Breakfast Burrito Recipe

Forget those skimpy, frozen store-bought burritos, this breakfast burrito recipe is a quick and easy morning meal that will also satisfy any lunch or dinner appetite. 

 - Prepare meats and vegetables up to three days in advance.  Heat tortillas and fillings in the microwave and have breakfast on the table in no time.

 - Try flavored tortillas, such as jalapeno, tomato, cheese and chipotle

 - Keep prepared burritos warm in a very low oven for no more then 20 minutes

 - Serve with salsa, sour cream or Greek yogurt.  Make it a meal with a fruit salad or fresh vegetable salad and hash browns

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Breakfast burrito with potatoes and tomatoes

There are an endless number of ways to fill and season a breakfast burrito.  Here are a few filling ideas: 

  • Sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, feta cheese

  • Black beans, avocado, tomato, red onion, pepper Jack cheese

  • Ground meat, tomatoes, hot chiles, green onion, chopped cilantro

  • Bacon, tomatoes, arugula, remoulade sauce

  • Chorizo, Asiago cheese, roasted pepper (hot or sweet)

  • Chopped ham, cooked sweet potatoes or sauteed plantain, mild chiles

  • Potatoes, cream cheese, garlic, dried rosemary or fresh parsley

Basic Breakfast Burrito Recipe
Makes 2 burritos

For a basic breakfast burrito use 1 to 2 eggs per person, depending on the quantity of the other ingredients.  Instead of bulk pork sausage use 4 diced pork sausage links

1/4 pound pork sausage or turkey sausage or mixture of both
Salt and ground black pepper to taste
2-4 eggs
2 flour tortillas (burrito-size)
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Brown the sausage in a large skillet.  Drain the fat.  Warm flour tortillas on a hot dry griddle or large skillet and keep warm in a low oven if necessary. 

Whisk the eggs and milk.  Add to drained sausage over a medium high high. Mix together as in scrambled eggs.  When the eggs are almost done, turn off the heat and gently stir in the cheese.   

Spoon the egg and sausage mixture down the center of the warmed tortillas.  Fold the sides over and serve. 

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