Breakfast 'n' Brunch/ Tex Mex

MEGA Breakfast Burritos

March 1, 2019 (Last Updated: January 19, 2020)

These truly are the Ultimate Breakfast Burritos! Stuffed with Scrambled Egg, Avocado, Crispy Potato, Cheese and Chorizo Beans, you wouldn’t want to start the day any other way!

Breakfast Burrito split open with fillings showing

Simply the BEST Breakfast Burritos

Did someone say tooting their own horn? But really, these breaky burritos are top notch. Promise.

The perfect thing about breakfast burritos is you can really add anything you like! Well, almost anything… Look, as much as I’d love to throw every hot breakfast ingredient there is straight into a burrito, it’s just not realistic. So, we’re gonna have to pick some faves. Here’s what made the cut:

Best Breakfast Burrito Fillings

  • Crispy Fried Potatoes
  • Scrambled Egg
  • Chorizo Beans (more on these in just a sec)
  • Cheese
  • Avocado

The fantastic 5 if you will.

Preparing Breakfast Burrito Fillings

When it comes to preparing burritos I try and keep things as simple as possible. As such, all the fillings can be made in one pan. Woo hoo!

Fry the potatoes in a little olive oil until nice and crispy, then remove. Next up, melt in some butter and make your scrambled egg. Take them out, then start on your chorizo beans.

Top Tip – I recommend using paper towels to wipe out the pan after the scrambled egg. With the same token, you can absolutely make the scrambled egg/chorizo beans in separate pans to speed things up!

Step by step photo of breakfast burrito filling

Chorizo Baked Beans

For me, these really is the star of the show. Breakfast burritos are great, but breakfast burritos with chorizo beans?! Absolute heaven. Here’s what you’ll need:

Chorizo Baked Beans Ingredients

  • Cannellini Beans
  • Chopped Tomatoes
  • Paprika, Cumin & Sugar
  • Worcestershire Sauce & Tabasco
  • Onion & Garlic

I know it seems like a fair few ingredients, but it’s truly worth it. For heavens sake please don’t just sub regular baked beans 😢

Okay, so fillings are ready, let’s move forward.

How to make a Breakfast Burrito

How to fold a Breakfast Burrito

  1. Place your ingredients in the bottom-centre of the wrap.
  2. Fold over the bottom to cover the ingredients.
  3. Fold in the sides.
  4. Tightly roll.

How to cook a Breakfast Burrito

You’ve really got 3 options here. First is to pan fry, second is to oven bake and third is to actually just serve them right up after you’ve folded them. I find it best/easiest to pan fry them in a dry griddle pan. This is the quickest method and gives you those gorgeous crispy grill marks 😎

To grill the burritos just  place them seam side down on a griddle pan (can use a regular pan) over medium-high heat and slowly rotate until golden with grill marks with a pair of tongs

Top Tip – Sprinkle a small amount of cheese at the seam of the burrito just before finishing the roll. This will glue the burrito shut when you fry it!

How to cook and fold a burrito - step by step photos

Do I have to cook Breakfast Burritos?

Because all the fillings are already cooked/don’t need to be cooked, you can just eat the burritos after you’ve rolled them!

How do you oven bake Breakfast Burritos?

Simply wrap them up in foil after you’ve folded them and pop them in the oven at 180C/356F for 15-20mins, or until slightly crispy and hot through the centre. The advantage to baking is that it’s less effort, but the obvious downfall is that it’s more time!

Make ahead Breakfast Burritos

These are perfect to make ahead and pop in the fridge or freezer. Just wrap them in foil after you’ve folded them and pop them in the fridge/freezer.

How to cook make ahead Burritos

To cook straight from the fridge, add an extra 10mins to baking time. To cook from frozen, add an extra 15-20mins. You can pan fry straight from the fridge (just lower the temp slightly) but I don’t recommend frying straight from frozen. Allow the burrito to defrost beforehand.

And breathe. We made it 🤣 My breakfast burritos knowledge has officially spilled. If you like the sound of these burritos then definitely check out my similar recipes!

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Okay, someone grab me the sour cream, I’m starving all over again 😋 To the full recipe we go!!

Breakfast Burrito with sour cream pouring down it from a spoon

How to make Breakfast Burritos (Full Recipe & Video)

Breakfast Burrito split open with fillings showing

Breakfast Burritos with Chorizo Beans

These truly are the Ultimate Breakfast Burritos! Stuffed with Scrambled Egg, Avocado, Crispy Potato, Cheese and Chorizo Beans, you wouldn't want to start the day any other way!
5 from 4 votes
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Course: Breakfast / Brunch
Cuisine: American / Tex Mex
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings (click & slide): 4 burritos
Calories: 982kcal
Cost per serving: £3 / $4

Equipment:

  • Large Frying Pan & Griddle Pan (optional - for grill marks)
  • Paper Towels (to wipe out pan)
  • Sharp Knife & Chopping Board
  • Tongs
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Cheese Grater
  • Bowl & Fork (to beat eggs)

Ingredients (check list):

