The source of this recipe is a cookbook compiled by the wives of Methodist ministers in the Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church. The submitter, Mary Lou Krause, described it as being a camp-out dish which came in-doors. Not being an "out-doorsey" type, my family enjoyed it for nearly forty years as a Saturday night (mostly), casual, kitchen-prepared family-meal dish. Finally I waked up to the fact that perhaps the smell and taste of the campfire had something to do with its popularity. About ten years ago I started adding Hickory Flavored Liquid Smoke and it made all the difference in the taste. A very satisfying one-dish meal, with a green salad, and a pone of cornbread it makes for some very good eating.