Egg, Pepper and Bacon Breakfast Burritos

I’m a firm believer that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Whether you fix yourself a bowl of cereal or make stack after stack of pancakes, you should never start your day off on the wrong foot by skipping breakfast.

My favorite food to eat in the mornings is a heaping bowl of cereal with a large glass of orange juice. To this day, my husband still has a hard time understanding how I work my way through a box of cereal with such great speed. Unfortunately, we haven’t had cereal in our house for a few days so I’ve had to be creative when it comes to eating breakfast.

This morning, I perused our refrigerator and noticed that we had eggs, milk, onions, one tomato, one green pepper from our plant in the backyard, cheese, turkey bacon and flour tortillas. After taking inventory on the items in our kitchen, a light bulb immediately when on in my head. I realized that I had the perfect ingredients for breakfast burritos.

The fresh vegetables mixed with the fluffy eggs and the melted cheese all wrapped in a warm flour tortilla was a great way to enjoy breakfast this morning.

Egg, Pepper and Bacon Breakfast Burrito


  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped
  • 1 small tomato, chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 4 8-inch flour tortillas
  • 4 slices of bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Taco sauce (optional)


  1. Heat the olive oil in a saute pan. Toss in the onions and saute for 1-2 minutes or until softened. Add the green pepper and continue to saute until the pepper is softened (approximately 1-2 minutes). Toss in the tomato.
  2. Whisk together the eggs and the milk. Pour this mixture into the saute pan and stir vegetables and eggs together until the eggs become scrambled.
  3. Sprinkle salt and pepper over the mixture, stir and remove mixture from the hot pan.
  4. Warm the tortillas and spoon the egg and vegetable mixture into the tortillas. Sprinkle the top of the egg and vegetables with bacon and cheddar cheese.
  5. Wrap the tortillas and serve warm with taco sauce.

What’s your favorite breakfast food?


  1. Reply Maria September 27, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    Great breakfast idea!

  2. Reply Allison at Novice Life September 27, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    That looks delicious; I wish I had the time to do that in the morning before I left for work!

  3. Reply September 27, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    I LIVE for breakfast burritos. They are so great – healthy, filling and tasty.

  4. Reply Michelle September 27, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    OH YUMMY! Love the Breakfast Burrito idea. My husband would love it!!

  5. Reply naomi September 27, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    I love that your recipe is fast and healthy and it's the perfect grab-n-go breakfast.I'm ashamed to say, I eat breakfast in the car.

  6. Reply Barbara | VinoLuciStyle September 27, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    Looks great and makes me feel guilty after a piece of pie for breakfast…but a really good piece of pie if that offers me any absolution!

    I do make something similar though not a fan of green bell peppers so I use roasted poblano peppers; have a ton of those in my fridge this time of year.

  7. Reply Tracy September 27, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    This looks so good that I kind of want to make it for dinner tonight instead of waiting for tomorrow morning! ;-)

  8. Reply Renee Fontes September 27, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    I make mine without breaking up the egg in the pan. I pour the beaten egg over the vegetables after they are tender. I lift and swirl the egg in the pan until it all sets up open omelet style. Then I slide it onto a warm tortilla and fold.

    I found it helps keep pieces of egg from falling out when I'm on the run!

  9. Reply Jenny September 27, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    Wow, I want one for dinner!!

  10. Reply Eliana September 27, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    This breakfast burrito loos perfect to me. I could even have it for dinner too.

  11. Reply Michelle @ Brown Eyed Baker September 28, 2010 at 1:31 am

    Great breakfast burritos! I love breakfast food all day long, so these would be great for lunch or dinner too!

  12. Reply Cookin' Canuck September 28, 2010 at 5:30 am

    What pretty lighting in this photo. Breakfast burritos are a favorite in our household. If we have extra time, we add in a layer of sauteed potatoes, too. I like the chunks of tomato in your version.

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