Pie Iron Breakfast Sandwiches

pie iron breakfast sandwich with egg cheese and bacon

Imagine being all toasty warm inside your sleeping bags on a crisp morning while out camping. Who wants to get out of bed? But hunger calls and you start to smell coffee percolating and bacon sizzling. Will this be enough to lure you out of bed? Maybe not, but the thought of pie iron breakfast sandwiches with egg and cheese always does the trick for me!

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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 in a pie iron. These are sometimes called camp cookers, pudgy pies, or even hobo pies, but we use the term pie iron. Whatever you choose to call it, know that these trusty tools make extremely delicious food cooked over the campfire.

What we love about Pie Iron Breakfast Sandwiches:

  • A nice hot breakfast
  • Easy to make
  • Simple to modify

The Ingredients:

  • butter (so your sandwich doesn’t stick)
  • sandwich bread (we typically use wheat)
  • eggs (yummy protein)
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  • sliced cheese (more protein!)
  • precooked sausage or bacon (optional)
rectangle pie iron with ridges buttered
bread in pie iron with indentations smooshed in
eggs with salt and pepper in indentations

The Process:

  1. (Optional) Preheat your pie irons over the fire while getting your supplies ready.
  2. Butter the insides of your pie irons.
  3. Insert a slice of bread on the lower half of the cooker and create a small indentation in the bread. Add a slice of bread to the other side of the pie iron as well.
  4. Pour your egg into this indentation and season with salt and pepper.
egg sandwich with bacon and cheese added
closed sandwiches ready to cook
cooked sandwiches, a little crispy
pie iron breakfast sandwiches cooked and ready to eat
  1. Then place the slice of cheese on your other slice of bread. If you wish, adding a slice of precooked sausage or some slices of cooked bacon at this point is quite tasty.
  2. Carefully close your cooker, making sure to latch it.
  3. Continue with your remaining ingredients to create additional sandwiches.
  4. Cook over your fire, turning frequently, until egg is set and your cheese is melted.

Equipment needed:

  • Pie iron(s): We have a double pie iron from Rome, a double from Field & Stream, two singles from Field & Stream, and two single Coghlan’s Camp Cookers. Pie irons also come in circles and waffle versions. We recommend a square or rectangle for this recipe. The Field & Stream are no longer available, but Rome makes a nice square as well.
  • Silicone brush: We love using a simple silicone brush for buttering up our pie irons prior to inserting the food.
  • 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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Pie Iron Breakfast Sandwiches

These hot, tasty sandwiches will lure you from your sleeping bag even on a cold morning.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bread, camping, cheese, eggs, pie iron
Servings: 4 sandwiches

Equipment

  • Pie Irons
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Fork or whisk for beating

Ingredients

  • 8 slices sandwich bread
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 4 slices cheese
  • 1-2 tbsp butter
  • salt and pepper
  • precooked bacon or sausage optional

Instructions

  • (Optional) Preheat your pie irons over the fire while getting your supplies ready.
  • Lightly beat one egg, then add salt and pepper.
  • Butter the insides of your pie iron.
  • Insert a slice of bread on the lower half of the cooker and create a small indentation in the bread. Add a slice of bread to the other side of the pie iron as well.
  • Pour your egg into this indentation and place the slice of cheese on your other slice of bread. If you wish, adding a slice of precooked sausage or some slices of cooked bacon at this point is quite tasty.
  • Carefully close your cooker, making sure to latch it.
  • Continue with your remaining ingredients to create additional sandwiches.
  • Cook pie irons over your fire, turning frequently, until egg is set and your cheese is melted.

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