This Colorado camping breakfast scramble is one of my favorite things to eat for breakfast and it’s easy to cook at your camp site, plus it’s healthy. Try it out!
The first thing I do is to prep the vegetables for the camping trip, so I don’t have to spend time cutting vegetables at the camp site.
There’s no secret here, other than to use vegetables you like. Here is what I typically use in my breakfast scramble.
1/4 red onion
1/4 bell peppers (green, orange, yellow and red)
After prepping the vegetables, it’s time to head to the camp site. I was near Lake George, Colorado on this camping trip on the South Platte River, North of town. I usually start with bacon when camping, and I’ll use the bacon grease to saute the vegetables instead of olive oil.
Next, it’s time to let the bacon cool and then crumble it to be put back in the skillet after the vegetables are sauteed. Now, add the red onion and bell peppers and allow them to sauté for 10 to 15 minutes.
Let these vegetables saute for 2 or 3 minutes and then add the zucchini and squash. Once the vegetables are sauteed to your liking, then it’s time to add your eggs. You can cook them whole or break them and scramble them. I personally like to leave them whole.
Next, add your favorite cheese.
Now for the good stuff. Add the crumbled bacon.
Lastly add your tomatoes.
It’s time to cover the dish, primarily to get the cheese to melt.
Let the eggs cook for 3 minutes if you like them sunny side up and 5 minutes if you like your eggs cooked through. I turn off the heat and let the eggs continue cooking while the skillet cools down.
It’s time to eat!
This breakfast tastes incredible and it’s easy to make, especially if you prep the veggies at home before heading into the mountains.
Check out this YouTube video of the prep and camp cooking at the South Platte River.
I like a cast iron skillet when cooking at a camp site.
- Cast iron cookware is less smoother than the Non-Stick cookware.
- Iron deficiency is fairly common worldwide especially among women so cooking food in a cast iron skillet can increase iron content by as much as 20%
- Hand wash even before first use and dry immediately; rub with a light coat of vegetable oil after every wash
- Allow cast iron skillet to cool completely before washing them in hot soapy water with a sponge using regular dishwashing liquid soap; it is not dishwasher safe
- Its superior heat retention will keep your mouth watering food warm for a long time
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