Our kids request this meal every time we go camping, and seeing as we have about 15 laying chickens, it's a great way to use up eggs! Please note, this makes a LOT! You may want to consider sharing it with your camping friends or, if you're like our family and enjoy leftovers, just save the leftovers for the day you're leaving the campground and need a quick breakfast without a lot of mess and fuss. You can easily re-heat it in a microwave or in a skillet over low heat. Feel free to add more spices and personalize this recipe to suite your taste buds!

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Build a campfire and allow the fire to burn until it has accumulated a bed of coals.

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  • Cook and stir the sausage, onion, and garlic in a 12-inch cast iron Dutch oven with lid, raised over the coals to medium-high heat, until the sausage is no longer pink and the onion is tender. Stir in the red bell pepper, green bell pepper, and hash brown potatoes until evenly mixed. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the hash browns are hot and the peppers are tender, about 15 minutes.

  • Pour the beaten eggs evenly over the top of the potatoes, allowing them to sink into the potatoes. Cover the Dutch oven, and place 6 to 9 coals underneath, and 12 to 18 on top. Allow to bake until the eggs are firm, about 40 minutes. Sprinkle with Cheddar cheese, cover, and continue cooking until the cheese has melted, about 5 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts

448.6 calories; 21.8 g protein; 16.5 g carbohydrates; 250.9 mg cholesterol; 579 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2011
This is my own recipe, and of course, I think it's fabulous! When I cook in my Dutch ovens, I use CHARCOAL and wrote the instructions for using CHARCOAL. 6-9 coals underneath and 12 to 18 on top will give you approximately 350 degrees in your Dutch oven. Also, as any seasoned Dutch oven cook will tell you, you need to monitor your coals and add more as they burn away to maintain the proper temperature. Hope that helps! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/11/2013
Good while camping but I wouldn't make it at home Read More
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  • 5 star values: 41
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2011
This is my own recipe, and of course, I think it's fabulous! When I cook in my Dutch ovens, I use CHARCOAL and wrote the instructions for using CHARCOAL. 6-9 coals underneath and 12 to 18 on top will give you approximately 350 degrees in your Dutch oven. Also, as any seasoned Dutch oven cook will tell you, you need to monitor your coals and add more as they burn away to maintain the proper temperature. Hope that helps! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/30/2011
I did not use a dutch oven to make this, I used a cast iron skillet in my oven. I just sauteed the sausage in the skillet with a little butter, then added the onion, garlic (I did add more garlic, six cloves or so), bell pepper, the hasbrowns and let them brown up in the grease. After the veggies had browned, I added the eggs. I stuck the whole skillet in the oven and baked it for the 40 minutes, then sprinkled the cheese and baked for another 20. I did salt/pepper the food while sauteeing the vegetables and I added a little hot sauce and garlic/onion powder to the eggs before adding it to the skillet. This was very easy for me to adapt to the stove and we all really liked this. I was tickled because I got a chance to use my cast iron skillet from start to finish. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/22/2011
I've used this recipe twice while camping. The first attempt was done as suggested and seemed a bit dry, so the second attempt I mixed the cheese in with the eggs then folded it into the potatoes and finished it off with some sliced american cheese on top. Seemed more moist and better overall. Either way it's a great recipe and we found it to feed 6 easily with a little leftover. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2011
This recipe tasted great! I cooked it at home in a frying pan on med heat and put it in the oven at 350 for the same amount of time. My family really enjoyed it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/24/2011
I made this in a 9 13 pan and it was great! Made a ton of leftovers which is what I wanted. Great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2012
This really turned out to be an awesome breakfast treat. I didn't have any sausage, so I fried some bacon. Then added the onion and green pepper to the bacon grease. Mixed everything together then baked at 350 for 45 minutes. Topped with shredded cheese. Hubby topped his with sriracha sauce. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2011
Perfect Breakfast for Camping! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2013
I have made this several times. It is a great way to feed a large crowd when camping or doing outdoor activities. I found that the type of sausage you use has a big impact on the taste of the breakfast. For the first batch I used a maple and honey breakfast sausage. It was a little too sweet for my taste (personal preference!). The next batch I used a hot Italian sausage which was much more to my liking. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/25/2012
Ok made 2 of these for my son and 12 frat bros! Made one with Sausage as written...was ok...needs hot or seasoned sausage. Mild sausage gets lost in the mix. Made another one with bacon (chopped the cooked) and they finished it off. It was definitely the better of the 2. I was at home so baked them in 13x9 pans in 350 oven for about 40 mins. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/11/2013
Good while camping but I wouldn't make it at home Read More