Camping Breakfast Burritos for Campfire or Make Ahead

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Stuffed with bacon (or sausage) and a delicious egg mixture, camping breakfast burritos are easy to make ahead, or cook them over a campfire in the great outdoors. Nothing fuels you better than a simple breakfast of easy campfire burritos.

When you're camping, breakfast burritos are an easy way to fill your stomach before a day of fun and exploring with your family. Like my homemade version of the sausage McMuffin, they're a savory breakfast and satisfying meal that helps fuel you for the day's adventures.

While make ahead breakfast burritos for camping 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.

Why You'll Love This Camping Recipe

  • One thing I love about these camping breakfast wraps, especially with kids, is the versatility. It's easy to switch up the ingredients; if you don't want bacon, you can add sausage instead.
  • Not to mention, there's nothing quite as wonderful as easy camping meals after long days outdoors, and make ahead camping burritos make for easy camping meal preparation.
  • Have I mentioned, though, how satisfying the combination of bacon, egg, and cheese really is? It's full of protein and so delicious and filling. I especially love a good camping breakfast because it fuels your day and gets you going for a day spent in the great outdoors. That's exactly what camping burritos do.
  • I love meals around the campfire. However, if you're not allowed to have a campfire, you can make this campfire recipe on the grill or camp stove. You can even warm the burritos in the oven at home.
  • A bacon breakfast burrito hits the spot and tastes really good, especially with a warm mug of campfire coffee.
  • Breakfast burritos are convenient and portable. You can eat them at the campsite or take them on the go.
grilling camping breakfast burritos in heavy duty foil on a tripod grill over the campfire

What's in a Breakfast Burrito?

For this camping breakfast burrito recipe, you need just a few simple ingredients you can either prep before you go camping, or prep at the campsite. I've also put together a list of campfire cooking equipment that'll help you make these mouthwatering burritos and other campfire recipes.

Ingredients and Substitution Notes

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

Just a Few More Ideas for Ingredients…

  • Scrambled eggs, fried eggs, etc.
  • Bacon
  • Breakfast sausage
  • Ham
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Monterey Jack cheese
  • Pepper Jack cheese
  • Green onions
  • Bell peppers
  • Green chiles
  • Tomatoes
  • Hash browns, crispy fried potatoes, or tater tots
  • Black beans
  • Seasonings – Salt, pepper, etc.
  • Hot sauce
  • Salsa and sour cream

The list could go on and on.

How to Make Camping 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.

Cook the Bacon and Egg Mixture…

  1. Start by cooking the bacon in a large skillet or frying pan. If cooking over the fire, you'll want to use a cast iron skillet; we use our homemade griddle, which is very similar to this pizza pan.
  2. While the bacon's cooking, prep the bell peppers and green onions.
  3. Sauté the vegetables in a little bit of bacon grease, and then add the eggs.
  4. Scramble all the eggs in with the bell peppers, green onions, salt, and pepper.
how to make camping breakfast burritos by cooking bacon, bell pepper, green onions, and eggs on cast iron griddle over campfire

How to Assemble Each Bacon and Egg Wrap

  1. Add a helping of the egg mixture to the center of each tortilla; we use 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.
  2. Next sprinkle cheese, including both shredded cheddar and Monterey Jack.
  3. Wrap your burrito by folding the ends and folding over, rolling into a nice, tight burrito wrap.
  4. Then wrap the entire burrito in heavy duty foil. And now they're ready for the campfire (or grill).
how to make bacon, egg, and cheese camp breakfast burritos by adding eggs and cheese to flour tortilla, wrapping the burrito, and then wrapping in aluminum foil for cooking

How to Cook Breakfast Burritos on a Campfire

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

If you do want a crispy texture, cooking campfire breakfast burritos is really simple…

  1. Your fire should be down to coals, with a little bit of flame here and there.
  2. While we prefer to use our tripod grill right down over the coals, you can cook them without any grill at all. Having them wrapped in foil allows you to lay them right onto the hot coals.
  3. Be aware, 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, every 1-2 mins, to ensure they don't burn.
  4. Since everything inside the burritos is already cooked, you're just warming them enough to ensure the cheese is melted and give your tortilla a bit of a crispy texture.
cooking campfire breakfast burritos in foil over the campfire on a tripod grill

Once they're cooked, serve and enjoy the best breakfast burrito around.

