When you’re in the mood for great campfire cooking here is a great menu for a night of classic cooking! Break out the dutch oven and all your great cast iron cookware and partake in a cooking tradition that is generations old. Cast iron cooking is an age old tradition and the way that all cooking was done when settlers traveled hundreds of miles through rough terrain to settle out west.
Cast iron cookware came about around 513 B.C. when furnaces that could heat iron to its melting point were discovered in China. After this the idea of cooking with cast iron pots and pans began to grow. The great thing about cooking with cast iron was that even though it took a bit to heat up, once heated it cooked its contents evenly, even or uneven heat. Cooking with cast iron can often give the body a healthy and much needed dose of you guessed it, iron. So cook up a great meal with a method that has been passed down for centuries.
Here are some great campfire recipes to share with your family, and a great reason to start a tradition of cast iron cooking as well.
Marinated Beef Tenderloin
- 1 whole beef tenderloin
- ½ cup red wine
- ½ cup soy sauce
- 1 Tbsp seasoning salt
Combine marinade ingredients in small bowl. Pierce tenderloin several times with fork, place in plastic sealable bag and add marinade. Leave in refrigerator or cooler overnight. Grill over 400 F coals for about 15 minutes per side. Remove carefully and serve.