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Dutch Oven Breakfast Pizza with Venison Sausage

I made this on a recent camping trip and it turned out to be one of my favorite Dutch oven meals ever. Maybe it was because we were starving that day…maybe it was the smell of onions cooking in bacon grease…maybe it was the biscuits. Whatever the reason, this dish really hit the spot and I think you will love it! In fact, it is one of my favorite meals I’ve ever made on the Dutch oven.

In case you need a primer on Dutch oven cooking, click here: Dutch Oven Basics. Otherwise, fellow Dutch oven fools, here’s your recipe.

Equipment Needed

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground sausage (I used venison sausage from a recent hunt)
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 white onion, chopped
  • 8 oz sliced mushrooms
  • 24 oz canned biscuits
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 8 oz shredded mozzarella
  • 8 oz other cheese (I used grated Fontina, but really any cheese will do)
  • Sriracha for serving

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Directions

Before You Leave

  • chop bell pepper, onion, tomato
  • beat eggs

At the Campsite

Build a fire using your lighter fluid and charcoal briquettes. You can do this either in the grill or fire ring provided.

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I bring along dry firewood and kindling (newspaper, small twigs) for the fire. You can buy firewood at the grocery store.

Ensure you have 24 burning charcoal briquettes before starting the cooking process. *If this is your first campfire of the camping weekend, allow more time to build up a hot fire. You need those coals to be hot and cookin’.

Coat the Dutch oven in a thin layer of bacon grease. Keep a jar in the fridge for such purposes.

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Once the coals are hot, move them to a clear space beside the fire and put your Dutch oven on them.

Brown the onions, sausage, and bell peppers in the oven.

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Use a slotted spoon to move the mixture to a separate container and drain the Dutch oven.

Lay the biscuits down across the bottom of the oven.

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Feel free to dream of how good they will taste.

Spoon the sausage mixture on top.

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Add the eggs, and then cover eggs in tomatoes and cheese.

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And more cheese.

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Too much of a good thing…is a good thing.

Cover the oven with the lid, and put 8 coals under the oven and 16 coals on top.

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(I had to set mine up like this due to fire issues but ordinarily you would set it directly on the coals!)

Bake for 30 minutes but check after 20–pro tip, fire temps can be inconsistent so I like to check on my food a few times to make sure it’s not over/under cooking.

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Is anyone else hungry now?

Serve it up with Sriracha and you will not regret a thing.

Directions – Printable

Before You Leave

  • chop bell pepper, onion, tomato
  • beat eggs

At the Campsite

  • Build a fire using your lighter fluid and charcoal briquettes. You can do this either in the grill or fire ring provided. I bring along dry firewood (buy at grocery store) and kindling (newspaper, small twigs) to help kick start the fire. Ensure you have 24 burning charcoal briquettes before starting the cooking process. *If this is your first campfire of the camping weekend, allow more time to build up a hot fire. You need those coals to be hot and cookin’.
  • Coat the Dutch oven in a thin layer of bacon grease. Keep a jar in the fridge for such purposes.
  • Once the coals are hot, move them to a clear space beside the fire and put your Dutch oven on them. Brown the onions, sausage, and bell peppers.
  • Once cooked, use a slotted spoon to move the mixture to a separate container. Pour the liquid in your dutch oven out.
  • Lay the biscuits down across the bottom of your Dutch oven.
  • Spoon the sausage mixture on top.
  • Pour beaten eggs over the sausage, and then cover eggs in tomatoes and cheese.
  • Cover the oven with the lid, and put 8 coals under the oven and 16 coals on top of the lid.
  • Serve with Sriracha for a taste that’s out of this world!

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One Comment

  • Jan Ramsey Brick

    That looks awesome Whitney! You’ve got me itching to go camping again! We gave away all our camping supplies when we moved. Do you have any recommendations for a cabin… especially a dog-friendly cabin or place we can rent for a few days out in the Big Bend area next week?

    P.S. Love your writing – especially the “feel free to dream of how good they will taste.” 🙂

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