If you’ve been around here for any length of time, you’ve likely seen breakfast burritos make more than a few appearances on my menu plans. We love them! There’s something so tasty about all that eggy, meaty, veggie-packed goodness stuffed into a tortilla.
I do, however, have just a few beefs with the breakfast burritos:
1. They’re either really big (even when we use “soft taco” size tortillas) or there’s way too much tortilla and it tastes weird to me.
2. They tend to be pretty liquidy thanks to the ham and veggies and what-not and can drip on-the-go.
3. Too much grainy stuff (here: tortilla) in the morning tends to make me feel sluggish all day.
4. Since my girls can’t always eat a whole burrito, I have to cut one in half and that gets messy.
So, while breakfast burritos still make a regular weekend appearance around here, they’re not high on my list for quick weekday breakfasts.
That said, I LOVE the taste of egg and tortilla together. Throw on some cheese, and I’m a happy girl! I decided to go even SMALLER with the tortilla and these simple egg wraps have become a staple around here.
- 1 tablespoon butter or bacon grease
- 4 eggs
- salt, pepper, preferred spices (I almost always add dill.)
- 2 oz. sharp cheddar, finely shredded
- 4 fajita size tortillas (these usually come in packs of about 20)
- sauce of your choice, e.g. salsa, ketchup, taco sauce, mustard, guacamole, etc.
- Heat small skillet over medium heat.
- Melt butter or bacon grease.
- Working one at a time-- it goes very quickly-- crack an egg into the pan and give it a quick scramble/swirl with the corner of your spatula. Sprinkle on salt, pepper, and/or spices. Cook for 30-60 seconds, flip and cook through.
- Meanwhile, place a tortilla on a plate. Top one half with about a tablespoon of finely shredded cheese. Heat in the microwave for 20-30 seconds, until warm and cheese is melted.
- Top tortilla with cooked egg, add sauce, and fold in half.
*These wraps are not huge or hearty– those with larger appetites may prefer two. I typically make 6 of them for our family of 5 and one of my guys eats the extra.