Steak and Egg Breakfast Burritos


I now present to you the conclusion of Mexican food week here on Wishes and Dishes.  I know, I’m crying too.  But look at the bright side – you know Mexican food will still be making frequent appearances on this blog.  I love it too much to let it only be confined to one week.

So did you enjoy all of the recipes this week? Which was your favorite?  If you need a reminder of your options to choose from, here they are:  Chicken, Bacon and Ranch Stacked Enchiladas, Chipotle Chicken Burrito Bowls, Taco Stuffed Shells and Mexican Frozen Hot Chocolate.  I’ve tried them all, obviously, so I’d have to go with the frozen hot chocolate as my favorite.  Of COURSE I’m going to pick the dessert.

This gem of a recipe I’m sharing with you today is inspired by the breakfast burritos we ate constantly while we were in California back in May.  Hands down, I ate the best Mexican food of my life while visiting the west coast.  Once again, this is something I needed to recreate at home as soon as we got back to Rochester because I knew I wouldn’t be able to live without them for very long.  Since then I’ve made other versions of California style burritos that I will eventually share with you, too.

Have a great weekend!

Steak and Egg Breakfast Burritos Recipe


6 ounces skirt steak, trimmed, cut into 1/3-inch-wide strips or cubed (can also use flank steak)

2 teaspoons fresh lime juice

1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder

salt & pepper

2 tablespoons olive oil, divided

4 large eggs

2 10-inch-diameter flour tortillas (burrito-size)

2/3 cup grated Monterey Jack or Cheddar cheese, divided


Combine skirt steak, lime juice, and chili powder in small bowl; toss to coat. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in small nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.  Add skirt steak and saute about 1-2 minutes for medium-rare; remove from heat.

Whisk eggs in small bowl. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in medium non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.

Add eggs and stir with heatproof rubber spatula until softly scrambled, about 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat.

Optional: Place flour tortillas in skillet to warm, just until softened and heated through, turning occasionally, about 15 seconds per side.

Place 1 tortilla on each plate. Divide steak between tortillas, placing down center of tortillas. Top each with 1/3 cup cheese, then half of scrambled eggs, 1 tablespoon onion, 2 tablespoons cilantro.  Fold up 2 sides of tortillas over filling, then roll up enclosing filling completely.  Serve with salsa, sour cream, or hot sauce if desired.

*You can use more/less steak, and more/less egg to your liking.

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31 Responses to “Steak and Egg Breakfast Burritos”

  1. August 9, 2013 at 9:01 AM #

    Adore a good breakfast burrito! Mexican week was fabulous… I will be trying those Taco Stuffed Shells so soon!

    • August 9, 2013 at 9:13 AM #

      I hope you like them! Thanks!

  2. August 9, 2013 at 9:51 AM #

    Oh man I love breakfast burritos, this looks soooo good! Great job 🙂

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

    • August 9, 2013 at 10:07 AM #

      Thanks, Eric! I love breakfast burritos 🙂

  3. August 9, 2013 at 10:00 AM #

    Breakfast burritos smothered in salsa are one of my favorite things ever! This steak and egg version is basically mind-blowing.

    • August 9, 2013 at 10:07 AM #

      haha thanks Hayley!

  4. August 9, 2013 at 12:04 PM #

    Oh yum! Do you think these would freeze well? Easy breakfast ideas are my favorite!

    • August 9, 2013 at 2:23 PM #

      I don’t see why not! Just wrap them tightly 🙂

  5. August 9, 2013 at 5:02 PM #

    Hearty looking breakfast burrito!

  6. August 9, 2013 at 5:29 PM #

    It has been WAY too long since I have had a good breakfast burrito. Thanks for the reminder!! 🙂

    • August 10, 2013 at 1:23 AM #

      We eat them all the time now!

  7. August 9, 2013 at 11:29 PM #

    Oh my gosh I want these for breakfast tomorrow! They sound soooo delicious!

    • August 10, 2013 at 1:24 AM #

      I just had them for dinner tonight! LOL

  8. August 10, 2013 at 3:16 AM #

    I only discovered breakfast burritos about a year ago, when I was briefly living in the States. I have tried once to make them myself, but I didn’t know you were supposed to warm up the wraps, so they fell apart completely. I really do want to have another go, though, because they’re such a good idea 🙂

    • August 11, 2013 at 9:00 PM #

      The wraps are much better warmed up!

  9. August 10, 2013 at 10:36 AM #

    I love any type of breakfast burritos. My family loves them. I think it is time to make some more 🙂

    • August 11, 2013 at 9:00 PM #

      My husband is obsessed with these!

  10. August 10, 2013 at 2:53 PM #

    I can’t remember the last time I had a breakfast burrito but I’m totally craving one now! I also loved the stacked enchiladas!

    • August 11, 2013 at 9:01 PM #

      Thanks so much, girl!

  11. August 11, 2013 at 1:38 PM #

    I love breakfast burritos, and this looks most excellent. I really enjoyed your Mexican food week, and can’t pick just one recipe – I like them all! This was a lot of fun – thanks so much.

    • August 11, 2013 at 9:02 PM #

      Awww that means a lot – thanks so much!

  12. August 11, 2013 at 4:21 PM #

    I love breakfast burritos! I usually have mine with sausages but steak? Oh my!!! Give me some hot sauce with this and I’m a happy camper!!! Great post Ashley! 🙂

    • August 11, 2013 at 9:02 PM #

      I’ve had these with sausage, too – great either way! Thanks, Anne.

  13. August 13, 2013 at 12:50 PM #

    These are very nice, Ashley! I can tell you from experience that breakfast burritos are bog everywhere.I did a good business with them at my(now defunct) bakery/restaurant.(I did not make steak ones.) Yours are lovely.
    Mexican food is also big everywhere.Arroz con pollo here yesterday, fajitas today! I’ll look forward to more from you,(as always).

    • August 13, 2013 at 6:52 PM #

      Thanks, Tonette!

  14. August 14, 2013 at 12:05 AM #

    The Mexican frozen hot chocolate was my favorite, obviously!! 😉 What a great group of recipes though!! 😉

    • August 14, 2013 at 1:09 AM #

      Awww thank you so much, girl!

  15. August 24, 2013 at 6:21 PM #

    steak & eggs is such a great combo. love the idea of it in a breakfast burrito!

    • August 25, 2013 at 10:17 PM #

      It really is! Thanks, Sarah! I appreciate you coming by my page 🙂


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