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Pie Iron Fajita Quesadillas

Quesadillas are one of my favorite things to make in our pie irons. Tortillas work really well in the pie iron, forming a pocket to hold ingredients without sticking. On our recent camping trip we made Pie Iron Fajita Quesadillas. At home, pre-cook peppers and onions in a skillet with a little fajita seasoning. 

Pie Iron Fajita Quesadillas At camp, put the cooked vegetables and cheese between two flour tortillas in a lightly oiled pie iron. Tear off the edges of the tortilla after you close the pie iron. Then heat over the campfire until the cheese melts and the tortilla is lightly toasted. 

Pie Iron Fajita Quesadillas Top with salsa and guacamole and enjoy!

Pie Iron Fajita Quesadillas

Makes 6, Vegetarian

Ingredients

  • 3 bell peppers (some combination of red, yellow, orange or green)
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Fajita seasoning, to taste
  • cooking spray
  • 12 flour tortillas
  • 6 slices cheddar
  • salsa
  • guacamole

Supplies

  • pie iron
  • butter knife

Directions

At Home

Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add peppers & onions and sauté until onions are translucent. Add fajita seasoning to taste and cook for an extra 2 minutes. Let cool and store in refrigerator or cooler.

At Camp

  1. Spray pie iron with cooking spray. Place a tortilla in one side of the pie iron.
  2. Fill tortilla with cheddar slice and fajita mixture.
  3. Top with another tortilla and close pie iron. Tear off the edges of the tortillas.
  4. Heat pie iron over fire, turning occasionally, until the tortilla is toasted and the cheese is melted.
  5. Release quesadilla from pie iron, using butter knife if necessary. Serve with salsa and guacamole.

Pie Iron Bean & Cheddar Quesadillas

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.

Pie Iron Quesadillas

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.

Pie Iron Quesadillas

Spray the pie iron with cooking spray and then fill it with tortillas, refried beans and cheese.

Pie Iron Quesadillas

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.

Pie Iron Quesadillas

Heat over the fire, turning for even cooking.

Pie Iron Quesadillas

Pie Iron Quesadillas

Makes 6, Vegetarian

Ingredients

  • cooking spray
  • 12 flour or corn tortillas
  • 16 oz can refried beans
  • 12 ounces shredded sharp cheddar
  • salsa

Supplies

  • pie iron
  • butter knife

Directions

  1. Spray pie iron with cooking spray and lay a tortilla over each side of the pie iron.
  2. Spread refried beans in the center of tortilla.
  3. Top refried beans with shredded cheese.
  4. Close pie iron and tear off the edges of the tortilla.
  5. Heat pie iron over fire, turning frequently, until the tortilla is toasted and the cheese is melted.
  6. Top with salsa and serve.

Pie Iron Quesadillas

Camp Breakfast Burritos

Veggie Breakfast Burritos. Great for camping!

I make these burritos every time we camp.

Veggie Breakfast Burritos. Great for camping!

They are such a treat, and they taste even better when eaten outdoors.

Veggie Breakfast Burritos. Great for camping!

I do a lot of the prep at home before our camping trip.

Veggie Breakfast Burritos. Great for camping!

At the campsite, I start by cooking the vegetables.

Veggie Breakfast Burritos. Great for camping!

Then, I scramble up some eggs.

Veggie Breakfast Burritos. Great for camping!

I roll up the eggs, veggies, cheddar, cilantro and hot sauce in a flour tortilla. Perfect breakfast, no utensils required.

Veggie Breakfast Burritos

Serves 6

Ingredients:

  • 4 bell peppers (I used red, green, yellow and orange)
  • red onion
  • small bunch cilantro
  • 8 ounces cheddar
  • cooking spray
  • one dozen eggs
  • 6 burrito-size tortillas
  • hot sauce (I use sriracha)

Cookware & tools:

  • 1 or 2 skillets
  • Spatula

Directions:

At home

  1. Chop peppers and onions, and store in an air-tight container.
  2. Wash cilantro and remove leaves from stems. Discard stems. Put cilantro leaves in a plastic bag with a paper towel.
  3. Shred cheddar and place in a plastic bag

At the campsite

  1. In a skillet over high heat, cook the peppers and onions.
  2. Spray a skillet over medium heat with cooking spray, then scramble the eggs.
  3. Divide all ingredients among the tortillas, with hot sauce to taste.
  4. Roll up burritos and enjoy.

Veggie Breakfast Burritos. Great for camping!