On a large wooden platter is a breakfast burrito made by Molly from Transatlantic Notes. Cut in half and stacked on top of each other, you can see the delicious contents of crispy shredded potato and thick, fluffy scrambled eggs with cheese, green peppers and tomato.

The Ultimate Breakfast Burrito

If you’re looking for a breakfast that keeps you going until lunchtime or you want a special weekend treat to start your day, try out this recipe for the ultimate breakfast burrito!

Background Image: On a large wooden platter is a breakfast burrito that’s been cut in half and stacked on top of each other. You can see the delicious contents of crispy shredded potato and thick, fluffy scrambled eggs with cheese, green peppers and tomato. Foreground Text: The Ultimate Breakfast Burrito — a recipe you can find in Transatlantic Notes.

Ingredients (makes 2 burritos — enough for 2 or 4 people):

  • 4 eggs, whisked
  • 1/2 cup green pepper, deseeded + diced
  • 1/2 cup tomato, deseeded + diced
  • 2 cups frozen shredded potato (hash brown)
  • 1/4 cup cheese, grated
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3-4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • pinch of salt + black pepper
  • 2 flour tortilla wraps (10 inch)
On a large wooden platter is a breakfast burrito made by Molly from Transatlantic Notes. Cut in half and stacked on top of each other, you can see the delicious contents of crispy shredded potato and thick, fluffy scrambled eggs with cheese, green peppers and tomato.


On medium heat, in a medium-sized frying pan/skillet, heat one teaspoon of oil and then fry the diced green pepper for about 5 minutes. Once the peppers are slightly softened, set them aside in a small bowl. Return the pan/skillet to heat, add 2 teaspoons of oil and the frozen shredded potato. Stir for a few minutes until the potato has softened then add the garlic powder, onion powder and white pepper (you can add another teaspoon of oil if it gets dry/sticks to the pan). Continue to stir/cook the potatoes while you make the eggs — keep an eye on them so they don’t burn.

Melt the butter in another medium frying pan/skillet over medium heat until it’s nice and foamy. Reduce the heat to medium-low and pour in the whisked eggs. Let them sit in the pan for 10 seconds then use a rubber spatula to gently stir and push the eggs from one end of the pan to the other to create fluffy, pillowy folds.

Keep checking/stirring the shredded potatoes — they’re ready when they are turning golden brown.

When most of the eggs have cooked, add the cheese, green peppers and a good pinch of salt and black pepper. Keep gently stirring until the eggs are cooked and all ingredients are well combined. The shredded potato should be done by now too.

Now it’s time to build your burrito! For one burrito: spread half the shredded potato down the centre of the tortilla; top with half the scrambled egg mixture, and half the diced tomatoes. Fold up the bottom of the tortilla over the filling. Fold in the left and right sides to make a pocket then tuck and roll up the tortilla tightly. Repeat this process for the second burrito. For alternative methods or more tips on how to fold a burrito, click here.

Cut in half and serve!

Further Info:

The Best Ways To Warm Up Tortillas – Old El Paso (flour tortillas are easier to roll if you warm them)

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82 thoughts on “The Ultimate Breakfast Burrito”

  1. I’ve never actually tried a breakfast burrito so I can definitely try my first with this recipe! Thanks for sharing, it looks great 🙂


  2. Hi Molly,

    That sounds delicious! What a great idea for breakfast.

    Presumably, we vampire-like individuals who have an aversion to garlic could leave that out or swap it for something else?


  3. Wow! I have never made burritos by myself before. This looks so good and easy to make. I would love to give it a try. Fab recipe!


  4. I absolutely love mexican cuisine! I never skip breakfast, so this is going to be fun to try. Looks so yummy and easy to do. Thanks for sharing this! x


  5. Breakfast burritos are one of my favorite dishes! I will have to try your recipe. Thank you for sharing. 🙂


  6. I have been craving making a breakfast burrito for so long and never got around to do it! This recipe looks easy to make and full of great things to start the day, can’t wait to try it x


  7. I’m always looking for a satisfying meal and this one looks amazing! Thank you for sharing it!


  8. They look delicious and I love how colourful they look! A very good idea for breakfast!
    I have never tried to make burritos by myself but as I read it it doesn’t seem that difficult. I think I will try it.
    Thank you!


  9. I don’t think I’ve ever made a burrito, let alone a breakfast burrito. I think I’ve only ever had a burrito once or twice in my life, but I guess that’s because I’m British and Mexican restaurants and takeaways aren’t too common here. I kinds feel the breakfast burrito could do with some bacon and sausage, so you get the best of an English breakfast with your Mexican burrito


    1. You can absolutely add sausage and/or bacon to this and it would be amazing. I only create and share vegan and vegetarian recipes on this page but try to include things that can be easily adapted. My husband adds sausage to his and even I like the sound of that, haha!


  10. Hello, wow this looks amazing!! Looks like something I would order from a restaurant. I will really need to try and make this at home, it looks amazing! Thanks for sharing, Alicia


  11. My local farm stand has fresh potatoes. They make the best hash browns. Sub those for the frozen potatoes. It’ll be good either way, but better fresh.


  12. OMG!! This looks absolutely delicious, Molly! Breakfast burritos were my fav during post-secondary and I used to make them in big batches and store them in the freezer then have them on my way to school! Such a classic recipe you have here and I also love adding chorizo or sausage too! Thank you for sharing. I’m pinning for later xx

    Lynn | https://www.lynnmumbingmejia.com


  13. So lovely! I haven’t tried the breakfast burrito before but it would be great to give it a try later 😀 It looks yummy! Thanks for sharing this x


  14. I would have never thought of anything like this for breakfast, but it sounds and looks delicious! I am going to have to give it a try, especially for a weekend treat. Love that it keeps you going until lunch, there’s nothing worse than an unsatisfying breakfast is there?
    Thanks for sharing 🙂
    Aimsy xoxo
    Aimsy’s Antics


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