Breakfast Burritos

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Breakfast Burritos

Filled with sausage, eggs, cheese and fresh avocado salsa, these bodega-style breakfast burritos are delish any time of day!

Breakfast Burritos

The inspiration for these breakfast burritos comes from Lake Anne Market, a hidden-gem bodega in my hometown of Reston, VA. From the outside, this place looks like a run-of-the-mill convenience store but in the back, there’s an open kitchen with two lovely ladies churning out authentic Latin American and Tex-Mex specialties.

Filled with spicy sausage, smoky scrambled eggs, cheese, and a bright, fresh avocado-tomato salsa, these breakfast burritos are not only easy to make but also delicious any time of day. We especially love them for “brinner.” Heads up: the avocado-tomato salsa is spicy. If you’re making these for kids, consider omitting or reducing the jalapeño pepper (my kids actually prefer the burritos with no salsa at all).

What You’ll Need To Make Breakfast Burritos

ingredients for breakfast burritos

How To Make Breakfast Burritos

Begin by making the avocado-tomato salsa. Halve and pit the avocado, then cut a grid in the flesh. Use a spoon to scoop out the diced pieces.
dicing avocado for breakfast burritos

Add all of the remaining salsa ingredients to the bowl.

salsa ingredients in mixing bowl

Mix to combine and set aside.

salsa for breakfast burritos

Next, crack the eggs in a bowl and add the smoked paprika and salt.

eggs and seasoning in mixing bowl for breakfast burritos

Whisk to combine and set aside.

beaten eggs

Heat a large nonstick pan over medium-high heat, and add the sausage.

cooking sausage for breakfast burritos

Cook, stirring frequently, until browned, 4 to 5 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the sausage from the pan to a plate, leaving the drippings in the pan.

cooked sausage for breakfast burritos

Reduce the heat to low and add the eggs.

scrambling the eggs

Scramble until just cooked through, then transfer the eggs to a plate.

finished scrambled eggs for breakfast burritos

Assemble the burritos: Spoon about 1/4 cup of the avocado-salsa on each tortilla.

assembling breakfast burritos 1

Top with a quarter of the sausage and a quarter of the eggs.

assembling breakfast burritos 2

Finally, top with 1/3 cup cheese.

assembling breakfast burritos 3

Fold in the sides of the tortilla over the filling and roll, tucking in the edges as you go.

folding breakfast burritos

Make sure they are compact.

assembled breakfast burritos

Lightly coat the pan with oil and set the heat to medium. When the pan is hot, add the burritos, seam side down. Cook, covered, until the bottom of the burritos are golden brown, about 3 minutes.

browning breakfast burritos

Flip the burritos over and continue cooking, covered, until golden, a few minutes more.

browning breakfast burritos

Serve warm and enjoy!

Breakfast Burritos

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Breakfast Burritos

Filled with sausage, eggs, cheese and fresh avocado salsa, these bodega-style breakfast burritos are delish any time of day!

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 25 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Total Time: 40 Minutes

Ingredients

For the Avocado-Tomato Salsa

  • 1 large avocado, peeled, pitted, and diced
  • 1/2 cup diced seeded tomatoes, from 1 to 2 tomatoes
  • 1 small shallot, minced (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice, from 1 lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro

For the Burritos

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 lb spicy sausage (such as chorizo, Italian, or anything you like), removed from casings
  • 1-1/3 cups (6 oz) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 4 (10-in) burrito-size flour tortillas
  • Vegetable oil

Instructions

  1. Make the Avocado-Tomato Salsa: Place all of the ingredients in a medium bowl and mix to combine. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs with the smoked paprika and salt. Set aside.
  3. Heat a large nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Add the sausage and cook, stirring frequently, until browned, 4 to 5 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the sausage from the pan to a plate, leaving the drippings in the pan. Reduce the heat to low. Add the eggs and scramble until just cooked through. Transfer the eggs to a plate. Clean the pan (you'll use it again).
  4. Assemble the burritos: Spoon about 1/4 cup of the avocado-salsa onto each tortilla (you'll have a little leftover salsa; that's for the cook!), followed by a quarter of the sausage, a quarter of the eggs, and 1/3 cup cheese. Fold in the sides of the tortilla over the filling and roll, tucking in the edges as you go.
  5. Lightly coat the pan with oil and set over medium heat. When the pan is hot, add the burritos, seam side down. Cook, covered, until the bottom of the burritos are golden brown, about 3 minutes. Flip the burritos over and continue cooking, covered, until golden, a few minutes more. Serve warm.
  6. Make Ahead: The burritos may be assembled a few hours ahead of time, wrapped tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerated, before cooking. To reheat leftover burritos, wrap in foil and warm in a 350°F oven for about 15 minutes. (They won't be as crisp as they are fresh out of the pan, but they reheat well.)

Nutrition Information

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  • Per serving (4 servings)
  • Serving size: 1 burrito
  • Calories: 636
  • Fat: 44 g
  • Saturated fat: 15 g
  • Carbohydrates: 33 g
  • Sugar: 4 g
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Protein: 30 g
  • Sodium: 1087 mg
  • Cholesterol: 259 mg

This website is written and produced for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and the nutritional data on this site has not been evaluated or approved by a nutritionist or the Food and Drug Administration. Nutritional information is offered as a courtesy and should not be construed as a guarantee. The data is calculated through an online nutritional calculator, Edamam.com. Although I do my best to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures should be considered estimates only. Varying factors such as product types or brands purchased, natural fluctuations in fresh produce, and the way ingredients are processed change the effective nutritional information in any given recipe. Furthermore, different online calculators provide different results depending on their own nutrition fact sources and algorithms. To obtain the most accurate nutritional information in a given recipe, you should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe, using your preferred nutrition calculator.

