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Outdoor Firepit Cooking Tips & Tricks

Did you know that there are several ways you can utilize an outdoor firepit in the backyard for cooking? An outdoor firepit can also add a certain ambiance and mood to the yard as you entertain or just spend some time with family on a chilly evening or warm summer day.

Let’s take a closer look at how versatile a firepit can be when it comes to cooking in the backyard.

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Campfire Classics

We can’t forget those old campfire classics- smores, hot dogs, and toasted marshmallows. All of our childhood favorites, right? Having quick and easy access to your own firepit means you can bring all the classics back to life and enjoy them whenever you want from the comfort of your backyard.

Don’t forget the extendable campfire forks that make it possible to roast a marshmallow or hot dog to blackened perfection from a safe distance.

Dutch Oven Cooking

To think a bit outside of the box, consider a little Dutch oven cooking with the firepit. Place some hot coals in the firepit to use as the heating element and then pick your favorite recipes and protein.

From delicious chicken to mouthwatering hamburgers, there really is no limit on what you can do with a Dutch oven over a firepit. You can even bake bread without all the mess and fuss you would experience inside the kitchen with a regular stove!

Set Up Your Own Spit Roast

Some firepits are big enough to allow homeowners to set up their own spit roast. Spit roasting is the technique of roasting an animal over an open fire and involves placing the meat on a stick or metal rod that is then suspended over the fire.

While spit roasting over the open flame of your firepit can take a couple of hours to finish, you can take advantage of all the time you have to spend with your friends and family while also wallowing in the delicious aroma of the fire burning and your favorite meat roasting.

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