Camping Food: Breakfast Burritos

May 28, 2012

This first post is my personal favorite camping recipe. Why? Well… because you do everything waaaaay before you leave for your trip, and when it comes time to eat them, you simply toss the foil covered burritos in some hot coals, on a grill, or in the oven. {if you are lucky enough to have one}.

It’s also a great meal for large groups. It’s filling, and contains lots of amazing ingredients. Plus it’s cost friendly. We actually keep these in our freezer all of the time for my hubby. I’d like to say that I get up and make him breakfast every morning, but let’s be honest. If my three year old is still in bed, so am I. So I’ll get up and toss one of these in the microwave for a few minutes, and voila! One breakfast burrito ready to go. And I can jump back in bed!

Keep in mind, you can add, or take out, any ingredient in this recipe!


18 eggs
1/4-1/2 cup sour cream
16 oz cheese {just use your favorite kind}
1-1/2 lb. sausage
1 bag frozen potato’s {again, the style is up to you}
Peppers & onions {optional}
24 tortillas

PREP WORK: Heat a large skillet, and cook your sausage. Set aside.

Crack all of your eggs into a giant bowl. Whisk in the sour cream, and any seasoning’s you like. I use salt, pepper, and a pinch of garlic powder. Heat up a large skillet, and spray with non-stick spray. Or, to save on mess, use the same skillet you cooked your sausage in. Add you eggs, and scramble.

In a smaller bowl, combine your onions and peppers with a small amount of oil. Saute until onions are transparent, and peppers are tender. Set aside.

Cook potatoes according to package.

Combine the eggs, sausage, cheese, onion mixture, and potatoes in a large bowl. Mix to combine.

START WRAPPING: Wrap a heaping cup of the egg mixture into each tortilla. Place, seam side down, on a cookie sheet. Once you have them all wrapped, place the pan in the freezer for 20 minutes.

After the burritos have stiffened up a bit, wrap in foil, and place in a giant Ziploc.
{or, if they are going to be for use at home, wrap them in plastic wrap}

HEAT THEM UP: There are several different ways to heat these up.

At home: Wrap in a damp paper towel, and heat for 1-2 minutes in the microwave

Camping: Toss in warm coals, a grill, or in the oven for a few minutes, or until heated trough!

Stay tuned for even MORE camping recipes the rest of the week!

Comments (52)

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  • Doris Johnson Reply

    May 29, 2012 at 4:22 am

    Sounds so good & easy! I can’t wait to try this. At what point do you add in the sour cream? I think I missed that part…. :)

    • Jesseca Reply

      May 29, 2012 at 4:24 am

      Just fixed the post! The sour cream is whisked into your eggs. It makes them super fluffy.

  • Karen Reply

    May 29, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Thanks for the good ideas. I want to try different things on this years camping trips. We just went with our grown kids and grandkids and breakfast turned into a big production. Your ideas are alot simpler and easier to clean up!

    • Jesseca Reply

      May 29, 2012 at 2:30 pm

      Karen, You’ll have to come back all week. We’ve got a bunch of easy meals that I will be posting!

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  • janie edwards Reply

    June 5, 2012 at 2:33 am

    I found a really quick and good way to do breakfast burritos. I scramble some egg beaters in a small pan (can add sausage scrambles if needed), throw a tortilla on a foil pan on the grill, sprinkle some grated cheese. Add spinach & cilantro, add the cooked egg, some pico de gallo and some salsa verde. Roll up – awesome!!!!! Even the boyfriend loves it!

  • Shauntae Reply

    June 5, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Oh my gosh I’m so glad I found this on Pinterest! I’m going camping at the end of this month with my two toddler boys..Not only is this recipe fantastic but I love your toddler tips are ones I would have never thought of! Thank you so much!

  • Jamie Zumhingst Reply

    June 6, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    if taking them camping, after wrapping in foil & freezing…how do you keep them frozen? or do you just keep them cool in your cooler until ready to heat & eat?? i’m new to this whole cooking when we camp thing & am exicted to try new things…we usually just take boring sandwiches, etc lol. thanks.

