Dutch oven meals — big on flavors, easy on you

By Olivia Fowler
For the Courier

Dutch oven cooking maximizes meat flavor and minimizes labor.

Once the Dutch oven is filled with the meat of choice, plus other ingredients, it’s simply a matter of throwing it into a slow oven and forgetting about it until the timer goes off.

These dishes are a great way to battle the chill evenings of winter. One of the best things about them is the scent that fills the kitchen while they’re cooking.

I use a cast-iron Dutch oven, but there are several highly rated Dutch ovens on the market made from other materials that produce excellent results.