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Our first Dutch Oven Cook

bubba timbubba tim Posts: 3,216
edited 8:01AM in EggHead Forum
LC gave me a 7 qrt Lodge DO for xmas. This is the first time we have ever used a DO on "Ole Lady". First a quick call to the master of DO, Grandpas Grub. After some helpful tips, LC and I were off to the races. When she was 10 years old, an old Portuguese woman named Florence, showed her how to make this soup. (God rest her soul) Caldo Verde or Green Soup is made with fresh choirizo, linguica, and chuck roast. 2lbs of kale and lots of other stuff. We will be making this for the meet and greet in Ocala and will share the recipe after.

Get the egg up to 450 deg with spider.


Add the chuck to sear.

then the choirizo

add other secret stuff


2lbs of Kale


flip the spider with legs down and bring to simmer. Egg was kept at 300 deg. We kept the lid on for the first 45 minutes. Added some wiskey chips and let smoke for 30 minutes.

Covered for the last 30 minutes and then served.
Gee, what should I drink with this?


You guessed it...


LC had the Portuguese Shiraz....Go figure :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:
SEE YOU IN FLORIDA, March 14th and 15th 2014 You must master temp, smoke, and time to achive moisture, taste, and texture! Visit for BRISKET HELP


  • egretegret Posts: 4,037
    Trust me, son! All your recipes will be safe with me!! ;) I need to get a head start on the recipe book for the fest, so, if you have any recipes you know you are going to do send them to me ahead of time.....None of these will be published until after the fest!!......promise!

  • JLOCKHART29JLOCKHART29 Posts: 5,897
    Bubba that gets the JAKE SEAL OF APPROVAL!! Really looks good right now as its about 35 degrees and trying to get these stupid vegs tinder on the Egg! :laugh: Every time I see your Bubba Tim approved "post" I think about the Lee jeans tag that says "Buddy Lee tested, Buddy Lee approved" with a pic of a doll that looks roughly like "Chuckie"!! Crackes me up every time!!
  • Pork Butt MikePork Butt Mike Posts: 2,584
    Hey there Tim looking real good, you will love cooking with the D.O. on the egg. There are some many things you can do with it. I cook a lot with mine.
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,574

    That looks great. I've had the soup but never with the beef.



    Caledon, ON


  • reelgemreelgem Posts: 4,256
    Won't want to miss this in Ocala. BTW- Nice selection of wine too.
  • bubba timbubba tim Posts: 3,216
    This is not my recipe to send you. I will approacch this with the, Head Little Chef.
    SEE YOU IN FLORIDA, March 14th and 15th 2014 You must master temp, smoke, and time to achive moisture, taste, and texture! Visit for BRISKET HELP
  • bubba timbubba tim Posts: 3,216
    That makes the dish. It was roo meat. Very tasty. Not! :P I did the pit minding and the heavy lifting, LC made that wonderful soup. :woohoo: :woohoo:
    SEE YOU IN FLORIDA, March 14th and 15th 2014 You must master temp, smoke, and time to achive moisture, taste, and texture! Visit for BRISKET HELP
  • GunnarGunnar Posts: 2,010
    Looks great, I’ll patiently wait to see the rest of the ingredients. I definitely go for a one pot meals.
  • MaineggMainegg Posts: 7,787
    I will be the girl drooling over your egg fri night! That looks to dang good. a loaf of sourdough and I would be very happy :) Hope Little chef will share LOL see you guys soon! Juie
  • Looks great...I can almost smell it :)
    Will be looking forward to the recipe...After the "big-to-do" in Ocala.
  • Oh man, I LOVE Portuguese food. I can think of no better meal to break in your dutch oven.

    We need to find a way to attract a Portuguese migration to least enough to start a portuguese restaurant. I fell in love with Portuguese food on a vacation to the east coast, and immediately came back and tried to find a restaurant in luck. It's also basically impossible to find a local source for chouriço, or even Spanish style chorizo. Plenty of Mexican syle chorizo, but no spanish or portuguese. Did find a local meat market that makes linguiça, but they were out last time I visited.

    Very yummy looking, bubba tim!
  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    Wow, that sure looks good. It sounded pretty good when talking to you but after seeing the pictures...

    I never thought of letting the DO "rest in" the spider. Did the DO remove easily or was there expansion/contraction between the spider/DO?

    Congratulations to you and LC on a great looking cook, looking forward to seeing the recipe.

  • Little ChefLittle Chef Posts: 4,725
    Hey GG - Sorry this response is so late in coming. I hope you see it.
    Anyways, there was absolutely NO problem with the DO in the spider. No expansion/contraction, etc.... In the spider, the DO was about 1/2" off the coals, and got good and smokin hot for the sear. Since it was a soup we were making, we left the spider legs up. But, I imagine for more sensitive cooks (ie Paella, Jambalaya, etc) that the spider, flipped to legs down, then the DO resting in it, after the meat it seared would be just as effective.
    Let us know if you try it, and how it goes for you!
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