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. That’s why I have a list of “15 minute meals” on the blog.
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 not only delicious and easy, they’re dinner in less than 15 minutes. It’s faster (and tastier) than takeout. Plus, since you made it yourself, you know exactly what’s in it.
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. You can use pepper jack cheese or cheddar or any other mild cheese you like.
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
- add a spoonful of chipotle peppers
- top with guacamole
More Egg Recipes
Great for a light meal, brunch, or breakfast. Only one skillet needed, and you get a healthy dose of greens too.
Just four basic ingredients and you’ve got breakfast (or a light lunch). Or, add spinach, mushrooms, or more veggies to make a bigger meal.
Another easy egg dish. This one is a wrap, with refried beans and scallions. It’s a bit heartier, but still super-easy and fast (with canned or pre-cooked beans).
Popular all over the Middle East and Mediterranean, shakshouka is great for lunch or brunch. Or add bread (to scoop up the sauce) and make it dinner. There are lots of variations, but I added my own spin with some spinach.