Simple Breakfast Burrito

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Things You’ll Need:

  • 3 or 4 cooked turkey sausage links or patties OR vegetarian sausage, chopped
  • 5 eggs or equivalent amount of cholesterol free egg product or combination
  • onion, diced very fine
  • green or red bell pepper, diced very fine
  • cheese, if desired
  • diced tomato
  • leftover, reheated rice, if desired
  • regular or whole wheat flour tortillas
  • hot sauce or salsa if desired


sausage_Thumb.jpg Cook sausage as you normally would, if you are not using the fully cooked variety. Chop the sausage. You can do this right in the pan with the edge of your spatula. Jimmy Dean makes fully cooked turkey sausage patties and links, which is what I used. You can chop those up before cooking. Saute’ sausage, onion and green pepper together in a medium-hot skillet with a little oil (or water). Vegetarian sausage like “Gimme Lean” or “Morning Star Farms” may also be used.

egg_Thumb.jpg Beat eggs (if using) with a whisk. Mix eggs and cholesterol free egg product together (if using). Use the equivalent of 5 eggs. Pour eggs into the pan with the sausage, pepper and onion. Cook until scrambled as you like it.


If you want to use rice in your burrito, heat some leftover rice in the microwave – about 1/4 cup per burrito.


tortilla_Thumb.jpg Put a tortilla flat on a plate. Put the heated rice on the tortilla. Scoop some of the egg mixture on top of the rice.


cheese_Thumb.jpg Top with cheese if using. Any amount you desire is fine. Half of an American cheese slice or a sprinkle of shredded cheese will both do just fine. Leave off the cheese completely if you are concerned about cholesterol.


Fold sides of tortilla around the filling and set on the plate open side down to hold it closed.

fruit_Thumb.jpg Serve with diced tomato and/or salsa. Serve an assortment of fresh fruit on the side, like pineapple wedges, avocado slices, grapes, orange wedges, melon, etc.

This recipe will make 4 burritos. Using leftover rice will help stretch your ingredients to feed more people.


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