There's a whole world of uses for cast iron cookware. In this section, we will share some of our favorite recipes using cast iron skillets, grillers, dutch ovens and more! We'd like to hear from you too and post some of your favorites- Please submit them in the comments section.
The recipe is pretty simple and makes off-the -bone yummy ribs!
It's a slow one, so be patient and ready to enjoy!
Thanks to my cast iron Facebook community friend Robert B. for this recipe.
I've varied it just a smidge!
I prepared the ribs with a rub and let sit in the fridge for 1 hour before
starting to cook.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours
1-3 lbs beef or pork ribs (I used a 6 rib slab as a test)
1" of water on bottom of pan (1 cup?)
Rub of choice
1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
12 oz BBQ Sauce to cover ribs (we used Everette & Jones mild recipe)
Preheat oven to 275℉
In a 5 qt. Dutch oven (#8) or 11" chicken fryer, add the water and add the ribs.
Cover with cast Iron or Glass lid-
Set timer for 2 hours
After 2 hours add your favorite home made or bottle of BBQ sauce
Make sure there is some liquid on the bottom of the pan
In 3 hours you'll have the most melt-in-your-mouth ribs you've ever
I do not have Saul's secret rub recipe to share, but I'm always looking to improve
my repertoire so feel free to comment with your favorite recipe!
This recipe is our favorite Wednesday night excuse-to-hang-out skillet pizza recipe!
Developed with fun in mind, you can alter it as you experiment. The bones will always be consistent. Sometimes, the lovely Ms. V will make her own dough, however, in these crazy times we've opted to purchase our dough from local pizza restaurants which sells balls of their own pizza dough. Check with your local restaurants or bakeries to discover who will do this in your community! Please help out your local businesses!
#10, 11 or 12 skillet - We use our #11
(11.75", 12.5", 13-3/8")
Wooden cutting board or counter big enough for your 12" pizza
Really great oven mitts!
Pre-made pizza dough*
Your favorite tomato sauce or
1/2 cup Corn Meal
1 Tablespoon All Purpose Flour
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1 Cup Chopped Mushrooms
1-1/2 cups chopped goat cheese
Salt and Pepper to taste
Pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees
Coat the bottom of your skillet with the olive oil
Add the cornmeal to the bottom of the skillet. This adds a way for the crust to breathe and cook more evenly!
Using your counter or cutting board surface, sprinkle the flour and roll out the dough
to form a round pizza the size of your skillet. The crust will shrink a bit when cooking
so make sure you cover the whole surface of the skillet edge to edge evenly-
Place dough in the skillet
Add the tomato sauce, and/or pesto. Arrange the mushrooms and goat cheese evenly
Add salt and pepper to taste
Bake for 30-40 minutes or until you start to smell it! Check to see how the crust is doing! When the crust is almost golden, it's ready!
Please make sure you take care when taking the hot skillet out of the oven. Remember, cast iron skillets love to keep hot for a long time. Use care and really great oven mitts when removing the skillet from the oven! Your skillet is still 400 degrees!
Let cool on stove top for 5-7 minutes
Carefully remove pizza from skillet and cut on a cutting board.
I DO NOT RECOMMEND cutting your pizza in the skillet! This will damage the cooking surface you've worked so hard to season.
Let me know what you think, how you modify the recipe and how I can make it better.
Please check back for more recipes. One of them might be your grandma's!