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Southwestern Breakfast Burrito


10 min

Southwestern Breakfast Burrito

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10 min


2 persons




4.00 rating-star (2)

Author: Victoria Bailey
This low carb breakfast is quick and easy. This is a tasty breakfast with plenty of protein and fiber. Take the tortillas out of the refrigerator so that can come to room temperature while you prepare the filling.


  • low carb whole wheat tortillas: 2 piece
  • eggs: 4 piece
  • cream: 2 Tbsp
  • salt and white pepper: 1 pinch
  • cumin powder: 0.25 tsp
  • butter: 0.5 Tbsp
  • salsa, chunky style: 1.5 Tbsp
  • Cheddar cheese, shredded: 2 ounces

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Stages of cooking

  1. In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs with the cream, salsa, cumin and a pinch of salt and pepper.
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  2. In a non stick skillet over medium-high heat, melt the butter and then scramble the eggs. Just before they are set, add the cheese and fold-in until it begins to melt.
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  3. Lay the tortillas on a flat surface. Divide the eggs equally between the two and place on the bottom third of each tortilla. Fold the bottom third over tucking in. Fold in the two sides and then roll up. Serve.
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History of the Southwestern Breakfast Burrito:

The Southwestern Breakfast Burrito is a popular dish that originated in the Southwestern United States. It is believed to have its roots in traditional Mexican cuisine, specifically the dish known as a "burrito" which consists of a tortilla filled with meat, beans, and other ingredients. The Southwestern Breakfast Burrito is a breakfast variation of the burrito, filled with scrambled eggs, cheese, and other flavorful ingredients.

Tips and Tricks for Southwestern Breakfast Burrito Recipe:

  1. Choose low-carb tortillas to make this dish healthier and lower in carbohydrates.
  2. Flavor the eggs with cumin and salsa for a unique Southwestern twist.
  3. Use a non-stick skillet to ensure the eggs cook evenly and do not stick to the pan.
  4. Fold the tortilla tightly to avoid any filling spilling out while eating.
  5. Experiment with other fillings such as cooked bacon or breakfast sausage to add more flavor and texture to the dish.

Tips for presenting the dish:

  1. Garnish the dish with chopped fresh cilantro or sliced green onions to add color and flavor.
  2. Serve the dish with a side of fresh fruit such as sliced strawberries or blueberries for a balanced breakfast.
  3. Serve the dish on a plate with extra salsa on the side for dipping.
  4. If serving for a brunch or breakfast event, arrange the wrapped tortillas on a platter and garnish with fresh herbs or sliced avocado.

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