If you are looking for a Dutch oven pizza with a real crust, this is not the recipe for you.
But if you are looking for an easy-to-make camping meal that tastes just like pizza, keep reading!
This dish is hearty and delicious. Once my children got over the fact that it didn’t look like pizza, they loved it.
If you are using charcoal, put 21 pieces in your fire pit and get them burning.
If you are using firewood, make a hot fire, and wait until it has burned down to hot coals.
When the coals are hot, place the Dutch oven on top of them.
Put the ground beef in the Dutch oven and brown it until no pink remains. Drain any fat.
I browned the ground beef at home, then cooled it and put it in a ziploc bag. I froze it and placed the frozen bag in the cooler. It had thawed by the time I wanted to make Dutch oven pizza.
Pour the pizza sauce and the water in with the meat.
Bring to a boil.
Stir it in evenly.
They won't stay on the top, though!
Stir to mix everything together.
While you wait, grate the cheese.
Is the rice tender?
If not, make sure that there is still some liquid in the oven. Add a bit more water if needed. Cook for a few more minutes.
When the rice is tender, remove the Dutch oven from the fire.
Sprinkle on the grated mozzarella.
Replace the lid, and put a few hot coals on the lid.
Set aside for a few minutes, until the cheese melts.
That Dutch oven gets very hot!
Be sure to use oven mitts or a campfire glove when touching a hot Dutch oven.
I just used a stick wedged under the handle - and I gripped the stick with my oven mitts.
A safer and more efficient solution would be to use a Dutch oven lid lifter.
The sooner you clean it, the easier it will be. Click here for tips on cleaning a Dutch oven.
This recipe comes from LipSmackin' Car Camping. You can buy it here.
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