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Chorizo Breakfast Burritos

Blossom Lady
Feb 04, 2021 06:52 AM
Chorizo Breakfast Burritos

These hearty chorizo breakfast burritos are made with cheesy scrambled eggs, Mexican chorizo, and potatoes. There are a lot of wonderful things in life and one is a complete breakfast wrapped up in a warm tortilla. In this case, a complete breakfast includes cheesy scrambled eggs, savory Mexican chorizo, and tender potatoes.

They’re not your average run-of-the-mill breakfast burritos – they’re pretty decadent. The kind of thing you might crave after a night of a little too much fun when you need something savory and delicious to take the edge off. It’s the chorizo – it really takes them over the top. I first started making these in ye olden days of 2009, and I still love them. Savory, cheesy, and a little rich. Have you tried Mexican chorizo? It’s ground pork that has been heavily seasoned with paprika, salt, and garlic. Unlike Spanish chorizo, which is a smoked sausage, Mexican chorizo needs to be cooked first. I love Mexican chorizo (I’ve used it to make frittatas, too), and it’s delicious in these breakfast burritos. For the potatoes, you can either shred your own russet potato or buy a bag of pre-shredded uncooked potatoes (the kind for hashbrowns), which you can find in the refrigerated section at the grocery store. I like to use a mix of cheddar and Monterey jack cheese, but you can use one type of cheese. Or, you can switch out either for pepper jack cheese, which would work well, too.


  • 1 (8-oz) package Mexican chorizo
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 8 eggs, whisked
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, divided
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey jack cheese
  • 10 ounces shredded potatoes (see note)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley or cilantro, optional
  • 4 burrito-sized flour tortillas
Prep Time:
20 minutes
Cook Time:
30 minutes
Total Time:
50 minutes
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