Maggie Monday: Breakfast Burritos

Breakfast burritos are not a stranger in my house, but I never thought to serve them up buffet style until I read it below. Take a look at what Maggie has for us….

When my husband and I were engaged, we visited Albuquerque New Mexico. It was a great trip, and we both have fond memories of the best breakfast we’ve ever eaten. It was a small diner in downtown Albuquerque, a couple of blocks from the Hilton. No idea what street it was on, or the name of the place. But, the breakfast burrito was to die for.

I’ve ordered them at other restaurants, and tried my own. No success. However, I decided to make some at home for my husband’s birthday this year. They were pretty good, but still missing the perfection that lives in our minds. Oh well!

This is an easy breakfast to make for guests, as you can set it all out on buffet and let everyone make their own concoction. Always a hit! I was serving 8, including 4 hearty eaters, so I made a lot. You  may want to adjust your quantities for families with more normal appetites…

Breakfast Burritos


1 dozen eggs, scrambled

5 medium potatoes, boiled, cool, peel then dice

1 lb hot sausage, browned

2 cups shredded cheese

1 large tomato, diced

1 medium onion, diced

1 can green chiles


Flour tortillas

What you do:

Brown sausage in a large skillet, drain and reserve drippings. Return 1 T of drippings to pan and saute onions until they just begin to brown.  Remove onions. Add 2-3 T of sausage drippings back to pan then add  boiled potatoes until warmed through and beginning to brown.

Scramble eggs and heat tortillas.


Place all the ingredients above in serving dishes.

IMG_2854Allow everyone to create their own breakfast.


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Categories: Breakfast, Cheese3, Eggs, Fried, Guest-Maggie, Lunch3, Main Dish 3, Mexican, Pork2, Recipes

Author:The Ranting Chef

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One Comment on “Maggie Monday: Breakfast Burritos”

  1. Tonia
    December 9, 2013 at 11:17 am #

    Excellent post, as many of us will soon be having to feed our large families who arrive for the holidays.

    I microwave and dice the potatoes the night before, to give me a head start.
    Beans are also mashed the night before and fried in a lil butter the next morning.
    for sausage sub, one can also serve chorizo.

    Muchas gracias for this much needed reminder of meals I need to prepare for …


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