When I used to think of dutch oven cooking, I often thought of long cook times, unhealthy food, and big messes. So when Camp Chef gave us some dutch ovens to cook in, I was hesitant, but I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was! The dutch oven was pre-seasoned, so I just had to dump-’n-bake. By using the right amount of charcoal, I was able to evenly cook this breakfast casserole—and it turned out delicious! So skip the cake mixes, pounds of butter, and creamed soups, and give this breakfast recipe a try at your next camp out.

Dutch Oven Southwest Breakfast

Prep Time

20 min

Cook Time

1 hr

Total Time

1 hr 20 min

Recipe Type: Eggs

Serving Size: 1 portion

Makes 12 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cups sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 12 ounces kielbasa sausage, chopped
  • 1 cup pepper jack cheese, shredded
  • 12 eggs
  • 6 egg whites
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup red peppers, diced
  • 3 cups zucchini, chopped
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded


  1. Light the charcoal and let the sit until they start to turn white.
  2. Place 7 charcoals under a 10-inch dutch oven.
  3. Add oil, sweet potatoes, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  4. Sauté until potatoes start to get tender—about 10 minutes.
  5. Add remaining ingredients, except cheddar cheese, and mix until eggs are smooth and ingredients are well dispersed.
  6. Add lid and place 14 hot charcoals on the top.
  7. Bake for about 60 minutes (I’d recommend checking at 45 minutes to see if the middle is set).
  8. Once the middle is set, remove from heat, then top with cheddar cheese.
  9. Cover again until cheese is melted.
  10. Divide into 12 portions and enjoy!


Calories 370 (220 from fat)
Total fat 24g
Saturated fat 10g
Cholesterol 260mg
Sodium 750mg
Carbohydrate 17g (4g dietary fiber, 3g sugar)
Protein 21g


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