Expert Tips and Recipe FAQ's

Can I make breakfast burritos ahead and freeze them?

Yes, you can freeze make-ahead breakfast 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 a layer of plastic wrap or parchment paper, then a layer of heavy duty aluminum foil; then place them in a single layer inside a gallon freezer plastic zipper bag, get all the air out of the bag as you seal it, and freeze.

How do you reheat burritos when camping?

Remove the plastic wrap or parchment paper; then re-wrap in foil and place the foil wrapped burritos in a camp oven, on a grill, or on hot coals from the campfire for about 20-30 minutes, turning them every 3-5 minutes, 'til they've warmed. Turning them frequently ensures one side won't burn or heat more than the other. And warming them this way, you can keep a whole passel of burritos warm for a crowd.

How do I keep my burritos from getting soggy?

The flour tortilla on a breakfast burrito can tend to get soggy; but there are things you can do to help prevent this. One thing that helps is to cool your filling before wrapping it in the tortilla; that way, the heat doesn't cause excess moisture, thus sogginess. Rolling the burrito extra tight will also help. And then giving it an extra layer of plastic wrap or parchment paper before you wrap it in foil, will help prevent soggy burrito. If you're reheating it at home, don't use the microwave; the microwave will definitely lead to a soggy burrito. Instead, use the oven or a griddle.

How can I keep breakfast burritos warm for a crowd?

If some of your burritos have to sit while you make more for a large group, you have 3 options… You can wrap them in foil and place to the cooler side of the campfire; you can place under cover of foil beside the hot grill; or you can pile the warm burritos in a small empty cooler all together and they'll stay warm 'til you're ready to eat. Personally, I like the last option best because it ensures they stay warm but they don't cook any more than is necessary.

What to Serve with Camp 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 to complete your make ahead breakfast for camping.

stack of make-ahead camping breakfast burritos, wrapped in foil, on blue gingham picnic table

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

Camping Breakfast Burritos

Stuffed with bacon (or sausage) and a delicious egg mixture, camping breakfast burritos are easy to make ahead, or cook them over a campfire in the great outdoors. Nothing fuels you better than a simple breakfast of easy campfire burritos.
4.70 from 13 votes
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Course: Camping Recipes
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 882kcal
Author: Mel Lockcuff




  • Start by cooking the bacon.
  • While the bacon’s cooking, wash and chop/mince the bell pepper and green onions.
  • Sauté the vegetables in the bacon grease for 3 to 5 minutes, or until tender.
  • Scramble all the eggs in with the bell pepper, green onions, salt, and pepper, cooking the egg mixture thoroughly.
  • Crumble and stir the bacon into the eggs.
  • Begin assembling each breakfast wrap by adding a helping of the egg mixture to the center of each tortilla.
  • If you want, you can add a little bit of hot sauce, salsa, or sour cream at this point.
  • Next sprinkle on the shredded cheddar and Monterey Jack.
  • Wrap your burrito by folding the ends and folding over, rolling into a nice, tight burrito wrap.
  • If you want to melt the cheese more and give your tortilla a slightly crispy texture, wrap each burrito in heavy duty foil.
  • 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.
  • Serve with sour cream, salsa, and guacamole if desired.


*You can use butter or oil instead.
*If you're gluten-free, you can use gluten-free tortillas.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 882kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 50g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 26g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 453mg | Sodium: 2104mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 7g
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8 thoughts on “Camping Breakfast Burritos for Campfire or Make Ahead”

  1. Could I put the foil wrapped burrito in the crockpot on low and have them ready in the morning to grab and go? Would this make them soggy?

    • Hope, I think this would work so long as they are wrapped up in foil. Alternatively, you can also refrigerate the pre-made burritos, reheating them in the microwave or in the oven (350ºF for 5-10 minutes) the morning of. Your choice.

    • You can put them in the oven, probably at 350 for around 5-10 minutes. Or you can fry them in just a little bit of butter or bacon grease on a griddle. Then it gives them a slightly crispy texture. That’s my favorite way to heat them up at home.


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