125 Breakfast Burrito Ideas

125 Breakfast Burrito Ideas

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Hello, it’s Buzzy Kitchen, ready to brighten up your morning routines again, this time with delicious, quick, and family-friendly breakfast burrito ideas. Your morning dish shouldn’t be a boring one, and that’s why I’ve gone trawling the internet and other places to find the best, tastiest, and quickest breakfast ideas to suit literally everyone.

Strap yourselves in, people. Prepare for your mouths to water.

125 Breakfast Burrito Ideas

Burritos are a relatively new thing in the UK breakfast world, but there’s a reason they are such a popular dish in America and other places around the globe. As well as being a super easy breakfast dish, they’re quick to throw together and can be customised in a wide range of ways. Essentially, there’s a burrito for every dish, every mood, and every dietary restriction.

Why don’t you allow me to show you?

Chicken Breakfast Burrito Ideas

I know what you’re probably thinking: Who has chicken for breakfast these days, unless it’s with waffles? You’re forgetting about one massive thing, though: leftovers!

Chicken Breakfast Burrito Ideas

These breakfast burrito ideas are great for using up leftover chicken and other meats. Eating your leftovers rather than throwing them away will save you money, reduce food waste, reduce your carbon footprint, make your household more economically friendly, and save you time!

Sounds like winning all around, wouldn’t you agree?

  1. Green Chili and Chicken Smothered Burritos by Lil Luna
  2. California Chicken Breakfast Burrito by Sweet and Savory Meals
  3. Chicken and Black Bean Freezer Burritos by The Lemon Bowl
  4. Thai Peanut Chicken Avocado Burritos by Closet Cooking
  5. Extra-Crispy Buffalo Chicken Nugget Burrito by Delish
  6. Pulled Chicken Burrito by The Girl on Bloor
  7. Jalapeno Popper Chicken Burritos by Spicy Southern Kitchen
  8. Chicken, Avocado, Cheese, Spicy Salsa Verde, and Sour Cream Burrito by Closet Cooking
  9. Cheesy-Baked Chicken Burritos by Delish
  10. Chicken Tikka Burritos by Asda Good Living

Turkey Breakfast Burrito Ideas

Burritos originate in Mexican cuisine, and were traditionally filled with pork, beef, or chicken along with several other ingredients, such as refried beans, rice, salad (tomatoes and lettuce), and vegetables.

Turkey Breakfast Burrito Ideas

These days, burritos come in many more forms than just that. The following breakfast burrito ideas all feature turkey, which makes them perfect for lean breakfast and lunches, and even for using up festive leftovers!

  1. Easy Baked Turkey Burritos by Asda Good Living
  2. Cajun Rice and Barbecue Turkey Burrito by Jamie Oliver
  3. Spicy Chipotle Turkey Make-Ahead Burritos by Pinch of Yum
  4. Southwest Turkey Burrito by Oh So Deliciouso
  5. Ground Turkey Burritos with Refried Beans by The Spruce Eats
  6. Creamy Turkey Burritos by Pillsbury
  7. Cowboy Turkey baked Burritos by The Curious Plate
  8. Cheesy Turkey Rice Burrito by My Food and Family
  9. Creamy Chipotle Turkey Burrito by Home Chef
  10.  Mexican Bean and Turkey Burrito by Land O Lakes

Pork Breakfast Burrito Ideas

Before I dive into my list of pork burrito breakfast ideas, first let me tell you the origins of the word ‘burrito’, because I think it might just surprise you. In Spanish, burrito literally means ‘little donkey’. And no, it’s not because Spanish-speaking civilisations ate donkey meat.

Pork Breakfast Burrito Ideas

Donkeys were (and still are) used for transporting heavy items that would otherwise be too difficult or heavy for humans to carry over longer distances. The animal would have all sorts of items hanging around them, which is meant to refer to the number and assortment of items you could use in a traditional burrito. Technically, you could throw pretty much anything in there!

