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Easy Dutch Oven Ham and Potatoes

One Sweet Appetite

Looking for another fix it and forget it meal for your next campout? Try this ham and potato recipe on for size.

Food seems to taste better when enjoyed outside around a campfire. This classic ham and potatoes might be the best you’ve ever tasted.

The joy behind this meal is you can fix it, forget it, enjoy your time in the outdoors, and return to a ready-made meal.


1 ham approximately 7-10 lbs

5 lbs potatoes

1 medium white onion

1/4 cup vegetable oil

Salt and Pepper

Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil


Heat a 14-inch dutch oven while prepping food by placing oven on top of six hot coals. Pour vegetable oil into oven. Wash potatoes and peel, if desired. Slice potatoes and onion and put in the oven. Add salt and pepper to potatoes and onions and mix well coating with seasoning and oil.

Loosely wrap the ham in aluminum foil. The ham should be fully covered by the foil creating a tent around the ham. The ham should not be tightly covered by the foil.

Make an area in the center of your oven to be able to place the ham by pushing the potatoes to the sides making a ring around the ham.

Place the lid on the oven and add 20 hot coals to the lid. Bake for 6 – 8 hours.

When you return to your campsite after a long day of fun activities, you will have a delicious tender ham ready to be served.




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