New 5 qt dutch oven! Recipes for inauguration.
I adapted this recipe from Cooks. Com.
1 can tomato soup
1 c water
1/2 c vinegar
1 c catsup
2 onions diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. salt
1/2 t. Worcestershire sauce
5-6 drops hot sauce
2 T honey
12 country style boneless pork ribs
Combine all but the ribs in a large saucepan. Bring to boil and boil 5 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Add ribs to dutch oven and brush with sauce. Bake 1 hr. Pour off grease. Brush with more sauce. Bake another half hour. Pour off grease. Add rest of sauce and return to oven for 10 min.
Good with mashed potatoes.
This has been asked and answered many times - you'll find hours of reading if you search this board. There is no advantage in using a DO for soup or any stews that do not require long, slow cooking (e.g. seafood). DOs are heavy and must be handled carefully. If you have another large pot, use that for the soups and other shorter-cooking dishes. DOs really shine in roasting and braising meats and poultry. If you have a naked cast iron DO, you may not like the iron taste that comes through if you use acidic ingredients like wine, tomato, or vinegar. On the other hand, after repeated use, naked iron absorbs flavor from herbs and spices that it then contributes to the meats as they cook. I inherited the piece my mother used for decades for pot roast - it is permeated with the scent of clove, bay leaf, and onion. I've made pot roast in my enameled cast iron too - it's not as good.
And take a look at these home cooking threads for more inspiration - all asking for recipes for a new dutch oven:
Alton Browns Swiss Steak http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/swiss-steak-recipe/index.html
Ina Garten's short ribs http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/beef-short-ribs-recipe/index.html
Ree Drummond's pot roast http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ree-drummond/perfect-pot-roast-recipe/index.html
Tyler Florence's brisket http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/tyler-florence/beef-brisket-recipe/index.html
Beer and Brats http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/bo...