Dutch Oven Mountain Man Hash

Here is the perfect Dutch oven breakfast for a cold camping morning. Mountain Man Hash is easy to make, will fill everyone up, is very tasty. It is best made in a Dutch oven, which makes it perfect for cold mornings, since you will have a fire going anyway. You’ll cook this with coals underneath the Dutch oven and on top of the lid.

This dish takes 4 basic ingredients: meat, potatoes, eggs, and cheese. You add each of these in that order, starting with the meat. For the meat, you can use one pound of bacon, sausage, ham, or any combination. If using bacon or sausage, cut into 1″ pieces and if using ham, cut into ½” cubes. Cook the bacon or sausage in the Dutch oven on the coals until done. If you are using ham, warm up in the Dutch oven (it shouldn’t take long). When done, remove some of the grease, but you’ll want to leave some in to keep things from sticking, and to add some flavor.

When the meat is done, add the potatoes. This is easily done with frozen potatoes. These come in a variety of types from the frozen food section. Southern style potatoes (which are small cube potatoes) work very well, but any of the frozen potatoes that are used for breakfast will work fine. Use two pounds of potatoes. Just add them and let them cook, stirring occasionally.

While the potatoes are cooking, break all the eggs into a bowl, and whip. When the potatoes are cooked, add the eggs to the top. You won’t need to stir after you add the eggs-they will cook fairly quickly.

When the eggs are done, sprinkle the top of the eggs with 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese. Put the Dutch oven lid back on and let the cheese melt. That’s all there is to it!

Dutch Oven Mountain Man Hash makes the perfect filling for breakfast burritos. Warm flour tortillas in foil on the side of the fire while the breakfast is cooking. Add heaping spoonfuls of Mountain Man Hash to the center of the tortillas and roll up. Serve with salsa.

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