Jo's Mountain Mush Recipe -
Jo's Mountain Mush Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Jo's Mountain Mush

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"A jumbled, filling breakfast created when I was camping in Montana. Originally the hot dogs were roasted over a fire while the potato pieces were foil wrapped and roasted in the embers and then added into a pan of beans. However, it works equally well when cooked in a kitchen! Serve with crusty bread on the side and fresh shredded cheese on top."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    25 mins


  1. Coat a large skillet with non-stick cooking spray. Cut each frankfurter into 5 or 6 pieces and cook in the skillet on a medium-high heat until browned. Remove and set aside.
  2. Spray the skillet again, return to heat and add the potatoes. Cover and cook on medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. When the potatoes are tender and slightly browned, add the beans and cooked frankfurters to the skillet. Season with salt, pepper and hot sauce. Heat until warmed through.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 24, 2003

Wow! Thanks Jo. This has become our new camping breakfast. I substituted kielbasa for the frankfurters and added some onion and garlic. Yummy!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 26, 2004

There was nothing wrong with this, but we all agreed we would have rather just had beans and weiners with the crispy fried potatoes on the side. The name says it all...after frying my potatoes to a beautiful crispy brown, by adding them to the beans, they simply became mush!


10 Ratings

Sep 19, 2003

My boyfriend and his old college buddy who was staying with us loved this. Instead of frankfurters, I used half kielbasa, half polish sausage (sliced). Followed the recipe from there. It didn't seem "breakfasty" to me but the boys devoured this. Thank you Jo.

Aug 29, 2002

Loved it! And it was so easy to do while camping! We used marshmallow roasting sticks to roast the hot dogs, and cooked the potatoes in foil. Then mixed it all together in a new foil pack and heated everything together. Very easy and no clean up! I'll add some chopped onions next time for flavor

Aug 10, 2005

Didn't think this would work as well as it did. However, since I don't like canned baked beans, I added pinto beans and mixed it all with a brown gravy.

Sep 11, 2003

Wow. My son is home from college and he said he definitely wanted the recipe for this. Good and really easy.

Feb 04, 2003

My kids liked this!! I seasoned the potatoes heavily with onion powder and garlic powder. I omitted the salt, as the hot dogs and beans have alot of salt in them already. I served it with corn bread and fruit. A delicious, hearty meal for cold nights.

Nov 15, 2006

Good,and simple. What more could Iask?


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  • Calories
  • 459 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 49.6 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 40 mg
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 23.1 g
  • 36%
  • Fiber
  • 7.3 g
  • 29%
  • Protein
  • 17.2 g
  • 34%
  • Sodium
  • 1374 mg
  • 55%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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