Bad Ass Breakfast Burritos

These burritos are affectionately referred to as bad ass breakfast burritos.. Because they are. They have been a family favorite for so many years. We started making these for tailgating for the noon Packer games. We wrapped these babies in tin foil and tossed them on the grill. They got so melty and delicious, and they were the perfect breakfast food item for those parties. Aside from tailgating, these egg and sausage burritos are prefect for an easy grab and go meal prep idea. If you leave out the peppers and onions, they freeze well too!

Why you’ll love these cheesy burritos

  • They are a perfectly portable food item that’s great to just grab and go on those busy mornings. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!
  • The American cheese gets so melty and delicious, I’m a firm believer that you don’t use any other cheese for this recipe. Pair it with a little hot sauce and you’ve got yourself the perfect snack at any time of the day.
  • They are easy to make and can be made in a large batch! That way you and your family will have plenty of them for the whole week.

Here’s what you’ll need to make these egg and sausage breakfast burritos

  • Frying Pan – This is the only pan you will need to make all parts of this. You can fry your sausage in it, peppers, onions eggs. I prefer to use my hexclad. It’s the best pan I’ve ever used.
  • Spatula – For cooking all those goodies for the filling of the burritos.
  • Medium Bowl – This is for whisking up your eggs. You can wash this bowl out and mix all the filling parts in it as well.
  • Knife – For chopping your veggies.
  • Cutting board
  • Whisk
  • Tin foil – Tin foil is key for wrapping those burritos.

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Ingredients & substitutions

  • Eggs – I use only farm fresh, pasture raised eggs. If you haven’t tried them, you are totally missing out. They are so much better than eggs from the store, and you can support a local business or family!
  • American cheese – Don’t even think about using another type of cheese. Part of the beauty of this ooey gooey burrito is the melted American cheese.
  • Ground Sausage – I use Jimmy Dean Natural sausage, but your favorite ground sausage will work just fine.
  • Green Pepper – I love a green pepper in my burritos. But if you plan to freeze them, it’s a good idea to omit the peppers, as they will become a little watery when thawed.
  • Small Onion – Same with the onion. If you plan to freeze them, the onion can make the burrito a little soggy when thawed.
  • Fajita Sized Flour Tortillas – These are the perfect size to make 10 burritos. Not too big, not too small.
  • Salt and Pepper – to taste.

How to make these easy breakfast burritos

Step 1. Brown your ground sausage over medium heat. Set aside in a large bowl.

Step 2. Sauté diced onions and green peppers until soft. Set aside in the same bowl as the sausage.

Step 3. In another bowl, crack 10 eggs and whisk with salt. Spray the frying pan and cook over very low heat, moving the eggs around the pan paying care not to burn the eggs. When they are just about done, remove them from heat and add them to the bowl with the sausage, peppers and onions. Mix well.

Step 4. Lay a piece of tin foil down, large enough to fit around the tortilla. Lay the tortilla on top of that. Tear one slice of American cheese in half and lay it on the center of the tortilla. Fill the tortilla with a scoop of the filling. Fold the sides of the tortilla in and roll it together. Roll the tin foil around it. Do this for each burrito. 

Step 5. Burritos can be store in the refrigerator for up to a week, or frozen for later use. To re-heat, I remove them from the foil and set in on a heated griddle, flipping once. This makes the outside crispy and the inside warm and gooey.

I hope you enjoy these egg and sausage breakfast burritos as much as we do!

FAQs about how to reheat a burrito

How do I reheat a breakfast burrito?

You can place it on a griddle or frying pan and crisp both sides until it’s warm all the way though. You can also use the microwave or reheat in the oven or air fryer.

How do I reheat a breakfast burrito from frozen?

I would let it thaw in the refrigerator, then heat it from thawed.

Can you freeze this breakfast burrito?

Yes you can! I would omit the veggies from the recipe, however. The veggies can cause the burritos to be a little watery when thawed from frozen.

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Bad Ass Breakfast Burritos

The easiest, most delicious breakfast burritos you will find on the internet!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 10 Burritos
Calories 350 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Frying Pan
  • 1 Spatula
  • 1 Medium Bowl
  • 1 Knife
  • 1 Cutting board
  • 1 Whisk
  • Tin foil

Ingredients
  

  • 10 eggs
  • 10 slices American cheese
  • 1 lbs ground sausage
  • 1 green pepper diced
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 10 Fajita sized flour tortillas
  • salt and pepper

Instructions
 

  • Brown your ground sausage over medium heat. Set aside in a large bowl.
  • Sauté diced onions and green peppers until soft. Set aside in the same bowl as the sausage.
  • In another bowl, crack 10 eggs and whisk with salt. Spray the frying pan and cook over very low heat, moving the eggs around the pan paying care not to burn the eggs. When they are just about done, remove them from heat and add them to the bowl with the sausage, peppers and onions. Mix well.
  • Lay a piece of tin foil down, large enough to fit around the tortilla. Lay the tortilla on top of that. Tear one slice of American cheese in half and lay it on the center of the tortilla. Fill the tortilla with a scoop of the filling. Fold the sides of the tortilla in and roll it together. Roll the tin foil around it. Do this for each burrito.
  • Burritos can be store in the refrigerator for up to a week, or frozen for later use. To re-heat, I remove them from the foil and set in on a heated griddle, flipping once. This makes the outside crispy and the inside warm and gooey.
Keyword breakfast burrito, easy breakfast burrito, egg and sausage burrito

One Comment

  1. 5 stars
    I’ve become legend at gatherings because I always make these and they are ALWAYS a hit. ALWAYS. Tailgating? Camping? Cabin weekend? Brunch? Girls weekend? Road trip? Meal prep for the week? Make them. So simple, they come together fast, and are super versatile. I just made a big batch for a friend’s 40th bday camping weekend and there were some dietary restrictions to work around. Some didn’t eat meat, some no cheese, some gluten free, etc. I was able to adjust a bunch to meet everyone’s needs! Pro tip: they’re REALLY good with turkey chorizo as the sausage!

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