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campfire breakfast burger #BurgerWeek

Campfire Breakfast Burgers made with homemade black pepper biscuit mix is the perfect, hearty camping breakfast!
campfire breakfast burger by Jelly Toast #BurgerWeek

Right on the heels of Father’s Day, I’ve got a special post that is centered around the men in my life – particularly the two that I live with.

My husband and the Buddy are my best guys and this Campfire Breakfast Burger is something that both of them absolutely love. That’s not to say that the Baby and I don’t like it, too, because we do. Trust me…we do.

It might be the runny egg thing, or the sausage patty thing. Or it could be the homemade black pepper cheddar campfire biscuits that get me going.

Either way, it’s safe to say that all of those components put together make up this killer breakfast burger.

Black Pepper Cheddar Biscuits by Jelly Toast

These Campfire Breakfast Burgers is our go-to camping meal. Just about every time our camping gear is spread out, these sausage biscuit sandwiches aren’t far behind.

Most of the time we make this for breakfast, after a serene night in our tent, but in truth this burger works just as well at dinner time.

They start with a homemade black pepper biscuit mix that you can make ahead of time and bring with you to camp.

The mix is super simple with just a short list of ingredients:

  • flour
  • baking powder
  • sugar
  • salt
  • dry milk powder
  • black pepper

All you have to do is add water and you’re in business. My black pepper cheddar biscuits are a spin on Lillie’s, from Butter Me Up Brooklyn, campfire biscuit mix.

It’s a great base mix to play and experiment with. For these savory sandwiches, the black pepper and cheddar are a superb combination.

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While the biscuits alone will knock your camp socks off, the real star of this meal (at least for me) is my very favorite, Lodge Drop Biscuit Pan

I’m ridiculously attached to this pan. And when it comes to cooking these burgers, it pulls double duty. First, I get the sausage going in my Lodge skillet.

While that is sizzling away, I cook up the biscuits in the biscuit pan, followed by cooking the eggs.

campfire breakfast burger by Jelly Toast

Cooking the eggs in the drop biscuit pan keeps them perfectly sized for the biscuits and sausage patties, all the while imparting a smokey campfire flavor to the entire sandwich.

How cool is that?

campfire breakfast burger by Jelly Toast

We whipped up a batch of these burgers last weekend as a kick off to the camping season. Camping is one of our family’s favorite activities to do together.

Good old fashioned family time, out in nature (or in our backyard if we’re feeling a little lazy), enjoying the weather and the food, as well as each other’s company.

The kiddos joy at camping is impossible to avoid. You can’t help but smile when you see how happy they are after we’ve set up camp.

campfire breakfast burger by Jelly Toast #Burger Week

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Black Pepper Biscuits and Coffee by Jelly Toast

Throw in a cup of campfire coffee and you have my definition of a pretty perfect weekend.

campfire breakfast burger by Jelly Toast #BurgerWeek

I wouldn’t turn down s’mores and some campfire popcorn, either.

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So when I think of burgers, my camping weekends are one of the first things that come to mind.

Below is my recipe for the Black Pepper Cheddar Biscuits as well as directions on how to assemble these Campfire Breakfast Burgers (which are really quite simple!).

campfire breakfast burger by Jelly Toast #BurgerWeek

Happy Monday!

Campfire Breakfast Burger Recipe

Yield: 12 biscuits

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes


2 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 Tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
6 Tablespoons dry milk powder
2 teaspoons black pepper
4 Tablespoons canola oil
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup water
12 sausage patties
12 eggs


In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, dry milk powder, black pepper and canola oil until well incorporated. (See notes for storage information). To mix the biscuits, pour dry mix into medium sized bowl and add 1/2 cup of water. Slowly add the remaining 1/2 cup of water 1 Tablespoon at a time until the biscuit mix is thick batter. Stir in cheddar cheese. Set cast iron pan over medium heat and add oil to coat. Scoop biscuit mix by the scant 1/4 cup onto pan (you will need to work in small batches). Allow to cook until first side is golden brown and flip once. Cook until biscuits are fluffy and cooked through.

