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Back Country Cuisine Australia - Outback Burrito Recipe

Back Country Cuisine Australia - Outback Burrito Recipe

The Back Country Cuisine Outback Burrito Recipe - Vanessa Hidayat

There’s not many things that can fill a hunger gap like the good old burrito. Take all of your favourite nutritional foods, smush them into a convenient to handle tortilla wrapped package, and send that density south to recharge your batteries and keep you shredding the trails for a few more k’s.

Trying to freeze dry an entire burrito is out of the question, for now at least, but you can still have your favourite Mexican meal in the middle of nowhere by packing all of that fresh, light stuff, supplemented with freeze dried beef and rice courtesy of us here at Back Country Cuisine.

The Outback Burrito is a tried and true recipe that marries the best of both worlds of fresh and freeze dried food. Give it a crack on your next trip and use it for inspiration to create your own hybrid meals to keep things fun in your own outdoor kitchen.


Serve: 2

Time: Approximately 20 minutes

Back Country Cuisine Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Beef Mince - 1/4 cup water (60ml)
  • 1/4 cup Instant Rice - 1/3 cup water (80ml)

Other Ingredients:

  • 2 tortilla wraps
  • 1/2 pack of your favourite taco spice mix or 2 tsp (found at your local supermarket)
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 small avocado, sliced
  • 1 tomato, diced (camping hack - place tomato in camp pot to prevent bruising)
  • 1/4 cup red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 4 tbsp mild tomato salsa
  • Pinch of dried chilli flakes (or if you're up for carrying a bottle of your muchly loved hot sauce, go for it)
  • 1/4 cup grated cheese (can use BCC)
  • 1/2 lime, quartered
  • 140ml Water
  • 1/2 cup lettuce, shredded (This is optional)


  1. Put taco spice mix, oregano and 1/3 cup boiling water into your Back Country Cuisine Beef Mince packet and set aside to cook for 7 minutes.

  1. Put 1/3 cup boiling water in Back Country Cuisine Instant Rice packet and set aside to cook for 7 minutes.

  1. To assemble burrito, lay tortilla wrap, top with ingredients, roll up to seal, and serve with a wedge of lime.


On a multi-day hike you can take a spice kit, which you can use for several different meals. These come in handy when trying to cook with different flavours, carrying less on your back.

When not planning to use all beef and rice from packet, empty the remaining quantity into a container and use the Back Country Cuisine recyclable pouch to cook the ingredients.