Hearty Dutch Oven Mountain Man Breakfast

Hearty Dutch Oven Mountain Man Breakfast
mountain man breakfast in the dutch oven

Hearty Dutch Oven Mountain Man Breakfast

Carson Morby
The perfect hearty breakfast for a camping trip, hunting trip, or a Saturday morning. This is one of the best uses for a dutch oven.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American


  • 12 Eggs
  • 1 Can Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 1/4 Cup Milk
  • 1/4 Cup Sour Cream
  • 3 Slices Bread (Texas Toast is Best)
  • 2 Cups Shredded Frozen Hashbrowns
  • 1 tsp Seasoned Salt
  • 1/2 Diced Red Bell Pepper
  • 1/2 Diced Green Bell Pepper
  • 1/2 Large Diced Onion
  • 1/2 Lb. Sausage, Bacon, or Ham


  • Light a chimney of charcoal briquets. I usually get a whole chimney ready just in case. While the chimney is burning, cook your bacon in a frying pan. Set aside to cool. In a large bowl, scramble the eggs, whisk in the sour cream, and milk. Once everything is evenly incorporated, break, or cut the slices of bread into bite sized chunks. Add the chunks of bread to the egg mixture. Let sit for 15-20 minutes, stirring carefully every 5 minutes or so.
  • Add the seasoned salt, hash browns, onion, red pepper, and green pepper to the egg, and bread mixture. Cut or break the bacon into bite sized chunks. Add to the egg and bread mixture. Spray the inside of a 10 inch dutch oven with cooking spray. Don’t be shy about it.
  • Pour the egg mixture into the dutch oven, and put the lid on it. Arrange about 8-10 coals in a circle, the size of the bottom of the dutch oven on the ground, or in the fire pit. Place the dutch oven over the coals. Place another 12-14 coals on top of the lid of the dutch oven. Let cook for 40-50 minutes.
  • When the eggs looks like it is almost cooked through completely, sprinkle about 1 cup of grated cheese on top. Put the lid back on, and let cook for 5-10 minutes more. Remove the lid, serve, and enjoy!
  • NOTE: If you have access to an oven, when the cheese is melted, place the dutch oven inside of the oven on broil for a minute or 2 to get some golden color to it. It is completely optional though.
    Use bbq tongs to place the briquets. It’s much easier than using a shovel.
    If you need to add a few more briquets on top of, or under the dutch oven, that is fine. Some brands just don’t burn as hot, or as long as others. The key here is to be patient.
Keyword Breakfast, dutch oven, dutch oven recipes, egg, eggs, mountain man breakfast

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This is one of the most classic camping foods out there. When I think of going camping, I picture Mountain Man Breakfast. It’s easy, it’s delicious, and it’s filling. It doesn’t get much better than that! To make a mountain man breakfast, you are going to need simple ingredients such as eggs, meat, and hash browns. Throw those things into a dutch oven with a few other ingredients, and you will be ready for an outdoor breakfast feast.

Dutch oven cooking can seem a little intimidating, but with plenty of practice, you can master the art. Working with cast iron can seem complicated at first, but once you get the hang of it, you will start to crank out some of your best meals. The benefits of the dutch oven, far outweigh the challenge.

Head out into the great outdoors, bring these ingredients with you, and enjoy an amazing breakfast with friends and family!