To fork or not to fork…the Southwestern Breakfast Burrito, camp recipes

Southwestern Breakfast Burrito camp recipes Camping For Foodies
Southwestern Breakfast Burrito camp recipes Camping For Foodies

To fork or not to fork…that is the question.  When it comes to eggs for breakfast, you usually don’t have a choice in utensils unless you use the regional favorite, hands-on alternative: the beloved tortilla!  And, if you’re going that direction, you might as well go all the way and spice it up with Southwestern goodness.  These handy forkless meals are filling and fun.  The spicy chorizo balances well with the fresh pop of cilantro but it’s the warm and tangy salsa beans that put this breakfast over the top.  After you finish your burritos, inevitably you’ll find a few pieces of goodness escaped the tortilla and ended up on the plate so you might just decide to use the fork after all! Here’s how you make them. Psst we’re compensated…see our disclosures.

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Southwestern Breakfast Burrito (serves 4)

1 avocado (diced)
½ lime (juiced) + 2 for serving
1 small bunch cilantro (chopped)
8 eggs
Salt/pepper (to taste)
¼ lb chorizo (bulk) sausage
2 c cubed potatoes (fresh or frozen)
½ T butter
½ small onion (finely chopped)
½ t ground cumin
15 oz. can black beans (drained)
½ c salsa (to taste)
⅓ c monterey jack cheese (shredded and divided)
8 6-inch flour tortillas
Hot sauce (to taste)
Pit, peel and dice avocado into bowl then toss with lime juice and set aside. Chop cilantro, set aside with ½ of cheese.
Potatoes and eggs
In bowl, lightly beat eggs, add salt/pepper then set aside. In large skillet over medium heat partially brown chorizo, add potatoes and cook until sausage is done and potatoes are tender. Add eggs to skillet stirring until eggs are almost set, add ½ of the cheese, continue cooking until eggs are set.
(While sausage is cooking) In small saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Add onion and cumin, cook stirring until softened. Add drained and rinsed beans and salsa, continue cooking until heated through.
Top tortillas with potatoes, eggs, beans, avocado, cilantro and cheese. Add hot sauce to taste. Serve with lime wedge.

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Kim Hanna is the creator of Camping For Foodies®. On her blog,, she shares her passion for camping, hiking and cooking as well as living a balanced yet dream-pursuing life. Kim has appeared on several local TV networks, in magazines and at live special events as the ‘Modern Society Weekend Escape Expert’ she has become…inspiring others to unplug from their hectic lives one camp recipe at a time. She believes many adults are so consumed with their 24/7 connected lives that they don’t take time to enjoy nature and live in the moment. Kim gladly issues “permission slips” to adults who request them! She is a contributor to AZ Outdoor Magazine and has her own cooking segment on the Great Food Good Neighbors TV show. Kim is a Christian and lives in Phoenix with her husband and two cats.

4 thoughts on “To fork or not to fork…the Southwestern Breakfast Burrito, camp recipes

  • 16 August, 2012 at 8:36 am

    Here I sit in the waiting room for my annual work physical after fasting for 14 hrs now, and I have to look at that delicious burrito. I’M HUNGRY! Can’t wait to try that one!

    • 16 August, 2012 at 12:39 pm

      Oh no, fasting is such hard work! Hope your physical went well! You may need to double the recipe to get “caught up”, hope you enjoy them!

  • 17 August, 2012 at 12:29 am

    Mmmmm…these look so good! Love that your recipes always seem to use fresh herbs. It makes all the difference. My husband is beginning to be a believer in “great food when camping”!

    • 17 August, 2012 at 7:22 am

      Congratulations on your husband’s conversion! Glad you enjoy fresh herbs too! Happy camping to you!


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