Campfire Breakfast Tacos with Chipotle Sauce

If I had to eat only tacos for the rest of my life, I think I would be totally fine with it. Health wise, though, I might end up with some deficits of vital nutrients. My love of tacos knows no bounds, so much so that my sister spoke of how my affection for tacos rivals my love for my husband in her maid of honor speech at our wedding. My husband fit right into this preexisting relationship and we now eat tacos 2-3 time per week.

Tacos have it all, protein, carb, veggies, heat. They are versatile and allow you to let your creativity shine. I could go on about tacos, singing their praises, but I’ll get down to what I came here to talk about: campfire breakfast tacos.

It’s hard to get me out of my sleeping bag some mornings, but I’ll do it for tacos.

These tacos had turkey sausage, eggs, onions, green peppers, and a homemade chipotle sauce. To make an early morning at the campsite as easy as possible, I started prepping these tacos at home, cutting veggies and cracking eggs.

While you can pick a variety of meats, I went for convenience this time with some precooked and pre-crumbled turkey sausage. If you plan to add meat and want to switch it up, uou could pick chorizo, breakfast sausage, bacon, or whatever else you like.

I started by heating the sausage to get a little bit on char on it. Then I cooked the veggies in the same pan. Depending on your meat, you might need to drain the excess grease before adding the veggies.

I love corn tortillas, especially when they’re warm. I wrapped them in foil and heated them while cooking.

Once the veggies were mostly cooked, the eggs went in. They cooked pretty quick and I scrambled it all together. I like to crack the eggs into a reusable water bottle before leaving home. This way you don’t have to crack them into a screaming hot pan one at a time and you can shake them to replace a whisk.

Once the eggs are cooked to your liking, you’re ready to build you some tacos!

You could add more to the tortilla, but the homemade chipotle sauce was all these tacos needed. Feel free to add avocado, cheese, lettuce, or whatever else you fancy.

Put some of the scramble mixture on the tortilla, top with the sauce, and you are in business. I’ve had a lot of good campfire meals but this was one of the best breakfasts I’ve ever made on an open flame, no lie. I will absolutely repeat it on future trips.

AuthorLizaDifficultyBeginner

Yields3 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time35 mins

Chipotle Sauce
 ½ white onion, rough cut
 3 cloves garlic, rough cut
 1 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes
 12 chipotle peppers in adobo plus a few spoons of the liquid
 1 cup rough cut cilantro (some stems are okay)
Breakfast Tacos
 1 package breakfast meat of choice (I used Jimmy Dean precooked turkey sausage)
 1 diced green pepper
 1 diced red pepper
 1 diced yellow onion
 5 eggs
 12 taco sized tortillas (flour or corn)

Chipotle Sauce
1

1. Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor
2. Puree until smooth
3. Add additional chipotle peppers and cilantro to taste
4. Transfer to leakproof container (I used a jar, planning to keep it upright in the cooler)

Pre-Camping Prep
2

1. Dice peppers and onions
2. (Optional) Crack eggs into a water bottle, jar, or other leakproof container

Campfire Breakfast Tacos
3

1. Heat cast iron skillet over fire
2. Add breakfast meat. Cook or heat according to type of meat. Drain excess oil/fat.
3. In same pan, add peppers and onion. Cook until just soft.
4. Add eggs and scramble
5. Remove from heat and build tacos with egg/veggie/meat scramble. Top with chipotle sauce and additional toppings as desired (cheese, avocado, etc.)

Ingredients

Chipotle Sauce
 ½ white onion, rough cut
 3 cloves garlic, rough cut
 1 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes
 12 chipotle peppers in adobo plus a few spoons of the liquid
 1 cup rough cut cilantro (some stems are okay)
Breakfast Tacos
 1 package breakfast meat of choice (I used Jimmy Dean precooked turkey sausage)
 1 diced green pepper
 1 diced red pepper
 1 diced yellow onion
 5 eggs
 12 taco sized tortillas (flour or corn)

Directions

Chipotle Sauce
1

1. Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor
2. Puree until smooth
3. Add additional chipotle peppers and cilantro to taste
4. Transfer to leakproof container (I used a jar, planning to keep it upright in the cooler)

Pre-Camping Prep
2

1. Dice peppers and onions
2. (Optional) Crack eggs into a water bottle, jar, or other leakproof container

Campfire Breakfast Tacos
3

1. Heat cast iron skillet over fire
2. Add breakfast meat. Cook or heat according to type of meat. Drain excess oil/fat.
3. In same pan, add peppers and onion. Cook until just soft.
4. Add eggs and scramble
5. Remove from heat and build tacos with egg/veggie/meat scramble. Top with chipotle sauce and additional toppings as desired (cheese, avocado, etc.)

CAMPFIRE BREAKFAST TACOS WITH CHIPOTLE SAUCE

Enjoy! I know I did.

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