Maple Chorizo Breakfast Skillet

Last Updated on May 24th, 2023

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We love every single word in our title today. Who doesn’t love maple? And chorizo is mouth-wateringly delicious! Of course, breakfast is the best meal of the day, right? And honestly, who doesn’t love a good solid, trusty skillet?

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Is This a Good Breakfast for Camping?

This meal is for you if you are looking for something hearty that packs a caloric punch. The maple chorizo breakfast skillet does bring it all to the table. You have your veggies, your starch, protein, and sweetness to add a little extra.

For this to be a simple breakfast option while camping, all your prep work should be done at home. Though if you’d like to wait until you’re settled at your campsite, you only have about three ingredients to work through.

This breakfast really is a wonderful breakfast option for camping. You will have so many different yet complimentary flavors with only about four steps needed to make it.


How Long Does it Take to Make it?

Well, this depends on how quickly you can chop bell peppers and how fast you can scrub and dice potatoes. While prepping, you can be as slow or as fast as you want. No one is judging.

Your skillet should preheat for 15 minutes, and an additional 16-20 is needed to cook the meal. All in all, you’re looking at anywhere from start to finish, 45 minutes to an hour.

Though if pre-work is done at home, cooking time at your campsite should only take between 30-45 minutes.


For How Long Do You Need to Preheat the Pan?

As mentioned above, you will need to preheat your skillet for 15 minutes. Next, preheat your skillet by placing it on a grate over your campfire.

Fifteen minutes will allow for the heat to reach the whole skillet evenly. As a side note, make sure your fire is established with a good amount of white-hot coals to provide more consistent heat.


What Ingredients Do You Need For it?

Every recipe is a roadmap that gives you a feel for all the flavors you are about to dive into. Our roadmap for maple chorizo breakfast skillet:


  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 ½ lbs potatoes, scrubbed and diced
  • 1 tsp salt (or to your liking)
  • 1 tsp pepper (or to your liking)
  • One large bell pepper, chopped
  • One medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 8 oz cured Spanish chorizo, diced (not fresh)
  • 2 tbsp Canadian or Vermont maple syrup
  • 4 to 6 large eggs
  • One sliced green onion


Now, there are so many ways someone could add some variation to this dish. Maybe a bit more spice with cayenne pepper or some more heat by using your favorite salsa.

Our cheese lovers could add some calcium to the dish with a nice cheddar or a melty queso fresco. Who doesn’t love cheese?


How Many People Can You Feed With it?

We all know serving sizes are more of a guideline as opposed to a rule. Someone’s four servings could be another’s one serving. So many factors could be taken into consideration also.

Generally, a recipe such as this could provide four servings. But if you’re planning a grueling day playing in the woods, you may say this recipe is for two or even one serving.

If someone is in bulking season, this might only be one serving altogether, or it could be one serving for the first breakfast and one serving for the second breakfast. Always be conscious of your camping partners.

Do you want to feed them as well? Maybe split this up into five smaller servings. Do you not want to feed them, only want to tempt them with the heated maple aromas? Then, by all means, finish that skillet as one serving and relish in their disappointment.


Final Thoughts on Maple Chorizo Breakfast Skillet

I honestly can’t think of a more appropriate campsite skillet breakfast. Aside from steak and eggs, this recipe has it all. As my absolute final thought, I would suggest bringing along your favorite tortilla and comal, and the rest will be history. Happy camping and happy cooking!

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