ready-to-go breakfast tacos | camping friendly recipes

we have successfully said goodbye to winter and have fully emersed ourselves into spring.  amen.
that being said, camping season & backyard BBQs are soon to be front and centre, and if you are anything like me, you like easy effortless meals that taste great and require no clean up.

the solution:  foil packet meals.

cooking at it's simplest.
and, the perfect accompaniment to any camping trip or BBQ with friends.

as showcased in marilyn haugen's latest cookbook 150 best recipes for cooking in foil, you now have a wide range of camping friendly recipes to choose from and pack in your cooler.
  breakfasts to entrees to desserts.
perfect so you can spend more time enjoying the outdoors and less time worrying about eating only hot dogs all weekend long.

so in honour of taco tuesday and the most important meal of the day,  i present to you, ready-to-go breakfast tacos.
these are sure to be your perfect breakfast go-to while sitting around the campfire this summer.  at least for me they will be.

ready-to-go breakfast tacos

make ahead
6 cooked pork sausage links, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and thinly sliced
2 red bell peppers, thinly sliced
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
1 can (14 ounce) black beans, drained & rinsed
1 cup frozen corn, thawed
1/2 cup salsa
2 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon kosher salt 
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper

at campsite
6 large eggs
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup shredded monterey jack cheese
12 taco-sized (8-inch) flour tortillas

make ahead: spray 6 double sheets of heavy-duty foil with nonstick cooking spray.
in a large bowl, combine sausages, jalapenos, red peppers, onion, beans, corn, salsa, oil, salt, coriander and pepper.
divided sausage mixture evenly among prepared foil sheets.  fold foil into tent-style packets and seal edges tightly.  refrigerate for up to 2 days or freeze for up to 1 month.

at the campsite:  prepare campfire coals.  place packets on hot coals and cook for 7 to 10 minutes, moving packets occasionally, until sausage mixture is very hot.
transfer packets to a flat surface and open with caution, allowing steam to escape.  crack 1 egg into the centre of each packet.  season to taste with salt and pepper.
reseal packet, return to coals and cook for 4 to 6 minutes or until eggs are done to your liking.  sprinkle with cheese and serve each packet with 2 tortillas.

serves 6


  1. Your post is very helpful, thank you. Your camping trip doesn’t have to be boring and you absolutely don’t have to rely only on home-made sandwiches. This is especially true if you’re driving to your camping place. In this case you can pack along some cooking gear and give more color and taste to your outdoors experience by preparing some delicious camping breakfast. See more


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