Campfire Breakfast Burritos With Sausage, Peppers & Cheese

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Delicious campfire breakfast burritos with sausages and bell peppers. Easy follow along recipe idea for around the fire or on the go.

Two days before camping I made a meal plan, and for this trip we decided to cook everything over the campfire! Now, I loved that idea, my husband however, was a little hesitant. But he built the campfire anyway and let me just do my thing. Helping whenever he could.

I was so excited for these campfire breakfast burritos because coming home after a quick weekend and having to get ready for school and work the next day, can be challenging and time consuming.

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Table on Contents: Campfire breakfast burritos

School lunches still need to be made as does my husbands breakfast for the next few mornings. That’s just what I get for being a meal planner. I fully understand I created this problem.

So for this camping trip instead of rushing around and cooking three breakfasts, 2 lunches and whatever dinner we were having, I decided it would be way more fun to cook our breakfast burritos over the fire and make some extra for his work that week.

Saving myself a ton of time when we arrived home later that afternoon.

CAMPFIRE BREAKFAST BURRITOS

Ingredients- Serves 6

  • burrito sized tortillas
  • 16 oz. sausage
  • 1 russet potato
  • 6 eggs + water
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • ½ onion
  • 6 oz cheddar cheese
  • hot sauce
  • salt and pepper

Equipment

Always practice caution when cooking over the campfire. Use proper equipment and be aware of burn bans in your area.

Campfire breakfast burrito with sausage, egg, potatoes and bell pepper.

START THE CAMPFIRE

Since we’ll be making this recipe over the campfire, your fire will need to have some sort of grate. Most campsites offer a campfire grate that is perfect for using a cast iron skillet on.

Start the campfire. For a lot of our campfire recipes we have a deep dish 3 in one cast iron skillet that with grill and griddle lid. If you haven’t invested in one of those yet, it might be something to look into as it is so versatile.

Place the cast iron skillet griddle side up on the campfire grate. Allow to heat up.

Gather your ingredients.

Ingredients set out on the picnic table.

SAUSAGE

*Note- Since the sausage already has fat in it, you will not need to oil the griddle. It’s also important to make sure that your griddle is level and has a lip along the sides as to not drip fat into the fire.

For this recipe we used 16oz. breakfast sausage. Fully cooking the sausage over the campfire.

As it cooks, scrape the bottom of the pan with the spatula. Once fully cooked set aside.

POTATOES

Next we’ll be cooking the Russet potato. Wash and dice into small cubes. Again, you will not need to add cooking oil since we’ll be cooking this in the fat from the sausage. Place on skillet and season with salt and pepper. Cook until golden brown taking care to flip them as they are cooking.

Once full cooked, remove from griddle and set aside.

Cooking the potatoes over the campfire in the sausage fat.

ONION AND BELL PEPPER

Move griddle to a cooler part of the campfire grate. Allow to cool slightly. While griddle is cooling in temperature, dice ½ an onion and 1 bell pepper. Cook over campfire until soft.

EGGS

In a bowl add 6 eggs. Add 1-2 TBS water to the eggs and whisk. Arrange the peppers and onion in a circle around the griddle. We’ll be using them as a barrier so our eggs don’t overflow from the griddle.

Add eggs. Season with salt and pepper. Flip occasionally. Top with cheddar cheese. Allow cheese to melt and remove from griddle.

Cooked eggs topped with cheese.

ASSEMBLE YOUR BURRITO

Add a layer of sausage, potatoes, eggs and peppers to your tortilla. Add hot sauce *optional, and wrap tightly.

How to wrap a burrito

Place ingredients in a center horizontal line. Fold the ends of the tortilla into the middle. Fold up once. Fold in ends. Fold up again.

*Optional -Warm the filled burrito on the griddle until golden brown.

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Goes well with

  • hot sauce
  • sriracha mayo
  • Ranch
  • sour cream
  • ketchup (for the kids!)

Substitute for potatoes

  • hash browns
  • tater tots

Add extras

  • cilantro or spinach
  • bacon or ham
  • cheese blend
  • avocado
  • salsa

Sides

  • hash browns
  • fresh fruit
    • strawberries
    • blueberries
    • kiwi
    • pineapple ect.
Campfire breakfast burrito ready to be wrapped up.

HOW TO TAKE THEM ON THE GO

If you’re off on a day of adventure and want to take your breakfast burritos on the go, allow filling to fully cool. Wrap in burrito tortilla. Wrap in paper towel and tin foil.

Waiting for the filling to cool will keep the tortilla from becoming soggy.

Leftovers

Leftover will keep well in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

Quick camping weekends can become a bit hectic. Making these campfire breakfast burritos for the family is a great way to enjoy an easy meal and save a bit of time in the kitchen later by maybe having leftovers for the next morning.

Happy camping!

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Campfire Breakfast Burritos Recipe Card

Campfire Breakfast Burritos

Delicious campfire breakfast burritos with sausages and bell peppers.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast, burrito, camping
Servings: 6
Calories: 514kcal

Ingredients

  • 6 burrito tortillas
  • 16oz breakfast sausage
  • 1 russet potato
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1/2 onion
  • 6oz cheddar cheese
  • hot sauce optional
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Start the campfire.
  • Place the cast iron skillet griddle side up on the campfire grate. Allow to heat up.
  • Gather ingredients
  • Fully cooking the sausage over the campfire. Set aside.
    *Do not use cooking oil as the fat from the sausage is enough to keep it from sticking.
  • Dice russet potato.
    Add potatoes to griddle and cook in the fat from the sausage, and season with salt and pepper.
    Cook until golden brown. Flip frequently.
    Take care not to allow the fat to drip into the fire.
    Remove and set aside.
  • Move the griddle to a cooler part of the campfire grate using heat safe gloves.
    Allow to cool slightly. Dice 1/2 onion and 1 red bell pepper. Cook until soft.
  • In a medium bowl add 6 eggs and 1-2 TBS water. Whisk.
  • Arrange cooked vegetables into a circle around the griddle as a barrier for the eggs.
    Slowly add eggs to the middle of the circle. Season with salt and pepper.
    Cook. Top with cheddar cheese.
    Remove eggs and veggies from heat.

Assemble Breakfast Burrito

  • On a burrito tortilla add a horizontal layer of sausage, potatoes, eggs and peppers. Add hot sauce (optional).
  • Wrap by folding in the sides. Fold up once. Fold in sides again. Fold up once.
  • *optional- Warm filled burrito on the griddle until golden. This will help seal the seam closed.

Notes

Note– Most campsites now offer a campfire grate which is needed for this recipe, along with a cast iron skillet or griddle.
Note- Since the sausage already has fat in it, you will not need to add oil the griddle. It also important to make sure that your griddle is level and or has a lip as to not drip fat into the fire.
*Nutritional information provided is an estimate and will vary based off of brands of ingredients used and cooking methods. 

Nutrition

Serving: 6g | Calories: 514kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 218mg | Sodium: 988mg | Potassium: 525mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 925IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 134mg | Iron: 4mg

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