Campfire Breakfast Burritos

May 30, 2012 • Alaska from Scratch, Breakfast, Recipes

Weather: 54 degrees
What I’m listening to: Going Camping, Walter Shreifels

There’s just something about campfire breakfast – nothing warms you up after a night of camping like a hot meal in the morning. Of the three breakfasts we had on our Memorial Day Weekend Camping Trip, this was everyone’s favorite. Breakfast burritos are portable, hearty, and delicious. And I just loved how the tortillas got a little color on them from the campfire.

I did most of the work in advance by peeling, chopping, and par-boiling the potatoes and browning off the breakfast sausage. I tossed it all into a plastic zipper bag and kept it in the cooler until it was time to put the burritos together.

A few simple steps and you’ve got full tummies and happy hearts ready to conquer the outdoor adventures of the day.

Campfire Breakfast Burritos

  • What you'll need:
  • large flour tortillas
  • russet or yukon gold potatoes, peeled, chopped, and par-boiled (until just tender but not falling apart) - about 1 potato per burrito
  • seasoning salt & pepper
  • green onions, sliced
  • breakfast sausage, browned and crumbled, about 1/4c per burrito
  • eggs, beaten (about 2 per burrito)
  • 1 can refried beans (optional)
  • cheddar cheese, grated
  • salsa or hot sauce for serving (optional)
  • heavy-duty foil

Season your boiled potatoes generously with seasoning salt and pepper. Add sliced green onions, about 1T per burrito to your potatoes and stir to combine. Add your browned breakfast sausage and throw all of that into a plastic zipper bag or portable container. Refrigerate until you are ready to pack your cooler. Store in your cooler until ready to make burritos.

At the campsite, warm a frying pan on your cookstove. Add the potato/sausage mixture to the hot pan, stirring often, until potatoes begin to brown and mixture is heated through. Add beaten eggs to potato mixture and cook until eggs are scrambled.

Meanwhile, lay out large squares of foil, each with a tortilla on top. If using refried beans, spread a thin layer of refried beans onto the middle of each tortilla. Top with potato/sausage/egg mixture. Sprinkle cheese on top of that.

Fold your burrito then roll each burrito up in foil and place over the campfire. Cook your burritos, flipping once, about 5 minutes per side (depending on the heat of your campfire) or until cheese is melted and burrito is heated completely through (the tortillas will get some browning and charing on them, which is good, just watch carefully that you don't burn them).