Add sausage to a cold cast iron skillet and then set it over medium high heat. Cook until sausages are golden brown and cooked through, flipping once. Remove and set aside.

Cook eggs in cast iron skillet until desired doneness (I like my yolks a bit runny). Split biscuits in half and top with sausage and egg. Add ketchup or hot sauce if desired and place other half of biscuit on top.




This recipe can be cut in half. Simply prepare only half of the biscuit mix to make 6 biscuits and reduce sausage patties and eggs accordingly. Leftover dry biscuit mix can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Biscuit mix recipe adapted from Butter Me Up Brooklyn via Food & Wine

June 16th, 2014


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72 comments on “campfire breakfast burger #BurgerWeek”

  1. Mmm, this sounds like the perfect camping breakfast. I am so inspired to get my kiddos out there for a camping trip this summer.

  2. Ugh! I’m obsessed with that pan too! These campfire burgers look innnnncredible! You seriously camp like a CHAMP! We must go camping together, we must! Loving this #BurgerWeek idea! Can’t wait to see what the week has in store!

  3. I love this idea and I’ll be camping soon 🙂 Thanks.

  4. These look AMAZING! I’m a lover of cooking over the fire but I have never seen that cool little pan that you have. I’m going to have to hunt for one. I love Lodge products 🙂

  5. Seeeeeeriously these look amazing! And I’m all about adding hot sauce to my breakfast burger! LOVE <3

  6. Oh, my word. You’ve outdone yourself! This makes me want to go camping, just so I can have one. My son was looking over my shoulder, and drooling. (His bagel was very unexciting this morning. haha) Gorgeous!

  7. Wow I don’t think there is a more perfect breakfast! I can just imagine the smoky flavor on these breakfast burgers…nicely done!

  8. My word! I want to camp with you! This looks outstanding!

  9. Love this! I need that pan for sure and this breakfast burger sounds outstanding. YUM!

  10. This is the ultimate brinner! Pinning and keeping this in mind for our upcoming camping trip, for sure (if I can wait that long ;)).

  11. Okay, that little drop biscuit pan is the bomb! And these breakfast burgers are amazing, I want one now.

  12. Oh my goodness, I want to go camping just so I have an excuse to make these! This is my first time visiting your blog, and I love it. Thank you for sharing!

  13. This is so brilliant!! My sister camps all the time and I just sent it to her. PS: I want your biscuits!

  14. This is such an awesome post Emily!!! Oh my gosh, you’ve got me thinking all romantically about going camping now (I have never been camping before… isn’t that terrible?!). Love the look of those homemade biscuits. I can imagine how wonderful that smoky flavour would be from the campfire itself. Yum! x

    • I never camped as a kid, but my husband grew up camping and luckily is pretty good at all of the camping type things 🙂 I have loved learning how to harness the power of the campfire for delicious treats 🙂 You need to try this, Laura!!

  15. I cannot believe you made these LITERALLY over a campfire! So impressed!

  16. These look so good! It makes me want to book a camping trip right now just so i can put them on the menu!

  17. Man, I want to go camping with you! That pan is so awesome. You’ve basically made a homemade version of my favorite Mickey D’s meal. YUM!

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  24. Hi there, this looks absolutely fantastic! I think I have the same fire pit as yours, and I would like to know what grill grate you are using for the pans that fits over it so nicely. Thank you!

    • Hi Lauren, The grill grate we bought at Bass Pro Shops but the brand of it is slipping my mind. We found it in the camp cooking section and it’s a grill grate that has fold out legs. It works great to cook directly on or to use as a ‘stove top’ to put your pans on. I hope that helps! Thanks so much for stopping by!

  25. These look so good. What do you use to turn them and get them out of the pan? I always end up mutilating my eggs when trying to get them turned.

    • Hi Sherry,
      I usually don’t turn them in the pan, but rather cover them with the lid for a few minutes to get the top cooked. I either use a silicone spoonula type tool to get them out. Something that fits into the little shapes of the pan. Thanks for stopping by!

