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Make-Ahead Breakfast Burritos

This make-ahead recipe has everything set to cook over the campfire with hearty potato and egg filled burritos that are going to fuel you through any hike and all day long.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, Camping, Fusion
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Resting Time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 673kcal


  • 1 package frozen Idaho Crispy Potato Tots
  • 12 eggs scrambled
  • 1 teaspoon Egg Blend Seasoning
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • ½ Onion chopped
  • 2 poblano Peppers
  • ½ pound sausage
  • 8 large flour burrito shells
  • 8 oz Bacon cooked until crispy and dried on paper towels
  • 1 14 oz jar black beans drained and air-dried
  • 20 slices American cheese

For Serving

  • 2 to 3 avocados
  • Tomatoes sliced
  • Crema
  • Green and Red salsa
  • Hot Sauce


Cook the Crispy Tots:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees or to what the directions on the packaged potatoes instruct.
  • Arrange the potato tots on a baking sheet in a single layer.
  • Bake until the potato tots are golden and crispy, shaking the tray gently, halfway through cooking time to rotate the tots.
  • When thoroughly crisped and golden on all sides, remove from oven and allow to cool completely.

Scramble the Eggs:

  • Whisk the eggs in a large bowl.
  • Preheat a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Pour the eggs in and allow curds to form.
  • Gently, using a rubber spatula, fold in the eggs, a little at a time as they form.
  • When the eggs are just set, still showing a glean of moisture, remove them from the heat and season with salt and pepper as desired.
  • Spoon the eggs onto a plate to prevent them from overcooking in the heat of the skillet and allow them to cool completely.

Toast the Poblano Pepper:

  • Using a flame from a gas range, or over a grill, toast the poblanos over high heat on all sides, rotating as each side begins to blacken and blister.
  • Place the peppers in foil and wrap.
  • Allow the peppers to sit for 5 minutes until cool.
  • By now, the skin will have softened and you can peel it off of the peppers, discarding it.
  • Chop the now peeled peppers, discarding the seeds, and set aside.

Cook the Sausage:

  • Add 1 teaspoon of butter to In the now empty skillet, sautee the onion until soft, about 4 minutes.
  • Add the sausage and cook, breaking up into small pieces and browning thoroughly all over, about 15 minutes.
  • Add the chopped poblano peppers.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool completely.

Assemble the Burritos:

  • On a large clean work surface, arrange all of the tortillas out.
  • Place 2 slices of cheese down the center of each.
  • Arrange 12 crispy potato tots in the in rows of 3 on the center over the cheese.
  • Top with equal portions of eggs, beans, sausage and veggie mix, and bacon.
  • Carefully fold the edges a burrito up, over the filling, before rolling. Use your thumbs to hold in the filling as you roll.
  • Place seam side down to keep from opening up while you complete rolling all the burritos.

Wrap Burritos for Freezing:

  • Tightly wrap each burrito in parchment paper.
  • Then wrap each burrito in an additional layer of heavy-duty aluminum foil.
  • Line them all up on a baking sheet and allow them to freeze for 1 hour before storing in a resealable bag for up to a month.
  • Date the bag with a permanent marker for later use.
  • Place in the freezer until ready to use.

Cook the Burritos:

  • When ready to cook, preheat your grill or campfire for indirect heat. See note.
  • Place the burritos, in foil, directly on the coals on the cooler side of the campfire or on the cooler side of the grill.
  • Grill the burritos for about 30-35 minutes.
  • Rotate every 10 minutes, turning evenly on all sides to ensure even cooking until the burritos are warmed through and the cheese is melted.


  • Serve by peeling back the foil and topping as desired.


  • This recipe works best if everything is cooked ahead of time and allowed to cool completely before assembling the burritos. This allows the liquids to evaporate or steam to cool, which would otherwise cause moisture to make the burritos soggy.
  • When cooking outside, the elements will be a factor for if the burritos need to heat longer before being enjoyed.
  • Indirect heat is when the fire is built to one side while the other side remains cooler. Do this by stacking the coals of a campfire to one side of the grill pit, or turning one burner to low or off on a gas grill.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 673kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 271mg | Sodium: 1412mg | Potassium: 705mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 875IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 550mg | Iron: 5mg