Dutch Oven Campfire Pork Chops: Tender, Juicy & Tasty Recipe

This is one of our Dutch oven campfire recipes that stays at the top of the “most requested” list! The combination of slightly sweet and salty flavors make this easy Dutch Oven Campfire Pork Chops Recipe a fantastic main dish served with a side of rustic mashed potatoes and fresh green beans. 

Dutch Oven Campfire Pork Chops by CampingForFoodies features a black cast iron Dutch oven set upon a campfire grill grate filled with golden brown pork chops and mushrooms in a brown gravy topped with bright green fresh parsley.
Dutch Oven Campfire Pork Chops by CampingForFoodies

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Campfire Dutch Oven Pork Chops Cooking Tips

The secret to making really good pork chops in Dutch ovens is using bone-in cuts. The amount of flavor that comes from the bones does a LOT of the heavy lifting when it comes to adding so much taste.

And, if you have GF dietary restrictions, you’ll be happy to know this is one of our gluten free camping food recipes.

For low carb diets, this is just one of our yummy keto camping food options.


Cooking Methods & Equipment

If you’re making this as one of your easy campfire recipes, you’ll set your Dutch oven on a grill grate over hot campfire coals or hang it from a tripod. If you like the uniform heat and temperature control from charcoal briquettes, you can use them as your heat source.

These mouth-watering pork chops are tender and juicy because they simmer in sauce inside a Dutch oven or large cast iron skillet with a tight-fitting lid. You’ll only need bottom heat so you can make this as one of your camp stove recipes if fire restrictions prevent you from using an open camp fire flame.

If you need tips on How To Camp When Camping Fire Restrictions Are Activated, we have them for you!


Easy Dutch Oven Pork Chops Campfire Recipe

Step 1. Prepare Your Campfire

If you are cooking these pork chops over a campfire that does not have a built-in grate, you can use a folding steel campfire grill to support your oven over the heat.

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Step 2. Brown The Pork Chops

Dutch Oven Camp Cooking Tip: The entire surface area of meat must make contact with the Dutch oven to evenly brown it, so just brown the meat in smaller batches if you can’t fit it in the oven at the same time.

Use extra long BBQ tongs to stay a safe distance from the campfire. It’s more comfortable to stay further away from the heat of the campfire when cooking with longer campfire cooking equipment tools.

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Dutch Oven Camp Cooking Tip - The entire surface area of meat must make contact with the Dutch oven to evenly brown it, so just brown the meat in smaller batches for this Dutch Oven Pork Chops Campfire Recipe by CampingForFoodies

Step 3. Add Remaining Ingredients And Simmer Over Campfire

A Camp Dutch Oven Lid Lifter allows me to stay further away from the heat of the campfire when cooking this campfire pork chops recipe.

I remove the camp Dutch oven from the campfire as I am browning the meat and adding the other ingredients.

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Step 4. Garnish And Serve

The chops are done when the internal temperature reaches at least 145 F degrees on a meat thermometer. The meat will be rare at 145 degrees, for medium cook to 150 F degrees and for well cook to 160 F degrees.


Pairings

When these camp fire pork chops are finished cooking, you will have light brown, flavor-packed pan juices! I spoon it over the meat and my side dishes like mashed potatoes.

It’s nice to serve this with fresh veggies like my campfire corn on the cob or fresh steamed green beans with a little butter.

If you like making campfire foil packet meals with a large variety of vegetables, you’ll find broccoli, baby carrots, cherry tomatoes, garlic and butter in my Campfire Veggie Packets.

The classic combination of pork chops and a small bowl of apple sauce is always a crowd pleaser. Try chopping some fresh apples and stirring into a store bought sauce for extra flavor and texture.

If you want to make a thicker gravy, just remove the pork chops from the Dutch oven and whisk a little flour into the juices, cook until desired thickness.

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If you enjoy meat and potato kinds of meals, try this Grilled Flat Iron Camping Steak Recipe that takes only 5 minutes to prep and just a little longer to cook. The secret to making this usually tough cut of meat very tender is the simple homemade marinade.

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See all of our yummy breakfast, appetizer, dinner, side and dessert Dutch oven recipes for camping!


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Dutch Oven Campfire Pork Chops by CampingForFoodies features a black cast iron Dutch oven set upon a campfire grill grate filled with golden brown pork chops and mushrooms in a brown gravy topped with bright green fresh parsley.

Dutch Oven Campfire Pork Chops Recipe

Camping For Foodies Dinner Camping Recipes: Dutch Oven Pork Chops Campfire Recipe
4.78 from 27 votes
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Course: Dinner Camping Recipes
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 249kcal
Author: Kim Hanna

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons vegetable or olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 bone-in center cut pork chops 1/2 inch thick, about 3 pounds total
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 (8 oz) package sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 medium onion sliced thin
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 6 garlic cloves peeled and smashed
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

Instructions

  • Allow chops to get to room temperature while your campfire is being prepared. Start your campfire or other cooking source.
  • Heat vegetable oil in bottom of 12-inch camp Dutch oven.
  • Season both sides of the pork chops with salt and pepper.
  • Brown both sides of the pork chops in the hot oil in the Dutch oven.
  • Now add the chicken broth, cider vinegar, mushrooms, onion, brown sugar, garlic and thyme to the camp Dutch oven.
  • Cover and simmer till chops are tender (about 40 minutes).
  • Top with parsley for serving.

Notes

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Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 334mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g

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