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    Breakfast Burrito Recipe

    Published June 15, 2023. This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy.

    You will love this simple breakfast burrito recipe loaded with potatoes, sausage, eggs, salsa, guacamole, and cheese for the ultimate start to your day. The flavors in this easy-to-make burrito are incredible.

    We are big-time breakfast eaters in our family and always make sure we are plenty full before leaving the house in the morning. If you are the same, you must try my Dutch Baby or Hoe Cakes.

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    Breakfast Burritos

    Breakfast burritos are a type of burrito that is stuffed with scrambled eggs, vegetables, starches, salsa, and cheese that is then rolled up tight and served. There is a myriad of ingredients that can be served inside of the burrito and is 100% customizable to your liking, and this recipe is based on my preferences. This specific recipe features things that I love in a breakfast burrito to make it hearty and filling.

    The breakfast burrito is said to have been invented in New Mexico in the 1970s at a restaurant named Tia Sophias in Sante, Fe. It has since become a popular breakfast staple across menus all throughout the United States. Feel free to make this using whatever ingredients you like.

    Ingredients and Substitutions

    ingredients to make a breakfast burrito
    • Eggs – I use large eggs that are whisked in this egg burrito.
    • Salsa – Any salsa will work for this. However, I prefer to use my pico de gallo.
    • Potatoes – I made pan-fried potatoes for the main starch in this dish.
    • Sausage – Any sausage is good to use. Try using my Homemade Breakfast Sausage for this.
    • Beans – Plain drained and rinsed black beans are all you’ll need.
    • Guacamole – I love using my guacamole recipe for these burritos.
    • Cheese – Shredded Chihuahua, Mexican melting, Monterey Jack, or Oaxaca cheese is best.
    • Tortilla – You will need some large flour tortillas for this. I use the 10” in diameter ones if buying from the store.

    How to Make Breakfast Burritos

    On a griddle or in a large cast-iron or non-stick skillet over medium-high heat, place the tortillas one at a time for 20 to 30 seconds per side to heat them up and to make them more pliable. I like to keep them wrapped in foil after this.

    cooking a tortilla on a griddle

    Add 1 tablespoon of oil to the griddle or skillet and place in ¼ of the cooked potatoes and sausage, drained beans, and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes.

    cooking potatoes, sausage, and beans on a griddle.

    Pour on ¼ of the whisked eggs over top of the cooked potatoes, sausage, and beans and cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until the eggs are mostly cooked. Season it immediately with salt to taste. I like to move the eggs around using a spatula so that they’re cooked on all sides.

    adding eggs to a breakfast burrito

    Place the cooked eggs, potatoes, sausage, and beans in the center of 1 of the heated burritos.

    cooked breakfast burrito ingredients in a flour tortilla

    Add on ¼ of the cheese, guacamole, and pico de gallo.

    adding salsa and guacamole to a breakfast burrito

    Fold in the sides and then roll the burrito up to seal it.

    rolling up a breakfast burrito

    Keep it wrapped in foil or slice and serve immediately.

    burrito with eggs on a plate

    Make-Ahead and Storage

    Make-Ahead: You can make these up to 1 hour ahead of time by wrapping each of them in foil.

    How to Store: Cover and keep them in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. These will not freeze well.

    How to Reheat: Wrap the burrito in foil and place it right on the middle rack in the oven and bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until warm.

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    Chef Notes + Tips

    • You can get creative as you’d like and add in any ingredients you see fit.
    • A large cast iron or non-stick skillet will work well if you do not have a griddle.

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    Breakfast Burritos Recipe

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    You’ll love this simple breakfast burrito recipe loaded with potatoes, sausage, eggs, salsa, guacamole, and cheese.
    Servings: 4
    Prep Time: 30 minutes
    Cook Time: 5 minutes

    Ingredients 

    Instructions

    • On a griddle or in a large cast-iron or non-stick skillet over medium-high heat, place the tortillas one at a time for 20 to 30 seconds per side to heat them up and to make them more pliable. I like to keep them wrapped in foil after this.
    • Add 1 tablespoon of oil to the griddle or skillet and place in ¼ of the cooked potatoes and sausage, drained beans, and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes.
    • Pour ¼ of the whisked eggs over top of the cooked potatoes, sausage, and beans and cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until the eggs are mostly cooked. Season it immediately with salt to taste. Be sure to move the eggs around using a spatula so that it is cooked on all sides.
    • Place the cooked eggs, potatoes, sausage, and beans in the center of 1 of the heated burritos.
    • Add on ¼ of the cheese, guacamole, and pico de gallo.
    • Fold in the sides and then roll the burrito up to seal it.
    • Keep it wrapped in foil or slice and serve immediately.

    Notes

    Make-Ahead: You can make these up to 1 hour ahead of time by wrapping each of them in foil.
    How to Store: Cover and keep them in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. These will not freeze well.
    How to Reheat: Wrap the burrito in foil, place it on the middle rack in the oven, and bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until warm.
    You can get creative as you’d like and add in any ingredients you see fit.
    A large cast iron or non-stick skillet will work well if you do not have a griddle.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 760kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 38gFat: 49gSaturated Fat: 15gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gMonounsaturated Fat: 22gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 393mgSodium: 878mgPotassium: 701mgFiber: 10gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 742IUVitamin C: 0.4mgCalcium: 338mgIron: 6mg
    Course: Breakfast
    Cuisine: American, Mexican