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Velveeta Cheese, aka Liquid Gold
I love the variety that summer adds to dinner time. My favorite part would have to be being able to cook and eat outside. Nothing quite beats good barbecue and campfire food. There’s certain summer recipes that I love and always room to spruce them up. I’m definitely a fan of Velveeta cheese, also known as liquid gold, because of the dimension and flavor it can add to almost any meal.
When you think of Velveeta, things like Queso dip, cheesy broccoli soup and macaroni and cheese probably come to mind. I know that’s how it is for me. I think the first time that I had Velveeta was in a very cheesy noodle dish. There are so many recipes and ways that you can use Velveeta though. There are some awesome ideas on the Velveeta website. You can also get great ideas and learn more about Velveeta on Twitter: @EatLiquidGold and Facebook.
Alright, so now that you know I love summer cooking and Velveeta, what do the two have in common? Take one, marry the other and you end up with bliss. Our family loves campfire dinners. They are a favorite of ours when we go camping, but I also make them on a regular basis in my oven at home. The beauty of campfire tinfoil dinners is that you have the ability to be as creative as you want. My boys don’t like some of the things that hubby and I like so most of the time you will see potatoes, carrots, hamburger, broccoli and turkey bacon in their tinfoil dinner. My tinfoil dinner has just about anything that I can find in it. This last week it had hamburger, onion, potatoes, carrots, asparagus, and mushrooms.
What could possibly make it better? Velveeta of course! When the meals were close to done, I pulled them out of the oven and added cubed Velveeta. Then it was time for them to melt. It took just a few minutes and at that point I knew I was in campfire dinner heaven. The cheese melts through the layers, covering each ingredient with cheesy goodness. I will always make these with Velveeta from now on. They are THAT good. And yes, I’m going to share the recipe. (Recipe below pictures.)
- 1 lb lean ground hamburger
- 4 potatoes, cubed
- 1 bag baby carrots
- 1 lb turkey bacon
- 1 onion, sliced
- ½ cup fresh mushrooms
- Fresh asparagus
- 4-6 ounces Velveeta Cheese, cubed
- Salt & Pepper
- 4 pieces large foil
- Lay out each of the pieces of foil
- Layer each ingredient on a large piece of tinfoil, starting with the hamburger.
- Salt and pepper after each layer
- Wrap tinfoil dinner up so that meat and vegetables are completely covered
- Cook at 375 for 40 minutes or until vegetables are tender and hamburger is cooked through.
- If cooking on a campfire, cook for 15-20 minutes.
- During the last 3 minutes of cooking time, add cubed Velveeta
What is your favorite dish to make with Velveeta cheese?