Ultimate Breakfast Burrito Recipe

Ultimate Breakfast Burrito
Maryse Chevriere


  • 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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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:

1,356 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 178g 274%
  • Carbs 144g 48%
  • Saturated 81g 405%
  • Fiber 14g 56%
  • Trans 4g
  • Sugars 8g
  • Monounsaturated 59g
  • Polyunsaturated 19g
  • Protein 133g 266%
  • Cholesterol 1,131mg 377%
  • Sodium 4,004mg 167%
  • Calcium 2,552mg 255%
  • Magnesium 263mg 66%
  • Potassium 2,935mg 84%
  • Iron 12mg 67%
  • Zinc 17mg 113%
  • Phosphorus 2,544mg 363%
  • Vitamin A 1,189µg 132%
  • Vitamin C 97mg 162%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 82%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 3mg 159%
  • Niacin (B3) 12mg 62%
  • Vitamin B6 2mg 107%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 375µg 94%
  • Vitamin B12 5µg 87%
  • Vitamin D 7µg 2%
  • Vitamin E 8mg 41%
  • Vitamin K 38µg 48%
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