  1. Freezer Breakfast Burritos with Sausage, Egg, and Salsa Verde by Simply Recipes
  2. Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Burrito by Sweet and Savory Meals
  3. Sausage, Egg, Green Pepper, and Mushroom Burrito by Taste of Home
  4. Chorizo, Egg, and Cheese Burrito by The Eat Down  
  5. Pulled Pork Burritos with Cheesy Sour Cream Sauce by Spicy Southern Kitchen
  6. Thai Pork Burritos by Love Bakes Good Cakes
  7. Bacon, Egg, Cheese, and Hash Brown Breakfast Burrito by Sweet and Savory Meal
  8. Bean and Bacon Griddle Burritos by Taste of Home
  9. Ham, Egg, Avocado, and Cheese Burrito by Tone and Tighten
  10. Pork Adobo Burritos by Closet Cooking

Beef Breakfast Burrito Ideas

Beef-filled breakfast burritos give you another way to use beef leftovers the next morning. These treats would be great for breakfast on-the-go, brunch, lunch, dinner with a side, or a midnight snack!

Beef Breakfast Burrito Ideas

If you don’t fancy a burrito, you could also consider a burrito bowl, too. This is essentially an unwrapped burrito in a bowl in case the name didn’t give it away. You can add the tortilla if you want to, but traditionally the burrito bowl doesn’t contain that aspect of the dish. Technically, a burrito bowl isn’t even a burrito at all when you think about it.

  1. Beef and Spinach Burritos by Tesco Real Food
  2. Mexican Taco Breakfast Burrito by Sweet and Savory Meals
  3. Cheesy Beef Burrito Skillet by Closet Cooking
  4. Bacon Cheeseburger Burrito Wraps by Don’t Go Bacon My Heart
  5. Loaded Smothered Beef Burritos by Averie Cooks
  6. Sizzling Steak Burritos with Black Beans, Pepper, and Tomato Salsa by Jamie Oliver
  7. Barbacoa (Beef) Burritos by Closet Cooking
  8. Cheesy Chili Beef Burrito by Love Bakes Good Cakes
  9. Beef and Chorizo Burritos with Avocado Salsa by Tesco Real Food
  10. Green Chili Chuck Burritos by Lil Luna
  11. Korean BBQ Burrito by Pinch of Yum
  12. Cheesesteak Burrito by Delish
  13. Corned Beef, Cabbage, and Kimchi Burrito by Closet Cooking
  14. Pho Burrito by The Spruce Eats
  15. Chunky Chili Con Carne Burritos by Tesco Real Food

Seafood Burrito Breakfast Ideas

The breakfast burrito is a new dish (obviously) created as a hybrid of American-Mexican cuisine. The dish usually contains breakfast items, such as sausage, egg, mushrooms, etc., but can be filled with any sort of ingredient now, including fruity and sweet components.

Seafood Burrito Breakfast Ideas

If you eat your burrito in the morning, as the first meal of the day, when you would usually eat other ‘breakfast’ dishes (such as toast, cereal, etc.), it’s a breakfast burrito, right? Whether it’s a seafood breakfast burrito, a pork one, a chicken one, or any other type of one – if you eat it at breakfast-time, it’s breakfast. That’s my reasoning, and I’m sticking to it.

  1. Santa Fe Tilapia Burrito by Spicy Southern Kitchen
  2. Halibut and Black Bean Burrito Casserole by Clean Eating Mag
  3. Beer-Battered Fish and Chip Burrito by Oli Paterson on Whisk
  4. Sushi Burrito by A Side of Sweet
  5. Old Bay Shrimp Burrito by Delish
  6. Fish Burritos with Beetroot Slaw by Taste
  7. Grilled Salmon Burritos with Chipotle Cream by Spicy Southern Kitchen
  8. Crispy Shrimp Burrito (Chimichanga) with Tomatoes, Cilantro, and Yogurt by Mealime
  9. Loaded Fish Burritos by Tesco Real Food
  10. Blackened Fish Burritos by Mission Foods

Vegetable/Fruit-Based Burrito Ideas

Not everyone wants meat in their breakfast burrito, and I can get on-board with that. As a vegetarian myself, this is my literal area; although, I do try to eat vegan as much as possible.

Vegetable Fruit-Based Burrito Ideas

These breakfast burrito ideas are meat-free, vegetable and fruit-packed, and great for breakfast, lunch, brunch, or any other time of the day. I actually wrap these in foil and take them to work for lunch, but that’s just a hot tip from me to you.

