Quick and Simple Breakfast Burrito Recipe

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A breakfast burrito is a versatile, satisfying, and nutritious way to start your day. It's perfect for busy mornings when you need a quick yet wholesome meal. This easy-to-make dish can be customized to suit various tastes and dietary preferences, making it a go-to option for anyone seeking a delicious and balanced breakfast. Here's a detailed guide on how to make a quick and simple breakfast burrito that you can enjoy at home.

Quick and Simple Breakfast Burrito Recipe


For the Base:

  • Tortillas: Use 8-inch whole wheat or flour tortillas.
  • Eggs: 4 large eggs.
  • Milk or Water: 2 tablespoons, for fluffier scrambled eggs.
  • Cheese: 1 cup shredded cheddar, Monterey Jack, or a blend.

Optional Fillings:

  • Vegetables: 1 cup of diced bell peppers, onions, tomatoes, spinach, or avocado.
  • Proteins: 4 slices of cooked bacon, 4 sausage links, or 1 cup of black beans.
  • Seasonings: Salt, pepper, and a dash of hot sauce or salsa for extra flavor.

Toppings (Optional):

  • Salsa: 1/2 cup, for added spice.
  • Sour Cream: 1/4 cup, for creaminess.
  • Fresh Herbs: Chopped cilantro or chives, for a fresh touch.


1. Preparing the Ingredients

  1. Cook the Proteins:

    • If using bacon, cook it in a skillet over medium heat until crispy. Drain on a paper towel and chop into bite-sized pieces.
    • For sausage, cook in a skillet until browned and cooked through, then slice into rounds.
    • If using beans, heat them in a small saucepan until warm.
  2. Prepare the Vegetables:

    • Dice bell peppers, onions, and tomatoes into small pieces.
    • Sauté the vegetables in a non-stick skillet with a bit of oil over medium heat until softened. Set aside.
    • If using spinach or avocado, no cooking is required. Simply chop and set aside.

2. Making the Scrambled Eggs

  1. Beat the Eggs: In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs with milk or water until well combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Cook the Eggs:
    • Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat and add a small amount of butter or oil.
    • Pour in the egg mixture and let it sit for a moment until it starts to set at the edges.
    • Gently stir with a spatula, moving the eggs from the edges to the center. Continue to cook until the eggs are just set but still slightly soft. Remove from heat.

3. Assembling the Burrito

  1. Warm the Tortillas: Heat the tortillas in a dry skillet over medium heat for about 20-30 seconds on each side or wrap them in a damp paper towel and microwave for about 15-20 seconds until pliable.

  2. Add the Fillings:

    • Lay a tortilla flat and add a portion of scrambled eggs in the center.
    • Top with cooked vegetables, your choice of protein, and a sprinkle of shredded cheese.
    • Optionally, add salsa, sour cream, and fresh herbs.
  3. Roll the Burrito:

    • Fold the sides of the tortilla over the filling, then roll it up tightly from the bottom. Ensure the filling is well-contained to prevent spillage.

Tips for the Perfect Breakfast Burrito

  1. Prevent Sogginess: To avoid soggy burritos, drain any excess liquid from the cooked vegetables and proteins before adding them to the tortilla.
  2. Keep It Warm: If making multiple burritos, keep them warm by wrapping them in aluminum foil and placing them in a low-temperature oven (about 200°F or 95°C) until ready to serve.
  3. Make-Ahead Option: You can prepare the fillings in advance and store them in the refrigerator. Assemble and warm the burritos when ready to eat for a quick breakfast.

Customization Ideas

  1. Low-Carb Option: Use low-carb or lettuce wraps instead of tortillas.
  2. Vegetarian/Vegan: Substitute eggs with scrambled tofu and use dairy-free cheese.
  3. Spicy Kick: Add jalapeños, hot sauce, or spicy sausage for extra heat.


The quick and simple breakfast burrito is a delightful way to enjoy a hearty meal that is both convenient and nutritious. With endless customization possibilities, it can cater to various dietary needs and preferences. By following the steps outlined above, you can create a delicious breakfast that sets a positive tone for the rest of your day. Enjoy your homemade breakfast burrito, knowing it’s made with fresh ingredients and tailored to your taste!

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