We tried out a Mountain Man Breakfast for the first time using our dutch oven, and it was sooooo good!
We are sharing this one, and rank it one of the best camping meals ever, and definitely one of the best camping breakfast ideas for sure! It only takes about 20 minutes or so to prepare, is super simple in terms of both cooking and ingredients, and gives you a chance to cook over the campfire! You and your family will LOVE it.
Start off by just browning off your sausage at a high heat. Then throw in some diced onions to start cooking down as well. Next step, (and this is something we didn’t do in the video, but did on our second attempt) is to pull the sausage off and set aside for a few minutes while you chuck in the hashbrowns. Taking the sausage out and letting the hashbrowns go in the grease gives the potatoes a nice crunch that makes this even better.
Once you are happy with how your hashbrowns are looking, throw your sausage and onions back in, give everything a good stir, and then add in your eggs and cheese! Throw the cover onto the dutch oven and then move it to a slightly cooler spot on the coals. This is the home stretch!
Now, you just sit back and let it go until you are happy with how your eggs look! I’ve learned over time that everyone has a different opinion on when scrambled eggs are done. Some like them super runny (?), and other people like them super well done (also ?). We like them somewhere in the middle. Done, but not totally dried out. Just use your judgement–you know best how you like your eggs!
That’s it! Once you pull it off, you can add some sour cream, throw some Cholula on there, whatever you want. The other really cool thing about this one is that I can see a ton of possibilities for different variations. If we didn’t have the kids with us, we could have spiced it up with some chilies, bell peppers, etc. I would also like to give it a try switching up the meats and potatoes–maybe do one with some country potato chunks instead of the hashbrowns and then maybe kick it up a notch on the meat size with some pork belly, brisket, or burnt ends left over from a smoking session. This could be a lot of fun.
This is also easy enough to do that it can be a training meal for the kids, who keep asking me to teach them how to BBQ and cook! We hope you like it and would love for you to let us know how you get on with it and how you changed it up to make it just right for you!
We had a lot of fun making this meal together as a family and even more fun eating the delicious end product. This was on a recent trip to Coloma Resort, which is an awesome campground so stay tuned for that one coming up in a week or so. Another great weekend of making memories with the ones that matter most, including two of our friends who we love more than anybody in the world that came out to join us with their beautiful daughter, and THAT is #WhyWeWork. Eye on the prize of what is important in life, trying to appreciate every minute and not get bogged down in the inconsequential stuff. We only get one shot at this thing–live it up, love what you got, and EAT BOMB FOOD!
See you on the next adventure!
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