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Reviews & Comments

  • Loved this for a change of pace at dinner!

    • — Michele McKinley on May 3, 2021
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  • Made this for my adult kids and they loved it – very clean & light. I’m going to make this again today but put a bit more heat into it. My first batch was doubled, 1 salsa with and 1 without jalapeno. The family only left 1 burrito which was great as a left over. My leftover salsa also lasted several days for a quick burrito snack.

    • — Shiva on March 8, 2021
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  • This recipe is amazing. I just made it for my family they loved it. In mine, I added a bit more cheese but that was just how I like it, the proper recipe is also delicious I highly recommend.

    • — Gabriella on March 7, 2021
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  • I’m sorry, maybe I used a low quality sausage, IDK. But I felt like there was too much going on in this wrap. Maybe I’m not one for breakfast burritos. Clashing flavors…

    • — Leanne on March 2, 2021
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  • Incredible! My son made these for our family and we had an amazing meal (we had them for dinner). The salsa is perfect. Definitely will make these again for company or for just us.

    • — Ty on February 19, 2021
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  • I tackled this recipe one morning with my daughter and it turned out SO DELICIOUS!!! Another hit at our house! The salsa took some time, as it requires chopping, but it was well worth it. Need to make breakfast for dinner soon!! Thank you, Jenn!

    • — DJ on February 3, 2021
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  • These are a family favorite! I had never made breakfast burritos before finding this recipe, and these are better than any I’ve had while dining out. Easy and delicious, thank you 🙂

    • — Donna on January 30, 2021
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  • These Breakfast Burritos have become a staple weeknight meal in our home. My husband loves them! I often double the Avocado-Tomato Salsa portion as it is so delicious and wonderful to have as a snack or include in other meals. I reduce the salt to ¼ tsp and then add more if needed. I have used various types of sausage with success. I appreciated the step by step photos as I had never assembled burritos before!! Thank you Jenn!

    • — Becca on January 29, 2021
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  • I have made these a couple of times for breakfast and they always come out great. I make the salsa ahead of time the night before to save time in the morning. I just add the avocado in the morning so it doesn’t brown overnight and it works out really well! Also, the salsa is great on tortilla chips if you have any leftover.

    In addition, I tried using the smaller tortillas with these and they were difficult to tuck and roll so I recommend sticking with the larger tortillas!

    • — Maggie Whitley on January 29, 2021
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  • Made these breakfast burritos for dinner. Love the method of browning the burritos after assembly. It makes a great presentation. For me however, I didn’t care so much for the avocado salsa IN the burrito as most reviewers do. But that’s okay. Everyone has their differences, which is awesome. I love salsa and I love avocado, just didn’t care so much for it in the burrito.

    • — Eldon H. on January 28, 2021
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  • This breakfast burrito is very good and the best improvement on a breakfast burrito that I have ever found. It’s a few more ingredients than a typical everyday breakfast burrito (which for us is tortilla, eggs, cheese and regular salsa) but the additions, slightly longer prep and process are really worth it. It might be tempting to pass on the fresh avocado salsa, but don’t do it. We have made them with and without the avocado salsa, but the salsa is what really tips this recipe over the line to special and great.

    • — Debbie Nafzger on January 28, 2021
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  • Such a great morning breakfast and easy enough to make even on a busy weekday! Salsa can be prepared in advance, sausage can be browned and with Jen’s detailed directions/pictures this one is sure to be a family favorite. It is in my house! I’ve tried to change it up based on different ingredients I have on hand, but Jen’s breakfast burritos are BY FAR than any other I’ve attempted. 🙂

    • — Celia Millis on January 28, 2021
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  • I made these on the weekend and they were a huge hit! I used spicy chorizo! I made extra Avocado-Tomato Salsa because we love avocado. Love the addition of cumin in the salsa! Once Upon a Chef is my go-to food blog, every recipe is a winner! Thank you Jenn!

    • — Denise on January 28, 2021
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  • Oh my goodness. These are simply the best breakfast burritos. I wish I had this recipe when all three of my boys were living at home, they would have loved them. I have made them with chorizo as well and they were great.

    • — Terrylee on January 28, 2021
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  • These burritos were delicious. I had to try them after watching the video, you made it look so easy. They were a little time consuming, but worth it at the end. These are more of a weekend breakfast treat for me than an everyday breakfast staple.

    • — Bernard on January 28, 2021
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  • This is a breakfast for dinner staple for our family- including young kids. We like to simplify by having the ingredients as fillers for tacos and adding black beans in place of sausage. Salsa is an absolute must and adds such freshness to it.

    • — Jennifer on January 28, 2021
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  • So easy! Don’t know why I didn’t think of this before. It’s simply to modify for family members too.

    • — Samantha Kim on January 28, 2021
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  • So delicious and filling! Perfect for a big brunch or breakfast for dinner. The avocado salsa would be delicious on its own.

    • — Jess on January 28, 2021
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  • This breakfast burrito is awesome! It’s a bit of work in the morning for a sleepy head. But the sausage can be cooked the night before and all the chopping and cheese shedding as well, making things a lot quicker. A definite keeper!

    • — Helen on January 28, 2021
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  • We love these! The eggs are delicious and toasting the outside makes it perfect. Much better than 99% of the breakfast burritos I’ve had at restaurants (using this recipe I’m working out that last vacation burrito that we still talk about and I’m sure I’ll have it perfected soon thanks to Jenn and this recipe).

    • — Danielle on January 22, 2021
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  • What a flavorful and amazing recipe! The whole family loved it! So happy to have finally found your recipe, now my search for a good breakfast burrito is over!

    • — Brittany on January 17, 2021
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