Dutch Oven Roasted Pork – enjoy the time around the fire

Dutch Oven Roasted Pork

Dutch oven-roasted pork can be prepared while camping when you have a little bit more time as the cooking is longer than our usual meals.

Grab a nice, boneless pork ham and transform it into a comfortable meal. You can eat it with your choice vegetables like potatoes, celery, onion or chili.

While your roasted pork is being prepared in the camp oven or camping pot you can gather around the fire and talk outback stories and smell the aroma of this tender and juicy meat.

Read our other roasted pork recipe prepared in the campfire.

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Prep time:  20 minutes

Cook time: 1h 40 minutes

Servings: 7

Dutch Oven Roasted Pork Ham – Ingredients

  • 1.5 kg pork loin
  • salt
  • one onion
  • 3 potatoes
  • 3 carrots
  • a few chillies (optional)
  • olive oil
  1. First start the fire early, at least 30 minutes before cooking.
  2. You will need a lot of charcoal, so make sure you add enough wood in the begining to produce good amount of charcoal.
Dutch Oven Roasted Pork
Dutch Oven Roasted Pork – ingredients

3. If the pork is not pre-scored then gently score the skin.

Dutch Oven Roasted Pork
Dutch Oven Roasted Pork – make sure to score the meat

4. Season the entire pork generously with salt.

5. Cut veggies into pieces.

Dutch Oven Roasted Pork - veggies
Dutch Oven Roasted Pork – veggies

6. Place the pork inside the oven.

7. Roast the pork for one hour. Then sprinkle veggies with oil and salt and place them around the pork.

Dutch Oven Roasted Pork - cooking in the fire
Dutch Oven Roasted Pork – cooking in the fire

8. At this point we worked out that our dutch oven is too small to fit all veggies and ham, so we moved to a bigger size pot.

9. Roast the pork and veggies together for another 30 minutes.

Campfire Ham served
Campfire ham served

The good thing about preparing the roasted port is that if you don’t eat it all for dinner you can cut the meat into slices the next day, prepare sandwiches and take it for your hiking.

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