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With winter in full gear, we’re enjoying all the awesome photos of EGGs in the cold weather. Stay warm with some of our favorite Dutch oven recipes: Chicken & Dumplings, Chili Con Carne and BLT Soup.

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Chili from my Veggie Basket

Made chili on the Egg today.  Normally I cook a single roast (usually 7-bone) and then dice it up after its mostly cooked and add it to the chili.  Didn't see a good roast at the market yesterday, so I thought I'd try stew meat in my vegetable basket this time.  It worked okay, a bit messy but the meat cooked very quickly.  
I thought maybe the extra surface area would collect more smoke flavor (I used Jack Daniels barrel and a bit of mesquite) but the chile flavor kind've masked it (I used four dried poblanos and six dried japones, soaked in hot chicken broth, stemmed and blended).  
Good stuff, Maynard!  

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Live fast, die young, and leave a well-marbled corpse.  
 
Ogden, Utard.  
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Comments

  • BrownieBrownie Posts: 1,022
    Looks good! Did you use that fancy DO on your egg? Also what are you using for a gasket... It looks like peanut butter between your base and dome.
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  • BotchBotch Posts: 2,890
    @Brownie: the gasket is that copper gasket stuff you can get at the auto parts store, I spread a heavy bead on the bowl rim, covered it with saran wrap, then lowered the lid and and let it set a couple days.  Ain't purty, but it seals perfectly and has been durable so far.
    What is a "DO"?  
    :-$
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    Live fast, die young, and leave a well-marbled corpse.  
     
    Ogden, Utard.  
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  • BrownieBrownie Posts: 1,022
    Dutch Oven... How long have you been using your copper glue gasket? Are you happy with it? It seems like a good idea.
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