Camping Breakfast Burritos

camping breakfast burrito being eaten

Imagine being all toasty warm inside your sleeping bags on a crisp morning while out camping. Who wants to get out of bed? Not me, but hunger calls and then I start to smell coffee percolating. What’s for breakfast? If I have these camping breakfast burritos already made, as soon as that campfire is ready, I can heat these and be enjoying breakfast by the second cup of coffee.

We really love make-ahead food and one of the best things about this breakfast is that all the work is done at home before you hit the road. In about 30 minutes you can have twelve breakfast burritos completely ready and into the freezer. And then you can do the dishes at home with a full kitchen, rather than having to clean up with no sink.

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Who doesn’t love food cooked over a campfire? Actually, we know a lot of people who don’t and we just have to feel sorry for them. Because we love to cook over a campfire, especially ready-made breakfast burritos. These are easy to make, easy to customize, and easy to cleanup. Ours are meatless, but it is simple enough to add in cooked bacon, ham, or sausage if you wish. And before you know it, you too will be enjoying a breakfast burrito sitting around the campfire.

What we love about Camping Breakfast Burritos:

  • They are prepped ahead of time
  • You can season them as spicy or mild as you like
  • They can be cooked over wood, charcoal, or gas
  • This recipe doesn’t require lots of fancy ingredients

The Ingredients for Camping Breakfast Burritos:

  • Tortillas (because they are burritos)
  • Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (because we like the flavor)
  • Eggs (breakfast burritos need eggs)
  • Butter (for scrambling)
  • Salt & Pepper (as you wish)
  • Red pepper flakes (for a little extra oomph)
  • Black beans (added protein for the day)
  • Shredded cheese (ooey gooey goodness)
  • Salsa (heat with flavor)

The Process Part One:

12 eggs cracked in a bowl
12 eggs whisked with spices
12 eggs scrambled in the pan
tortilla spread with pureed chipotles in adobo sauce
  1. Puree the canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. Set aside.
  2. Crack eggs into a bowl and whisk slightly. Season with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes.
  3. Heat a skillet over medium heat and add butter. Once the skillet is hot, pour in your eggs.
  4. Cook eggs until mostly set but still glossy.
  5. Lay out tortillas on the countertop and spread pureed chipotle peppers on tortillas.
scrambled eggs on tortilla with pureed chipotle
scrambled eggs and beans on tortilla with chipotle peppers
scrambled eggs, beans, cheese, and salsa on tortilla with chipotle peppers
folded camping breakfast burrito
  1. Divide eggs amongst the tortillas. Place the eggs just below center.
  2. Top eggs with beans, salsa, and cheese.
  3. Roll the burritos and set aside, seam side down.
camping breakfast burrito in pan
camping breakfast burritos toasted
toasted camping breakfast burrito ready to wrap
12 camping breakfast burritos ready for the freezer
  1. Heat a clean skillet and place burritos, one at a time, in the warm skillet seam side down.
  2. Cook each burrito on all sides until the tortilla is golden brown and crispy.
  3. Cut twelve large pieces of foil (about 18 inches) and four slightly smaller pieces of parchment paper (about 16 inches). Place one piece of parchment paper on top of each piece of foil.
  4. Allow burritos to cool slightly, then place them on your prepared foil.
  5. Wrap tightly, label, and freeze.

The Process Part Two:

camping breakfast burrito held in hand and being eaten
  1. Start your campfire or heat up your grill so that your heat source is ready. If using wood or charcoal, let the flames die out prior to heating your food.
  2. When ready to cook, place the wrapped burritos in the hot coals. Let the burritos sit there about 10-15 minutes, turning once, until heated through. Time required will depend on how hot your fire is.
  3. Carefully pull the packets off and let them cool for a minute or two.
  4. Either open the seams and place the breakfast burrito on a plate or unwrap and eat bite by bite.
  5. Serve with extra salsa or hot sauce as you wish.

Equipment needed:

  • Aluminum Foil: We use heavy duty aluminum foil for all of our foil packet recipes. It only takes one time for your foil to fall apart during the process of cooking to realize the importance of quality foil.
  • Parchment Paper: Some people don’t like to cook over high heat with aluminum. Parchment paper is the way to go here. Line the inside of the foil with the paper and everything cooks the same, just without touching the foil. Bonus-the foil stays clean and can be recycled.   
  • Heat resistant gloves: If you are going to be working around a fire, at some point you will probably get burned. These gloves can help prevent that.

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Camping Breakfast Burritos

Full of eggs, beans, cheese, and spices, these make-ahead breakfast burritos are a treat around the campfire. Or you can just eat them at home, we won't judge.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast, burritos, camping, eggs, foil packets, freezer friendly, make-ahead
Servings: 12 burritos

Ingredients

  • 12 large tortillas
  • 7 oz canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 12 eggs
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 30 oz black beans canned
  • 12 oz shredded cheese
  • 3/4 cup salsa

Instructions

At Home

  • Puree the canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. Set aside.
  • Crack eggs into a bowl and whisk slightly. Season with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes.
  • Heat a skillet over medium heat and add butter. Once the skillet is hot, pour in your eggs.
  • Cook eggs until mostly set but still glossy.
  • Lay out tortillas on the countertop and spread pureed chipotle peppers on tortillas.
  • Divide eggs amongst the tortillas. Place the eggs just below center.
  • Top eggs with beans, salsa, and cheese.
  • Roll the burritos and set aside, seam side down.
  • Heat a clean skillet and place burritos, one at a time, in the warm skillet seam side down.
  • Cook each burrito on all sides until the tortilla is golden brown and crispy.
  • Cut twelve large pieces of foil (about 18 inches) and four slightly smaller pieces of parchment paper (about 16 inches). Place one piece of parchment paper on top of each piece of foil.
  • Allow burritos to cool slightly, then place them on your prepared foil.
  • Wrap tightly, label, and freeze.

At the Campsite

  • Start your campfire or heat up your grill so that your heat source is ready. If using wood or charcoal, let the flames die out prior to heating your food.
  • When ready to cook, place the wrapped burritos in the hot coals. Let the burritos sit there about 20-25 minutes, turning once, until heated through. Time required will depend on how hot your fire is.
  • Carefully pull the packets off and let them cool for a minute or two.
  • Either open the seams and place the breakfast burrito on a plate or unwrap and eat bite by bite.
  • Serve with extra salsa or hot sauce as you wish.

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