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Camping Dutch Oven Ham

This easy camping recipe for Dutch Oven Ham requires only ONE ingredient and comes together quickly! Perfect after a long day of adventure.
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This easy ham has basically NO prep work. Which I believe is something most campers try to consider while deciding on a camping menu for their trip!

It gives you a filling meal that is ideal for after a long day of hiking, swimming, or any other activity you might be enjoying.

Bonus? Clean up is a breeze!

Cooking Ham In A Dutch Oven

How to cook a frozen ham while camping:

  1. You start with a precooked ham, which is most likely frozen.
  2. Do not worry about thawing completely.
  3. Line your Dutch oven with foil, place the ham inside, and cook over hot coals.

Most precooked hams come pre sliced which means even LESS work for you. They may even come with a glaze which you could easily brush on if desired.

What are good side dishes to serve while camping?

THIS question is probably the most important. The ham is super simple to put together which means more of your time will likely be spent on side dish prep.

If you plan it out, most of these can be prepared before you leave the house keeping the entire meal super simple.

Here are a few of our favorite camping side dish ideas:

  1. Grilled vegetables
  2. Dutch oven cheesy potatoes
  3. Dutch oven french fries
  4. Foil pack steamed veggies
  5. Pasta salad

Special thanks to my in-laws for letting me share this great idea on my site today! Can’t believe how quick and easy this dish was to serve up!

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How to make camping dutch oven ham:

  1. Line your Dutch oven with foil and place the ham inside.
  2. Cover the top with foil and place the lid onto the pan.
  3. Place the dutch oven on top of hot coals. Place a few coals onto the top of your pan. 
  4. Heat 45 minutes to 1 hour or until your ham is heated through. Be sure to check every 20 minutes or so and adjust the coals. 

Camping Dutch Oven Ham

Camping Dutch Oven Ham

Yield: 1 Ham
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

This easy camping recipe for Dutch Oven Ham requires only ONE ingredient and comes together quickly! Perfect after a long day of adventure.

Ingredients

  • 1 pre cooked ham , see notes

Instructions

  1. Line your Dutch oven with foil and place the ham inside.
  2. Cover the top with foil and place the lid onto the pan.
  3. Place the dutch oven on top of hot coals. Place a few coals onto the top of your pan. 
  4. Heat 45 minutes to 1 hour or until your ham is heated through. Be sure to check every 20 minutes or so and adjust the coals. 

Notes

You can get a great pre-cooked frozen ham from Costco. 

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Meagan

Friday 3rd of October 2014

I don't have a dutch oven. Could you possibly do this just wrapped in foil and set on the grate above coals and rotate often? Or other ideas of how we could heat this while camping?

Deb

Friday 17th of May 2013

Great ideas. I don't use aluminum foil, but saw the idea of using cabbage leaves and plan to try those as an alternative, perhaps doing several layers.

Deborah

Saturday 20th of April 2013

Hi! Saw this post on pinterest and I'm considering it for a girls camp I have to cook for this summer. How long did the ham take to heat?

Jesseca

Tuesday 23rd of April 2013

about half an hour. But we let it slightly thaw before

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