Enchilada Casserole in the Dutch Oven
Enchiladas in the Dutch Oven made with Dorito chips

Have you ever cooked in a Dutch Oven or wanted to try? Have you worried that it would be difficult, or wondered where to start?

I can help YOU!  I have a complete guide on all you need to know from choosing a dutch oven to lighting the coals; it’s all in a link below.

Now, to the YUMMY part!.  This dutch oven casserole is an easy toss together dish that has a base of Dorito chips and a couple of other purchased ingredients that make this a terrific choice for a camping trip or a backyard cookout.  And with Doritos and cheese, it will satisfy ALL ages.  Come on along and I’ll take you through the simple steps and you’ll be a amazed at how fun dutch oven cooking is!





Keep in mind anything you can fry, bake = cook in your kitchen you can generally do in a dutch oven.  For example, this recipe can be followed as directed, poured into a prepared casserole dish then baked in your home oven at 350 degrees for approx 20-30 min; until hot and bubbly.  Continue with recipe as written.  This simple recipe will show you how adaptable your own recipes are to dutch oven cooking.  ENJOY!!!

Dutch Oven Dorito Enchilada Casserole

Supplies:

9 – 9 1/2″ CAKE PAN, optional

 

 

 

 

 

 

12″ DUTCH OVEN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients:

10.5 oz. package Doritos (I used nacho cheese), reserve 1/3 of the bag for topping

1 small onion, finely chopped

10 oz. can chili with beans

10 oz. can enchilada sauce

8 oz. tomato sauce

1  1/2 cup shredded cheese*      

*8 oz. cheese total  

 

Toppings –

1/3 of the Doritos

1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese* 

1 cup sour cream

Instructions:

Click HERE for a tutorial on how to start the charcoal and lots of helpful basic instructions.  This comes together so quickly, you’ll want to get everything ready BEFORE beginning this recipe, it’s a favorite!

We like to use an 9 – 9 1/2″ CAKE PAN to put inside the 12″ DUTCH OVEN for this recipe.   Dorito Enchilada Casserole 2Either spray the CAKE PAN with non-stick cooking spray OR  You can lightly oil or coat the inside of the DUTCH OVEN it-self with cooking spray.Dorito Enchilada Casserole 3Finely chop the onion.Dorito Enchilada Casserole 4




Reserve approximately 1/3 of Doritos, crumble the rest in a large mixing bowl.Dorito Enchilada Casserole 5Add in the finely chopped onion, canned chili, canned enchilada sauce, tomato sauce and 1  1/2 cups of the shredded cheese to the crushed Doritos. 

Stir together well.Dorito Enchilada Casserole 6Pour the mixture into the prepared cake pan OR prepared dutch oven.Dorito Enchilada Casserole 7Put the lid on top of the dutch oven.Dorito Enchilada Casserole 8Put approximately 10 prepared coals on your metal plate, or whatever surface you are going to cook on. 

Click HERE for instructions for preparing the coals.Charcoal 1Place the prepared DUTCH OVEN on top of the lit coals. 

Place  approximately 16 lit coals on top of lid.Charcoal 3Bake until the enchilada mixture is bubbling, approx 20 minutes; however, check periodically. 

Carefully remove the lid with a lid lifter.   Charcoal 4Top with remaining Doritos, crushing as you put them on top. 

Sprinkle on the remaining 1/2 cup of shredded cheese.Dorito Enchilada Casserole 8Cover with lid and bake for another 5 minutes or so until the cheese has melted and Doritos are warmed through.

Scrumptious!!!Dorito Enchilada Casserole 9Serve as is, or with a dollop of sour cream if desired.Dorito Enchilada Casserole 10Adapted from Recipe by 50 Campfires. Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2015

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