Growing up, we always had yummy dutch oven food. Whether it was my Dad teaching the boy scouts us kids eating the leftovers, or as a family when we were in the woods camping, he was always making some sort of new recipe in the dutch oven. His favorite go to recipe though, was this 5 layer dutch oven country breakfast that I am going to share with you today. I
This dutch oven country breakfast really does have 5 layers! ? There is ground sausage, hashbrowns, eggs, biscuits, and cheese! My favorite is to pre-package everything in ziplock bags and place it in the ice chest for a quick meal.
I love camping and cooking in the great outdoors. Check out my 10 Easy and Cheap Camping Meals post for more recipes. You know how all food tastes that much better when you’re camping? Why is that? I know one thing, this recipe is NOT like that. It isn’t only good because you’re dirty, starving, and feel like you’ve been eating junk food all day. My 5 layer dutch oven country breakfast stands on it’s own! It is delicious any day and any time! However, this is my favorite camping recipe, so this summer when you are planning your big family campout, be sure to grab your dutch oven, print off the recipe and make this amazing camping meal.
5 Layer Dutch Oven Country Breakfast Recipe
Heat up some charcoal briquettes. I love using this chimney charcoal starter.
Once the coals have begun turning white, you are ready to start cooking.
Dump out the hot coals and be careful not to get burned.
The amount and placement of the coals on and under your dutch oven is important to get an even cook. The perfect amount of coals used for any dutch oven is based on its diameter. For example, if you are using a 12-inch oven, you will need two coals per inch, or a total of 24. Too many coals will result in too high of a temperature and overcooked or burnt food, not enough coals and your food won’t cook. To figure out how many coals go under and how many go on top, remember the number 2:
· 2 coals per inch of oven diameter
· place 2 more coals than the oven size on the lid, and