Breakfast Burrito Recipe

Breakfast Burrito Recipe

Follow this simple recipe for potato, egg, and sausage breakfast burritos with tips for dressing them up. The possibilities are endless.
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  • Serves: 2 persons



  1. Step 1

     Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

     Preheat the oven to 400 F.
  3. Step 3

    Find a large oven-safe skillet—large enough, ideally, to accommodate the diced potatoes in a single layer—and set it over medium heat. Add the vegetable oil. When the oil is hot, but not smoking, add the diced potatoes. Spread the potatoes out as much as you can. Leave the diced potatoes undisturbed for at least five minutes to start crisping and turning golden-brown.
  4. Step 4

    Use a spatula to flip them over. Repeat until the potatoes are uniformly crisp and golden, about 15 minutes. Remove the pan from the stove and place it in the oven. Stirring periodically, bake the diced potatoes for about 20 minutes, or until they've reached your desired state of doneness. Remove from oven, season to taste with salt and pepper, and set aside.
  5. Step 5

    While the potatoes are cooking, prepare the sausage. Heat a small skillet over medium heat. Add half a tablespoon of butter. When the foam subsides, add the sausage. With a spatula, break up the loose sausage into small pieces as it browns. Saute for about 5 to 7 minutes, or until fully cooked. Remove from heat and set aside.
  6. Step 6

    When the potatoes are ready, prepare the eggs. Add the remaining butter to a small skillet over high heat. Coat the skillet with the butter. When it foams, add the beaten eggs and scramble with a wooden spoon or silicon spatula. When the egg is about halfway cooked, turn off the flame. The residual heat will scramble the remaining egg without overcooking. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Step 7

    Place the tortillas in the microwave and cover with a lightly moistened paper towel. Microwave on high for 20 to 30 seconds. They should be warm and pliable. If they are not, continue to microwave in ten-second increments. Remove to a work surface.
  8. Step 8

    Place the potatoes, sausage, eggs and shredded cheese into a large bowl and toss to combine. Spoon the mixture onto the tortillas. Wrap the tortillas around the filling to fully enclose. Serve immediately, or wrap in parchment paper, place in a zip-top bag and freeze for later.