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Mountain Man Dutch Oven Breakfast

If you are looking for a hearty meal for your next camping trip, I have you covered! This Mountain man/woman breakfast is awesome!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast, dutch oven, sausage
Servings: 6
Author: Amy- A Red Spatula


  • dutch oven
  • small bowl
  • disposable 10-inch round pan, I couldn't find one, so I bought a square on and squished it in.
  • 40-50 coals if using briquets


  • 1 pound tater tots or hashbrowns
  • 4 ounces ground breakfast sausage, cooked. or other breakfast meat of course. I precook mine at home and chill it. Then at the campsite, I just add it, no extra time and fuel for this.
  • 12-16 eggs
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup grated cheese


  • Start your charcoal or wood for cooking. This takes awhile to heat it, so make sure you give yourself plenty of time to start it.
  • I used a disposable pan. If you don't want to do this, place the ingredients right in the dutch oven.
  • line the bottom with your tater tots or hashbrowns.
  • Add your sausage on top.
  • Mix your eggs, milk, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
  • Pour it over the hashbrowns and sausage.
  • Top it with cheese.
  • Place your pan into the dutch oven. The cover with the lid.
  • Add 20 coals to the bottom of the fire pit. Spread them evenly to the size of your dutch oven.
  • Place the dutch oven directly on the coals.
  • Then add the remaining 20 coals on top.
  • Let this cook for about 25 minutes and check.
  • If it needs to continue cooking, replace the lid and add more coals as needed.
  • When it is done, remove from the fire.
  • Now, sit back and enjoy. You deserve it!