Main Dish | June 1, 2021

Best Breakfast Burrito Recipe

There is one thing I love more than a good recipe – a practical “non-recipe” recipe for a simple, quick and delicious meal.  This best breakfast burrito recipe is just that!  There is no thinking involved, no recipe to follow to a T, and no fancy ingredients.  I’ve made these time and time again and I always get happy bellies.  My mom ALWAYS requests this meal when she visits…sometimes twice in one visit!  I love breakfast for dinner on occasion – so I whip up the best breakfast burrito recipe in the evening more often than in the morning!
A close up of best breakfast burrito wrapped in foil and cut in half.

What are Breakfast Burritos?

A breakfast burrito is usually filled with items found in a  common American breakfast – like eggs, hash browns and sausage or bacon and is wrapped in a flour tortilla.

An overhead shot of breakfast burritos scattered on a marble counter surrounded by tomatoes and cilantro.

What do I need to make the Best Breakfast Burrito Recipe?

For this recipe you’ll need:

  • 10 oz hash browns
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 burrito size flour tortillas
  • pico, salsa, or hot sauce (optional)

Ingredients needed to make breakfast burritos.

How do you make the best breakfast burrito recipe?

1. Cook your hash browns by add canola oil to a large skillet.  Heat over medium-high heat.  Add hash browns and spread into an even layer.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Cook several minutes until under side is browned, flip.  Cook to desired doneness.  I like mine on the crunchier side, but some like them soft and warm.

2. In another large skillet, cook bacon.  Heat pan over medium heat. Add bacon and cook for a few minutes each side, until the bacon reaches your desired doneness.  Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel.

3. In a medium bowl add cracked eggs, milk, and salt and pepper.  Whisk until smooth. Spray a skillet with non-stick spray, and add egg mixture.  Cook for medium heat.  Use a spatula to scrape the bottom of the skillet until no liquid remains.

4. To assemble burrito, layer a warm tortilla with 1/4 for the hash browns, 1 piece of bacon crumbled, 1/4 of the eggs, 1/4 of the cheese, and pico, salsa, or hot sauce (optional). Roll up and enjoy.

How to make breakfast burritos.

How to Roll A Burrito

  1. Pull the left flap of the tortilla over the burrito contents, toward the center. It likely won’t reach the center, but it should create a pocket that holds one side of your fillings in place.
  2. Pull the right flap of the tortilla over the burrito contents, toward the center.Your tortilla flaps probably won’t overlap at this point.
  3. Tuck the top flap of the tortilla underneath the burrito contents using one or two hands. In this step, you should be pulling all of the burrito contents toward your body, into the center of the burrito.
  4. Starting from your body and moving outward, roll the burrito forward. This will bring the burrito together into a cylindrical shape. If you can, let the burrito rest on top of the last little flap for a minute or two; this helps fuse the ends of the tortilla together, making them stick together

(via Wikihow)

4 burritos wrapped in foil. They are stacked on top of one another.

Breakfast Burrito Q&A

Can I freeze these burritos?

We love to eat these burritos right away, but they also freeze like a dream.  Wrap them in plastic wrap and place in a freezer bag and they will keep in the freezer for a month.  Just remove them from the plastic, wrap in a damp paper towel, and microwave before serving.  They are a perfect quick breakfast.

Can I switch up the meat in this burrito!

Of course! Try ham or sausage!

Why are my burritos soggy?

The culprit is usually putting ingredients inside while too warm.  This particular recipe doesn’t result in a soggy burrito often, but if you run into this issue – allow your ingredients to cool slightly before making your burrito.

What toppings can I add to my burrito?

When it comes to toppings – be creative.  We like:

An overhead shot of 3 burritos on a marble tray.

I Love Mexican Food! Do You Have Other Recipes?

Yes – check out:

a 3/4 shot of 2 breakfast burritos wrapped in foil. They are set beside cilantro and a small bowl of pico.

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A close up of best breakfast burrito wrapped in foil and cut in half.
Best Breakfast Burrito Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Quick and easy - this is the best breakfast burrito recipe.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Breakfast Burrito, Burrito Recipe
Servings: 4 burritos
Calories: 398 kcal
Author: Kadee
Ingredients
  • 10 oz hash browns
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 burrito size flour tortillas
  • pico salsa, or hot sauce (optional)
Instructions
  1. Cook your hash browns by add canola oil to a large skillet.  Heat over medium-high heat.  Add hash browns and spread into an even layer.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Cook several minutes until under side is browned, flip.  Cook to desired doneness.  I like mine on the crunchier side, but some like them soft and warm.
  2. In another large skillet, cook bacon.  Heat pan over medium heat. Add bacon and cook for a few minutes each side, until the bacon reaches your desired doneness.  Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel.
  3. In a medium bowl add cracked eggs, milk, and salt and pepper.  Whisk until smooth. Spray a skillet with non-stick spray, and add egg mixture.  Cook for medium heat.  Use a spatula to scrape the bottom of the skillet until no liquid remains.
  4. To assemble burrito, layer a warm tortilla with 1/4 for the hash browns, 1 piece of bacon crumbled, 1/4 of the eggs, 1/4 of the cheese, and pico, salsa, or hot sauce (optional). Roll up and enjoy.
Recipe Notes

Breakfast Burrito Q&A

Can I freeze these burritos?

We love to eat these burritos right away, but they also freeze like a dream.  Wrap them in plastic wrap and place in a freezer bag and they will keep in the freezer for a month.  Just remove them from the plastic, wrap in a damp paper towel, and microwave before serving.  They are a perfect quick breakfast.

Can I switch up the meat in this burrito!

Of course! Try ham or sausage!

Why are my burritos soggy?

The culprit is usually putting ingredients inside while too warm.  This particular recipe doesn't result in a soggy burrito often, but if you run into this issue - allow your ingredients to cool slightly before making your burrito.

What toppings can I add to my burrito?

When it comes to toppings - be creative.  We like:

How to Roll A Burrito

  1. Pull the left flap of the tortilla over the burrito contents, toward the center. It likely won't reach the center, but it should create a pocket that holds one side of your fillings in place.
  2. Pull the right flap of the tortilla over the burrito contents, toward the center.Your tortilla flaps probably won't overlap at this point.
  3. Tuck the top flap of the tortilla underneath the burrito contents using one or two hands. In this step, you should be pulling all of the burrito contents toward your body, into the center of the burrito.
  4. Starting from your body and moving outward, roll the burrito forward. This will bring the burrito together into a cylindrical shape. If you can, let the burrito rest on top of the last little flap for a minute or two; this helps fuse the ends of the tortilla together, making them stick together

(via Wikihow)

Nutrition Facts
Best Breakfast Burrito Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 398 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 194mg65%
Sodium 522mg23%
Potassium 381mg11%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 405IU8%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 179mg18%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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  1. 5 stars
    I made these for camping, double wrapped them and threw them in the fire in the morning to re-heat! they were Perfect!