Recipe: The Best Machaca Breakfast Burritos

We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So why not ditch the stale, sugar-filled gas station pastries and level up to food fit for a king–or queen! But how, you might be asking? Simple. Breakfast burritos.

We’ve put out a handful of breakfast recipes using our Carne Seca - Machaca already, including Classic Machaca con Huevos, Machaca con Huevos Breakfast Omelet, and even Machaca con Huevos Breakfast Tacos. And now it’s time to level up to the taco’s big brother, the muscle, the great gambino: The Macha Con Huevos Breakfast Burrito.

Now, if you’ve just read all of this and still have no idea what Machaca is, and if you’re wondering whether or not you’re pronouncing it correctly in your head as you read this intro, I suggest you check out our recent blog post: What is Machca?

This burrito is easy to make, delicious, nutritious, and comes together in just about 30 minutes total. Plus, we’re providing a recipe for two so you can surprise your spouse or friend with a great start to their day as well. 

Still intimidated? Don’t fret. We’ll lay out tips and tricks for the best breakfast burrito as we cgo through the process below!

The Process

Machaca Breakfast Burrito Ingredients

We’ll start with the potatoes since they take the longest to cook. And since we’re cooking them in the oven it gives us time to prep the rest of the ingredients. Begin by preheating the oven to 400F. 

Cube one large russet potato and toss with olive oil, salt, pepper, 1 tsp chili powder–not chile powder! Spread the cubed potatoes on a lined and sprayed baking sheet and let bake for approximately 25 mins, tossing halfway through to ensure even cooking. 

While the potatoes are cooking we can move on to making our Machaca con Huevos. Heat up olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions, tomato, jalapeño and Machaca and cook until fragrant, about 3-5 minutes, and then lower heat to medium-low. 

Whisk eggs in a small bowl until well mixed. Once the vegetable and Machaca mixture are cooked, add the eggs to the skillet. Cook while stirring constantly until the eggs are cooked thoroughly.

Machaca Con Huevos and Crispy Potatoes

To build the burritos, start by heating up a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add a tortilla to the skillet and cook for 30 seconds–15 seconds on each side. This will make the tortilla malleable, allowing you to roll the burrito without the tortilla ripping on you. 

Machaca Con Huevos Breakfast Burrito

Add the Machaca con Huevos, potatoes, cheese, avocado, and salsa to your warmed flour tortilla, and roll tight. Add your burrito back into the skillet and saute in a dry skillet for 1-2 minutes on each side or until it crisps up and starts to turn brown. Serve immediately. 

Machaca Con Huevos Breakfast Burrito
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