Dutch Oven Deer Camp Philly
This great Dutch Oven Philly Cheesesteak sandwich recipe was sent to me by Armin, a deer hunter in Berlin Germany. I went on Facebook and asked for some good deer camp recipes and he came through. Armin hunts in Tennessee with his son-in-law and makes this deer camp recipe every year at camp. It is easy to make and feeds a bunch. I had to discuss the recipe using a translator as I don’t speak German and he not so good English. It was a great discussion as Armin explained the way they hunt deer in Germany. The Roe Deer are small but yummy.
Dutch Oven Philly Cheesesteak
This is a Dutch oven classic par excellence. This Dutch oven deer camp philly is not only wonderfully simple, but you can also experiment with the spices and steaks. It feeds a few and is a great meal prepared over the fire in deer camp where the stories are told and the memories are made.
Deer Camp Philly Ingredients
- 15 slices smoked bacon
- 1 tbsp favorite spices
- 3 large onions
- 1 cup steak sauce and/or smoky ketchup
- 2 cups mozzarella cheese
- 2 sliced bell peppers
- hogie buns
Deer Camp Philly Recipe Instructions
- Grab your favorite big Dutch oven
- Cut meat into thin slices
- Pepper your meat and layer it alternately with bacon and onions and bell peppers in the Dutch oven
- Top with steak sauce or smoky ketchup
- Place into pre-heated oven covered
- Shred and eat alone or on a hoagie
- Lay some bell peppers and onion slices on the bottom of your Dutch oven then the pork slices then more peppers and onions then bacon and repeat.
- Cut the onions into slices of approx. 1/8 inch thick and layer them with the bacon in Dutch-Oven. Pack the meat, tightly layering it.
- Finally, top it off with ketchup or steak sauce. This is the only liquid, the rest is made from the bacon, pork and onions and makes a wonderful gravy and sauce.
- Use a couple forks to shred the contents in the dutch oven then drain most of the sauce out. Put it on a hog and add mozzarella cheese and enjoy the harvest.
Bring Back the Deer Camp
As a lone solo hunter myself I have always admired deer camps. I’ve been a part of a few deer camps. They are a great way to bring together friends and fellow hunters to enjoy our heritage and traditions. While I would still prefer my solo hunts as a whole as I love the time spent in the woods alone I would like to bring back a true deer camp for a week of the season when a group of hunters get together to enjoy not only the hunt but also the camaraderie around the campfire.
My idea of a deer camp would be to enjoy the woods and the food and the great conversations and stories that most hunters love to tell. To put aside the importance of killing a deer and the stories of your $2,000 bow for one week to just enjoy deer camp.