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Breakfast Burrito Recipe

Updated on May 31, 2007
vegetarian breakfast burrito with fried potatoes, eggs, and fresh toppings
vegetarian breakfast burrito with fried potatoes, eggs, and fresh toppings

Breakfast burritos are a classic of Southwestern American cuisine. They were developed in New Mexico and quickly gained in popularity across the country. What's not to like about all of the delicious flavors of breakfast wrapped up together in one tortilla? This is a delicious vegetarian twist on the traditional breakfast burrito, combining eggs, home-style potatoes, cheese, and several fresh toppings for a hearty, filling breakfast.

Breakfast Burrito Recipe

makes one burrito


  • olive oil
  • 1 small potato
  • 1/4 large sweet onion
  • 3 large cloves garlic
  • crushed red pepper flakes
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 red bell pepper
  • 1/4 green bell pepper
  • 1 flour tortilla
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella or cheddar cheese, grated
  • salsa
  • sour cream
  • small tomatoes, diced in large chunks
  • loose leaf lettuce


1. Wash the vegetables and peel the onion. Slice the onion into thin strips. Crush garlic cloves and dice. Leave the skins on the potato and dice it into 1/2 inch cubes.

2. Heat a skillet (preferably cast iron) over medium-high heat (medium for a gas range), with a good coating of olive oil. Combine the diced potato, sliced onion, and crushed garlic in the pan and stir frequently. Season with salt, black pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes to taste.

3. Meanwhile, beat the eggs and season lightly with salt and black pepper. Cut the bell peppers into long, thin strips.

scramble the eggs and let the peppers cook a little beside them
scramble the eggs and let the peppers cook a little beside them

4. The potatoes are done when they are soft in the center. Turn the heat down to medium. Pour the beaten eggs over the potatoes and stir rapidly, scrambling. They should start to thicken quickly. Push the potatoes and eggs over to one side of the pan (continuing to scramble), and add the green and red bell peppers to the other half, letting them cook lightly.

5. Warm the flour tortilla.

6. When the eggs are done, remove from heat. Scoop the potatoes and eggs into the flour tortilla, and lay the bell pepper strips over top. Sprinkle lightly with grated cheese. Top with salsa, sour cream, diced tomatoes, and loose leaf lettuce.

7. Wrap the flour tortilla around the contents, tucking in one end, and serve. Enjoy!


Green onions are a nice addition to a breakfast burrito. If you'd like to get really fancy, try adding fresh herbs like basil, thyme, chives, and oregano to the scrambled eggs. Adding cream cheese to the eggs while they are cooking will make them very smooth and creamy. If you would rather have cooked greens than fresh ones, try adding a little baby spinach to the pan to be steamed just before the eggs are done. Garnish with parsley if desired.

vegetarian breakfast burrito with fried potatoes, eggs, and fresh toppings
vegetarian breakfast burrito with fried potatoes, eggs, and fresh toppings


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      5 years ago

      Made these for Lunch today and loved them. Great to have some veggies in them to make you feel healthy!!!!

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      LaZeric Freeman 

      5 years ago from Hammond

      This looks very yummy. Great job.

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      7 years ago

      This looks like that time my finger went through the paper

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      10 years ago

      i just adore hot dell peppers

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      11 years ago from Cave Creek

      That is one fine looking burrito!

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      Maddie Ruud 

      11 years ago from Oakland, CA

      What a great way to get some protein in the morning!


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