Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Dutch Oven Potatoes {GYCO}

It's Get Your Chef On time again!
The secret ingredient this time around is beer.

Speaking of beer, as much as I wish it was camping weather, it's not.
But that doesn't mean I can't pretend and make one of our favorite camping recipes for dinner!

Dutch Oven Potatoes are a must have when you go camping!

My husband is the king of these potatoes, so I usually just let him do his thing while I take care of the rest of dinner.

He either puts the dutch oven right in the fire or cooks it on the Camp Chef.
We still have snow in our backyard these days, so I wasn't about to build a fire!

I had to tweak the recipe a little, so I could bake the potatoes in the oven.
I have to say it was pretty darn close to the dutch oven potatoes.

The only thing that could have made it better would have been eating it while sitting around the campfire with family and friends.

The only thing I would do differently would be to only add half the can of beer.
We've used beer in the potatoes before and the beer flavor wasn't so strong.

I don't know if that's the difference between using the casserole dish and the dutch oven?

So keep that in mind when making this dish.
If you like a strong beer flavor, go ahead and add it all.
If not, just go with half a can.

Dutch Oven Potatoes
-10 medium potatoes (peeled and cut up)
-1 onion (diced)
-1 red pepper (diced)
-1 green pepper (diced)
-1 yellow pepper (diced)
-1 pound cheddar cheese (grated)
-1 pound bacon (cut up)
-1 can cream of mushroom soup
-1 can cream of chicken soup
-1 can beer

1.Cut up the bacon. You don't want the pieces too small, think bite size.
2.Cook the bacon in a large skillet over med-high heat until it's cooked through, but not crispy. 
3.Add half of the can of beer and the diced onion and saute until onions are transparent.

4. Spray a large casserole dish with cooking spray. Pour the bacon/onion mixture into the casserole dish. Don't drain it. You want all that bacon fat for flavor....yum...
5.Add the potatoes and the peppers. Mix to combine with the bacon.

6.Pour in the other half of the beer, the can of cream of mushroom, the can of cream of chicken and half of the grated cheese.

7.Cover and bake at 375 degrees for 1 hour and a half.

8.Remove from oven and stir in the remaining grated cheese.

9.Serve and enjoy!

Ok, so it may not look delicious, but believe me, these dutch oven potatoes are the bomb!

As always, thank you Jen (Four Marrs and One Venus) and Julie (White Lights On Wednesday) for hosting!

Make sure to check out all the other Get Your Chef On participants! 
It's a party!


  1. Oh my gosh, I so want to be sitting around your campfire after just finishing a huge helping of these potatoes!! They are the bomb - I can definitely attest to that!! Miss you & love you!!

    1. And I so want you to be sitting around my campfire eating potatoes!Love you!

  2. Hi Brittany, I just came from GYCO. This is a delicious dish, so comforting and I can see why you enjoy it when camping. How fun and YUM!

    Joanne/Winelady Cooks

    1. Hi Joanne! It definitely is a comfort food. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Visiting from GYCO- Great idea to add beer to dutch oven potatoes!

  4. potato, cheese, mushroom, chicken and beer. wow !! what a comforting food !

  5. Ahhhh! Perfect Perfect Potatoes! YUM!!!! Did you say Bomb? you speak my language- I like you! :)


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