Q: For Christmas, I was lucky enough to receive my very first Le Creuset (4 1/2-quart French Oven) from my sister. Now I need recipes that will put it to good use. Help?

Sent by Jamie

Editor: Hooray! Congrats on the new addition to your kitchen! Here are some of our favorite Dutch oven recipes:

5 Great Dutch Ovens: And 10 Recipes to Put Them To Work

Readers, what are your favorite recipes to make in a Dutch oven?

Related: Faith's Favorite Pan: 3 1/2-Quart Dutch Oven

(Image: Baked Mushroom Risotto with Caramelized Onions/Faith Durand )