Sausage Egg and Cheese Breakfast Burrito [Video]
Last updated on June 18th, 2021 at 09:27 pm
Sausage Egg and Cheese Breakfast Burrito is the perfect grab-and-go meal loaded with eggs, sausage, bacon, and cheese, all wrapped in a flour tortilla! This protein-fueled breakfast is not just tasty, but freezer-friendly, too!
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Homemade Breakfast Burrito Recipe
Sausage Egg and Cheese Breakfast Burrito is the ultimate answer to hectic mornings. No need to skip breakfast when you can grab these cheesy, meaty burritos and heat them in a snap!
I filled my recipe with all the breakfast favorites— scrambled eggs, hearty bacon and sausage, and gooey cheese. The flour tortillas make them into a hand-held portable meal that’s a delicious hit with both kids and adults.
On top of that, these burritos are great for meal prep. Make a huge batch at the start of every week, and store them in the fridge. To heat up, toast it in a pan or oven if you have time, or toss it in the microwave for a couple of minutes if you’re in a rush.
What goes into SECBB?
I chose breakfast items that are popular with even the pickiest eaters. Bacon, eggs, and sausage, plus cheddar cheese and mozzarella cheese, are the essential ingredients. I also add tomatoes during assembly and some hot sauce for serving.
Feel free to tweak this recipe according to your taste. Add jalapenos, use other types of proteins and cheeses, add beans and greens— go crazy with your version!
How to make Sausage Egg and Cheese Breakfast Burrito
- Cook the bacon. Cook until crispy and drain on paper towels.
- Prepare the sausage. Brown them with the onion, garlic, paprika, salt, and pepper.
- Scramble the eggs. Add half and half, whisk, then cook in a bit of butter until curds form.
- Assemble. Lay down a tortilla, then fill the center with a bit of the bacon, sausage, and eggs. Add cheese and tomatoes. Roll up, and serve with your chosen condiments like hot sauce.
This original recipe is the perfect jumping board to make your variations! Try these out to start:
- Bulk it up with my golden, crispy Hashbrown Recipe.
- Watching your calories? Cut out the bacon, and swap with chicken or turkey sausage. Just use the egg whites, and don’t use half and half.
- Add some salsa for a tangy kick.
- Toss in some veggies for a healthier burrito! Some great mix-ins are spinach and bell peppers.
- Go vegan with some scrambled tofu, vegan cheese, black beans, and avocado.
- Experiment with your cheese combinations. Try out Monterey Jack cheese, smoked mozzarella, sharp cheddar, and other flavorful cheeses.
Best tortillas to use for a breakfast burrito?
I prefer large, white flour tortillas because it’s easier to fit all the fillings inside. The flavor is also simple enough not to overpower the ingredients.
Although, you may use a corn tortilla if you prefer. Just make sure it’s big enough to accommodate the amount of filling you’re planning to put inside.
Can I make them ahead?
I highly recommend you do so! There are days when I make breakfast burritos solely for meal prep. They won’t lose their texture or freshness even after a few days in the fridge. You can also store them for up to a month or more if you have a big enough freezer!
How to freeze breakfast burritos:
- Make the recipe.
- Cool all the burritos completely.
- Wrap tightly in foil and place inside freezer bags.
- Freeze for one to three months.
- Don’t start with a cold tortilla! To avoid your burritos from splitting, heat them up quickly in a microwave or a skillet before rolling.
- If serving immediately, you can toast the burritos on a skillet or in an oven.
- Don’t overstuff your burritos.
- Feel free to dip it into this delicious homemade alfredo sauce. It is super yummy!
- Drain oil and moisture from your fillings to avoid soggy burritos.
Sausage Egg and Cheese Breakfast Burrito
- 8 slices bacon
- 1 lb ground sausage
- 1 onion (diced)
- 4 cloves garlic (minced)
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 8 large eggs
- 1/3 cup half and half
- 4 tablespoons butter
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
- 4 large flour tortillas
- 1 cup cheddar cheese (shredded)
- 1 cup Mozzarella Cheese (shredded)
- 1 large tomato (diced)
- Hot sauce (for serving)
Cook the Bacon:
- Place a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat, once hot add the bacon in batches and cook until crispy, about 8 minutes per batch. Place on paper towels to remove excess fat.
- Discard bacon grease from the skillet, leaving in only about 2 tablespoons.
Cook the Sausage:
- Add the ground sausage to the remaining bacon fat, and cook until no longer pink. Drain any excess fat.
- Add onion, garlic, paprika and salt, pepper. Keet cooking and breaking the sausage with a wooden spoon until the sausage is browned.
- Transfer sausage mixture to a bowl.
Cook the Eggs:
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs and half and half.
- Wipeout the skillet, reduce heat to medium and add the butter. When the butter has melted and it just starts to foam, reduce heat to medium-low and add beaten eggs. Using a rubber spatula, stir occasionally until soft curds form.
- Season the eggs with salt and pepper to taste.
- Arrange tortilla on a flat surface and place in the center of each tortilla ¼ of the ground sausage mixture, ¼ of the scrambled eggs, ¼ cup of each cheese, top with 2 slices of bacon, and some diced tomato pieces.
- Fold in the two shorter/extremity sides, and after that roll up tightly.
- Serve with hot sauce for dipping
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