Fridays are tricky. Sometimes, I want to make a big feast because the week is over. Other times, I just want something quick and easy so I can relax. This fried egg burrito recipe is perfect for the days when I’m leaning toward the quick and easy side.
Fried egg burritos are also versatile. You can have them for breakfast, lunch, or dinner (make two). And, they’re ready in about 10 minutes. So, they’re well under the 15 minute meal threshold.
I added some Monterey Jack cheese to the eggs, then tossed in a bit of jalapeño pepper and topped that with some salsa and sour cream to serve.
This fried egg burrito works as breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
1T neutral oil, like canola
1T shredded cheese (Monterey Jack, or other mild cheese is best)
1/4-1/2 tsp chopped jalapeño pepper
1 soft flour tortilla
1 tsp salsa
1 generous tsp sour cream
Heat the oil in a small saucepan.
Crack the eggs and add them to the pan.
Once the egg whites start to turn white (about a minute or two), add the shredded cheese.
Then, add the jalapeño pepper. Cover the pan and let it cook for a minute so the cheese melts.
While the eggs are cooking, heat the tortilla. If you have a gas stove lay it on top of the burner grate, turn the flame on, and let it heat for a few seconds. Then flip it over and repeat on the other side. If you have an electric stove, turn a burner to medium heat, put the tortilla in a dry pan, and heat for a few seconds on each side.
Place the hot tortilla on a plate. Remove the eggs from the pan with a spatula and lay them on top of the tortilla.
Top with salsa and sour cream.
Substitutions and Variations for Fried Egg Burrito
Like any other burrito, this is endlessly customizable.
add some canned beans or refried beans
cook up some chorizo sausage
if you like it less hot, use bell pepper instead of the jalapeño