Campfire Breakfast Burritos Recipe (Make-Ahead)
How to Make Breakfast Burritos for Camping!
With the prep work done in advance, you can have delicious breakfast burritos to eat on your camping trip. Nice meal for breakfast or dinner. Just toss them into the hot coals of the campfire to warm them up and enjoy!
I know how camping goes. It is so nice to just relax and not have to do anything. A lot of the time though, cooking in the woods can be super time consuming but, not when you’re prepared.
With this recipe, you can do all the prepping BEFOREHAND, so all you have to do is show up and throw these guys on into the coals. After that, dinner will be served and you can keep relaxing.
For the filling, I basically cook three things in a large skillet one after another – potatoes, eggs, and sausage. If you can get two skillets going at one time, that would save you a bit of time. Or you can spread it out and make each part on different days or different times and just refrigerate until you are ready to add it all together.
I love the combination of sausage, eggs, and potatoes in a breakfast burrito – hearty and filling. I like adding some green and red bell pepper to add a bit of color and flavor too.
Start with Potatoes
This time I used red potatoes, but yellow potatoes would be great too. If you want to, you could probably cook up frozen cubed potatoes or hash browns in place of the skillet potatoes as well.
Important tip: Do not skip the step of frying the potatoes once they are removed from the microwave. This gives the potatoes a slightly crunchy exterior like fried hash browns that really adds an extra layer of texture to these burritos, rather than just mush ingredients.
Don’t Forget Seasoning!
I have had breakfast burritos before that have all of the promising ingredients like bacon, sausage, and egg, but they still taste bland. So unfortunate. To really help the flavors shine, be sure to season with salt and pepper and any other seasonings you enjoy.
With the salt and pepper, along with the diced peppers and sometimes even onions, these burritos become jam-packed full of flavor.
Combining all the Burrito Fillings
By the time I add everything back into the skillet together, my skillet is heaping full! A gently folding stir still works to combine everything without making a huge mess though.
Mmm. Doesn’t that breakfast burrito filling look good? It would be a yummy meal without the tortilla too, I’m sure.
Rolling the Burritos
Depending on how much you fill your burritos, this recipe will fill 10-12 tortillas. You can try making your own homemade tortillas if you’d like!
I’ll be honest: I had to look up how to roll a burrito the official way for this recipe, LOL! It’s easy once you get the hang of it though. Here’s a video that shows how it’s done.
Once you know the technique, spoon your filling on and roll those babies up! I sprinkled a little bit of extra cheese in my burritos right before rolling them up and it made them nice and gooey when heated up. I highly recommend doing the same if you love cheese!
Serving Your Breakfast Burritos
There are two ways to enjoy these delicious breakfast burritos:
The Simple At-Home Burrito
If you’re not camping, you can serve your burritos right away or wrap them in plastic wrap and refrigerate for a few days before reheating and serving. These are a fantastic make-ahead breakfast.
I like to unwrap and poke a few holes in the burrito, microwave for a minute or so, then finish them off in a preheated oven to crisp them up a bit.
The Campfire Burrito
This is my favorite way to have these burritos! It’s simple too: just wrap each burrito in heavy-duty foil and keep refrigerated or cold, then toss them into the hot coals of a campfire to reheat.
The outside does get crispy and can burn, so try to stick to the coals (not the flames) and check on it after 4 or 5 minutes, about when it is time to rotate the burritos anyway.
Serve with salsa for even more flavor!
These burritos were absolutely delicious! They have such a wonderful flavor and are so hearty & filling.
They would definitely make a perfect breakfast for a camping trip – they take up less space than all the packaging/cartons you would need to pack to make a big breakfast over the campfire anyways!
And, while they were delicious as is with the soft tortilla, toasting it over the fire kicks it up a notch! It adds the perfect amount of crunch to the tortilla, adds a grilled flavor, and can even be done by heating it up in a pan on both sides for a few minutes on medium-high on the stove top-much like you would a quesadilla.
More Camping Recipes:
- Easy Dutch Oven Pizza
- Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler
- Campfire Eclairs
- Dutch Oven Spaghetti
- Dutch Oven Sprite Chicken
More Breakfast Recipes:
- Quick 5-Minute French Toast in a Mug Recipe
- Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts
- Make-Ahead Cheesy Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole
- Healthy Baked Oatmeal Muffins To Go
- Easy Whole Wheat Blender Pancakes
I’ve had this T-fal skillet for about 2 years now and it is holding up really well. I definitely recommend it!
Campfire Breakfast Burritos Recipe (Make-Ahead)
- Large bowl
- Medium bowl
- 2 pounds red or yellow potatoes peeled, if yellow, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 12 eggs
- ¼ cup milk
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 1 pound ground sausage
- 1 small green bell pepper diced
- 1 small red bell pepper diced
- 1 small onion diced
- 1 ½ to 2 cups shredded cheddar or Monterrey Jack cheese
- salt and pepper to taste
- 10-12 burrito tortillas
- In a large microwave-safe bowl, toss potatoes with 2 tablespoon oil and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Microwave uncovered, until potatoes soften but still hold shape, about 10 minutes, gently stirring every couple minutes. Drain potatoes.
- Heat 1 tablespoon oil in 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add potatoes in a single layer and cook until golden brown on first side, 5 to 7 minutes. Gently stir potatoes to rearrange, and cook until tender and golden brown on second side, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer from skillet to a large bowl and set aside.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, salt, and pepper. In the now empty skillet over medium heat, add the egg mixture and cook, stirring often, until soft and scrambled. Transfer eggs from skillet to the large bowl.
- Use the same skillet over medium heat to cook the sausage, peppers, and onion, stirring often, until sausage is cooked through. Drain grease, if needed.
- Add the potatoes and eggs back to the skillet with the sausage and stir to combine. Add the cheese and stir until melted. Salt and pepper to taste.
- Spoon the mixture onto the tortillas and roll each up burrito-style. Serve immediately, if desired. You can wrap each burrito in plastic wrap and keep refrigerated for a few days, or store in a resealable freezer bag in the freezer to reheat at a later date.
- Campfire option: Wrap each in heavy duty foil and keep refrigerated or cold. Then cook the wrapped burritos in the hot coals of a campfire, until heated through, about 8-10 minutes depending on your fire. Turn once during cooking. Try to keep them out of the flames and just in the hot coals, or the outside of the burrito will cook too fast and the inside will still be cold.
Recipe Adapted From: America's Test Kitchen Quick Family Cookbook