    • Jesseca Reply

      June 6, 2012 at 8:17 pm

      Just keep them cool until you are ready to eat them. Freezing them just makes them last a little bit longer. Totally with you on the whole sandwich thing. That used to be me. :0)

  • dee Reply

    June 19, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    so glad that i saw this on pinterest! my fella loves breakfast burritos. it would be great to make some and freeze them for him to fix. how long do you think they would stay good in the freezer?

    • Jesseca Reply

      June 19, 2012 at 3:24 pm

      They’ll stay good for about three months. :0)

      • Stephanie Reply

        July 21, 2012 at 4:18 pm

        I totally make 20 – 40 breakfast burriteos every 2- 3 months for my hubby. It takes a couple hrs to assemble them all, but breakfast burriteos freeze wonderfully. And what you said about optional ingrediants is totally true. I often make a couple different types and always do a couple with pepperjack cheese for a bit of kick. My hubby works nights so having him be able to grab something out of the freezer at 6 or 7am that is not thru a drive through is a huge plus. I can sit with my coffee and don’t have to move unless i want to! LOL I haven’t tried the sour cream in the eggs – definately will be on my list for next time. Great idea! I tend to sub greeky yogurt for sour cream in recipes – do you think that would work here too? Will totally take them camping next time too – very cool idea! Thanks!!

        • Jesseca Reply

          July 21, 2012 at 7:49 pm

          Stephanie, I just bought some Greek yogurt for veggie dip, and will be putting some in our eggs tomorrow! I’ll let you know how it goes! :0)

  • Shauna Reply

    July 11, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    I just made these for our camping trip tomorrow and I only got 17 burritos….what happened??,,,..I even used 21 eggs and used 1 lb sausage and a couple pounds of steak (for my hubby) and split the hash browns and eggs in half between the two….. I thought I would get a little more than the 24 since I used more meat and stuff….. How big are the tortillas you used? Also the bag of hash browns? Just curious for the next time I make them :) we are excited to eat them!

    • Jesseca Reply

      July 11, 2012 at 4:27 pm

      I’m sorry!! I should have included the tortilla size in the post! We don’t use the burrito tortillas… I will have to look the next time I buy them… They aren’t the small ones, but the ones in between! I’ll make the recipe again today, and make sure it comes out to 24!

      Thanks for letting me know!

  • erica Reply

    July 15, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    hi! i’m wondering how long it would take these to thaw in a cooler. we’re leaving in the morning and it will take us prob 6 hours to arrive – would they be thawed enough by the next morning to heat without taking forever?

    • Jesseca Reply

      July 15, 2012 at 11:28 pm


      I’m not exactly sure how long it will take them to thaw, but ours were frozen solid and only took about five minutes to heat up when we were ready. I’m sure if you got up and pulled them out of the freezer about an hour before you wanted to start breakfast you’ll be good to go.

  • Heather Eash Reply

    August 29, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    I am wanting to make more of a Mexican/ground beef version for a campsite dinner. Would you just follow the same process?

    • Jesseca Reply

      September 18, 2012 at 12:14 am


      Yep. Just use the same process, but change the ingredients to fit your theme.

  • Debbie Reply

    September 5, 2012 at 5:51 am

    I made these for a camping trip….it was the hit of the weekend! Thank you SO much. We actually took the foil off at the last minute and toasted the tortillas a little. Delish!!

    • Jesseca Reply

      September 18, 2012 at 12:06 am

      Debbie, I’m so glad they worked out for you!! They are always a family favorite when we do large get together’s!

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  • Lindsey Reply

    September 15, 2012 at 12:59 am

    Do the torillas get soggy from the moisture in the eggs?

    • Jesseca Reply

      September 17, 2012 at 10:54 pm

      Nope. At least not for me.

  • Amy Reply

    February 14, 2013 at 10:37 am

    I made these and love them! Found you on Pinterest! Thanks so much for a great recipe. Just curious if you have any idea about the calorie count of each one?

    • Jesseca Reply

      February 14, 2013 at 5:45 pm

      I wish I did. Everyone has asked. I’ll look into it and see what I can’t come up with.

