Monday, August 22, 2011

breakfast burritos from scratch

Hey there! Today I am going to tell you how I make my yummy breakfast burritos. They are my favorite! If I ever eat breakfast at McDonalds, I always order a breakfast burrito. One night, while dreaming, I came up with this super easy and delicious recipe from scratch. We eat them for dinner a lot. Enjoy! 

Breakfast Burritos

1 lb. ground sausage
1 onion
1 pepper (any color)
olive oil
6 scrambled eggs
2 TB flour
2 TB butter
2 cups milk
2 cups cheddar cheese
10 tortillas
hot sauce, optional

To Make:
1. Chop onions, sautee in olive oil. Chop peppers, add to onions, sautee. Set aside in bowl.
2. Brown sausage. Drain. Add to bowl.
3. Make scrambled eggs (use about 6 eggs + milk + s&p). Add to bowl.
4. Make cheese sauce: In saucepan, melt 2 TB butter. Add 2 TB flour. Whisk together. Let bubble for 1 minute (this is a roux). Now, slowly add milk, stirring with a whisk at every half cup, until its mixed into the roux. Add salt and pepper. Allow this to simmer and bubble for 2 minutes. It should be nice and saucey and thick. Remove from heat and add cheese, heat through.
5. Prepare tortillas. I am obsessed with Costco's unbaked tortillas.
6. Assemble. On a tortilla, layer your veggie-sausage-egg mixture. Top with cheese sauce. Roll up and enjoy!

ps- I try to multi-task the above steps. If you have a big enough stove, and enough helpers, these can be whipped out in ten minutes!

Here's a few pictures of the process-

Veggie and Sausage Mixture. Then you would add the scrambled eggs and set aside in a bowl. 
(I'm assuming you all know about cross-contamination, and will avoid doing it)!
This is a roux. (I made it in the same pan that I used to sautee the veggies). I've melted butter and added flour. From here, you add the milk and s&p, whisk well, let simmer, remove from heat, and add cheese.


  1. Yummy! Can you please come cook this at my house?? :) This really does look amazing!

  2. Does look very yummy! Way better than what we had for breakfast.

  3. Oh these look so yummy!! I totally forgot about the Costco tortillas, they are amazing!

  4. I love breakfast burritos! These look great! I must try them.

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  5. Looks delish!! ( those berries made my mouth water as well!) I can never resist a good burrito, no matter what time of the day it's served!

  6. Yum my hubby would be in love that is his favorite breakfast ever. I should be a good wife and make it for him. Thank you so much for sharing and for linking up to Show and Share #2. I hope you are having fun at the party :)

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  7. Just visiting from the Lil' Luna link up party. I am so glad you shared this recipe! My boyfriend is starting law school on Monday and I wanted to make him something special for breakfast that he could easily take on the go, so this is great. Thanks! :)

  8. I may make these for dinner tonight they look so good!

  9. Yum! And I totally agree with you about the Costco uncooked tortillas. They're the best!

  10. Yum! Visiting from Snyders Tell All and I'm really glad I just discovered your blog. I will definitely have to try these and check out Costco's unbaked tortillas...never have seen them, but I'm excited now! New follower! Can't wait to poke around :)


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