Campfire Breakfast Burritos

Campfire Breakfast Burritos

Nothing gets me frothin’ like a good burrito. When I was in California, USA; burritos and other Mexican foods were incredibly popular (for the obvious reason of them sharing a border with mexico!) and I made every attempt to consume as many burritos as possible. Anyway, you can imagine that I was considerably chuffed when I learned of breakfast burritos and we decided to give em a go!


The recipe below will make 4 burritos, and take approximately 30 minutes depending on your setup.

You’re Gonna Need:

  • 1 large potato, diced into 1cm pieces
  • 4 flour tortillas
  • At least 220g Mexican chorizo, or Spanish chorizo. Heck, any spicy chorizo!
  • 4 large eggs
  • A little bit of olive oil
  • 1 cup of mild cheddar cheese, although any cheese will do really
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 jar of salsa

How You’re Gonna Make It:

1: Slice the chorizo and remove the casingbreakfast-burritos-camping-chorizo

2: Cook the potato in some boiling water with a little salt added until the cubes are just tender, but not falling apart. This should only take about 5 minutes.

3: Warm the tortillas by wrapping them in alfoil and placing them close to the fire, or in a camp oven

4: Whisk together the eggs, a little milk, some salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a medium fry pan and cook the egg mixture, stirring frequently to scramble it up.  Remove the scrambled egg and cover it up to keep warm before setting aside.

camping-breakfast-idea5: Cook the chorizo in a frying pan over medium heat, stirring until cooked through. Then add potato pieces and again stir for about 3 minutes until lightly browned. Cooking these after the egg means you don’t get horribly discoloured scrambled egg by using the same pan and therefor saves you washing up!

6: Now all that’s left is to build the burritos! Not much needs to be said about that, just spread the fillings out evenly among the burrito’s adding or taking away according to each persons taste. Before closing this recipe off though, here’s a few tips and idea’s:

  • Buy the biggest tortillas you can find! Because they always seem to be too small for the amount of filling you want to put in…
  • Make smaller burritos, and more of them; rather than filling them too big and being unable to fold them properly
  • Use the campfire to your advantage to keep everything warm. If you can’t have a campfire (that was us on this occasion) try and have a few gas burners on hand turned to the lowest possible heat and use pots or pans with lids on to keep things warm
  • If you anticipate being short on time in the morning, why not make them up at home, wrap them in alfoil and reheat them around the campfire in the morning?


Get out there and give this one a go everyone! It may be a bit more effort, but it’s fun and sure beats a boring old bowl of cereal for breakfast!


Alex Garner


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  1. JB
    August 09, 04:31 Reply
    They r delicious. Common here in Texas too

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