Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Camping Breakfast Burritos

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Make the best homemade breakfast burritos filled with scrambled eggs, cheese, and all the bacon. Quick and easy recipe for mornings around the campfire.

hands holding bacon, egg, and cheese breakfast burrito wrapped in heavy duty foil

When you’re camping, breakfast burritos are an easy way to fill your stomach before a day of fun and exploring with your family.

While make ahead breakfast burritos are a definite win, you can cook them up over the campfire in no time at all. All you need are a few ingredients and either a fire or a grill.

Another thing I love about breakfast wraps, especially with kids, is it’s easy to switch up the ingredients. If you don’t want bacon, you can add sausage instead.

I love meals around the campfire. But I especially love a good camping breakfast because it fuels your day and gets you going.

That’s exactly what a breakfast burrito does. Not only does it hit the spot and tastes really good… It fuels you up for all the adventures to come.

grilling camping breakfast burritos in heavy duty foil on a tripod grill over the campfire

WHERE CAN I FIND THE ACTUAL RECIPE CARD?

If you’d rather skip all of my tips for making camping breakfast burritos, important info for this recipe, and similar recipe ideas – and get straight to the breakfast burrito recipe – just scroll down to the bottom, where you’ll find a printable recipe card.

WHAT’S IN A BREAKFAST BURRITO?

While these grilled breakfast burritos are filled with bacon, eggs, and cheese, there’s no limit to what to put in breakfast burritos.

Just a few ideas for ingredients…

  • Bacon
  • Sausage
  • Ham
  • Eggs
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Monterey Jack cheese
  • Pepper Jack cheese
  • Green onions
  • Bell peppers
  • Tomatoes
  • Hash browns
  • Green chiles

The list could go on and on.

HOW TO MAKE BREAKFAST BURRITOS

Between cooking the ingredients and then assembling your breakfast wraps, making bacon, egg, and cheese breakfast burritos involves just a few simple steps.

Let’s start by cooking our bacon and egg mixture. You’ll find ingredient amounts in the printable recipe card below.

  • Start by cooking the bacon. We use our homemade griddle, which is very similar to this pizza pan.
  • While the bacon’s cooking, prep the bell peppers and green onions.
  • Sauté the vegetables in a little bit of bacon grease, and then add the eggs.
  • Scramble all the eggs in with the bell peppers, green onions, salt, and pepper.
cooking bacon, bell pepper, green onions, and eggs for homemade breakfast wraps

Then once your scrambled eggs are fully cooked and ready to eat, you can assemble each bacon and egg wrap.

  • Add a helping of the egg mixture to the center of a burrito size flour tortilla (or gluten-free tortilla). At this point, you can also add a little bit of hot sauce, salsa, or sour cream if you want.
  • Next sprinkle on shredded cheddar and Monterey Jack.
  • Wrap your burrito by folding the ends and folding over, rolling into a nice, tight burrito wrap.
  • Then wrap the entire burrito in heavy duty foil.
how to make breakfast burritos by adding eggs and cheese to flour tortilla, wrapping the burrito, and then wrapping in aluminum foil for cooking

And now they’re ready for the campfire (or grill).

HOW TO COOK BREAKFAST BURRITOS

Cooking campfire breakfast burritos is really simple. Your fire should be down to coals, with a little bit of flame here and there.

While we prefer to use our tripod grill right down over the coals, you can likely cook them without any grill at all. Having them wrapped in foil allows you to lay them right onto the hot coals.

Be aware, though, placing the wrapped burritos directly on the hot coals will require you to be diligent in turning them frequently so they don’t burn on one side.

Same if you’re using a grill, whether a tripod grill on the campfire or an actual portable grill. You’ll need to turn the burritos frequently to ensure they don’t burn.

cooking campfire breakfast burritos in foil over the campfire on a tripod grill

Since everything inside the burritos is already cooked, you’re just warming them enough to both ensure the cheese is melted and give your tortilla a bit of a crispy texture.

If you don’t want that crispy texture, you don’t even have to place the burritos on the fire or the grill.

HOW TO FREEZE BREAKFAST BURRITOS

While you’re camping, you’re not going to need these tips. BUT if you choose to make this recipe ahead, you can freeze your burritos for later.

In fact, freezing them for later will allow you to just throw the frozen breakfast burritos in the cooler, and all you gotta do is warm them up over the fire or on the grill for breakfast. No prep or anything at the campsite.

To freeze them…

Completely wrap the burritos in heavy duty aluminum foil, place them in a single layer inside a gallon freezer bag, get all the air out of the bag as you seal it, and freeze.

WHAT TO SERVE WITH BREAKFAST BURRITOS

If your crew wants more than just a burrito for breakfast or maybe they want something that pairs well with the burritos, here are a few ideas.

  • Sour cream and salsa
  • Guacamole
  • Hash browns on the side
  • Steak fries
  • Fresh fruit or canned fruit
stack of breakfast burritos, wrapped in foil, on blue gingham picnic table

MORE BREAKFAST RECIPES

SHOP KITCHEN TOOLS AND CAMPING GEAR FOR THIS RECIPE:

Large Cast Iron Skillet – You can also find a 14-inch cast iron pizza pan, which is similar to our large homemade griddle and would work well for cooking eggs and bacon.

Grilling Flipper and/or Grilling Tongs

Tripod Grill – While we rigged up our own tripod grill, you can also buy them. They come with slightly smaller grates, but still usable over the fire.

Portable Charcoal Grill

Cutting Board and Outdoor Knife Set

Welding Gloves – These work so much better for cooking over a campfire than regular grilling gloves/mitts.

We’ve put together a list of camping cooking gear you may need for your next adventure. Be sure to check it out for all the essentials!

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Yield: 6 servings

Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Camping Breakfast Burritos

Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Camping Breakfast Burritos

Make the best homemade breakfast burritos filled with scrambled eggs, cheese, and all the bacon. Quick and easy recipe for mornings around the campfire.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Start by cooking the bacon.
  2. While the bacon’s cooking, wash and chop/mince the bell pepper and green onions.
  3. Sauté the vegetables in the bacon grease for 3 to 5 minutes, or until tender.
  4. Scramble all the eggs in with the bell pepper, green onions, salt, and pepper, cooking the egg mixture thoroughly.
  5. Begin assembling each breakfast wrap by adding a helping of the egg mixture to the center of each tortilla.
  6. If you want, you can add a little bit of hot sauce, salsa, or sour cream at this point.
  7. Next sprinkle on the shredded cheddar and Monterey Jack.
  8. Wrap your burrito by folding the ends and folding over, rolling into a nice, tight burrito wrap.
  9. If you want to melt the cheese more and give your tortilla a slightly crispy texture, wrap each burrito in heavy duty foil.
  10. Place the burritos directly on the hot coals of a campfire (or on a grill), and cook for 5-10 minutes, turning the burritos frequently to ensure they don't burn on one side.
  11. Serve with sour cream, salsa, and guacamole if desired.

Notes

*You can use butter or oil instead.

**If you're gluten-free, you can use gluten-free tortillas.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving:Calories: 882 Total Fat: 50g Saturated Fat: 21g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 26g Cholesterol: 453mg Sodium: 2104mg Carbohydrates: 65g Fiber: 10g Sugar: 7g Protein: 43g

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