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13 Delicious Recipes You Can Make In A Dutch Oven

Dutch ovens are the secret to hearty cold-weather meals.
11/29/2016 07:02am ET
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Slow cookers might be the appliance everyone thinks of when the season turns chilly, but Dutch ovens are the real workhorses of any cold-weather kitchen.A Dutch oven is basically just a large, heavy cooking pot, but they’re good for anything from braising to bread baking.

Their only downfall is that they weigh a ton, but that’s because they’re built to last. Not only do they stand the test of time ― Le Creuset, who famously makes these, has a lifetime guarantee ― but they’re designed to simmer on the stove for hours on end and to withstand the high heat of the oven. They’re typically made from extra-heavy cast iron, with an enamel coating. In other words, they’re tough.

It’s time you got them to work in your kitchen. Here are 10 delicious meals you can ― and should ― be making in your Dutch oven this season.

1
Chuck Roast With Balsamic And Dijon
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2
Homemade Brown Sugar Baked Beans
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3
One Pot Mushroom Rice
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4
Dutch Oven Grecian Chicken
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5
Super Easy One Pot Lasagna
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6
Lentil Soup With Parmesan And Smoked Sausage
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7
One Pot Chili Mac And Cheese
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8
Korean Fried Chicken
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9
Classic Coq Au Vin
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10
Tabasco Braised Chicken, Chickpeas And Kale
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11
Spicy Cider Beer Braised Chicken
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12
Braised Brisket With Potatoes
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13
No-Knead Dutch Oven Bread
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