Breakfast Burrito

Breakfast Burritos (Freezer Friendly)

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Breakfast burritos have become a staple in many households, offering a versatile and satisfying meal to kickstart the day. The beauty of breakfast burritos lies in their simplicity and the endless possibilities for customization. Whether you’re someone who plans your meals meticulously or someone who throws together whatever is in the fridge, making breakfast burritos at home can be an enjoyable and creative process.

The foundation of any good breakfast burrito is the tortilla. Flour tortillas are commonly used due to their pliability and ability to hold a generous amount of filling without tearing. When selecting tortillas, aim for the large, burrito-sized ones; they make wrapping easier and ensure you can include all your favorite ingredients. Warming the tortillas before assembling your burritos makes them more flexible and less likely to break when you roll them up.

When it comes to fillings, scrambled eggs are often the protein of choice for a classic breakfast burrito. They’re quick to cook and act as a perfect canvas for other flavors. To elevate your scrambled eggs, consider adding a splash of milk or cream for richness, and don’t forget to season with salt and pepper. For those looking to add more texture and flavor, ingredients like sautéed onions, bell peppers, and mushrooms can transform your eggs from ordinary to extraordinary.

Meat lovers might opt to include bacon, sausage, or ham in their breakfast burritos. These meats not only contribute a savory depth but also provide a satisfying chew and additional protein. If you’re aiming for a healthier option, turkey bacon or chicken sausage can be great alternatives. Vegetarians aren’t left out either; black beans or tofu can serve as excellent protein substitutes that are both hearty and flavorful.

Cheese is another crucial component of a breakfast burrito. It adds a creamy, melty element that binds the other ingredients together. Cheddar, Monterey Jack, or Pepper Jack are popular choices, but don’t hesitate to experiment with different types of cheese to find what pleases your palate. Sprinkle the cheese over the warm eggs or meat so it starts to melt, creating a gooey layer that will help keep everything in place.

Vegetables are a fantastic way to incorporate freshness and nutrition into your breakfast burrito. Spinach, tomatoes, avocados, and even roasted sweet potatoes can add color, texture, and vitamins. Not only do they enhance the taste, but they also increase the fiber content, making your burrito more filling and beneficial for your digestive health.

For those who enjoy a bit of heat in the morning, incorporating spices and condiments can take your breakfast burrito to the next level. A dash of hot sauce, a sprinkle of cumin or paprika, or a dollop of salsa can infuse your burrito with vibrant flavors. Fresh herbs like cilantro or chives can also add a burst of freshness and brighten up the overall taste.

Assembling a breakfast burrito is an art in itself. Lay your warmed tortilla flat on a surface, and start by placing your fillings in the center, leaving ample space around the edges for folding. Don’t overfill, as this can make the burrito difficult to wrap and may lead to unfortunate spillages. Fold in the sides of the tortilla first, then roll it up from the bottom, tucking in the contents snugly as you go. The result should be a neat, handheld package that’s ready to eat.

If you’re preparing breakfast burritos for a crowd or planning ahead for the week, they are wonderfully freezer-friendly. Wrap each burrito individually in foil or parchment paper and store them in the freezer. When you’re ready to enjoy one, simply remove the wrapping, thaw if necessary, and reheat in the oven or microwave. This makes for a quick and effortless breakfast option on busy mornings.

Making breakfast burritos at home is not just about feeding yourself; it’s an opportunity to express creativity, cater to personal tastes, and enjoy a nutritious meal. With a little preparation and imagination, you can craft a breakfast burrito that rivals those from your favorite café, tailored exactly to your liking. So next time you’re pondering what to make for breakfast, consider the humble yet mighty breakfast burrito – a canvas awaiting your culinary artistry.

Breakfast Burrito

Breakfast Burrito

Homemade breakfast burritos are a flavorful and satisfying way to start your day. They can be filled with a variety of ingredients such as scrambled eggs, cheese, sausage, and vegetables.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Breakfast
Servings 8 servings


  • 8 soft medium flour tortillas
  • 1/2 lb ground mild Italian sausage
  • 1/2 red pepper chopped
  • 1/4 red onion finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup tomatoes cubed
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 cup shredded cheese**

Egg Mixture

  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 Tbsp half and half
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 ½ cups shredded chees


  • In a skillet, saute the sausage until fuly cooked, breaking the meat apart.
  • Add the chopped onion and pepper to the sausage and saute until vegetables are tender.
  • Remove the sausage mixture from the skillet.
  • In a bowl, combine eggs, half and half and season to taste.
  • In the same skillet, cook the eggs with 1 Tbsp butter until the eggs are cooked.
  • Add the diced tomatoes and the sausage mixture into the eggs and mix.
  • Lay out the tortilla, add cheese and top with the egg and meat mixture. Divide mixture among all the 8 tortillas.
  • Roll the burrito tight, by folding the edges and then rolling up the tortilla.

To Cook Breakfast Burritos

  • Drizzle skillet with oil and heat over med heat. Add the desired amount of burritos, cook until each side is golden and crispy, turning as needed.
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