Woodstove Cooking Recipes

With these woodstove cooking recipes, the woodstove that keeps your home warm and cozy will work just as well to cook on.

| March/April 2011


Simmer beans to perfection on a wood cookstove.

Lori Dunn

Woodstove cooking is an art form that delivers a double dose of comfort – heartwarming food and cozy cool-weather heat. We have been heating solely with wood for more than 20 years and have learned to make the most of that heat by preparing some of our favorite meals on the fire. Try these woodstove cooking recipes on your stove-top; you won't regret it.

Woodstove Cooking Recipes:
How to Cook Cabbage on Wood Cookstove
Hobo Pockets Recipe
Stove-Top Pinto Beans Recipe
Stove-Top Chicken Stroganoff Recipe
Stove-Top Homemade Vegetable Soup Recipe  

Many folks believe that a cookstove is required for cooking with wood, but that’s not the case. A regular woodstove also will provide you with many enjoyable meals. Baking potatoes in the woodstove and boiling a nice pot of pinto beans on top readily come to mind, but with a little imagination you can take woodstove cooking to the next level.

First, a few basics. Cooking in or on a woodstove takes a few extra precautions. One always needs to remember that the surface outside, as well as the coals inside, can be extremely hot. So, a little extra caution is needed.

The simplest things to cook in the woodstove are things you cook on coals.

Baked Potatoes or Sweet Potatoes

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