Monday, February 18, 2008

First Dutch Oven Success

Today I was fortunate to be off of work due to President's Day. Wife and I are going to still be working as we are getting the house ready for the new baby. This morning I thought it would be a perfect time to try a breakfast Dutch Oven recipe. It was a success and I didn't burn anything. I'm such a nerd that I bought a cheaply made DVD from Cabelas and got some great tips on Dutch Oven cooking. This recipe is from a website on-line ( and it's called "Mountain Man Breakfast". I don't claim to be a mountain man in the suburbs of DFW, but I have seen a mountain and I am a man so I think I'm qualified to make this.

Mountain Man Breakfast...I cut the recipe in half from the website to serve for 5-6 people.

1/2 lb. of bacon
1 medium yellow onion
3/4 cup of sliced mushrooms
1/2 green bell pepper
2 cloves of garlic; minced
5-6 medium potatoes; sliced
6 beaten eggs; salt and pepper to taste
1.5 cups of grated can never have too much

Heat 12" Dutch Oven (I use a 10"...another example of being shorter than recommendation...):, using 20 briquettes on bottom to heat. Cut bacon into 1 inch slices and brown. Add onion, mushroom, pepper, and garlic and saute until onions are translucent. Add potatoes and season with salt and pepper. Cover and bake using 13 briquettes on top and 7 on bottom. Bake for 30 minutes. Add eggs and bake another 20 minutes stirring gently every 5 minutes. Cover with cheese and put lid back on until cheese is melted. Serve with salsa.


Daddio said...

Sounds great. We have a dutch oven, but we really haven't even begun to explore the possibilities. We do peach cobbler on every camping trip, but that's the extent of our dutch oven cooking. I've found numerous recipes, but never tried them. I think it's because I'm too lazy to clean it and reuse it in the field. Maybe I'll buy a second one. I definitely need a heavy cast iron skillet too - I've been frying bacon and eggs on a flat griddle thing now, which works okay IF you can set it perfectly level... Dude, camping talk gets me all excited. Come on, Spring!

sahmqueen said... like Dutch ovens???? hahaha snicker snicker...I bet Nicole doesn't like them as much as you do. Get it????

Anonymous said...

I wish that you would cook my breakfast instead of me having to always buy your breakfast. KP