The best breakfast burrito recipe that’s made with bacon and Southwest flavors. This is a delicious, healthy breakfast you can meal prep and enjoy on the go. This post is sponsored by our friends at ButcherBox.
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We’re always looking for healthy breakfasts to take on the go. Whether it’s a slice of Sausage Egg Casserole or a Strawberry Banana Smoothie – easy and quick are the name of the game when it comes to breakfast in our house.
These Southwest Bacon Breakfast Burritos are a new favorite. Freezer/meal prep friendly – you can make a big batch in under a half hour and store them for mornings where you need to grab and go!
Delicious, simple and easy to make – these bacon breakfast burritos are going to become a morning staple in your house too!
Why this is The Best Breakfast Burrito Recipe
Not all breakfast burritos are created equal! This breakfast burrito recipe is truly the best for a few reasons.
- Easy to make: This breakfast burrito recipe is made with only 8 ingredients, most of which you probably already have on hand.
- Made in one pan: You cook your bacon and scramble your eggs in one pan – making clean up time for this super quick! Less dishes = a win!
- Customizable: Add more beans, sub out cheese, add egg whites – there are a million ways to customize these bacon breakfast burritos!
- Healthy: Many breakfast burritos are high calorie, carbs and fat. These breakfast burritos are lower in calories while still bringing a ton of flavor. They’re also higher in protein than most breakfast burritos (23g)
Ingredients for this Healthy Breakfast Burrito
To make these breakfast burritos you’ll need:
- ButcherBox Bacon
- black beans
- shredded cheddar cheese
What is the best bacon for breakfast?
We are pretty picky about our bacon and only use the bacon from ButcherBox.
Most bacon brands are loaded with sugar and junk but we love ButcherBox bacon because it’s completely free of sugar, nitrates and is Whole30 friendly. Plus it’s so delicious!
ButcherBox is actually giving away FREE bacon for life when you join today. That means when you join you’ll get a pack of bacon in every box for the lifetime of your membership. Click here if you’d like to join!
How To Make A Breakfast Burrito
Making breakfast burritos is super quick and easy. Here’s how we make them:
- Heat a large sauté pan. Add bacon pieces to the hot pan and sauté for 2-3 minutes on each side until golden brown.
- Once bacon is finished cooking, remove ¾ of the bacon grease from the pan. Leave just enough bacon grease in the pan to sauté the onions/eggs (about a tablespoon) Add onions to the bacon grease and sauté for 3-5 minutes until slightly translucent.
- Add scrambled eggs to the pan and cook for 3-5 minutes.
- Once eggs are cooked, stir in black beans so they warm from the residual heat.
- Crumble the bacon and assemble your burritos.
How Do You Wrap Breakfast Burritos?
Wrapping breakfast burritos doesn’t have to be difficult. Add your fillings towards the middle of the burrito. Fold the tortilla in half over the filling. Pull the filling and tortilla back tightly, packing the filling together.
Tuck the sides in and roll the burrito until closed. Here’s a link to a tutorial on how to wrap a breakfast burrito.
Additional Breakfast Burrito Ideas
Here are some other ways you can customize this recipe:
Bacon: We love these burritos with bacon, but breakfast sausage would work too. We love ButcherBox Breakfast Sausage!
Eggs: Feel free to sub in egg whites or add more eggs for protein. We haven’t tried an egg substitute
Black Beans: You can omit black beans. You can also substitute with pinto beans, kidney beans or refried beans
Cheese: Any cheese will work in this recipe. We like pepper jack, monterey jack or even mozzarella
Tortillas: I like to use the Protein Wraps from Aldi for tortillas but you can use any tortilla/burrito wrap for this recipe.
Salsa: Any salsa will work in this recipe. You can also sub chopped tomatoes
Avocado: You can skip the avocado or sub guacamole for these burritos
Other Add Ins: Potatoes, taco seasoning and rice would all be good additions to this recipe. Feel free to add other mix ins per your tastes!
WW Note: We try to include points for all of our recipes, but there is too much variation with this. Enter your ingredients into your app to find the points
Hot Sauce: We recommend adding a little hot sauce to the burrito as you’re eating it
Can you freeze bacon burritos?
Yes you can freeze bacon burritos. Roll them in aluminum foil and store in a freezer bag to keep them fresh.
When ready to heat, add to a toaster oven or remove from foil and microwave until defrosted.
Storage and Reheating Tips
Storage: I like to wrap these burritos in aluminum foil to keep them from falling apart. I wrap the burrito and immediately wrap it in foil.
Refrigerator: These burritos will last in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
Freezing: You can freeze these breakfast burritos. Once wrapped in foil, put in a freezer bag. They will last in the freezer for up to 2 months.
Reheating: You reheat these burritos in a toaster oven or regular oven. You can also microwave them (make sure to remove foil)
Breakfast Burrito FAQ
The key to making a burrito not soggy is to allow your filling to come to room temperature before rolling. Unless you plan to eat the burrito immediately, allow your filling to cool before rolling. When you roll the burrito – roll it tightly to prevent condensation from building up.
Not all breakfast burritos are healthy. Many are super high in calories, fat and carbs and low on protein which can make them not as filling. This breakfast burrito recipe is a healthier option because it’s lower in calories and higher in protein. It’s also made with good quality ingredients
Yes, you can have a burrito without beans – simply omit them from the recipe if you don’t like them or can’t eat them.
Other healthy breakfast recipes:
We have so many delicious healthy breakfast recipes. Here are some of my favorites:
Don’t forget – ButcherBox is giving away FREE bacon for life when you join today. That means when you join you’ll get a pack of bacon in every box for the lifetime of your membership. Click here if you’d like to join!
Southwest Bacon Breakfast Burrito Recipe
The best breakfast burrito recipe that’s made with bacon and Southwest flavors. This is a delicious, healthy breakfast you can meal prep
Heat a large sauté pan. Add bacon pieces to the hot pan and sauté for 2-3 minutes on each side until golden brown.
While bacon cooks, scramble eggs in a bowl on the side
Once bacon is finished cooking, remove ¾ of the bacon grease from the pan. Discard or save for another day. Leave just enough bacon grease in the pan to sauté the onions/eggs (about a tablespoon)
Add onions to the bacon grease and sauté for 3-5 minutes until slightly translucent.
Add scrambled eggs to the pan and cook for 3-5 minutes.
Once eggs are cooked, stir in black beans so they warm from the residual heat.
Crumble the bacon and assemble your burritos. Tip for rolling burritos: once you’ve added your filling and toppings, fold the tortilla in half. Gently pull the top half of the tortilla, packing the filling in tightly (see above for photo). Tuck the sides in and then roll.
Optional: We like to drizzle a little hot sauce on the burrito while eating
Nutrition Facts are an estimate and will vary depending on the ingredients you use
Southwest Bacon Breakfast Burrito Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 burrito)
Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Trans Fat 1g
Vitamin A 375IU8%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. This is an estimate and can vary pending your ingredients