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Mountain Man Breakfast Casserole Recipe

One of the things scouts enjoy about camping is the independence of cooking their own food. Some scouts will want to cook the easiest, quickest things possible, but others like to cook “real” food.

This is a pretty heavy breakfast, but if the scouts have a full morning of activities ahead of them they usually appreciate a big meal in the morning. An it is simple enough that they can do it themselves without any interference from adults.

Mountain Man Breakfast Casserole Recipe

Mountain Man Breakfast is a hearty camp meal. Use your choice of meat or leave the meat out altogether for a vegetarian dish.


  • Dutch oven


  • 1 lb pork sausage – cooked and crumbled
  • OR
  • 1 lb bacon – cooked and crumbled
  • OR
  • 1 lb ham – diced
  • 1 bag frozen shredded hash browns
  • 12 eggs
  • 1 lb shredded cheddar cheese


  • Prepare meat as necessary.
  • Grease the bottoms and sides of a deep camp Dutch oven.
  • Spread hash browns in the bottom of the Dutch oven.
  • Whisk eggs in a mixing bowl and pour evenly over hash browns.
  • Sprinkle with meat and cheese.

Outdoor cooking instructions:

  • Place about a dozen hot charcoal briquettes beneath the oven and about another eight on top.
  • Cook until the eggs are set, about 20 – 30 minutes.

Indoor cooking instructions:

  • Bake in a 350 oven until eggs are set, about 20 – 30 minutes.

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3 responses to “Mountain Man Breakfast Casserole Recipe”

  1. Gus Koerner Avatar
    Gus Koerner

    Do you have anymore great recipes like this? I’m going to try it and give it a review, hopefully this weekend on my blog MrGusOutdoors.com. I am a former Scout. Thank you for posting it. When I review it, I will surely give you credit and a link.

    Gus Koerner
    Titusville, FL

  2. Scoutmaster Boone Avatar
    Scoutmaster Boone

    Why is Scouter Mom cooking???
    This is just plain WRONG!!! Dutch Oven cooking requires starting with 6 or 7 coals beneath the Oven and 12 to 15 on top, placed around the outer rim to drive the heat down the sides. Reversing the number of coals from top to bottom is a rookie mistake that will BURN your meal…
    What good is making a one dish meal if you need to pre-cook everything???
    Use a package of good quality sausage, like Neese’s, brown it in the dutch oven with the onions, stir in the peppers and shredded hash browns, cover annd cook for 15 minutes, no peeking, then add eggs mixed with shredded cheese and cover for 30 minutes…
    Easy, even a tenderfoot can make this, Adults, drink your coffee and let the boys do it themselves, this isn’t Cub Scouts… If you can’t do that, stay home!

    1. DPeterson Avatar

      Wow, Scoutmaster Boon, you read this, right?

      It specifically said, “One of the things scouts enjoy about camping is the independence of cooking their own food…And it is simple enough that they can do it themselves without any interference from adults.”

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