Easy Breakfast Burrito Recipe for Stress-Free Mornings

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You are going to love having a stash of frozen breakfast burritos in your freezer. Once you’ve made a batch (which takes about 45 minutes, not including freezing time), you’ll be able to prepare a hot, well-balanced, nutritious breakfast that’s easy to take on the goβ€”in less than three minutes. Here’s the recipe, which can be widely adapted or varied to suit your tastes and preferences.

Happy Simple Breakfast Burritos

  • 12 ounces breakfast sausage*
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 large potatoes
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 4-ounce can diced green chiles
  • 12 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded cheese of your choice
  • 12 flour tortillas

(*For a vegetarian version, omit the sausage and add more potatoes, chiles or other veggies)

Begin by browning the sausage in a skillet (let’s call it Skillet #1) over medium heat:
Sausage for homemade breakfast burritos

Peel and dice two potatoes:

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Heat the butter and olive oil in Skillet #2 over medium heat until the butter melts:

Homemade breakfast burritos at Happy Simple Living blog

Add the potatoes and sautΓ© them over medium heat, turning occasionally:

Breakfast Burrito recipe at Happy Simple Living blog

Meanwhile, keep an eye on the sausage in Skillet #1 and turn it when it starts to brown.

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When the sausage is cooked, remove it with a slotted spoon, drain it on paper towels and crumble it when cooled; reserve.

Return Skillet #1 to the stove and add 1/2 chopped onion and 1/2 cup diced green chiles. Cook until the onion is tender and translucent, stirring occasionally:

Homemade breakfast burritos at Happy Simple Living blog

Beat the eggs in a bowl until well combined:

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When the potatoes are browned, remove them using a slotted spoon to a large bowl, return Skillet #2 to the stove. Add the eggs and cook over low heat, stirring, until scrambled:

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Add the eggs to the bowl along with the onion-chile mixture and the crumbled sausage. Stir gently and add 1 cup of the shredded cheese:

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Warm the tortillas (I just heat them in the microwave on “high” for ten seconds) and place one in the middle of a plate. Add a generous portion of the filling, and sprinkle with a little more cheese if you like:

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Roll the burrito up tightly.

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Wrap each burrito in parchment paper.

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Cool in the refrigerator, then transfer to the freezer. To prepare a burrito, leave it wrapped in the parchment paper and put it on a microwave safe plate. Heat at 30% power for about a minute and a half. Turn it over and heat at 100% (High) power for about a minute. You may have to experiment with your microwave to find the perfect timing. So that family members can heat their own burritos, thus allowing you to linger in your bathrobe and drink your coffee in peace, you may wish to write out the directions:

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and tuck it along with the burritos in a reusable bag.

homemade breakfast burrito recipe at Happy Simple Living blog

If this simple recipe makes your morning a little bit easier, you know I’d love to hear from you.


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P.S. If you like your burritos smothered, you might enjoy this easy green chile recipe.

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of 15 books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

29 thoughts on “Easy Breakfast Burrito Recipe for Stress-Free Mornings”

  1. They look yummy! But for me they are more a lunch than a breakfast. I never manage to eat much for breakfast… Packing them like you did makes them perfect to bring for lunch at work πŸ™‚

  2. I don’t use this recipe, but breakfast burritos for the morning make life so much easier! In fact, I’m getting ready to make tortillas for this week’s batch right now.

  3. How delicious and easy! I never thought of wrapping the burritos up in parchment and freezing. These would make a great meal for early morning flights…I would just heat them up and wrap in foil, then enjoy on the plane. Thanks! πŸ™‚

  4. This is so yummy! I can’t help but crave for this.. Plus you’ve presented your recipes really good. Easy to follow and understand. Good job!

  5. So yummy and mouth watering! I would really do this one of these days.. Thank you for sharing your recipe! Great job!

  6. Thanks for the recipe! Burrito is one of my favorite snacks! ‘love the cheesy Burrito! So delicious and a healthy food. This can be also a meal.

  7. What a mouthwatering breakfast you have here. It look so delicious and i would love to give this try this. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  8. This is really good for breakfast because you start your day with a meal that’s very healthy. Thanks for sharing this.. good job!

  9. It’s nice to wake up every morning with this delicious breakfast,yummy type of recipe that all of us will love it too…

  10. For all of you who haven’t tried these yet, I can attest that these are really yummy. I drive my 15 year old granddaughter to school some mornings, and when I handed her a warm breakfast burrito the other morning she was a happy camper. Me too!

  11. Breakfast Burritos is an easy recipe, this I will definitely would like to serve at the breakfast table, especially I am always in a rush and won’t have much time to prefer meal for my husband….. Thanks for the healthy but delicious recipe.

  12. These were so delicious! We had my son coming over in the morning, so I stayed up and made the buritos so they would be ready to serve in the am. Excellent pics and directions! Many thanks! Tracy

  13. Oh, my, those burritos sound GREAT! Probably could add some leftover cooked veggies too? Topped with salsa and avocado, this could be dinner!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  15. Just my style of recipe, and nicely written and photographed.

    You’re using the larger, burrito-size tortillas, not the 6- or 8-inch smaller ones, right?

    Do you tuck in the ends of the burrito or just roll it up?


    • Dear Rita,
      Glad you like the recipe! πŸ™‚ You can use any size tortillas you like and we generally use the standard, dinner-sized ones. I don’t tuck the ends in.

  16. Hi Eliza – I’m in for the 31 day money saving . Have already done kitchen freezer inventory and am now onto day 2 and found the breakfasts burritos and the pizza dough mix and homemade pizza to be great ideas.

    My husband and I often take long road trips and start them at a fast food place for breakfast. NO MORE.
    I’ve never made my own pizzas, but will start this week. So rather than spending $12 – $20 or more on pizza takeout, I’ll be saving money – think of it – savings of $80 for January for just this one post. Keep them coming – I love your blog!

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