On a chilly day, pie iron quesadillas make a great lunch. Tortillas work well in a pie iron, creating crispy pockets you can fill with a variety of ingredients.
In this recipe, I keep things traditional with beans, cheese and salsa. For more creative options, fill your tortillas with pizza toppings, canned pie filling or ham and cheese.
Spray the pie iron with cooking spray and then fill it with tortillas, refried beans and cheese.
Buy tortillas that are slightly larger than your pie iron. Once the pie iron is closed, tear off the edges of the tortilla to prevent burning.
Heat over the fire, turning for even cooking.
Pie Iron Quesadillas
Makes 6, Vegetarian
- cooking spray
- 12 flour or corn tortillas
- 16 oz can refried beans
- 12 ounces shredded sharp cheddar
- Spray pie iron with cooking spray and lay a tortilla over each side of the pie iron.
- Spread refried beans in the center of tortilla.
- Top refried beans with shredded cheese.
- Close pie iron and tear off the edges of the tortilla.
- Heat pie iron over fire, turning frequently, until the tortilla is toasted and the cheese is melted.
- Top with salsa and serve.
I love a hot breakfast after a chilly night sleeping in our tent. On our recent trip to the Smoky Mountains, we made pie iron breakfast sandwiches. They were sooo good.
These breakfast sandwiches are filled with egg, cheese and sausage. You don’t pre-cook the egg, so it kind of coats the bread and tastes a bit like french toast. Yum.
Even this guy stopped by to beg for one. Sorry Mr. Squirrel, we don’t give handouts.
This recipe is adapted from a recipe over at Pocket Change Gourmet. Her recipe didn’t quite fit in our Original 1960’s design Rome Pie Iron, so I made a few changes.
Start by melting butter in a pre-warmed pie iron.
Place two slices of bread in the pie iron and squish down the middle of both slices to make room for the fillings. Pour egg into one of the slices of bread, being careful to not overfill it (I forgot to snap a photo of this step).
Cover the egg with a slice of cheese and put a sausage in the other side of the pie iron.
Cook over a fire, turning every few minutes until the egg is set and the cheese is melted. Enjoy with a mug of hot coffee!
Pie Iron Breakfast Sandwiches
Makes 6, Vegetarian (or not)
- 12 slices sandwich bread
- 4 eggs
- 6 defrosted vegetarian sausages (or pre-cooked sausages)
- 6 slices sharp cheddar
- pie iron
- butter knife
- Preheat pie iron over fire.
- Meanwhile, lightly beat eggs.
- Coat inside of the pie iron with butter.
- Fill both sides of pie iron with bread. Squish down the middle of the bread to make room for the filling.
- Pour egg into the indentation in one of the slices of bread. Do not overfill. Top egg with cheese. Put sausage on other slice of bread.
- Close pie iron. Cook over fire, turning frequently, until the egg is set and the cheese is melted.
Without a doubt, fall is my favorite time of year to camp. I love sitting by a campfire bundled in a wool blanket on a crisp fall evening.
Here are some great looking recipes that I’m planning on making this fall.
1. Campfire Baked Apples
Bake up Family Spice’s campfire apples for a fall treat.
2. Dutch Oven Pumpkin Corn Bread
Nothing says fall like pumpkin. Try this dutch oven pumpkin cornbread from Overland Trailer.
3. Veggie Chili
My veggie chili is the perfect meal to warm you up on a crisp fall day.
4. Salted Carmel Hot Chocolate
Check out this Salted Carmel Hot Chocolate from one of my favorite blogs, A Beautiful Mess.
5. Apple Cider Toddy
Try an Apple Cider Toddy from The Boys Club as you sit around the campfire.