Burritos are one of our favorite foods, so we make beans and Cheese Burritos frequently. Breakfast burritos are one of our favorite ways to kick off the day. Breakfast burritos are convenient since they can be made to order and contain all of your favorite breakfast items.
Eggs, bacon, cheese, tater tots, avocado, and pico de gallo are wrapped in a flour tortilla and cooked to perfection. Have you eaten yet?
They’re technically called “breakfast burritos,” but I think they’re delicious any time of day. They are perfect for a quick, savory breakfast on the go, a light lunch, a filling dinner, or a satisfying snack.
In addition to being simple to prepare, they also keep nicely in the freezer. It’s hard to imagine a more ideal breakfast than a burrito.
- You can use hash browns or breakfast potatoes instead of tater tots, but we recommend them.
- In my sons ‘ opinion, the only thing better than bacon in a burrito is sausage or chorizo. If you’re trying to be vegetarian, you may omit it from the breakfast burritos. If you need a bit more protein, try adding some beans.
- A small amount of butter (or oil) is required for the eggs to cook without sticking to the pan.
- Scramble some eggs with some liquid, like milk or water.
- Large flour tortillas, around 10 inches in diameter, should be used. Corn tortillas are too heavy for a breakfast burrito.
- All hail the shredded cheese!
- The avocado is an absolute need.
- The freshest pico de gallo is the most flavorful addition.
- For dipping and serving: salsa and spicy sauce.
How to Make Breakfast Burritos
Making breakfast burritos at home is simple, and the results are far superior to any store-bought or restaurant-bought alternative. All others pale in comparison to these.
- Start by frying the taters and bacon. Aim for a good, crisp exterior on both of them. Tater tots can be substituted with hash browns or breakfast potatoes if you have none.
- Whisk the eggs, milk/water, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.
- Put the butter or olive oil in a medium skillet and heat it until it melts. To cook the eggs, reduce the heat to medium. Stir often and cook until eggs are just barely scrambled. Turn off the heat.
- Prepare the tortillas by heating them for 30 seconds in the microwave or until soft, then chopping the bacon.
- Burritos are best assembled with a clean, level surface and tortillas. Make a line down the middle of each tortilla and divide the eggs between them. You can use your hands or a spoon to gently flatten around five tater tots and set them on the eggs. Spread the bacon, cheese, avocado slices, and salsa picante on top in an equal layer.
- Burrito-style tortillas are rolled up after one side has been folded in. They’re great, either cold or warmed up.
- To heat the burritos through, to achieve a somewhat crunchy exterior and allow the cheese to melt, arrange them seam-side down in a large skillet and fry over medium-high heat for about 30 seconds on all sides. If you’d instead bake the burritos, you can do so at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 to 12 minutes.
- Get the salsa, spicy sauce, and guacamole out for the breakfast burritos! YUM!
- You can omit the bacon and still have a delicious morning burrito.
- Sausage or chorizo can be substituted for bacon.
- Beans (black, pinto, or refried) are a great addition.
- In this case, tater tots are optional. Hash browns and breakfast potatoes are also available as an option. The sweet potatoes could be roasted instead.
- Monterey jack, pepper jack, or a Mexican cheese blend can be substituted for the cheddar.
- Throw in some red onions that have been pickled.
- Sliced jalapenos are a great way to add heat.
- Use guacamole in place of fresh avocado.
- Use a gluten-free tortilla if you require the burritos to be safe for someone with a gluten allergy. The tortillas at Siete are some of the best we’ve ever had.
How to Freeze
You should stock up on breakfast burritos and store them in the freezer for times like this. They are delicious even when frozen and look beautiful doing it! This recipe is simple to scale up by a factor of three.
- Place the burritos in a freezer bag or container and cover them with plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Keep frozen for a maximum of two months.
- Reheating requires taking the burritos out of their packaging, wrapping them in paper towels, and microwaving them for 3 to 5 minutes while turning them over halfway through. Reheating frozen burritos in the oven takes roughly 30 to 40 minutes at 400 degrees F.