  1. Roasted Sweet Potato Burrito by Jamie Oliver
  2. Roast Plantain Burrito with Mexican Rice and Mixed Beans by Food Urchin at Great British Chefs
  3. Paprika Veg and Refried Bean Burrito Bowl by Gousto
  4. Spinach, Egg, and Cheese Burrito by The Hungry Waitress
  5. Vegan Thai Satay Vegetable Freezer Burritos by Liz Moody
  6. Southwest Breakfast Burrito by Taste of Home
  7. Jackfruit Burrito Bowl by Asda Good Living
  8. Roasted Cauliflower Burrito Bowls by Pinch of Yum
  9. Spiced Potato and Chickpea Chutney Burrito by Vegan Richa
  10. Mango, Black Bean, and Caramelised Veggie Burrito by Monday Campaigns

Sweet Burrito Ideas

If you thought breakfast burritos could only be a savoury dish, it’s time to think again. As the next batch of recipes show, these tortilla wraps can be presented in any way you want — with or without meat, sweet or savoury, and even hot or cold.

Sweet Burrito Ideas

Tropical fruits, summer fruits, chocolate, nuts, and more… It’s my plan to work my way through every single one of these breakfast ideas. How about you? Do any of these take your fancy?

  1. Blueberry Burrito Blintzes by Pillsbury
  2. Raspberry Chocolate Burritos by Blue Flame Kitchen
  3. Strawberry Burritos by Cook This Again Mom
  4. Fruity Breakfast Burrito by Delightfully Full
  5. Tropical Peanut Butter Burritos by Pillsbury
  6. Easy Chocolate Burrito Sundae by Mrs Happy Homemaker
  7. Summer Fruits Dessert Burritos by Baked In
  8. Air fryer Chocolate Peanut Butter Dessert Burritos by Recipes that Crock
  9. Fresh Strawberry Salsa with Quinoa Burrito Bowl by Mealime
  10. Crepe Burrito by Oli Paterson on Whisk

Burrito Bowl Ideas for Breakfast

I’ve briefly touched on the subject of breakfast burrito bowls, but it’s now time to take a deep dive. I’ve got twenty mouth-wateringly good recipes to share with you, each of them different to the one before, and all perfect for any time of the day… but ESPECIALLY breakfast time.

Burrito Bowl Ideas for Breakfast

As previously mentioned, burrito bowls do not usually contain the tortilla wrap component. Instead, the ingredients are traditionally placed upon a bed of cooked rice. This is similar to a taco salad in a lot of ways. The difference is taco salads have a bed of lettuce whereas burrito bowls have a bed of rice.

  1. Oatmeal Breakfast Bowl by Closet Cooking
  2. Baby Burrito Bowls by Don’t Go Bacon My Heart
  3. Cheesy Breakfast Burrito Bowls by Tots Family
  4. Chicken Fajita Burrito Bowl by The Modern Proper
  5. Chicken Carnitas Burrito Bowl with Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice by Closet Cooking
  6. Buffalo Chicken (Healthy) Burrito Bowl by Averie Cooks
  7. Gluten-Free Shredded Chicken Burrito Bowls with Cabbage Slaw by The Roasted Root
  8. Red Chili Grilled Chicken Burrito Bowl by Averie Cooks
  9. Pollo Asado Chicken Burrito Bowl by Closet Cooking
  10. BBQ Chicken Burrito Bowl by Simply Recipes
  11. Barbacoa Beef and Avocado Cilantro Lime Rice Burrito Salad Bowl by Closet Cooking
  12. Cheesy Beef and Cilantro-Lime Cauliflower Rice Burrito Bowl by Mealime
  13. Steak Quinoa Burrito Bowl by The Girl on Bloor
  14. Baba Ghanoush (Lamb) Burrito Bowl by Closet Cooking
  15. Pulled Pork Burrito Bowl by Taste
  16. Mango Burrito Bowls with Crispy Tofu and Peanut Sauce by Cookie and Kate
  17. Summer Vegetable Quinoa Burrito Bowls with Corn, Zucchini, and Black Beans by Closet Cooking
  18. Veggie Burrito Bowls with Tomato and Charred Corn Salsa by Hello Fresh
  19. Black Bean Burrito Bowl by Simply Recipes
  20. Chipotle Butternut Squash and Black Bean Burrito Bowl by Closet Cooking

Vegetarian Burrito and Burrito Bowl Ideas for Breakfast

If you’re in the market for a meat-free breakfast dish, these vegetarian burrito and burrito bowls ideas might tick the right boxes for you. If you ever thought vegetarian food was boring, this list of recipes definitely shows otherwise.

