Dirtbag Burrito Mix Recipe

Sitting at a picnic table in Tennessee eating my “space food” I saw my new climbing friends unload an interesting food concoction onto a tortilla from a bag. My friend Katie (@TheMorningFresh) told me it was a tasty dirtbag burrito mix that’s good for most any outdoor adventures. Now this tasty dirtbag burrito mix comes with me on almost all my dirtbag adventures. It’s easy to make the day before you leave, is relatively cheap, and can cover a few meals for a few people for a few days.Justin The Weekend Warrior Dirtbag Burrito Mix Recipe

Prep time: 10 minutes (5 minutes if you’re good with a knife or don’t mind losing a finger or two)

Cook time: 20 minutes

Here’s what you need:

  • 1 quart pot
  • Wok/frying pan
  • Wooden spatula
  • Knife
  • Rice
  • Veggies
  • Flour tortillas
  • Stir fry oil
  • Almond butter/peanut butter
  • Siracha sauce
  • Plastic bag


Grab your pot and start cooking your rice. Do whatever it says on the box, bag, container, etc. All I know is this stuff takes a while to cook so you might as well get a jump on it.

Cut up your veggies into little bits. Do it to your liking, just remember that we’re going to mix this stuff with rice and it’s meant to be wrapped in a tortilla. Start heating so stir fry oil in your wok and once it’s hot enough, dump those veggies on in.

Note: I put harder veggies, like carrots, in a few minutes before the rest since they take a bit longer to cook

Once the veggies start to cook through and soften up, spice things up with some Siracha. Stir that Siracha into the veggies real good and then add a glob of almond butter (peanut butter works great as well–I’m allergic to peanuts). Once the Siracha and almond butter mix together it creates its own curry sauce. Taste a veggie and add more of each as needed.

Your rice should be done cooking by now, so dump those grains into your wok and mix it all up with your veggies. Your newly made curry sauce should turn the rice brown as well.

If you want to eat some dirtbag burritos right away, serve up your mix right onto a tortilla, roll it up, and enjoy. Be careful, it’ll be hot! Bag it up in a large Ziploc baggie if you’re taking it with you on a trip. I’ve found that if you fill your pot with cold water and put the baggie in the water while you’re scooping the dirtbag burrito mix into it, that makes things a lot less stressful. Fun fact–the heat has melted a baggie before, hence my suggestion to have it filled in cold water.

From there throw it in the refrigerator and you’re good to go.

What’s your favorite dirtbag food?

Special thanks to Katie and her Tallahassee friends for introducing me to this tasty concoction back in October.

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