  • 4 large Burrito Sized Wraps, warmed in microwave
  • 1 cup / 100g Cheddar, grated
  • 2 small Avocados, sliced into strips
  • Sour Cream, to serve

Chorizo Beans

  • 3.5oz / 100g Chorizo, diced
  • 1x 14oz/400g can of Cannellini Beans, drained
  • 1x 14oz/400g can of Chopped Tomatoes
  • 1 small Onion, finely diced
  • 2 cloves of Garlic, finely diced
  • 1 tsp each: Paprika, Cumin, Sugar, Worcestershire Sauce
  • Tabasco (or other hot sauce), to taste
  • Olive Oil, for frying
  • Salt & Black Pepper, to taste

Scrambled Egg

  • 6 medium Eggs, beaten
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste

Crispy Potatoes

  • 9oz / 250g Potato, sliced into small cubes
  • Olive Oil, for frying
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste

Instructions:

  • Fry 9oz/250g diced potato over medium heat in a drizzle of oil until crispy (season to taste). Remove, then melt 2 tbsp butter in the pan and pour in your eggs. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally until light and creamy (season to taste).
  • Remove and turn heat back up to medium (wipe out with paper towel if needed) then fry 1 small diced onion, 2 minced cloves of garlic and 3.5oz/100g diced chorizo in a little oil until soft. Add 1 tsp paprika, cumin, sugar, Worcestershire sauce and tabasco and salt & pepper (to taste) and simmer over medium heat until completely thickened.
  • Evenly divide your fillings across the wraps in the bottom centre of the wrap (you will most likely have too much chorizo beans, so just save for later). Start with potato, then avocado, scrambled egg, beans and finish with cheese. Fold over the bottom of the wrap to cover the filling, fold in the sides and tightly roll. Sprinkle a tiny bit of cheese to seal, then complete the roll.
  • Optional: Place them seam side down on a griddle pan over medium-high heat and slowly rotate until golden with grill marks. Use tongs, not your fingers like me!! Serve with sour cream and tuck it!

Quick 1 min demo!

Notes:

a) Chorizo Beans - For the sake of not using half cans and half tsps, you'll almost certainly end up with too many chorizo beans. Just pop them in the fridge until your next craving hits!
b) Baked Breakfast Burritos - If you want to bake the burritos instead of pan frying, simply wrap them in the foil and pop them in the oven at 180C/356F for 15-20mins, or until slightly crispy and hot through the centre.
c) Make Ahead Breakfast Burritos - Again, just wrap them in foil and pop them in the fridge or freezer. To bake from the fridge add on another 10mins to cooking time and to cook from frozen add another 20mins. To fry from the fridge just lower the temp to a medium heat (instead of high) and I actually don't recommend frying from frozen, so make sure you defrost them first.
d) Scrambled Egg - I've written a blog post on the Perfect Scrambled Egg, so do check that our if you fancy!
e) Breakfast Burrito Calories - based on using 2 tbsp olive oil in total and without sour cream.

Nutrition:

Nutrition Facts
Breakfast Burritos with Chorizo Beans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 982 Calories from Fat 535
% Daily Value*
Fat 59.48g92%
Saturated Fat 18.543g93%
Trans Fat 0.296g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6.048g
Monounsaturated Fat 29.151g
Cholesterol 983mg328%
Sodium 1401mg58%
Potassium 1579mg45%
Carbohydrates 75.2g25%
Fiber 16.1g64%
Sugar 7.98g9%
Protein 39.91g80%
Vitamin A 4150IU83%
Vitamin C 40.4mg49%
Calcium 420mg42%
Iron 9.5mg53%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition is based on the absence of salt unless stated as a measurement in the ingredients. Cost is worked out based on ingredients bought from UK supermarkets, then divided by the number of servings. In both instances these values are just for guidance. Please check out my FAQ Page for more info.
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8 Comments

  • Reply
    Andrea Metlika
    March 5, 2019 at 12:16 am

    5 stars
    Wow, these look Fabulous! I love how much flavor is in them and that they are good for on the go.

    • Reply
      Chris
      March 5, 2019 at 9:42 am

      Perfect for on the go! 🙂

  • Reply
    Morgan Eisenberg
    March 4, 2019 at 11:15 pm

    5 stars
    Chorizo baked beans are going to be stuck in my head like a song until I make them, I can’t wait to try these!!

    • Reply
      Chris
      March 5, 2019 at 9:42 am

      Haha love it! You totally should 🙂

  • Reply
    Adriana
    March 4, 2019 at 10:22 pm

    5 stars
    The perfect burrito¡ LOve the idea of the potatoes and the chorizo — complete meal in a handheld. Burritos are the best!

    • Reply
      Chris
      March 5, 2019 at 9:43 am

      Thanks Adriana 🙂

  • Reply
    Emily
    March 4, 2019 at 10:08 pm

    5 stars
    This is my husband’s absolute favorite breakfast, so I’m going to make it for him tomorrow. Thanks so much for all the tips and tricks.

    • Reply
      Chris
      March 5, 2019 at 9:43 am

      That’s awesome! Hope he enjoys 🙂

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