This was a great recipe. It comes from one of my favorite blogs, http://www.realmomkitchen.com/. Not only was it hot and comforting on a windy winter night, but cooking it in a dutch oven, it smelled like camping feels. While it was cooking, I felt like I should be up in the mountains in the cool night air, listening to the campfire crackle and pop and watching it shoot sparks in the air. This recipe would be a great one to try on a camp out. It is simple, which is a must when you are cooking in the outdoors, and has great flavor. So here it is!
Ham and Cheese Potato Casserole
10" dutch oven
1 can condensed cream of celery soup
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup water
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 28 oz. pkg O'Brien hash browns, thawed
8 oz. velveeta cheese, cubed
1 1/4 cup cubed fully cooked ham
In a large bowl, combine soup, sour cream, water and pepper. Stir in the potatoes, cheese and ham. Transfer to a dutch oven and cook with 8 coals on the bottom and 12 coals on top for 40 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. 6 servings
What I learned
When it is windy outside like it was today, it takes longer to cook. The wind takes the heat away from the dutch oven. I had to add a few more coals to the top and bottom to keep the heat where it needed to be.
This was a great dish. It was cheesy, creamy and yummy. Even my picky 15 year old loved it. This is one I will probably make again, and I will for sure take it camping this summer. Mine turned out a little too runny so next time I will leave out the water and I think it will be perfect.