Step 1: Ingredients
Breakfast burritos can contain everything from eggs, hash browns and sausage to more authentic ingredients like salsa, beans and cheese. The pictured burrito contains scrambled eggs, sausage crumbles, hash browns, cheddar cheese and salsa. Other ingredients you could consider include sauteed onions, sauteed peppers, black beans, refried beans, queso fresco, lettuce, cabbage, pulled pork, fried eggs etc.
Step 2: Cook your eggs
Begin by making scrambled eggs. Crack 2 eggs into a bowl and scramble them together using a fork or whisk. Add salt and pepper to season if desired. Melt a pat of butter in a pan over medium-high heat. Add the eggs and watch as they being to cook. As the eggs begin to solidify, stir the contents in the pan to allow less cooked portions to be exposed to more heat. Once the eggs are fully cooked, remove them from the heat.
Step 3: Prepare your tortilla
It is essential in burrito rolling to add some heat and moisture to your tortilla. This will help to make the tortilla pliable so you can roll it more easily. Put a burrito-size tortilla onto a large plate and cover the tortilla with a moist paper towel. Microwave it on high for 30 seconds.
Step 4: Layer your ingredients
Put a burrito-size tortilla onto a large plate and then begin to layer your ingredients in the center of the tortilla. Use salsa, hash browns, sausage crumbles, onions etc. Spoon the cooked eggs on top of your other ingredients.
Step 5: Keep centered
Pick up the left and right sides of the tortilla as if it were a large taco. This will help bring all your toppings back into the middle of the burrito and make folding much simpler.
Step 6: Fold
Pull the top and bottom flaps of the burrito toward the center. Do so gently, as pulling too hard can rip the fragile tortilla.
Step 7: Roll
Pull the left flap of the tortilla across the toppings, tucking it under if necessary. Begin to roll the tortilla from left to right.
Step 8: Wrap
If desired, you can now wrap the burrito in foil or wax paper to help it maintain its shape while you’re eating it. This is not strictly necessary, but it can prove helpful if the burrito is overstuffed.