This protein-packed Southwestern egg burrito recipe is always a hit, whether you're serving it for breakfast, brunch, lunch or a casual dinner. The homemade black bean salsa recipe adds a special touch and takes just 10 minutes, but you can also use your favorite prepared salsa to make this faster.

Marie Simmons
Source: EatingWell Magazine, Spring 2003


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Recipe Summary

40 mins




Instructions Checklist
  • To prepare salsa: Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl; stir to blend. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

  • To prepare burritos: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Wrap tortillas in foil and heat in the oven for 5 to 10 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, blend eggs, 1/8 teaspoon salt and pepper in a medium bowl with a fork until well combined. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Add green chiles and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add the eggs and cook, stirring slowly with a wooden spoon or heatproof rubber spatula, until soft, fluffy curds form, 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 minutes.

  • To serve, divide eggs evenly among the tortillas. Sprinkle each with about 2 tablespoons cheese and roll up. Serve with sour cream and the salsa.


Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate the salsa (Step 1) for up to 2 days.

Chipotle chile peppers in adobo sauce are smoked jalapeños packed in a flavorful, spicy sauce. Look for the small cans with Mexican foods at large supermarkets. Once opened, they'll keep for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator or 6 months in the freezer.

Nutrition Facts

381 calories; protein 17.7g; carbohydrates 39.2g; dietary fiber 5.9g; sugars 6.7g; fat 16.6g; saturated fat 6.4g; cholesterol 206.3mg; vitamin a iu 831.9IU; vitamin c 20.7mg; folate 77.3mcg; calcium 270.3mg; iron 3.8mg; magnesium 18.2mg; potassium 390mg; sodium 778.9mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

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Rating: 5 stars
Cut out the seeds of the jalapeno peppers in adobo sauce to remove the hot spice and retain the flavor of the peppers and sauce. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Love this simple recipe! I didn't have any fresh tomatos on had so i just used a can of rotel and it worked great. You could probaly add some type of meat or add extra veggies like bell peppers. I definately would recomend trying this one! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
easy and delicious I agree with the first reader. But I would suggest setting up a breakfast buffet to feed that many people. Have everything on the buffet to assemble the burrito and let people assemble their own and that way it will go much faster Pros: Lots of protein Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I like this recipe but want to prepare as much ahead of time as possible so I can feed a crowd of 26 people at breakfast without staying up all night or getting up outrageously early before our guests do. What can you recommend? Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I agree w/the first comment also instead of using low-fat sour cream a plain greek yogurt is a great low fat substitute and has more nutritional value. And a little bit or skinless chicken w/all visible fat removed or venison or elk - are great choices to add a bit more flavor while keeping calories low. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I think a few more calories and fat could be knocked out if low-fat low-calorie cheese was used in stead of chedder Read More