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Spicy Breakfast Burrito: A Campfire Delight

Spicy Breakfast Burrito


Welcome, newbie campers! I’m delighted to share with you one of my all-time favorite camping recipes: Spicy Breakfast Burrito. Nothing beats waking up to the delightful aroma of sizzling bacon and eggs, all wrapped up in a warm tortilla. This recipe serves as an excellent way to fuel up for an adventurous day ahead. So, grab your camping gear, gather around the campfire, and let’s get cooking!

Serving Size:

This recipe makes 4 hearty servings. It’s perfect for sharing with your camping buddies or as leftovers for a quick breakfast the next day.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes


– 8 large eggs

– 8 slices of bacon (or alternative: vegetarian bacon)

– 4 large flour tortillas (or alternative: whole wheat tortillas)

– 1 jalapeño pepper, diced (optional)

– 1 small onion, diced

– 1 red bell pepper, diced

– 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (or alternative: Monterey Jack cheese)

– Salt and pepper to taste

– Cooking oil or butter for frying

Ingredient Alternatives:

Feel free to experiment with ingredient alternatives to suit your taste preferences and dietary restrictions. Here are a few ideas:

– Instead of bacon, try using sausage, ham, or turkey bacon.

– For a vegetarian or vegan option, substitute the eggs with tofu or scrambled chickpea flour.

– Explore different cheese options like feta, Swiss, or pepper jack.

– If you don’t have tortillas, you can use pita bread or even make it a breakfast bowl by skipping the tortilla altogether.

Side Dish Suggestions:

To enhance your breakfast experience, consider pairing your spicy breakfast burrito with some delicious side dishes. Here are a few ideas:

– Fresh fruit salad: A refreshing blend of seasonal fruits like watermelon, berries, and sliced oranges.

– Hash browns: Crispy golden-brown potatoes, seasoned with herbs and spices.

– Grilled tomatoes: Sliced tomatoes brushed with olive oil, sprinkled with salt and pepper, and grilled until tender.

– Yogurt and granola: A nutritious combination of creamy yogurt and crunchy granola.

Pros and Cons of the Spicy Breakfast Burrito:


1. Hearty and satisfying: Packed with protein, this breakfast burrito will keep you energized and ready for your camping adventures.

2. Customizable: You can adjust the level of spiciness by adding more or fewer jalapeños, catering to everyone’s taste preferences.

3. Quick and easy: With just a few simple ingredients and a short cooking time, you can enjoy a flavorful breakfast in no time.

4. Portable: The burritos can be wrapped in foil or wax paper for easy transport and enjoyment on the go.


1. Spiciness: The spice level may not be suitable for those who prefer milder flavors. Adjust the jalapeño amount or omit it entirely to reduce the heat.

2. Limited cooking equipment: Depending on your camping setup, you may need a portable stove, griddle, or skillet to cook the bacon and eggs. However, with proper planning, these can be overcome.


1. Heat a skillet or griddle over your campfire or portable stove. Add the bacon slices and cook until crispy. Remove the bacon from the pan and set it aside on a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess grease.

2. In the same skillet, using the bacon drippings, sauté the diced onions, red bell pepper, and jalapeños (if using) until they are tender and slightly caramelized. Remove the vegetables from the skillet and set them aside.

3. Crack the eggs into a bowl, season with salt and pepper, and beat them well. Pour the beaten eggs into the skillet and scramble them until cooked to your desired consistency.

4. Once the eggs are cooked, return the sautéed vegetables to the skillet and mix them with the eggs.

5. Warm the tortillas directly on the campfire or on a heated griddle until they become pliable and slightly toasted.

6. Assemble the burritos by placing a portion of the scrambled eggs, vegetable mixture, and crispy bacon in the center of each tortilla. Sprinkle shredded cheese on top.

7. Roll up the tortillas, tucking in the sides as you go, to form burritos. If desired, wrap each burrito in foil for easy transport and to keep them warm.

8. Serve the spicy breakfast burritos immediately while they are warm and the cheese is melted. Enjoy!


Congratulations, newbie campers! You’ve just learned how to prepare a delicious and spicy breakfast burrito that will fuel you up for a day of outdoor adventures. Remember, camping is all about enjoying the simple pleasures in life, and a good meal is certainly one of them. So gather your ingredients, embrace the spirit of the great outdoors, and savor every bite of this scrumptious recipe.

Thank you for stopping by, and I wish you a fantastic camping experience filled with memorable moments, delicious food, and a whole lot of fun! Happy camping!

Here are some camping related links that might be helpful.

Free Campsite Map
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Campground Passes for Seniors