Vegetarian Breakfast Burritos

Vegetarian Breakfast Burritos

Could these be breakfast? Yes. But I like to eat them for dinner.

Before Nate and I lived together, I prepared a lot fewer meals. Dinner was often Thai takeout or a “salad” (a.k.a. a big pile of raw veggies, no dressing, that I ate with my fingers). I’m not entirely ruling that out as a dinner option as the weather gets warmer, but things are a bit more civilized around here these days. However, there is one of my “single” dinners I’ve been missing lately: Scrambled eggs.

Scrambled eggs with goat cheese, avocado and salsa was my favorite weeknight dinner for a while last year. It eventually slipped off my radar – there was the vegan thing, and then the fact that Nate expresses zero enthusiasm for scrambled eggs – and before a few weeks ago, I hadn’t made it in quite some time. I’ve since welcomed it back into my life, however – this time for good. And in my efforts to make it into more of a cohesive meal (one that I could actually serve to others rather than just eat by myself standing up at the counter), I turned it into a burrito.

And Nate, who I thought wasn’t a fan of scrambled eggs, always goes back for seconds of this. That is saying a lot!

This meal is super simple and is ready in 10 minutes flat, so it would be great for any time of day. The flavors are awesome together, especially with the peppery arugula, zesty salsa, and creamy cheese. Single people food for the win!

In other news, Nate and I are off to Mexico tomorrow! I’m super excited for our trip, but I’m also a little bummed because it means I am missing Blend. The Mexico trip is for work (although I don’t have to do any work while I’m there, yay), so I couldn’t really skip it for a blogging retreat. Sad face. I’m hoping to attend Blend next year, or maybe a different retreat or conference? Let me know if you have suggestions. And everyone who is attending Blend, have a BLAST and enjoy Utah!

Vegetarian Breakfast Burritos

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These egg and bean burritos are great for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Yields: 2 (2 small burritos each)
  • 1 cup cooked black beans
  • juice of 1/2 lime (or 1/4 lemon, in a pinch)
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • sprinkle of salt and pepper
  • 1/2 tsp olive oil
  • 4 medium-sized tortillas
  • arugula
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced
  • goat cheese or cotija cheese, crumbled
  • salsa
  1. First, get your beans ready. Sprinkle beans with lime juice, cumin, and paprika and stir to combine. Set aside.
  2. Next, scramble your eggs. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk with a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Heat a non-stick pan or skillet over medium heat, add olive oil, and pour in egg mixture. Cook, stirring frequently, until no longer runny, 2-4 minutes.
  3. While the eggs are cooking, heat tortillas, either in a microwave or toaster. Keep covered until ready to serve.
  4. Just before serving, heat beans for 30 seconds to a minute in the microwave.
  5. To assemble the burritos, layer tortillas with arugula, bean mixture, scrambled eggs, avocado, cheese, and salsa. I like to have each person assemble their own burrito. Enjoy immediately!


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  1. Kate says

    Isn’t that one of the strangest things about moving in with a boyfriend? Dinner for me used to be Lean Cuisine, cereal or my personal favorite, spaghetti sauce on toast. Now, there’s thought and effort and prep put into dinner (which he eats in 10 mins anyway, so one wonders why I don’t just feed him spaghetti sauce on toast)!

    I love this recipe, and I might have to try it tonight! I think we even have all of the ingredients in the house, which is a miracle.

    • Erica says

      Spaghetti sauce on toast made me laugh out loud. Amazing! Also, I bet if you fed it to your boyfriend, it would be his new favorite meal.

  2. says

    I’m so sad to be missing you at BLEND!! Have a blast in Mexico though – going for work and not actually having work??! How’d you pull that one off? :) Are you going to the Healthy Living Summit in September? It is in Minneapolis this year!

  3. says

    Still so bummed you’ll be missing out on Blend! However, I think a burrito like this would definitely console me. I actually made very similar ones this weekend, except I had potatoes on hand instead of black beans! And it was definitely for dinner, not breakfast!

    From the look of it, you’ll be enjoying much nicer weather than we will be in Utah :) Enjoy Mexico!

    • Erica says

      So bummed to be missing you guys here in UT! Hopefully the weather stays nice for you. You will love Park City if you’ve never been up there before! Shall we arrange a burrito drop in the airport? :)

  4. says

    First of all, I am SO happy your vegan phase is over! These breakfast burritos look easy, delicious, and super healthy! Second of all, I’m jealous of your trip to Mexico! Drink lots of margaritas and eat extra avocados and tomatoes for me!


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