  • Jindra Reply

    May 19, 2013 at 11:05 am

    Just found this link and site. Cannot tell you how grateful I am ! We are going for 4 days on a camping trip and I am not a camper cook so I’ve been at a loss for easy portable meals. Your ideas are fantastic and the breakfast items are so easy to make and keep. I’ll be making them at home as well.! Thank you, thank you!!

    • Jesseca Reply

      May 19, 2013 at 1:40 pm

      I’m glad this helped you out! Good luck on your camping trip!

  • Jill Reply

    May 20, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    I bet you use the fajita sized tortillas…I will be making these for our camp this weekend :) Don’t know if I will throw them on the coals, so I will put the foil wrapped burritos on the grill grate….crossing my fingers or I will have 4 hungry boys/men

  • Alex Reply

    June 3, 2013 at 9:37 am

    Made these for a camping trip last weekend. Fed 11 hungry people for TWO breakfasts. They were a hit! Only thing I added was a can of green chilies to the eggs. Worth the time in the kitchen to relax while “cooking” breakfast for a large group. YUM, can’t wait to make these again!

  • Charity Reply

    June 13, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    HI! I was just wondering if you know if anyone has ever tried reheating these in a electric roaster?

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  • Sarah Reply

    June 27, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    If i am making these at the beginning of the week to be eaten throughout a week long camping trip should I freeze them before leaving or will they keep okay just refrigerated (aka – in a cooler with ice)

    • Jesseca Reply

      June 28, 2013 at 9:19 am

      I would freeze them just to be safe.

  • Vanessa Reply

    July 11, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    Hi there! I just love these recipes but I have 5 year old twins and I am lucky if they will eat anything other than uncrustables and chicken nuggets. What foods have worked best for your little one? Thanks so much!


  • danielle Reply

    July 17, 2013 at 10:31 am


    I only need about 6- 10 burritos. Do you think I could half the recipe and they would still turn out the same?


    • Jesseca Reply

      July 18, 2013 at 11:53 am

      of course! It’s very forgiving. You can substitute and add anything you’d like.

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  • Amy Reply

    June 22, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    Great recipe! I made them last week for our camping trip this weekend and they were devoured! Even my super picky husby enjoyed the ones that I made special for him without peppers and onion (he’s not big on veggies- terrible, I know!). We had some left over so I threw them in the fridge when we got home for him to heat and eat before work, I see the directions say to wrap them in a damp paper towel and then microwave for 1-2 minutes but your photo says for 2-3 min written on the bag? Is there maybe just a size of burrito difference? Thank you so much for this recipe, it is going on my favorites lists for camping AND freezer meals! I used mild italian sausage (ground) and it added a ton of flavor and a slight kick with the few red pepper flakes that were in the sausage. Soo good! I’m going to share this with EVERYONE 😉

    • Jesseca Reply

      June 22, 2014 at 10:22 pm

      The bag is wrong for our microwave. I wrote that on there but after some experimenting found that the time was a little too long.

  • Beth J Reply

    September 21, 2014 at 9:05 am

    Fabuloso! Made these for a camping trip, but they were gone before we even left! I guess I will make another batch; not so bad because they are super easy to make! Thanks for the recipe! We love them!

  • Butterfly Reply

    October 1, 2014 at 7:14 am

    Where can I learn how to fold up the tortilla? Looking forward to making them.

    • Jesseca Reply

      October 3, 2014 at 2:36 pm

      If you google search or look on youtube there are a few video tutorials.

  • Sonja Reply

    October 15, 2014 at 8:30 am

    Hi i would like to know what typ of sausage and what do you mean bag frozen potato’s you see i stay in south africa and i would love to make this for our camping trip

    Thanks Sonja

  • Anna Story Reply

    January 29, 2015 at 9:57 am

    We really enjoyed these! I heated the defrosted burritos on a cheap little panini press we take with us; toasty grill marks!

  • sarIe Reply

    July 29, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    Just curious, what size bag of potatoes? thanks! Going to make these soon for a trip this weekend!

    • Jesseca Reply

      August 3, 2015 at 10:41 pm

      I think I used a 30 oz bag

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