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Breakfast burritos are my go-to car camping breakfast. When you’re camping, you want quick easy meals that taste delicious and have a minimal cleanup, right? Well, this car camping breakfast burrito is one of those meals!
This is an easy recipe that you can make in a cast-iron skillet in whatever beautiful places you find yourself camping. This burrito is full of healthy fats and protein to fuel your adventures all day long.
It’s my favorite breakfast before a big hike day. It keeps me full for hours!
The best part about this sausage breakfast burrito recipe?
It’s entirly cooked in one pan! As the recipe is written, you don’t even scramble the eggs in a bowl, just crack the eggs right into the cast iron pan once the sausage is cooked. After all, when you’re camping, you don’t want to clean any more dishes than nessecary, right?
Breakfast Burrito Ingredients
This is the first meal that Nick ever made for me when we first started camping together.
When he was living out of his truck and traveling a lot, he really perfected this breakfast burrito recipe. Now that he’s a hunter, we love to use homemade venison sausage in this recipe.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Breakfast Sausage – this adds salt and fat to the burrito, along with protein and flavor! I like to buy a mild Italian breakfast sausage for this recipe. When you’re camping, you don’t want to pack a ton of ingredients or spices. Using a spiced breakfast sausage easily adds so much flavor!
- Eggs – of course
- Garlic and Shallots – This extra step of chopping fresh garlic and shallots really makes a difference in the final burrito.
- Spinach – The spinach is optional, but it adds a wonderful pop of color to these breakfast burritos.
- Cheddar Cheese – I like to use extra sharp cheddar cheese!
- Flour tortillas – Make sure to get the burrito size.
- Toppings – We always do avocado, green onions, sour cream, hot sauce, and cilantro. Yum!
Tips for Making Breakfast Burritos While Camping
I like to prepare all my ingredients before I start to cook. First, chop the garlic and shallots so they’re ready to go when you need them.
Then, get all the other filling ingredients ready like your green onions and cilantro so when it comes time to assemble, you’re not scrambling to get everything together.
2) Use the right tortillas
You want to make sure you use burrito-size tortillas so that you have plenty of room for the sausage and egg filling.
That being said, make sure you don’t over-stuff the burritos or it will be a disaster when you go to roll them… I’ve made this mistake a time or two.
3) Cook the Burritos
After you roll the burritos and have all your ingredients inside, make sure you place the burrito back on the cast iron skillet and give it a good toast on both sides.
Cook low and slow so the heat has time to melt the cheese inside. You want the tortilla to develop a golden brown color on the outside. It should have a slight crispness when you bite into it!
The Ultimate Sausage Breakfast Burritos for Camping
- 1/2 pound breakfast sausage (mild or spicy Italian)
- 2 garlic cloves (minced)
- 1 shallot (diced)
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 Tbsp ghee (butter or oil also work)
- 1 handful spinach (optional)
- 3/4 cup shredded cheese
- 2 burrito-sized tortillas
Optional (but highly recommended):
- green onions (chopped)
- cilantro (chopped)
- avocado (diced)
- sour cream
- hot sauce
- Heat a cast-iron pan over medium heat and add the ghee and breakfast sausage. Cook for about 5-6 minutes stirring and breaking apart the meat until it's fully cooked.
- Add in the garlic and shallots. Mix and cook for about 1-2 minutes.
- Once the sausage is cooked, crack the eggs right into the pan with the sausage. Mix frequently until the eggs are cooked.
- Lastly, add in a handful of spinach, if using, and mix until it's wilted. Remove the pan from the heat.
- Layer the shredded cheese onto 2 tortillas. Divide the scrambled egg mixture in half and layer it onto the cheese. Add green onions, cilantro, avocado, sour cream, and hot sauce, if desired.
- Roll the burrito and place it back on the cast iron skillet set to low heat. Cook on each side for about 2-3 minutes until the cheese is melted and the outside of the burrito is golden brown. Enjoy!
More Camping Breakfast Ideas
I hope you enjoy this camp breakfast on your next adventure!
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