Breakfast Burrito Recipe


This breakfast burrito recipe is covered in a tasty, and a bit spicy, green chili sauce.

This breakfast meal has it all - bacon, eggs, potatoes and veggies.

You can modify this recipe to make it healthier by using turkey bacon or turkey sausage. You can also use ham which is a leaner meat. Skip the meats all together and add more veggies to make this a healthier start to your day.

Below you will find the information for this breakfast recipe - Ingredients, directions, nutrition and Weight Watchers points.

green chili breakfast burrito recipe


Green Chili Breakfast Burrito

The ingredients and directions below for this breakfast burrito recipe is shown for burritos and green chili separately.

Recipe Type:

Breakfast, Mexican

Degree of Difficulty:

Moderate

Ingredients - Burritos

  • 1/2 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 3/4 lb Red potatoes, boiled until tender and diced
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 6 thick-cut bacon slices
  • 6 eggs
  • 6 Whole Wheat Tortillas, small
  • 3 oz cheddar cheese (reduced fat), shredded
  • 2 Tbs olive oil

Ingredients - Green Chili

  • 3 can (6 oz) Green Chili Peppers, chopped
  • 1 can (15 oz) Diced Tomato
  • 1 each jalapeño, seeded and finely diced
  • 1 each onion chopped
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 Tbsp garlic salt
  • 1 Tbsp cumin
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil

Directions for Burritos

  1. While the green chili sauce is simmering, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat in non-stick skillet.
  2. Add the red and green bell peppers and cook for about 8 - 10 minutes stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the potatoes and cook for another 3 - 5 minutes or until potatoes are warm.
  4. While bell peppers are cooking, fry the bacon pieces until crispy.
  5. Beat together the eggs and a touch of skim milk.
  6. Cook eggs (scrambled).
  7. Add bell peppers and crumble the bacon into the eggs. Stir together slightly.
  8. Place a large spoonful of the egg mixture onto whole wheat tortilla.
  9. Place 2 tablespoons of green chili on top of egg mixture.
  10. Fold tortilla shell and place seam side down on microwave safe plate.
  11. Top burrito with more green chili (about 1/4 cup).
  12. Place 1/2 oz shredded cheese on top of burrito.
  13. Heat in microwave just until cheese is melted.
  14. Optional: Serve with salsa and/or sour cream.

Directions for Green Chili

  1. Saute onions in large saucepan lightly coated with olive oil.
  2. Once onions are tender, add cans of green chilis, canned tomatoes, garlic salt, cumin, diced jalapeno and water.
  3. Bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat and let simmer about 10 or 15 minutes.
  5. combine 2 tablespoons of flour with water. Add water slowly and whisk together until it is a creamy consistency.
  6. Pour flour/water mixture into green chili mixture slowly, and whisk until well blended.
  7. Let simmer another 5 - 10 minutes until green chili sauce has thickened. Turn off heat.

Nutrition Facts for Breakfast Burrito Recipe

Nutrition facts shown below are per serving. The number of serving is noted in the header section below. The serving size is the first item noted on the nutrition facts table.


Nutrition Per Serving

Number of Servings:6
Serving Size 1 ea
Calories 327
Total Fat 21.2g
      Sat Fat 5.8g
Cholesterol 111.4mg
Sodium 1450mg
Total Carbohydrates 22.3g
      Fiber 3.6g
      Sugar 3g
Protein 12.1g

Weight Watchers Points

FreeStyle
Smart Points:
9pts
SmartPoints
Non-FreeStyle:
10 pts
Points
Plus:
8pts
Original
Points:
7pts

Note: The veggies and eggs were not included when calculating Freestyle SmartPoints. The veggies were not included for the the other points calculation.

Tips

To reduce carbs, calories and points, make this a naked burrito (no tortilla). If you want this less spicy, skip the jalepenos. For more spice, add the jalepeno seeds.


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