The word “gourmet” is relative. Especially when it comes to long distance backpacking. As a foodie and a long distance backpacker, I struggle to find a compromise. Here is a sampling of one of my recipes that takes a little extra time to make, but the reward is worth it!


Green Breakfast Burritos

This is a variation of my (delicious) regular breakfast burritos. These have a nice, fresh, mild green chile flavor.


Ingredients (per serving)


Optional Ingredients

1 oz. dried or freeze dried breakfast sausage, dried/crumbled veggie sausage, or bacon bits (add about 100-210 calories)


At-Home Preparation

This one takes a bit, but it is worth it!

Crack eggs into a tall, cylindrical microwave safe container that holds about 16-20 oz. Add enchilada sauce and beat eggs. Microwave them with a loose cover for about 90 seconds, or until you notice there is no more runniness. Quickly cut the eggs into chunks using a knife (if you wait until they cool down, they turn kinda gray for some reason). Spread out on a dehydrator and dry at about 110F for 6-8 hours or until dried though.


Spread the chiles, jalapeños, chopped green onion(s), and cilantro on different trays on your dehydrator and dry above the eggs.


Combine all dried ingredients except the cheese into a pint or quart ziplock bag. Place cheese in its own snack bag.


On-Trail Preparation

Pour dried contents (except cheese) into cook pot and add water until just covered. Bring to a boil and cook 1-2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Pour in cheese and stir. Cover and let sit about 5 minutes to allow cheese to hydrate. Scoop into tortillas and enjoy!

Serves 1. Calories: 740-930 (with tortillas)


If you liked this idea, check out my other “Gourmet Trail Recipes”.

No way you would put this much work into trail food? Check out my articles entitled “Favorite Easy Trail Recipes”. New recipes coming soon!