Monday, September 16, 2013

Mountain Man Dutch Oven Breakfast

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This is my the last post of my 2013 campfire series. All others have been desserts, but here is a hearty breakfast! It would actually be a great meal any time of day!
mountain man dutch oven camping breakfast
Mountain Man Breakfast (in a dutch oven)

1 lb ground sausage
a dozen eggs
3-4 small potatoes or hash browns

Directions We cooked the potatoes in foil over the coals the night before. We only baked them long enough to get them soft to cut in the morning. My husband is an early riser, so he prepped this while we were still sleeping! Line the dutch oven with foil and spray with some cooking spray. Cook the ground sausage in the bottom of the (open) dutch oven over the fire. No need to drain the grease. While the sausage is cooking beat the eggs in a separate bowl and chop the potatoes. Put the potatoes on the sausage and the egg mixture on top of that. Cover with desired amount of cheese. Place lid on dutch oven, cover with coals, and bake for 25-45 minutes depending on your heat. We pulled the lid at about the 25 minute mark to see how cooked the eggs were and then left it on longer. We were in Colorado where it was dry and we got better coals which cooked faster. The previous summer we were in the south where it was very humid and it took much longer to cook this.
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I love how this recipe can be adapted to different varieties of sausage and potatoes. We've done it several times with hash browns (we had to make it the day after we went to the store because our RV doesn't have a freezer), but we much prefer it with actual potatoes. As I've said with all the recipes in my series...things just taste better baked in the dutch oven!!
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Here is my mountain man scraping the edges. He loves crispy edges!
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  1. I made something like this at home, it was eggs baked in the oven..I used Spanish, peppers, omion, and bacon. I guess it was kind of a quiche. I was nervous but everybody ate the heck out of it. I'd definitely try this one.
    I do a lot of food that I have to stand over and cook when we camp- I like your Dutch oven recipes because I could eat when everyone else does; and less babysitting the food :)

  2. This looks wonderful! I will need to try this!

  3. Wow, it looks delicious. My husband would love this!

  4. Perfect camping food! I love the crispy edges too :-)

  5. Oh, this looks delicious. We don't camp but I would totally make this at home instead.

  6. This looks perfect for camping next weekend :) I'm hosting a linky party if you'd like to come join?

  7. HOLY Moly loving it. I so would eat it all .. lol

  8. Love the recipe name :) lol Found you via thriving on thursday blog hop and followed !

  9. I have only just eaten dinner, but I am starving again after reading this post. It looks sooo good (and I know my husband would love it too)!

    I found this post via your link party, and have pinned it to my "Recipes to try" board. :)

    Angela @ A Typical English Home

  10. What a great dish for the campfire, I am taking a deep breath and smelling the fresh cool air and that breakfast, amazing! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you are having a great weekend!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  11. Wow! Looks tasty. Just found your blog via Show-Licious Home Decor's linky party. Now following your blog :)

  12. This looks really yummy! I will be trying it next time I go camping!

  13. I love this kind of food and it actually looks like Tortilla EspaƱola, is a typical Spanish food and my hubby used to make it with sausages! But never prepared like that, we never thought of that when we went camping! Thanks so much for sharing this with me at Bewitch Me & Titi! Hope to have you back with more amazing shares! Hope you are having a marvellous week!!!

    Cami @

  14. Love your mountain man breakfast. Saw it on the Sweet Sharing link party. I pinned it and liked your page. Deb@ Kneaded Creations

  15. This actually makes me hungry :) Thanks for sharing on Tutorial Thursdays
    Marigolds' Loft


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