Guide to Breakfast Burritos

Aside from waffles, pancakes, cereals, and toast, another popular food to eat in the morning is the breakfast burrito or sometimes referred to as the breakfast wrap in places outside of the American Southwest. A breakfast burrito is a variety of American breakfasts, which is made up of breakfast items wrapped in a flour tortilla burrito. This breakfast was invented and made popular in several regional American cuisines, and later on, expanded beyond Southwestern cuisine and neighboring Tex-Mex. 

Most of the time, breakfast burritos include scrambled eggs, cheese, salsa, onions, potatoes, chili peppers, sour cream, bacon, or chorizo. There are also many fast-food restaurants in the United States that serve breakfast burritos, including Taco Bell, Burger King, Dunkin’ Donuts, and McDonald’s. And it is also considered as street food in other places. If you want to know more about breakfast burritos and how to make them, read on as we are giving you today a guide to breakfast burrito. 

History of Breakfast Burritos

The first use of the term “breakfast burrito” on a menu is being claimed in 1975 by Tia Sophia’s, which is a New Mexican diner in Santa Fe. However, there was also a rolled tortilla that contained some combination of bacon, eggs, cheese, and potatoes that existed in Southwestern cooking well before they had it in their menu. 

In the late 1990s, McDonald’s introduced its version of a breakfast burrito. By the 1990s, there were more fast-food restaurants that began to make their own versions of breakfast burritos, including Hardee’s, Carl’s Jr., and Sonic Drive-In. And in 2014, Taco Bell also launched breakfast burritos, which is included in their breakfast menu. 

How to Make Breakfast Burritos

Making breakfast burritos is actually very easy. It’s because you can make one by using innumerable filling ingredients, such as ham, cheese, eggs, peppers, bacon, onion, sausage, tomato, spinach, avocado, beans, and so much more. When you eat breakfast burritos in New Mexico, you will see that it is smothered or covered with chili sauce, or sometimes handheld or with chili sauce or chopped green chili inside. In Ireland, there’s a breakfast roll that is similar to a breakfast burrito, too. 

If you are looking for different ways or recipes on how to make breakfast burritos, then we are happy to help you. Here are some of the breakfast burrito recipes that we’ve found which you might want to give a try:

Breakfast Burritos with Chorizo, Red Pepper, and Monterey Jack

This one is a recipe that we got from Style Me Pretty. All you need for this are medium tortilla wraps, red peppers, smokey chipotle salsa, salt and pepper, chorizo sausage, eggs, Monterey Jack cheese, and some cayenne or smoked chili peppers. You can check out her page for detailed instructions on how to make it. You can serve this with salsa or sour cream.

Classic Black Bean & Avocado Breakfast Burrito

If you want a burrito that is easy to make and is packed with protein, then the classic black bean and avocado breakfast burrito is perfect for you. We found this breakfast burrito recipe at Gimme Some Oven. All you need to make this are tortillas, eggs, avocado, cheddar cheese, seasoned black beans, and salsa if you want. There’s also a separate list of ingredients and procedures to make the seasoned black beans. You can visit the website for detailed instructions on how to create this classic breakfast burrito. 

Camping-Style Breakfast Burritos

Even if you’re outdoors camping, you can still make a burrito for breakfast with this breakfast burritos camping style recipe we got from Taste and Tell Blog. And even if you’re at home and do not have an open fire, you will still be able to make this burrito on your stovetop. For this recipe, you will need some olive oil, hash browns, ham, eggs, taco seasoning, green chiles, cheddar cheese, cilantro, and tortillas. You can check out her blog for the full instructions of creating this camping-style breakfast burrito. 

Spinach, Mushroom, and Feta Breakfast Wrap

If you have ordered a spinach and feta wrap from Starbucks before, and you loved it, then you can recreate that at home. All you need are a whole-wheat tortilla, sliced mushrooms, black pepper, fresh spinach, eggs, low-fat feta cheese, and sun-dried tomatoes. You can check out the procedure of making this breakfast wrap at Popsugar.

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Breakfast Burritos

In this breakfast burrito recipe, you will let the pork cook overnight, and then feast on it in the morning. To make this, you will need some pork shoulder, salt and pepper, brown onion, beef stock, eggs, cheddar cheese, barbecue sauce, and flour tortillas. The instructions on how to cook and make this burrito recipe can be found at Noble Pig’s blog. 

Crispy Breakfast Burritos with Mushrooms, Mozzarella, and Hot Sauce

We got this burrito recipe from Natasha’s Kitchen. These breakfast burritos are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. All you need are flour tortillas, button mushrooms, unsalted butter, large eggs, sour cream, sea salt, black pepper, deli ham, mozzarella cheese, tomato, and olive oil. Check out her blog to see the full and detailed instruction on making this burrito recipe. 

These are some of the best breakfast burrito recipes that we found. You can actually create your very own version of a breakfast burrito by putting together all the ingredients that you want. We hope the information and recipes we shared here will help you in making delicious and nutritious breakfast burritos for your whole family.