Ultimate Breakfast Burrito Recipe

Ultimate Breakfast Burrito
Maryse Chevriere

Ingredients

  • 2 small links of spicy sausage or chorizo
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 baby yellow potatoes
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup of grated Cheddar cheese, plus another 1/3 cup for topping
  • Splash of milk
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • Cajun seasoning, to taste
  • 2 flour tortillas
  • Spicy salsa, as desired

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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Directions

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.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

906 calories

Dietary restrictions:

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

Daily value:

45%

Servings:

2
  • Fat 58g 89%
  • Carbs 52g 17%
  • Saturated 23g 113%
  • Fiber 5g 19%
  • Trans 1g
  • Sugars 3g
  • Monounsaturated 21g
  • Polyunsaturated 8g
  • Protein 45g 90%
  • Cholesterol 482mg 161%
  • Sodium 1,352mg 56%
  • Calcium 672mg 67%
  • Magnesium 85mg 21%
  • Potassium 1,024mg 29%
  • Iron 5mg 29%
  • Zinc 6mg 37%
  • Phosphorus 805mg 115%
  • Vitamin A 371µg 41%
  • Vitamin C 28mg 47%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 35%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 57%
  • Niacin (B3) 6mg 31%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 36%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 148µg 37%
  • Vitamin B12 2µg 33%
  • Vitamin D 3µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 4mg 19%
  • Vitamin K 15µg 18%
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