12 One-Pot Meals, You Can Make in a Dutch Oven
A Dutch oven is a traditional piece of cookware that doesn't get nearly enough credit. It's so simple yet can do so much. While a classic cast iron version is functional, an enameled cast iron Dutch oven has the functionality and the looks. This makes it the perfect addition to any kitchen.
Try out these 12 delicious one-pot meals and discover a new favorite family dinner recipe.
1. Classic Beef Stew
It’s the classic and most well-known one-pot meal dinner recipe. Preparing a beef stew is like the food version of a thick, cozy winter sweater. Fill a bowl and enjoy the warmth it brings with tender cuts of marbled beef, fire-roasted tomatoes, and the punchy spice of Worcestershire sauce. Choose a cut of meat with a higher fat percentage, such as beef chuck. It gives the stew a rich, buttery flavor.
2. Wine-Braised Brisket
Most people consider brisket a holiday dinner recipe, but you can prepare this one-pot meal any time of the year. Many consider it a challenging dish, but that isn’t the case when you make it in your Buydeem Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven. Be sure to choose the “first cut” beef brisket for the best quality of meat. Preparing your brisket in an enameled cast iron Dutch oven is easier because you can scrape the browned bits from the bottom. The raised dots on the inside of the lid help the cooking juices to rain back down on the brisket for an extra juicy brisket. For safe defrosting of your brisket, use the Buydeem Heat Diffuser OT1701. It reduces the thawing time of your meat, which reduces the number of bacteria that could develop on your food while also preserving the taste.
3. Summer Smoked-Salmon Chowder
Prepare this unexpected one-pot meal in your Buydeem Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven and have a delicious meal to bring with you to your next summer get-together. It’s fast and easy to make. Place your enameled Dutch oven on your Buydeem Heat Diffuser OT1701 to ensure you have even heating. This is crucial because the chowder uses cream, which can easily burn or scald if it gets too hot. Cook the vegetables, then add the cream and smoked salmon. Keep the vegetables in large pieces to prevent them from getting too soft and to keep the chowder feeling hearty.
4. No-Knead Dutch Oven Bread
Bread is the perfect addition to many of these other dinner recipes. No-knead bread is perfect because anyone can make it. The key to a great loaf is letting the dough rise for a long time. Baking bread in a Dutch oven is perfect because you can place the pot in your oven while it’s preheating. That way, the dough immediately starts cooking as soon as it hits the Dutch oven and will evenly rise.
5. Easy Beef Chili
Nothing is better than filling your home with the warm and slightly spicy smells of freshly prepared chilly on a chilly day. The Buydeem Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven is cooktop compatible, making it safe for use on an electric, gas, and induction cooktop. For even better cooking, use the Buydeem Heat Diffuser OT1701 for even heating. What’s great about chili is that this one-pot meal is easily adaptable to your taste. You could love beef, or you could substitute it for chicken, turkey, venison, or another preferred meat. You could make it mild with smoked paprika or make it spicy blazing hot with peppers and spices.
6. Dutch Oven Full Chicken
Few dinner recipes are simple to prepare yet still impress, like a whole roast chicken. The trick to having a perfectly prepared chicken is how you cook it. The first half of the cooking should be done with the lid on. The Buydeem Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven is perfect because it has an innovative lid with raised dots that help condensation rain back down on the chicken. The second half of the cooking is done with the lid off. This gives you a crispy outside while still having juicy meat on the inside.
7. Arroz Con Pollo
This is a traditional Latin American dinner recipe. You can make your own version in a Dutch oven. It’s a standout dish because it’s a true one-pot meal with protein, vegetables, and starch. To brown the chicken skin, you can use your Buydeem Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven on your Buydeem Heat Diffuser OT1701. The heat diffusers’ large surface area ensures even heat conduction for uniform browning of the chicken. Then fill the enameled Dutch oven with broth, rice, and everything else. Bake the entire Dutch oven until the chicken is tender and the rice is cooked.
8. Frogmore Steam
One-pot meals like the Frogmore steam or low country boil are perfect when you need to feed many people. The Buydeem Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven is perfect for this dinner recipe because not only will it cook your seafood beautifully; the pot will look elegant on your table. There are three beautiful colors to choose from, including cozy greenish, petal purple, and whale blue.
9. Chicken Fricassee
Sure, it has a funny-sounding name, but this dish is one of the more popular Dutch oven recipes. This dinner recipe is a French staple and comfort food. It has a rich, silky sauce, hearty vegetables, and simmered chicken. You’ll brown the chicken in your Dutch oven, then bake it in the sauce for a dish bursting with flavor. Serve the Fricassee right in the Dutch oven on the table.
10. Super Easy One Pot Lasagna
Everyone loves lasagna, but it’s one of the more tedious dinner recipes. Thankfully, there are easy one-pot meal versions that make the process simple yet still have all of the delicious flavors. The Buydeem Heat Diffuser OT1701 will help you prepare the meat, vegetables, and sauce by evenly eating the Dutch oven. Its heat conduction function will make it easy to defrost the meat and help you protect your enameled Dutch oven. Then the Buydeem Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven is perfect for baking the lasagna. The enamel coating protects the cast iron from the acid in the tomato sauce. You’ll also appreciate how easy it is to clean the cooked sauce off the enamel.
11.Dutch Oven Apple Dump Cake
Enjoy more than just dinner recipes with your enameled cast iron Dutch oven. An apple pie dump cake is aptly named. You dump apple pie filling and cake batter in your Dutch oven and then bake. What comes out is a fresh and hot apple pie-inspired dessert. You could serve it with some vanilla ice cream or whipped cream for a creamy addition.
12. Baked Beans with Bacon
Your enameled Dutch oven is the perfect solution for preparing a low-maintenance side. Use yours to make up a batch of homemade baked beans with bacon. All you need are a few cans of small white beans, Dijon mustard, ketchup, chicken broth, and brown sugar. Leave it alone to cook until the beans are fork-tender and then serve with crispy bacon on top. For an extra hearty touch, use thick-sliced bacon. You could even chop it up and mix it into the beans.