Campfire Greenbeans

This weekend was an annual campout that my friends and family participate in, its basically a weekend we can all get together and relax outdoors while eating and drinking as much as possible (everyone needs time like that every now and again). This year I decided to make lunch on one of our days there. Typically Rosie (our ring leader and den mother) does all of the cooking and I like it that way, she makes some of the most delicious food I have ever had in my life…for example, her fajitas she makes is probably my death row meal. Let’s hope I never have to occasion to pick out my final meal but if that would come up I already have it squared away.

My meal I decided to make was good ole fashion green beans, ham and potatoes over the fire. My brother in law and I love cast iron and he just so happened to get one of the biggest dutch ovens I have ever seen and a massive tripod to hold it so of course, I had to make something that I could use that. I don’t know what it is about a campfire but it always makes everything taste better and it was no exception this weekend. If you are interested in trying it yourself just use canned green beans, russet potatoes and ham of your choice, I bought a ham and chopped it up into bite-sized pieces. Put enough liquid in it (including the liquid from the green beans) to cover everything so it can swim around and cook. Then add your seasoning. I use fresh pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, chicken soup base, butter, salt to tastes (it is very easy to over-salt this with the chicken soup base in it) and a few dashes of Worcestershire sauce. Cook until the potatoes just start to fall apart and become tender. Serve and enjoy!!


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