Ultimate Breakfast Burrito Recipe

Ultimate Breakfast Burrito Recipe
Ultimate Breakfast Burrito

Maryse Chevriere

Ultimate Breakfast Burrito

I've been talking up the glories of the Texas-style breakfast burrito since moving to New York almost a decade ago. Honestly, I can think of few better ways to enjoy eggs than mixed with potatoes and sausage, smothered in cheese and overstuffed in a flour tortilla. Oh, and don't forget the spicy salsa on top.

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Remove the sausages from their casing and add to a small pan over medium heat. Break up the sausage with a spatula as it cooks to crumble it. Once cooked, about 8-10 minutes, set aside and reserve.

While the sausage is cooking, put a small pot of salted water on to boil. Add the potatoes and cook until just fork tender (if the potatoes are slightly under-cooked, don't worry, they'll finish when you crisp them up in the pan later), about 10-15 minutes. Run under cold water, than drain, and once slightly cooled, dice into small cubes. 

In a small bowl, mix eggs together with 1/3 cup of grated Cheddar cheese, splash of milk, and salt and pepper. Once integrated, add the mixture to a small pan over medium-low heat and slowly scramble the eggs, about 5-7 minutes.

While the eggs are cooking, add oil to another pan over medium heat, then add the potatoes and sprinkle with a little cajun seasoning, and crisp them up in a pan.

Now the time has come to put it all together. Divide the eggs between the two flour tortillas, top each with the crumbled sausage and potatoes. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top, and drizzle salsa over that as desired. 

To serve, wrap them up and dig in — just be warned, this is one of those good type of messy situations that you probably won't want to put down until it's done.


Calories per serving:

830 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb Sugar Conscious, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 58g 89%
  • Carbs 35g 12%
  • Saturated 22g 112%
  • Fiber 3g 10%
  • Trans 1g
  • Sugars 3g
  • Monounsaturated 21g
  • Polyunsaturated 8g
  • Protein 43g 86%
  • Cholesterol 482mg 161%
  • Sodium 1,346mg 56%
  • Calcium 660mg 66%
  • Magnesium 62mg 15%
  • Potassium 609mg 17%
  • Iron 4mg 25%
  • Zinc 5mg 35%
  • Phosphorus 749mg 107%
  • Vitamin A 371µg 41%
  • Vitamin C 9mg 14%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 29%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 55%
  • Niacin (B3) 5mg 26%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 22%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 133µg 33%
  • Vitamin B12 2µg 33%
  • Vitamin D 3µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 4mg 19%
  • Vitamin K 13µg 16%
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