Lumberjack Breakfast Foil Packets are a super simple and tasty breakfast that's perfect for cooking over a campfire, on a grill, or in your oven. Customizable for your whole family - and kids LOVE to make these! Ready to make them?
Why You'll ❤️ This Lumberjack Breakfast
"This is one of those recipes we make every time we're camping. Sometimes I use sausage, other times ham. Even our college kid makes them in his oven - (no dishes, he says) 😉"
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Easy. Lumberjack breakfast made easy - to make AND clean up.
Great for camping, grilling, or the oven. You can even pre-assemble ahead of time then add the eggs right before cooking and the cheese near the end. You can cook them over a campfire, on a grill, or in your oven.
They're hearty and filling so you are ready to tackle your day's adventures!
Tasty. Who know such a simple thing could be so delicious? Customize for each member of your family, and kids love making their own packets.
What You Will Need
Here are the ingredients you'll need:
Refrigerated Hash Browns - bold dash with a space in between. start instruction in lowercase not bolded like this example.
Sausage Link or Patties - you can also use ham, cooked bacon, leftovers, etc.
Cheese - use any favorite cheese!
For exact ingredient quantities, please see the recipe card below!
How To Make It
Here are the step-by-step instructions for making lumberjack breakfast foil packets:
Prep all ingredients in advance and assembly will be easy!
Preheat grill, oven, or campfire to around 400-degrees.
Lay out a double layer of aluminum foil approximately 18" x 12" in size. Spray with nonstick spray.
Place sausages in the center then the bell pepper, onion, and potatoes. Top with eggs. Sprinkle with pepper and seasoned salt.
Wrap and Cook
Wrap the packets, being careful to seal the packet well. Place over indirect heat or in an oven and cook for 20 minutes or until sausage is done and vegetables are tender. (Note: be careful when opening the packet they are hot!).
Remove the foil packet from the heat and sprinkle with cheese. Reseal the packet and cook for another 2 to 5 minutes until the cheese is melted.
Season to taste and serve.
Meal idea! Serve your breakfast with a side of fresh fruit and toast, waffles, or pancakes. Hint: if you're camping cook the waffles or pancakes on a stick over a fire.
Here are a few ways you can vary or make substitutions:
- Make it spicy by adding chili pepper flakes, hot sauce, or even diced jalapeno.
- Meat lovers add diced ham, cooked bacon, or extra sausage links or patties. Make this as hearty as you want!
- Vegetarians can skip the meat and eggs, add beans, and extra vegetables or use a vegetarian sausage product.
- Use different color peppers, add tomatoes, and use green onion instead of red onion.
- Kids love making these so it's fun to give them some options of ingredients to add.
- Pre-prep the ingredients in advance and store in plastic bags until you're ready to assemble.
- I prefer refrigerated hash brown that are not frozen as they seem to cook quicker and more consistently.
- Adjust any seasoning to your taste preferences.
- Cooking time can vary based on the amount of ingredients used. Start checking after 15 minutes. Meat should be cooked and vegetables soft.
- Make sure to cook over indirect heat, not an open flame. If grilling, turn on each side burner then leave the middle burners off (or shift coals to the right and left). Place the pack in the middle. For a campfire, cook over hot coals away from the flame. Rotate packet halfway through.
How To Store
To store leftovers, let the packets cool, then transfer to an airtight container or re-wrap in the foil and place in a plastic bag. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. See reheating and freezing instructions below.
How To Reheat
Reheat wrapped in foil, over hot coals, in the oven, or on a grill. Or, transfer to a microwave-safe dish then heat in a microwave over low heat.
Simply put, a lumberjack breakfast is a common name for a hearty and filling breakfast usually consisting of several types of meat (ham, bacon, sausages), eggs, hashbrowns, pancakes or waffles, and even vegetables. It is intended to be VERY hearty and sustain even a hardworking lumberjack!
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Linda kuuttila says
Are eggs cooked first
Use raw egg, hope you enjoy! 🙂