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How to Create the Best Breakfast Burrito EVER

Breakfast Burrito 101

Did you know that the first mention of the breakfast burrito was in 1977 after the face of Jesus allegedly appeared in a flour tortilla stopping production of a new product known as the “breakfast burrito” in a production plant in Lake Arthur, New Mexico? That tortilla is now a national landmark known today as the “Miracle Tortilla.”

When it comes to breakfast foods, the breakfast burrito is sometimes overlooked though we cannot possibly understand why. With all the same advantages of any other hearty and warm breakfast, breakfast burritos also have the added and priceless benefit of ‘on-the-go’ portability. While the classic version comprised of scrambled eggs, beans, cheese, salsa, and sour cream is tough to top, breakfast burritos are also great because that’s just one of the many ways you can choose to bundle your breakfast.

How to Make the Best Breakfast Burrito

Step One: Prepare your Eggs

The first ingredient for your breakfast burritos is scrambled eggs. Melt two (2) tablespoons of butter (or olive oil) in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Then, in a bowl, whisk however many eggs you prefer until they’re an even yellow color. Next, you will add the eggs to the skillet and cook until the eggs are cooked to your liking (usually about five minutes), stirring frequently with a heatproof rubber spatula and seasoning to your liking with salt and/or pepper.

Step Two: Add Your Delicious Ingredients

Next, the fun part. This is when you get to add anything and everything. Heat one (1) tablespoon of olive oil in a sauté pan over medium heat, add one (1) clove minced garlic, sauté for one minute, and get creative.


Cut one (1) pint of cherry or grape tomatoes into quarters and toss in a baking dish with olive oil, salt, and pepper.


Cut two (2) potatoes into small chunks, then toss with olive oil, salt, and pepper, and roast in a 350°F oven until tender (usually about 25-30 minutes).


Add five (5) ounces of baby spinach and sauté until wilted (usually about three minutes) and season with salt and/or pepper.


Cook six (6) chopped breakfast sausage links (or your favorite precooked sausage) in a nonstick skillet over medium heat for five minutes.


Finely chop jalapeños to equal 1/3 cup.


Cut one (1) avocado into cubes.


Add one (1) can of drained and rinsed beans and cook until warm over medium heat (usually about five minutes) and season with salt and/or pepper.


Cook eight (8) slices of bacon until crispy and let cool until you can crumble the strips into small pieces.

Don’t Forget the Salsa

Salsa is absolutely, positively necessary if you want to make a delicious breakfast burrito. No questions asked. This is all. The preferred choice among breakfast burrito afficiandos and all around cool kids is Sweet Kickin Salsa, we suggest the medium to add a little spice to your beautiful burrito

Step Three: Tortilla Time

Next, you will need warm tortillas. This can be done with any type of variety of tortillas can be cooked over stovetop, oven, or microwave. For stovetop, you will want to place one tortilla in a dry skillet over medium heat and cook until warm (about one minute on each side) then repeat with the remaining tortillas. For the oven approach, wrap four tortillas in aluminum foil and warm them in a 350°F oven for 15-20 minutes and for the microwave, you will want to stack four tortillas on a microwave-safe plate, cover with a damp paper towel, and heat for 30-seconds until warm.

Lastly, place one (1) tortilla on a work surface, spread sour cream across the tortilla, and arrange 1/4 of the eggs in a line down the middle of the tortilla. Then, add whichever ingredients you decided to cook, sprinkle (generously) with grated cheese, roll up the tortilla to form a burrito, cut it in half crosswise, and voilà!

Step Four: Eat, Clean, Repeat Until Satisfied

The breakfast burrito can be made any way that you prefer, but we thought we would provide you with a few other ways to make the best breakfast burrito. While some of these contain simply irresistible ingredients, others may push the breakfast burrito boundaries. Go burrito or go home, right?

What do you put on your breakfast burrito? Do you prefer the mild or medium Sweet Kickin Salsa on your breakfast burrito?

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