This breakfast burrito recipe is loaded with the best ingredients! Flour tortillas are layered with hearty scrambled eggs, breakfast potatoes, sausage, flavorful Mexican cheese, and salsa. What better way to start your day?
If it were up to my boyfriend, he would eat every meal in the form of a burrito. He swears that burritos are the most convenient way to eat food (and a lot of it), and I can't argue with him. Because burritos rock.
Breakfast burritos are on a whole other level though. Wrapping warm breakfast foods into a flour tortilla to be able to eat it with just your hands is totally genius.
Ever since we moved to Charlotte, we've been on the hunt for the best breakfast burrito. We have a few favorites around town (looking at you Rhino), but I decided it was time to make our own! Now we can whip these up and stash them in the freezer for a quick burrito fix whenever we are craving them- which is all the time.
Making Breakfast Burritos
There are a few steps in the process to make breakfast burritos, but I promise they are worth it in the end.
My advice is to try and keep everything warm while you cook the other ingredients. The best way I've found to do this is to wrap everything in foil as you continue to cook. If you find your burritos are cold before you serve them, just pop them into the microwave real quick!
The best thing about burritos is they are super versatile. Feel free to mix up the ingredients however you want. You can swap out the sausage for bacon, chorizo, or take the meat out completely. You can add more veggies, take out the cheese, use guacamole or avocado, swap egg whites for the whole eggs, use hash browns instead of breakfast potatoes. The options are truly endless!
You can also make your own breakfast potatoes for this recipe, or use frozen. Both are great options!
Can I Freeze My Breakfast Burritos?
Yes! How to freeze:
- Don't add salsa or guacamole/avocado to your burrito before freezing- add them after. Salsa will make your burrito soggy and no one wants that.
- Let all the fillings cool slightly (about 10 minutes) before assembling. This ensures your tortilla won't get soggy on the inside.
- Wrap each assembled burrito in a separate sheet of aluminum foil and then place them in an airtight container or freezer-safe bag.
- Freeze up to 2 months.
How to Reheat a Breakfast Burrito
Take your frozen burrito out of the aluminum foil, wrap with a water-dampened paper towel and reheat in the microwave on high power about 2-3 minutes until heated through. I will usually cut mine in half to make sure the middle is warm enough.
If your burrito wasn't frozen but was just chilled in the fridge, it'll only need 1-2 minutes to warm up.
More Delicious Breakfast Recipes to Try:
- 6 large eggs
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ tsp pepper
- 8 oz sausage, sliced or crumbled -can swap for bacon or more veggies
- ½-1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 cups breakfast potatoes, frozen or make your own
- ½ cup Mexican cheese blend, shredded
- 4 tablespoon salsa
- 4 large flour tortillas (make sure they are burrito size!)
- In a bowl, whisk together eggs, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
- Heat a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat and cook the sausage until browned and cooked through (my slices took about 12-15 minutes). You can choose to leave it sliced or crumble it up.
- Transfer sausage to a paper towel-lined plate and cover with foil to keep warm. Leave any rendered fat in skillet.
- If there isn't a lot of fat, add ½-1 tablespoon olive oil in the skillet and let it heat up. Add frozen potatoes, season with salt and pepper to taste if not already seasoned. Cook, tossing occasionally until they are lightly browned and cooked through (about 7-9 minutes). Transfer potatoes to dish and cover with foil to keep warm. **If you made my breakfast potato recipe linked above, skip this step**
- Spray skillet with non-stick spray or add more oil, and cook eggs over medium-low heat. Using a rubber spatula, continuously scrape the bottom of the pan and folding eggs inward until they are just set. Transfer eggs to dish and cover to keep warm.
- Heat tortillas either over the skillet or in the microwave until heated through.
- To assemble: Layer a sprinkle of cheese on tortilla, followoed by about a ¼ cup of eggs, ¼ cup of potatoes. Crumble sausage on top and if you are eating right away, top with salsa and/or guac.
- Wrap two sides of tortilla inward then roll bottom side over, then roll up and wrap snuggly.
- Last but not least: After you wrap your burritos, put them back on the skillet to brown on both sides. I start with the side that the opening is on- this usually seals it!
- 8 slices of bacon can be substituted for sausage. You can omit if you don't want meat and add more veggies as well.
- Burritos can be made ahead and frozen, see notes above recipe for how-to.