Vegetarian Burrito and Burrito Bowl Ideas for Breakfast

Don’t forget: sauces help to liven up whatever ingredients you’ve added to your vegetarian burrito. Typically, those are sour cream along with hot sauce (eg. sriracha), guacamole, and pico de gallo.

  1. Vegetarian BBQ Burrito Bowl by Contentedness Cooking
  2. Grilled Veggie Burrito Bowls with Green Rice by Plays Well with Butter
  3. Bean and Cheese Burrito by House of Yumm
  4. Vegetarian Burrito Bowl with Honey Chipotle Vinaigrette by The Lemon Bowl
  5. Avocado, Roasted Sweet Potato, Zucchini, Egg, and Spinach Burrito by The Roasted Root
  6. Vegetarian Burrito Bowl with Avocado Crema by The Modern Proper
  7. Pesto Roasted Veggie Breakfast Burrito by Plays Well with Butter
  8. Mushroom Freezer Breakfast Burrito by Greenletes
  9. Cheesy Refried Bean Burrito by Lil Luna
  10. 7 Layer Burrito by Love Bakes Good Cakes

Vegan Burrito and Burrito Bowl Ideas for Breakfast

I couldn’t leave out the vegans now, could I? That wouldn’t be fair at all. All the recipes for breakfast burritos below are vegan-friendly, but you can also use a wide variety of recipes already seen on this list. You just need to tweak them a little, to make them suitable for you.

Vegan Burrito and Burrito Bowl Ideas for Breakfast

Regular sausages, for example, can be substituted for vegan/plant-based sausages. The same applies to other meats, too. Cheese can be replaced with vegan cheese, of which there are countless versions on the market, both in the UK and elsewhere around the world. There are vegan-friendly versions of most things these days.

  1. Cheesy Vegan Broccoli and Cashew Quinoa Burrito with Sundried Tomatoes by Mealime
  2. Tofu Scramble Burrito Bowl by Simply Recipes
  3. Quinoa, Beet, and Black Bean Burrito Bowls with Caramelized Onions and Cumin-Lime Tahini by The Roasted Root
  4. Smoky Tempeh Burrito Bowls by Minimalist Baker
  5. Black Bean Burrito by Namely Marly
  6. Sheet Pan Vegan Burritos by Simply Recipes
  7. Sweet Potato and Black Bean Breakfast Burritos by The Hungry Waitress
  8. Spicy Brazilian Burrito Bowls by Pinch of Yum
  9. Collard Green Burrito by Minimalist Baker
  10. Garlic and Cumin Black Bean Burritos by Land O Lakes

The Others – Breakfast Burrito Ideas

And finally, it’s time for the ‘others’. If you’ve ever had a look through my previous recipe collections, you’ll see that I always have a little section of random recipes that don’t seem to fit well into the categories I’ve included — vegetarian, vegan, with fruit, sweet versions, etc.

The Others - Breakfast Burrito Ideas

That’s where this section is for — the ‘others’. These recipes all deserve to be on the list because they are related to breakfast burritos in some way. They’re a little outside the box, if you know what I mean? Either way, have a look and decide for yourself whether or not they belong in my list of breakfast burrito ideas.

  1. Rice and Bean Burrito Pot Pie by Pillsbury
  2. Easy Burrito Casserole by Simply Recipes
  3. Easy Beef Burrito Skillet by Spicy Southern Kitchen
  4. Cheese Crusted Lasagne Burrito by Oli Paterson on Whisk
  5. Burrito Burgers by The Spruce Eats
  6. Simon Rimmer’s No Bread Burritos by Asda Good Living
  7. Open-Face Burrito Pizza by Pillsbury
  8. Mexican Zucchini Burrito Boats by Making the Thyme for Health on Whisk
  9. Burrito-Stuffed Sweet Peppers by Cookie and Kate
  10. Crispy Duck and Fried Rice Burrito by Oli Paterson on Whisk

And that’s that, folks. The recipes are finished. Well, they are for now. If you’re on the hunt for more breakfast ideas, whether they’re vegan, vegetarian, fruity, sweet, meaty, oaty, or anything else in between, you’ll find them in the list of recipe collections.

To make things nice and easy, here are a few that I think you’ll find interesting:

175 Epic Breakfast with Egg Ideas

110 Delicious Pancake Ideas for Breakfast

130 Vegan Breakfast Recipes

By Buzzy Kitchen

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