Skip to content

The Secret Trick to Making the Perfect Breakfast Burrito

It’s all about what goes in the burrito that makes a huge difference!

Breakfast burritos (or breakfast tacos) tend to have the same types of ingredients in it. Scrambled eggs, maybe some small bits of potato, and typically a few slices of bacon. But you know what takes that burrito to the next level? Swapping out the bacon with chorizo.

Yes, really! While chorizo may not sound like breakfast food, it does give the burrito a flavor profile that's out of this world. Since chorizo is a highly seasoned pork sausage, you don't have to add extra seasonings to liven up your breakfast burrito. The cooked chorizo will just do it for you!

Can't have meat? Use soy chorizo instead! Soy chorizo still adds the same kind of flavor profile you're looking for.

Now that you know my number one secret for making the perfect breakfast burrito, here's a recipe so you can make one for yourself right at home.

Makes 4 servings


8 eggs
1/4 cup milk
1/2 lb. chorizo
1 can black beans
1/2 cup shredded taco cheese
1 avocado, diced
4 Tbsp. salsa
4 burrito shells
Hot sauce, if desired
Butter, for cooking

How to Make It

  1. Whisk together the eggs and the milk in a large bowl.
  2. Heat up a pan over medium heat. When the pan is heated, run the butter on the pan until it is lightly coated.
  3. Pour in the egg mixture. Scramble the eggs with a wooden spoon until the eggs are completely cooked through (about 3 minutes). Remove the eggs into a clean bowl.
  4. If the chorizo is in a casing, open it up and crumble the chorizo into the already hot pan. Continue to break apart the chorizo into small bits, until the chorizo is cooked through (about 5 minutes). Remove from the pan.
  5. Stuff a burrito shell with 1/4 of the cooked eggs, 1/4 of the chorizo, a few scoops of black beans, 2 tablespoons of the taco cheese, some diced avocado, and 1 tablespoon of salsa. Add in hot sauce if you desire.
  6. Roll it up and enjoy! For extra deliciousness, toast the folded burrito on a pan to make the outside nice and crispy.

RELATED: The easy way to make healthier comfort foods.

More on Healthy Breakfast Recipes

  • Breakfast bento box high protein with hard boiled eggs fruit nuts cottage cheese cucumber

    19 High-Protein Breakfasts That Keep You Full

    And they're not all eggs!
  • cranberry orange granola bowls with bowl of berries and spoons

    17 Mother's Day Brunch Recipes

    Make a beautiful brunch for mom at home!
  • broccoli cheese eggs in mugs with forks

    35+ Quick & Easy Breakfast Ideas

    Fuel up in minutes.
  • instant pot chicken congee

    7 Recipes for Congee, Your New Favorite Rice Bowl

    Warming, soothing, light.
  • Healthy banana pancakes

    91+ Healthy Breakfast Recipes

    Pancakes, breakfast sandwiches, and eggs? Yes!
0/5 (0 Reviews)

She Lost 100 Pounds—And Shows You How!

Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist Ilana Muhlstein lost her weight and kept it off—and in You Can Drop It!, she'll show you how to lose it, too. More than 240,000 clients have chosen her program—and now it’s yours to keep.

Kiersten Hickman
Kiersten Hickman is a senior editor at Eat This, Not That!, specializing in recipe development, food, and diet coverage. Read more