We have all had to start from the beginning and have been stuck on what to cook first, check out my camp oven recipes for beginners list, they are easy to recreate.
A cast iron camp oven is one of the most versatile pieces of camp cooking equipment you can own, they are perfect for, frying, baking, roasting and more!
Basically, if you can cook it at home, you can make it in a camp oven, while it takes a little practice to get good at cooking in a camp oven over coals or heat beads, the entire process is a lot of fun.
There is a bit of trial and error when it comes to learning heat control But once you get the hang of it, you will be the master of camp oven cooking.
Read my guide on heat control here
Camp oven recipes for beginners
Simple Damper Recipe
For me the perfect recipe is a Damper, it has only got three basic ingredients, Self Raising Flour, a pinch of salt and a little bit of water, so it is relatively cheap if you burn it.
All you need to do is combine the ingredients in a bowl until combined, and place the damper in the bottom of a camp oven, pop on the lid and cook with some heat on the top and bottom.
Easy Camp Oven Roast Chicken
I love how easy it is to cook aroast chicken in a camp oven, it doesn’t have to be difficult, keep the flavours simple I like seasoning mine with butter and herbs.
All you need to do is to pop your seasoned chicken in the bottom of the camp oven, pop on the lid and cook with some heat on the top and bottom, and later on pop in some vegetables.
Campfire Beef Stew
Do you know what goes great with a damper? Beef Stew! all you need is some meat, basic vegetables, like potatoes, carrots, onions some water and seasoning.
Stews only require bottom heat under the bottom of the camp oven, to allow them to simmer away for a few hours till the meat is tender.
CAMP OVEN KORMA RECIPE
Here’s another great recipe for any beginner to try in a camp oven, created by one of Australia’s leading camp oven experts, Derek Bullock. This Korma recipe only requires bottom heat under the camp oven.