Healthy Breakfast Burrito

by Amber on January 23, 2013

Oh burrito! How much do I love thee? Let me count the ways…

Breakfast Burrito 1 web

  1. Easy to prepare
  2. Fast to make
  3. You don’t really need to know how to cook to make a burrito
  4. Full of healthy fiber
  5. Unlimited possibility of fillings
  6. Salsa
  7. Cheese
  8. Beans
  9. Can be packed for easy transport
  10. Appropriate for breakfast, lunch or dinner—or a snack, quite frankly

So many more reasons to love you! Yet, talk is cheap. I prefer to get right to the part where I eat you.

Burritos are meant as a tool to help you eat leftovers.

This isn’t a recipe so much as a suggestion. Feel free to adapt these ingredients.

Substitute black beans or pinto. Top this with a fried egg instead of stuffing it with scrambled. Use green salsa or red. Fill it with corn or potatoes or fresh tomatoes from your garden in summer.

Do not limit your burrito to this recipe. Limit it only to the ingredients inside your fridge that need to be consumed. I had leftover chili in mine. What’s in yours?

Breakfast Burrito 2 web

Healthy Breakfast Burrito Recipe

4 flour tortillas
1 cup prepared chili
1 cup shredded cheese
4 eggs
1/4 cup buttermilk
8 Tablespoons salsa

Farmers market ingredients: tortillas, chili (see recipe), eggs
California-grown products: cheese, buttermilk, salsa

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Place a flour tortilla on each of 4 oven-proof plates. Top each tortilla with 1/4 cup chili and 1/4 cup shredded cheese. Set aside.

Crack the eggs into a medium mixing bowl. Add buttermilk and whisk gently with a fork.

Pour the egg mixture into a lightly greased nonstick pan over medium-low heat. Scraping the sides and bottom of the pan frequently, scramble the eggs for about 6-8 minutes, or until cooked to desired doneness.

Place a quarter of the scrambled eggs inside each burrito. Top with 2 Tablespoons salsa. Roll each burrito to close.

Place in preheated oven for 8-10 minutes. Serve.

Yield: 4 breakfast burritos

Hungry for more burritos?

Kalyn’s Kitchen makes what she calls an Egg Burrito to Die For

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Nicole Tami January 24, 2013 at 7:57 am

Using a corn tortilla instead of flour will make this gluten free :)


Robin January 24, 2013 at 9:39 pm

I’ve never scrambled egg with buttermilk but I can’t see why not! We love burritos. Very useful for using up leftovers. Beans, grains, vegis…yum! Love the newsprint under the plate.


Amber January 30, 2013 at 7:34 pm

Thanks, Robin! I use buttermilk in eggs regularly to make them fluffier and taste butterier without adding actual butter. I hope you like it, too!


The Rowdy Chowgirl January 27, 2013 at 11:23 am

Awesome! And hilarious!


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