These Southwest Breakfast Burritos are the perfect way to kick off the day. On busy mornings, grab one from the freezer, heat it up, and go!
Looking for a way to make your morning meals less rushed? Doing some meal prep ahead of time can make for smooth sailing. You’ll love having these southwest breakfast burritos in the fridge or freezer all ready to warm up when you want them.
Start by cooking the sausage in a frying pan until brown and crumbled. Remove the browned sausage and set it aside. Leave the grease in the pan for the next step.
What other kinds of meat can I use?
We love using ground pork breakfast sausage when making our southwest burritos. But you could use ground pork chorizo, diced ham, bacon, or steak. If you prefer a lighter option you could use turkey sausage or chicken sausage.
Then , fry the diced potatoes in the leftover sausage grease until golden brown and crispy. Remove the pan from heat and set it aside.
Now, make the scrambled eggs. See our recipe for how to make scrambled eggs here. Cook them until they are just slightly done so the eggs will remain moist and flavorful in your breakfast burritos.
Next, warm up the flour tortillas in the microwave. Place the tortillas between two damp paper towels to keep them soft and fresh. Layer the scrambled eggs and shredded pepper jack cheese on top of the tortillas.
Add the cooked sausage and diced potatoes to the eggs and cheese.
Top it all off with pico de gallo to give these breakfast burritos that kick of southwest flavor!
Now that you’ve added the toppings, fold up three sides of the tortilla to make an envelope. After you make your folds, firmly roll up the burrito while keeping your toppings in the center.
Wrap the southwest breakfast burritos in foil. Now you have some options available. Bake them in the oven and serve right away, or put them in the fridge to have in a couple of days.
If you’d like to freeze the southwest breakfast burritos and save them for later, put your foil-wrapped burritos in a large, labeled freezer bag. You can keep them in the freezer for up to 90 days.
These southwest breakfast burritos are a great option for a potluck because you can keep them warm in a slow cooker. Bring them into work and delight your coworkers by serving them hot out of the crock pot!
What else can I add to these southwest breakfast burritos?
The options are plentiful with a recipe like this one. These southwest breakfast burritos are so easy to customize! Add your family favorites or use what you have on hand.
- Meats: ground chorizo pork sausage, bacon, or pork steak
- Veggies: diced sweet potato, oven roasted vegetables, southwest hashbrowns, diced peppers, chopped cilantro
- Additional add-ons: black beans, cooked rice
- Cheeses: Mexican blend cheese, sharp cheddar, marble jack
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