Breakfast Burritos

Story by Alyssa
Breakfast Burritos
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Which meal do you struggle with most? For me, hands down it is breakfast. For one, I’m not really awake for a good 30 minutes or so after rolling out of bed. My kids can’t say they same. They wake up loud and ready to eat. To make it all even less pleasant, our busy schedules rarely afford me the luxury of sipping my coffee before I start on the day’s tasks.

Thankfully, on the weekends my sweet husband often rises early and gets breakfast started. The man cannot make a quesadilla to save his life, but somehow he has mysteriously mastered breakfast. He can make an omelette that could make a French chef cry, cooks bacon to perfection, and always takes time to do the little extras that make the meal special (i.e. frothy cappuccinos instead of our usual pour-overs). What a guy, right? But enough about him. Because Monday through Friday, it’s just three sets of big, round eyes staring up at me with their tummies growling loudly.


Filled with potatoes, sausage, cheese, egg, avocado and a few extra goodies these breakfast burritos really are the best.

So, what’s for breakfast?

My breakfasts usually consist of a couple fried eggs and some fruit. Toast maybe, if my kids are lucky. Jelly if I’m feeling really generous. Pretty sad, right? I told you I struggle with breakfast. 

Recently though, it dawned on me. More than any other meal of the day, my kids are really wanting food at breakfast time. At lunch they’re often distracted and at dinner it can feel like pulling teeth to get them to swallow a few bites. So, I wondered what would happen if I put a bit more effort into breakfast? Just maybe I could really capitalize on their empty little bellies and get some quick nutrition into them. Yeah, I could do that. But I just don’t want to have to wake up a minute earlier. Selfish? Probably. But I’m just SO TIRED. Enter these amazing one pan breakfast burritos to save the morning.

Breakfast Burritos
Breakfast Burritos

How do you make the best breakfast burritos?

Filled with potatoes, sausage, cheese, egg, avocado and a few extra goodies these breakfast burritos really are the best. They’re hearty, flavorful, portable (and everyone who's ever had to take breakfast on the go says “amen!”) and can be made in just one pan in a matter of minutes. 

Who needs a greasy fast food breakfast when you’re pressed for time when these breakfast burritos are much healthier and just as fast as waiting for your order? Need breakfast really fast? Make a batch of these burritos ahead of time, freeze them, then reheat and add some fresh salsa, avocado, sour cream and green onion when you’re ready to eat. 

Trust me, your family will be thrilled when you break out of your breakfast rut (I speak from experience), you’ll be happy to have gotten those few extra minutes of sleep, and everyone will begin their day on the right foot. You can’t win em all...but breakfast? Thanks to this easy one pan breakfast burrito recipe- you’ve got breakfast in the bag.

Breakfast Burritos
Breakfast Burritos

Breakfast Burritos

Serves 6

Ingredients

2 large russet potatoes, peeled and grated
1 lb breakfast sausage (ground not links)
6 eggs, beaten
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
1 bunch chopped green onions, with and green parts
6 large flour tortillas
2 cups cheddar cheese grated
2 avocados
salsa of your choice
fresh cilantro

Method

  1. Using a cheesecloth remove as much water from grated potatoes as possible. You may have to twist the cloth very hard. (This step is crucial to achieving extra crispy potatoes.)
  2. In a large skillet brown breakfast sausage over medium heat until cooked through. Remove meat from the skillet and set aside. In the same skillet add in the eggs and season with ½ tsp salt and pepper. Using a rubber spatula stir the eggs frequently until cooked through. Once cooked remove from skillet and set aside along with sausage.
  3. In the same pan add olive oil and bring heat to medium/high. Add in potatoes spreading out evenly on the surface of the skillet. Season with remaining salt and pepper. Allow to cook for 2-3 minutes before stirring potatoes. Continue stirring every 2-3 minutes until potatoes are slightly crispy and cooked through. Add in green onions along with sausage and eggs and stir until mixture is combine. Remove from heat.
  4. Preheat oven to a low broil.
  5. Working with one tortilla at a time place ½-¾  cup sausage mixture in the middle of the tortilla. Top with ⅓ cup cheese, avocado slices, salsa and cilantro. Carefully roll up the burritos, tucking in the corners. Repeat with remaining tortillas. Line burritos on a baking sheet and place in oven. Remove once tortillas are just golden and serve hot!