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Dutch Oven Cooking – Dorito Enchilada Casserole

Enchilada Casserole in the Dutch Oven

Dutch Oven Dorito Enchilada Casserole

Enchiladas in the Dutch Oven made with Dorito chips

Dutch Oven Cooking – Dorito Enchilada Casserole

Do love Dorito chips? Then you’ll love this Dorito Enchilada Casserole!

But does Dutch Oven Cooking worry you?

Does it seem difficult, or do you wonder where to start?

I can help YOU!  

I have a complete guide on all you need to know from choosing the right 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 to make this a terrific choice for a camping trip or a backyard cookout.  

Combining Dorito chips and cheese, that’s a true win that will satisfy ALL ages.  

For dessert you should try Stan’s Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler [1] it’s really tasty!

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!!!


Be Sure to Get Your Helpful and very Useful 2-page Dutch-Oven Cheat Sheet 

Dutch Oven Dorito Enchilada Casserole


9 – 9 1/2″ CAKE PAN [2], optional







12″ DUTCH OVEN [3]









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


Click HERE [4] 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 [2] to put inside the 12″ DUTCH OVEN [3] for this recipe.   Either spray the CAKE PAN [2] with non-stick cooking spray OR  You can lightly oil or coat the inside of the DUTCH OVEN [3] it-self with cooking spray.Finely chop the onion.

Reserve approximately 1/3 of Doritos, crumble the rest in a large mixing bowl.Add 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.Pour the mixture into the prepared cake pan OR prepared dutch oven.Put the lid on top of the dutch oven.Put approximately 10 prepared coals on your metal plate, or whatever surface you are going to cook on. 

Click HERE [4] for instructions for preparing the coals.Place the prepared DUTCH OVEN [3] on top of the lit coals. 

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

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

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

Scrumptious!!!Serve as is, or with a dollop of sour cream if desired.



Dorito Enchilada Casserole made in the Dutch Oven


Be Sure to Get Your Helpful and very Useful 2-page Dutch-Oven Cheat Sheet 



Adapted from Recipe by 50 Campfires. Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2015, 2018

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How Do I Use The Coals & Temperature – All About Dutch Oven Cooking: 101 [5]

Stan’s Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler [6]

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Dutch Oven Fried Chicken [8]


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