We make these easy healthy breakfast burritos for breakfast and for supper. They are full of protein and taste great any time of the day. This recipe is versatile, and you can add any ingredient that is your favorite. It makes great leftovers for lunches the next day, saving you time and money.

Basic Breakfast Burrito Recipe:

2 lb breakfast sausage, from pasture raised pigs

12 eggs, from pasture raised hens

1-2 cups raw cheddar cheese, shredded

This is the simple basic recipe, for when you are in a hurry:

Crumble the sausage in a skillet and cook until done. Crack 12 eggs and stir in, stirring continuously to scramble in with the sausage. When the eggs are done, turn the heat to low and stir in the cheddar cheese. As the cheese begins to melt, cover with a lid and turn off the heat. This allows the cheese to keep melting without everything burning and sticking to the pan. Serve in butter fried tortillas and top with the toppings listed below.

Tater Tot Breakfast Burrito

While cooking the basic ingredients, sometimes I pop some tater tots in the oven on a greased cookie sheet to bake for about 20 minutes. When the eggs and sausage are done, I put half the tater tots and half the cheese in the skillet and mix. Then I add the rest of the tots and cheese, stir in, and cover to let the cheese melt.

Other Additional Ingredients:

Baked or boiled potatoes, cubed

Black beans

Refried beans

Lots of peppers and onions

Chorizo, a Mexican sausage


Sour cream


Avocadoes, sliced

Tomatoes, diced

Green sauce

The more ingredients you put in the burritos, the more variety it has and the more it bulks it up to have for leftovers. This gives you a variety of nutrients and saves you money by stretching the meal.

©2009 Shanna Ohmes

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