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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Fold the ends over and roll this sucker up!
Wrap the burrito in foil which will keep it nice and warm and you can be out the door in no time!
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!