Using the Frontier as a slow cooker

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Using the Frontier as a slow cooker

Post  colin.irwin on Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:30 am

I just returned from a week camping in Devon. There were 3 families, one of them was a single mum who was nervous of motorway driving, so my wife offered to driver her car down. This left room for my Frontier smoker on the passenger seat (tightly strapped in) with a 12 inch Dutch Oven in the footwell.

I only used the Frontier as a smoker once - smoking 3 chickens and a load of sausages. I also used it as a barbie grill one day. But the thing that I think was really successful was using it as a slow cooker with the cast iron Dutch oven as the cooking pot.

The technique is very simple:
  • Get your charcoal started
  • Prep your veg and meat
  • Put the lit charcoal in the coal basket and pop the Dutch oven directly on top of the coals. Wait a minute or so then add oil and fry off your meat to get it brown.
  • Withdraw meat from Dutch oven and fry off your veg before adding the meat and whatever stock / sauce you want - bring to boil, pop its lid on and then remove it from the coals.
  • Top up the charcoal with as much as you think you need for a good slow cook and assemble the smoker as if smoking (including filled water pan).
  • Place the dutch oven on the grill immediately above the water pan.
  • Pop the lid on the smoker and go away and do whatever you want until supper time.


When you return you'll have a beautifully cooked stew / curry / chilli / whatever that hasn't caught in the pan because it has been indirectly heated at a perfect simmer.

Because of the slow burn of the charcoal you can even go out for a day trip and return in the evening to a smoker that is still cooking. The longest time we were out was about 9 hours and there was still enough life in the coals after we had eaten to heat up water in the dutch oven for cleaning it and also to dry it out.

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Post  drsweetsmoke on Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:14 pm

Excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cool

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Post  colin.irwin on Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:23 pm

Sticking the pot directly on the coals to do the browning and frying is very satisfying - makes you feel like a cowboy Smile

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Post  drsweetsmoke on Tue Jun 07, 2011 5:16 pm

I use my dutch oven the same way. Cool

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