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Grab ‘N Go Burrito

by Nick

Here’s the situation: It’s 7:54AM and your eyes crack open. You were supposed to be up at 7:15. You need to be out of the door in 20 minutes. You run around the house like a mad person: showering, throwing on clothes, maybe brushing those teeth.

You simply do not have time for breakfast.

Or do you?

This burrito is not fancy. It’s requires almost no chopping and you cook the whole darn thing in the microwave. It’s a recipe of necessity.

The important part? I guarantee you that you can make this faster than you can go through a drive-through. It’s hot and in your hand in less than five minutes. I won’t tell if you make it even if you have time to make something different.

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Ingredients

  • 1 large flour tortilla
  • 2 large eggs, whisked
  • 2 tablespoons pinto beans
  • 1 tablespoon pickled jalapenos, diced (opt.)
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheese
  • 2 tablespoons salsa
  • Salt and pepper

Directions

1) In a microwave safe bowl, whisk together eggs, beans, pickled jalapenos, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Microwave on high for 2 minutes. It might need an extra 15 seconds or so.

2) On a microwave safe plate, lay out flour tortilla, top with cheese and salsa.

3) When eggs are done, microwave tortilla and cheese for 20 seconds.

4) Scoop eggs onto hot tortilla and cheese. Roll up the burrito, wrap it in foil, and hit the road!

The fastest Burrito

I like to try to have frozen burritos around for fast meals, but if you aren’t exactly a planner and need a fast breakfast, this one is pretty hard to beat. I didn’t do the actual calculations on costs, but I would bet that a burrito comes in at around $1.50 since you don’t need a lot of any one ingredient.

These are the basics.

These things are easy.

These things are easy.

I literally timed myself making this and I can do it in under 5 minutes.

Start by whisking the eggs with the jalapenos and beans. If you don’t have a can of beans handy, you can leave them out. Same for the jalapenos but I like the extra heat.

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Whisked eggs.

Season the eggs with a pinch of salt and pepper and microwave it on high for two minutes!

While the eggs cook, lay out a large flour tortilla and top with grated cheese and a few tablespoons of salsa. Don’t overdo it on the salsa or your burrito will be too watery.

While the eggs cook...

While the eggs cook…

When you’re tortilla is topped, your eggs are probably done.

To be honest, microwaved eggs are not my favorite thing in the world. If you overcook them even 15 seconds, they get to be a bit on the rubbery side.

These are not terrible though in a pinch.

Boom!

Boom!

Switch out the eggs for the tortilla and microwave it for 20-30 seconds. This will make the tortilla warm and soft and also melt the cheese.

Then just scoop the eggs out onto the tortilla!

All together.

All together.

Fold the ends over and roll this sucker up!

Roll it up.

Roll it up.

Wrap the burrito in foil which will keep it nice and warm and you can be out the door in no time!

Ready to go!

Ready to go!

I’ve seen some recipes online for breakfast burritos like this where they actually cook the eggs in the tortilla in the microwave. I don’t love doing that because the tortilla overcooks and turns hard. This way, you can cook the eggs, prep the tortilla, then nuke the tortilla quickly and toss everything together.

Even if you’re running late, you can make this happen!

I guarantee this burrito will be more filling and taste better than your local drive through.

Give it a shot!

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9 comments on “Grab ‘N Go Burrito

  1. And if I don’t have a microwave – would the same mixture work cooked in a skillet? I’m looking for good breakfast burrito recipes, but every time I try to just “make one up” I’m like “salsa and eggs…this is the grossest thing I’ve ever made”

    1. Hey Megan, totally! I would cook the eggs a bit first in a skillet over medium heat and then once they start to firm up, I would fold in the beans and jalapenos if you’re using those.

      For the tortilla you can pop it in the oven for a minute with cheese on it while the eggs cook or also the hot eggs will do a decent job of melting the cheese in the burrito.

      Good luck!

    1. Sure Holly. If I were making these to freeze in bulk, I would take a bit more time on the eggs and cook them slowly in a skillet. MIcrowaved eggs don’t freeze well in my opinion.. they get too rubbery. But if you cook them normally, then you can make all the burritos (I would do 6 at least if I’m freezing them).

      THen make each burrito, let it cool completely, and then wrap it tightly in heavy duty foil. Then store the burritos in freezer-safe plastic bags and get out as much air as you can.

      They should freeze fine for at least 3 months. You can reheat them in the microwave (remove foil) or in the oven (leave the foil on).

      Good luck!

      1. Hey Nick, could you do a post sometime on make-in-bulk-and-freeze breakfast burritos?

        There’s enough on this site that’s similar to be able to figure it out, but a post on point would be great (and if your egg mcmuffin post is any indication, I think it would be very popular). Because the risk of failing is higher with bulk/freezing (being stuck with lots of bad burritos (rubbery eggs or watery filling or some other disaster) and the extra time/effort to make so many servings), I don’t think too many of us are willing to experiment much. A great how-to from our favorite food blogger complete with what add-ins freeze well, which don’t, and maybe some specific killer combos would be greatly appreciated by those of us wanting a quick/filling breakfast on rushed mornings where we feel too rushed/late for work to even take 5 minutes to make this recipe. In fact, I think I’d be inclined to grab a frozen one on the way out the door and microwave it at the office.

        Btw, congrats on the new book being done. I look forward to April 3rd! (…two-day shipping!)

        1. Thanks for the idea Brendan! It has been on my long list of blog ideas for a while actually, but I think you’re right that it would be a fun post.

          And thanks for checking out the book!

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