Hearty Egg Burritos

Hearty Egg Burritos
Budget-friendly recipe
40 mins.

Make several burritos at once and freeze them to re-heat and enjoy later in the week.

What You'll Need

  • Box grater
  • Can opener
  • Colander
  • Cutting board
  • Fork
  • Measuring spoons
  • Medium skillet
  • Paper towel
  • Plate
  • Rubber spatula
  • Sharp knife
  • Small bowl


  1. Rinse green onions and bell pepper. Peel garlic clove.
  2. Slice green onions. Remove core and dice bell pepper. Mince garlic.
  3. If using fresh cilantro, rinse and chop leaves now.
  4. Grate cheese.
  5. In a colander, drain and rinse beans.
  6. In a medium skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add beans, green onions, bell pepper, and garlic. Cook until peppers are soft, about 3 minutes. Add ½ teaspoon ground cumin and black pepper. Transfer mixture to a plate.
  7. In a small bowl, crack eggs. Add remaining ¼ teaspoon cumin. Beat mixture lightly with a fork.
  8. Wipe out skillet with a paper towel. Coat with non-stick cooking spray. Heat at medium-low. Add egg mixture. Cook, stirring occasionally, until eggs are as firm as you like, about 3-5 minutes. If using cilantro, add now.
  9. Spoon egg mixture into the center of each tortilla, dividing evenly. Add beans and veggies. Sprinkle cheese on top. If using yogurt, add a dollop to each tortilla.
  10. Fold tortilla over mixture and serve.
  11. If you double the recipe, do not double cumin.

Chef Tips

  • Add color and flavor with a fresh salsa, by mixing chopped fresh or canned tomatoes, chopped onion, and chopped cilantro, then add a pinch of ground cumin for heat.

  • For a different flavor, use Monterey Jack or Colby cheese instead of cheddar.

  • Steam, sauté, or grill a mix of veggies. Add to burritos.

Storage Tips

  • Burritos can be frozen for up to one week. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap, cover with aluminum foil, and freeze. To reheat, remove foil and plastic. Microwave 1 ½ - 2 minutes, turning as needed. Or, remove plastic wrap and re-cover in aluminum foil. Heat in a toaster oven or regular oven at 300 degrees F for about 6 minutes.

Nutrition Info and more

Serving size:
Total calories:
Total fat:
8 g
Saturated fat:
2 g
45 g
20 g
9 g
510 mg
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