As the weather begins to warm up in parts of the world, thoughts turn to camping and cook-outs. Mom's Pantry friend Julie Miklaszewicz shared this dutch oven family favorite with us today.
She says: This is my Mountain Man breakfast that my kids request every time we go camping! Note, it's called Mountain Man for a reason -- it makes a MOUNTAIN of food! You may want to invite friends and neighbors over to help finish this one off!
Mountain Man Breakfast
1 lb. mild pork sausage (Jimmy Dean, Tennessee Pride, etc.) ... 1 bag frozen, shredded hash brown potatoes 12 eggs 1 onion, chopped 1 red pepper, chopped 1 green pepper, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1 lb. Cheddar cheese, shredded
In a 12" Dutch oven, oven med-high heat, saute sausage with garlic and onion until done. Whisk eggs in mixing bowl while sausage is cooking.
Add pepper to sausage mixture and stir. Add hash brown potatoes to sausage mixture. Stir mixture slightly and allow to cook for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Pour beaten eggs over the top, allowing them to sink into the potatoes. Add coals to top and bottom (6-9 on the bottom and 12-18 on top) and bake until eggs are firm. Top with Cheddar cheese and continue cooking for approx. 30 minutes more.
Feel free to add or subtract from this recipe to suit your tastes. After trying it different ways, this is how my kids like it best.