Morning Get-Out-of-Bed Recipe

12-inch Dutch oven
12 briquettes on the lid
12 briquettes on the bottom
Baking time: 30 minutes

12 large potatoes or (32-ounce) bag frozen hash brown potatoes
1 pound bacon or 2 cups cubed precooked ham
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 onion, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
½ cup butter
2 cups sour cream
2 cups grated cheddar cheese, divided in half


Scrub potatoes and cut into bite-sized chunks. place in a large stockpot. Cover with water. Boil with lid on just until tender (about 20 minutes). If using frozen hash browns, thaw. Place bacon in frying pan and cook until well done but not crisp. Drain bacon and potatoes. Sprinkle salt and pepper over potatoes and blend. Cut bacon into pieces. In a bowl, microwave onion and red pepper in butter for about 3 minutes. Stir in sour cream, 1 cup of the cheddar cheese, and bacon pieces. Stir carefully into cooked potatoes or thawed hash browns. Place in 12-inch Dutch oven. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheddar cheese. Bake for 30 minutes.

Morning Get-Out-of-Bed