Dutch Oven Mountain Man Breakfast


Our kids request this mountain main breakfast every time we go camping. This recipe makes 12 servings, so you may want to consider sharing it with the folks at the next campsite. Or, save the leftovers for the day you're checking out so you can spend more time packing and less time cooking. It's easy to reheat in a skillet over low heat or at home in the microwave. Feel free to add more spices and personalize this recipe to suit your taste buds.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins


  • 1 pound mild pork sausage (such as Jimmy Dean®)

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 (2 pound) package frozen shredded hash brown potatoes

  • 12 large eggs, beaten

  • 1 (16 ounce) package shredded Cheddar cheese


  1. Build a campfire and allow the fire to burn until it has accumulated a bed of coals. Place a grate over the fire.

  2. Place a 12-inch cast iron Dutch oven onto the grate. Add sausage, onion, and garlic; cook and stir until sausage is browned and crumbly and onion is translucent, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in hash browns and bell peppers until well mixed. Cook, stirring occasionally, until hash browns are hot and peppers are tender, about 15 minutes.

  3. Pour beaten eggs into the Dutch oven, allowing them to seep down to the bottom. Cover the Dutch oven and place it directly onto 5 to 10 hot coals. Place another 12 to 18 hot coals on top of the Dutch oven lid. Let cook until eggs are firm, about 40 minutes. Open the lid and sprinkle with Cheddar cheese. Cover and continue to cook until cheese has melted, about 5 minutes.


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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

449 Calories
37g Fat
17g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 449
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 37g 48%
Saturated Fat 17g 84%
Cholesterol 251mg 84%
Sodium 579mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 29mg 145%
Calcium 312mg 24%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 573mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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