Southwestern Breakfast Burritos Recipe

Dan George | Mantitlement Updated

Southwestern Breakfast Burritos are a delicious meal you can freeze for breakfasts later in the week. Just pop in the microwave, and enjoy a quick and delicious breakfast!

These Southwestern breakfast burritos are completely make-ahead, and besides the flavor, that’s the best part of this recipe. THE KIDS can heat them up at breakfast time.

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What does that mean? Well, on the weekends it can mean a few extra minutes of sleep time that your kids won’t be bugging you about making breakfast for.

During the week, it can mean that instead of you packing lunch, getting school work together and your own self together… the kids can take charge of their own breakfast.

One less thing to be checked off the list.

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My boys definitely each have their favorites for breakfast, my little guy loves these Pancake and Maple Breakfast Sandwiches, and my older son likes things like cereal and homemade granola. Finding something that they BOTH love is sometimes tricky …but these burritos seem work!

These Southwestern Breakfast Burritos are full of ham, peppers, beans and cheese. But the filling is totally customizable to what you like, or what your kids like.

I used leftover ham from the holidays to make the filling for these burritos, so it’s a great leftover recipe. But if you have turkey, chicken, or even steak leftover, chop it up and throw it in!

Also, this is a great vegetarian recipe if meat is not your thing, just leave out the meat altogether.

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So, like I said, totally customizable.

But my boys love ham. Ham is one of the things we can make for dinner and it always gets cheers – like a nice Crock Pot Ham or Ham Potato Soup. They love ham in all forms.

They also both love beans and cheese so I loaded these burritos up with all their favorites.

I think we can all agree that there’s nothing worse about actually being up every day at 6 AM getting kids ready for school then them complaining on top of it about what they’re eating… NOT good at all.

My attitude at 6 AM can change really quickly, so the less whining the better.

These Southwestern Breakfast Burritos aren’t just for breakfast, either! We love being able to pull them out of the freezer and have dinner ready in just minutes.

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It’s one less thing to worry about on a busy weeknight, and my boys LOVE eating breakfast food for dinner so this recipe is a win-win.

The filling comes together really easy, just scramble a dozen eggs…yep, a dozen eggs. This makes 10 large burritos so don’t start thinking I’m crazy yet.

When the eggs are done, remove them to a bowl and get the peppers and onions into the same skillet.

Cook those down for about 10 minutes then you can start dumping everything in. The ham, the beans, the seasonings and the eggs all go in.

Filling is done – now it’s time to start rolling!

You probably all know by now how to roll up a burrito, but in case you don’t I showed you a picture of how it’s done.

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Get your filling on the bottom third of the tortilla then fold in both sides like I did in the picture.

Now you can roll up the tortilla from the long end, making sure those sides stay tucked in, and you’ve got yourself a burrito! Place the rolled burrito on a board seam side down.

Then repeat.

These Southwestern Breakfast burritos bake in the oven for 25 minutes, then you can either dive in or let them cool to freeze.

I know when I make these at home at least 2 are gone by the time I’m ready to freeze – but that still leaves me plenty for those early morning breakfasts that I don’t have to cook!

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Southwestern Breakfast Burritos Recipe

    10 Servings

Ingredients

  • 12 Eggs, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 1/2 cups Red Bell Pepper, diced
  • 1 1/2 cups Green Peppers, diced
  • 1 cup Diced Onion
  • 1 pound Ham, diced
  • 1 15 oz can Canned Black Beans
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon Paprika
  • 10 Flour Tortillas, large
  • 5 cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Start out by heating a large skillet over medium heat.
  3. Spray the skillet lightly with cooking spray then add the eggs to scramble.
  4. Move the eggs around the pan with a spatula until the eggs from large curds and are cooked through.
  5. Remove the eggs to a bowl, then to the same skillet add the oil and the peppers and onions.
  6. Cook while stirring for 8-10 minutes until the peppers and onions are softened, then add the ham, beans and seasonings.
  7. Stir to combine and remove from the heat.
  8. To assemble the burritos, place one tortilla on a cutting board. Add a cup and a half of the filling to the bottom third of the tortilla, topped with a half cup of cheese.
  9. Roll the sides of the tortilla into the center (as shown in the picture) then roll up the tortilla ending with it seems side down.
  10. Repeat with the remaining tortillas.
  11. Spray 2 9” x 12” baking pans with cooking spray and add 5 burritos (seam side down) to each pan.
  12. Cover with foil and bake for 25 minutes.
  13. When the burritos come out of the oven you can serve them hot or let them cool completely and freeze.
  14. To reheat the burritos, place a frozen burrito on a microwave safe plate into your microwave.
  15. Set on the defrost setting for 5 minutes, then cook at full power for 2 minutes.

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Author: Dan George
Recipe Yields: 10 servings
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 10

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 279
Calories 578

% Daily Value*
54%
Total Fat 35g
64%
  Saturated Fat 13g
48%
Sodium 1142mg
10%
Total Carbohydrate 31g
3%
  Dietary Fiber 2g
  Sugars 2g
75%
Protein 37g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
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