Breakfast Burrito

This ultimate breakfast burrito completely wins breakfast with the addition of chorizo, Mexican-seasoned pinto beans, and...

This ultimate breakfast burrito completely wins breakfast with the addition of chorizo, Mexican-seasoned pinto beans, and Puerto Rican rice — and it spices things up with some added jalapeños. You’ll be craving it morning, noon, and night!

Ingredients

  • 1  Tablespoon  canola oil
  • 1/4  Cup  shallot, chopped
  • whole jalapeno pepper, diced (remove seeds if you do not want the heat)
  • 1/4  Cup  green bell pepper, diced
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1  Tablespoon  unsalted butter
  • whole eggs, beaten
  • large flour tortilla, warmed
  • 3/4  Cups  shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2  potato, diced, and cooked until tender
  • 1/2  Cup  Mexican chorizo, cooked
  • sausage links, cooked and chopped
  • 1/2  Cup  Puerto Rican rice, cooked
  • 1/2  Cup  Mexican pinto beans, cooked
  • Hot sauce, to your liking
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  salt, to taste
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  cracked black pepper
  • sheet aluminum foil

Directions

Start by heating a large skillet on medium heat. Add the canola oil and then throw in the shallots, jalapeño pepper, and green bell pepper. Give that a good toss, and cook until the onion begins to soften. Season with a small pinch of salt. Remove from the heat and place into a bowl.

Wipe out the skillet and then return to the heat and add in the butter. Let the butter melt, then add in the beaten eggs. Quickly stir with a fork. Let cook on medium to low heat, stirring along the way until the egg is cooked to your liking.

Take your warmed tortilla and lay it out on your surface. Add the cheese to the center, leaving an inch or so on both of the edges. Top the cheese with the egg. Add the vegetables, then top with the potatoes, chorizo, sausage, rice, and beans. Drizzle over the hot sauce.

Fold over the sides, then from the bottom, begin to roll up. Place this on a sheet of aluminum foil, then wrap the foil around the burrito.*

Note on aluminum foil: Do you have to do this? Not really, but to me it’s a perfect way to keep your burrito warm, especially if you are on your way to work or want to eat it in the near future. When you are ready to serve, unfold the foil and dig in.

Breakfast Shopping Tip

What’s the difference between brown and white eggs? Besides color, nothing – different breeds of chicken account for the differences in color – quality and freshness are what really count.

Breakfast Cooking Tip

In addition to keeping foods like granola, yogurt, and fruit on hand, plan ahead for hectic weekdays by whipping up extra batches of waffles or pancakes and individually freezing them for easy morning meals.