This DOES NOT contain food or a propane burner! It is a method of cooking the food in the recipe provided. If you can find a cream can this good anywhere for less, buy it! We don't think you will. Many times even old cans at farm auctions go for much more than what this can costs. Cream can suppers are perfect for back yard get-togethers, tailgate parties, wedding rehearsal dinners...actually any time you want to feed lots of folks. This mid size 5 1/4 gallon cream can will feed 12 - 15 hungry people in less than an hour after ya start cookin'. But we have smaller cans that will feed 2 or 3 and 4 to 6 respectively...or a large can that will feed 25 to 30! We'll tell ya more about the cans after we tell you what you about the delicious stuff that comes out of em! You'll get a basic recipe of course, but part of the fun of a cream can supper is in the experimenting. Here's a sample of what's in the ones we do starting from the bottom up. Rocks....well, thats what a lot of people used to use and you still can. Cleaned and sterilized of course. It keep the food out of the liquid... we are steaming not boiling! Now a modern alternative to rocks is the rings off of canning jars. About two or three dozen of them for this can. You can use them over and over and throw them in the diswasher for cleanup. Corn on the cob (or roastin' ears if you call em that) Potatoes Sweet Potatoes Carrots Celery Bell peppers (green, red and yellow) Onions Summer Squash Zuchinni Squash Beer And ....brats of all sorts...beef brats, Italian sausage, polish sausage, german sausage, etc. Mix it up! Use several kinds. Now you might want to add some asparagus, mushrooms, green beans, snow peas, cabbage...whatever trips your trigger. In fact, a seafood version of this may be in your plans. Our motto is "You can't screw this up!" .....Unless you're a darned fool then all bets are off.