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How to Make the Best Breakfast Burrito

Updated on November 1, 2019
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Breakfast Burrito

A Little About Breakfast; a Little About the Breakfast Burrito

Breakfast is sometimes referred to as the most important meal of the day. When you are a child, you probably preferred some sweet breakfast cereal. Perhaps your parents required you to consume oatmeal. Maybe you liked grapefruit or some other fruit and vegetable.

Either way you look at it, breakfast can make your day.

As adults, when it comes to a big breakfast, certain things come to mind. A potato, a meat, probably an egg cooked to your style, and some sort of bread. That's what the basic menu consists of at restaurants.

A breakfast burrito is just that, all rolled into one little consumable container.

  1. You have your meat. Choose one or more: bacon, ham, sausage, steak or chicken.
  2. You have a potato. You can use shredded, diced, sliced, or even mashed if you wish.
  3. You have an egg. You can prepare this your own way too
  4. You have a break - the tortilla
  5. You can add veggies - tomatoes, onions, peppers etc. - if you wish

All of this in a portable, carry anywhere you like, consumable, convenient and tasty wrap.


Ingredients

Tortillas - large burrito size

Potatoes

Meat

Eggs

Cheese

Oil

Spices

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Optional

Bell pepper (red, green, yellow etc.)

Onion

Jalapeno

Tomato

Salsa

Ingredients

For Cooking

Two medium sized skillets

Spatula

Cooking Spoon

Microwavable dish

plates

Silverware

Intstrutions: Summary

My tastes are pretty basic. So the burrito I am describing below has just the bare elements. Few spices, no exotic vegetables or sauces and just a few elements. You can try variations on this, but I find this one to be pretty satisfying.


  1. Gather your ingredients together
  2. Heat about a tablespoon of oil in one skillet over medium heat
  3. Heat another skillet over medium heat.
  4. Dice your potato. I prefer reds, but any species will do.
  5. Place potato in skillet with heated oil. If you are using frozen potatoes, skip step 4 (obviously).
  6. Place ground sausage in other skillet.
  7. Cook egg.

Instructions (cont.)

8. Add spices to ingredients if you wish. I usually add mine only to the potato.

9.Prepare tortilla. If you can, cook on clean skillet, 20 - 30 seconds each side on high heat Or place in microwave for 30 seconds on high heat. This will help make it flexible for rolling.

10. Lay tortilla flat on plate.

11. Spoon in ingredients to desired level: potatoes, meat, egg, cheese etc.

12 Wrap the burrito.

13. Heat again, if desired. This will help melt the cheese and give cohesion to contents.

14. Enjoy!

Dice Your Potato and Cook

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For the Sausage

Usually I prefer to cook with the Johnsonville ground Hot sausage. The store was out of it this time so I used the New York Company Hot Links. When you peel off the skin and cook these up, it's close to ground. Not quite, but close enough.

You can use anything you like. Mild, sweet. Italian or chorizo or even Jimmy Dean. It's up to you.

Also, you can substitute meats: bacon goes well and so does ham. Or you can use multiple sorts of types.

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Eggs

Well I personally am not a big egg fan and I can take one and stretch it out for two burritos.

Some of you like egg more, so of course, use what you think is appropriate. Just remember that everything has to fit into one burrito wrap.

How to cook them? Well, generally most of the breakfast burritos I've seen have scrambled eggs as a filling. If you want though, you can fry it.

If you like your egg to be a sauce, you can do it over easy and set it in with the other contents carefully, before you wrap it.

Again, it is all up to you.

For my situation in this case, I scrambled it in a bowl and put it in the microwave for two minutes under medium.

Cooked in microwave
Cooked in microwave

Add Seasonings to potatoes

Add Contents

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Adding your contents

You don't want to over-pack your burrito. I always start with the potato because it sort of provides the base. I'm half Irish so I absolutely love potatoes.

As mentioned earlier you can choose your meat.

Add veggies if you wish or sauces.

Just don't stack it too much because you need to be able to fit everything inside.

Wrap it Up

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Some Notes:

  1. You can make all the burritos at once of course. The recipe above is designed for a single burrito. If you have a large family, of course, you will have a larger ingredient base.
  2. Burritos can be made in advance and frozen. Just cook and set aside. Set n saran wrap and then wrap in wax paper. Please note, that after the burritos set in the freezer, the potatoes tend to dry out and then when you reheat, they are not as appealing. They are not bad, but just not like fresh.
  3. You can use a variety of tortilla sizes depending upon what you are wanting. A small snack or a good breakfast...
  4. Meat choices are up to you
  5. Spice it how you want it.
  6. Nutritional information will vary. If you are on a restricted diet, you may want to substitute the potato or eliminate it altogether.
  7. You can use things such as rice, beans, oatmeal etc. Whatever you like.
  8. Please let me know how this works out for you.

What is your favorite meat for a breakfast burrito?

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    • wpcooper profile imageAUTHOR

      Liam C 

      4 months ago from Bakersfield

      well let me know how it works out...:)

    • vocalcoach profile image

      Audrey Hunt 

      4 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Breakfast is my favorite and biggest meal. I welcome breakfast at any time of the day or night. I've never tried making a breakfast burrito, but now that I've latched on to your yummy recipe...

      Big thanks!

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