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  27. Fun burger for camping!

  28. Oh, what a perfect weekend breakfast! I could do without all of the nature myself, but the food? Heck yeah. 😉

  29. Any tips for flipping the biscuits? Just tried this and ended up destroying 5 out of the 7 biscuits just trying to get them flipped.

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  39. Hi Emily! Quick question for you…. I am planning on make two batches of the biscuits, one exactly as in your recipe, and one tweaked for peanut butter and jelly biscuits to have in the car on the way home. Would you recommend taking out the pepper and the cheese in order to accomplish this? I’m trying to make things easy by doing prep in advance by getting all the dry ingredients in batches, as I’m a beginner camper. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    • Hi Jennifer! Yes, I would definitely eliminate the pepper and cheese if you’re planning on doing a peanut butter and jelly version (which sounds awesome, btw). I’d love to know how they turn out! Thanks for stopping by! ~ Emily

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  41. Fun burger for camping!

  42. Hi Emily, I’m a big make-ahead breakfast sandwich and/or breakfast burrito fan when we have a camping trip. The black pepper and cheddar biscuits sound amazing. Any ideas on time and temperature if I were to bake them ahead of time at home (to assemble at campsite later)?

    • I love a make ahead, too! If you were going to make these ahead, I would recommend doing them on the stove top, just like at the campfire. Thanks for stopping by and good luck!

  43. I’ve made these three time already while car camping. What a great recipe. Thank you for sharing!

  44. t makes me want to book a camping trip right now just so i can put them on the menu!

  45. I purchased the Lodge Drop Biscuit Pan for a recent camping trip. I ended up cooking a blueberry crumble/cobbler kind of thing. Next time we will try your breakfast burger. Have you cooked anything else in your drop biscuit pan? I’ve been looking for recipes online and I’m not finding much. I would love to see what else you come up with.

    • Hi Jill! I have done little coffee cakes before (sounds similar to your crumble/cobbler?) but haven’t posted the recipe here. I think a brownie (simple brownie mix) would create nice little brownie cups and be delicious! Your photography is absolutely beautiful! Thank you for stopping by! xoxo Emily

  46. The best kind of breakfast in the world.Yumiee.
    Willing to order this menu in my next trip as a breakfast and enjoy it thoroughly.
    Wonderful Blog.Thanx for sharing.

  47. First of thanks for giving recipe details for home made breakfast in the less time. Eggs looks YUMMY!

  48. what a perfect weekend breakfast! This is my first time visiting your blog, and I love it. Thank you for your sharing.

  49. Oh, what a perfect weekend breakfast!Any tips for me to flip the biscuits? Thank you very much, I very like your blog. Hope you keep sharing more.

  50. Thanks a lot!!! Breakfast Burgers made with homemade black pepper biscuit mix is the perfect, hearty camping breakfast. That’s great and delicious.

  51. Hi there
    Question about these biscuits. Is canola oil and water used in them? Directions say to put all the dry ingredients in and then ad the canola oil. Then it says ad water to the dry ingredients which if the oil is in
    There the mix isn’t dry anymore.
    Going camping this weekend and am going to try them. I’m taking the dry ingredients already mixed together. Just need to know if it is water or canola oil or both.

    • Hi Michele,

      Apologies for the confusion! Yes, you mix the oil in ahead of time and then can store the mix that way for up to two weeks. When preparing the biscuits add the water to make the batter. Enjoy! ~ Emily

  52. looks mouth watering keep posting stuff like these

  53. Yummy…This recipe sounds fantastic & I love it. This is very easy. Thanks for sharing this recipe.
    a perfect weekend breakfast.

  54. Camping with friends is really enjoying moment. Feeling nature and enjoying.

  55. These look amazing and I’m planning to take with us camping next weekend! 

    Quick question, though… you add the 4 T canola oil tonthr dry mix…I’m afraid that would make it too wet to keep. Am I wrong?


  56. craving for it badly after reading the recipe, gonna try it very soon. Yumm!!