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Southwest Sausage Breakfast Burritos

Quick and flavorful sausage breakfast burritos featuring Southwest fillings stuffed in a warm tortilla. |
Quick and flavorful sausage breakfast burritos featuring Southwest fillings stuffed in a warm tortilla. |
prep time 15-20 minutes
cook time 15-20 minutes
yield 4 breakfast burritos


When we think Southwest, we think of rice, black beans, Pepper Jack cheese, sausage, and a combination of onions and peppers to tie it all together. When we think breakfast, we think of warm tortillas stuffed to the seams with flavorful ingredients. Naturally, the two go hand in hand.

BY:Peas and Crayons


  • 4 large Nellie’s Free Range Eggs
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or Nellie's Free Range Unsalted Butter
  • 4-6 ounces ground breakfast sausage
  • 1/2 cup cooked yellow rice
  • 1/4 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup red onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup Cheddar or Pepper Jack cheese, grated
  • 4 large flour tortillas
  • Sour cream and salsa for serving
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • Crack eggs into a small bowl and whisk. Warm olive oil or butter in a skillet, then add eggs and scramble until cooked through. Season with salt and pepper to taste, then transfer to a large bowl.
  • Using the same pan, brown breakfast sausage. If cooked onion is preferred in place of raw, add to the pan and cook until tender. While sausage cooks, warm rice in the microwave.
  • For easy assembly, warm four tortillas in the microwave for 20 seconds before filling and rolling. Arrange scrambled eggs, black beans, sausage, rice, onion, bell pepper, and cheese in the center of each tortilla, then fold and roll until sealed. Place seam side down and repeat for remaining tortillas.
  • Bring a drizzle of olive oil or butter in a clean skillet to medium heat. Once the pan is hot, add burritos seam side down. Cook for about 3 minutes on each side, or until fillings are hot in the center and tortillas are golden. Serve with sour cream and salsa if desired.


To make any these breakfast burritos ahead, tightly wrap them in aluminum foil after rolling. Store in the refrigerator and reheat as needed. Microwave for 60-90 seconds or let sit at room temperature before cooking. Warm olive oil or butter in a skillet on medium heat, then cook burritos until hot on the inside and toasty on the outside, flipping halfway through. Alternaively, bake in foil at 350F until warmed through, about 15 minutes.

Prefer to freeze them? They can be stored in the freezer for up to a month! Freeze burritos in a single layer on a sheet pan lines with parchment paper. Once fully frozen, wrap burritos individually in parchment paper or foil and add to a large freezer bag (don't forget to label with the date!). To reheat, unwrap burrito and wrap in a damp paper towel. Place on a microwave-safe plate and microwave until warmed through, about 3 minutes. Enjoy immediately or crisp up the outside in a skillet with a little bit of olive oil or butter.

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Helena ZofchakDecember 06, 2019

Hello, Are you're eggs soy free.


Hello Helena, thanks for the question. Our eggs are not soy free. We find that soy provides vital protein in addition to the outdoor forage that the hens get. Please let us know if you have any additional questions!

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