Some people may look at a Dutch oven and see only a heavy, black bucket used for primitive camp cooking. Other people see a fully stocked chef's kitchen. If you're one of the latter, the Sportsman's Warehouse in Meridian is where you and a partner should be Saturday, July 26, for the first Sportsman's Challenge Dutch Oven Cook-Off, sponsored by the Dutch Oven Grubbers of Garden Valley.
Two-person teams must cook a main course and a dessert in a timed event during the day. Each team is allowed two Dutch ovens, and judges will taste-test their meals, awarding first-, second- and third-place honors. Prizes include Sportsman's Warehouse gift cards, recreation products and a brand new Dutch oven.
Whether you're planning to make traditional Dutch-oven dishes like franks and beans, cornbread and peach cobbler, or something more innovative like gluten-free chicken meatballs with braised lemon and kale, you can sign up until 9 a.m. July 26, so there's still time to perfect what you'll put in your pot.