you undeleted it! Very nice. Now, let's see the rifle that goes to the Fiocchi ammmo!

12-10-2011, 07:54 PM

12-11-2011, 08:07 PM
Thanks, Everyone!

I like the shot of the herbs right next to the Browning ammo. Did you use that to help brown the meat?

:thumbs up:

Well, I'm glad you undeleted it! Very nice. Now, let's see the rifle that goes to the Fiocchi ammmo!

Like I told SmokyOkie, I haven't been active here since joining and I didn't want to tick anyone off. Not sure what the rules are for posting in more than one forum.

And that's cool that y'all noticed the ammo...I took that picture and posted it just to see if anyone noticed. Hee hee hee.....:msn-wink:

Here's the gun...a German police pistol that my Father-in-Law brought back from WWII. We take it out and shoot it every now and then. It even has the nazi symbol on it...I don't care for that but it's still a nice pistol. The serial number for the gun, 2 magazines, and holsters all match. Yeah, I know it needs a good cleaning...

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12-11-2011, 09:38 PM
I'm with ya on the Nazi symbol. Still a nice rare pistol. Cool!!

And quite alright to post here what you shared on another forum. It's funny, we've answered this question from two different members this week.

12-11-2011, 10:55 PM
I think I'd keep that one in the gun case. It's gotta be worth a penny or two.

12-13-2011, 02:24 PM
So cool. I asked for a Dutch Oven for X-Mas. Now I really hope I get it.:sign0092: for the awesome pics.

12-13-2011, 02:38 PM
So cool. I asked for a Dutch Oven for X-Mas. Now I really hope I get it.

I hope Santa is good to you. :thumbs up: I have owned mine for a little over 2 years and just recently started learning how to use it earlier this fall when the weather started cooling down. I have made some pretty darn good stuff in it and have a pretty long "to do" list, too! :woohoo: