Spicy Breakfast Burrito with Pepper Jelly

Spicy Breakfast Burrito

Breakfast Burritos have been around for a while now. The cafe, Tia Sophia’s, located in Sante Fe, New Mexico is credited with inventing breakfast burritos in 1975.  Their first breakfast burrito included bacon and potatoes rolled in a tortilla with chili and cheese.

The nice thing about breakfast burritos is that you can include a complete breakfast inside a single tortilla.  Part of the fun is experimenting with a few different ingredients each time you make these.  This recipe is for a breakfast burrito I made last Sunday.


  • 3 eggs
  • 4 to 6 strips of fried bacon – I typically lean towards 6 strips of bacon
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked pepper
  • Few dashes of hot pepper sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 red tomato
  • 4 tablespoons Mexican shredded cheese
  • 2 large tortillas
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons pepper jelly for each burrito.
  • Optional: 4 tablespoons Jalapeno Pepper Relish
  • Optional: 1/4 cup onions


  1. Fry bacon.
  2. Dice green pepper – only use 1/2 of the pepper.  If you are including onion, then dice it.
  3. Put eggs and milk in a medium-size, microwave safe bowl. Whisk together thoroughly.
  4. Crumble bacon after it has cooled.
  5. Add bacon, salt, cracked pepper, hot sauce, green bell pepper, optional onion and Worcestershire sauce. Stir thoroughly.
  6. While oven is heating, place egg mixture in the microwave. Cover with a paper towel and heat on high for 2 minutes. Stir mixture and then heat for another 30 seconds. Every microwave is different, so you may need to cook a little longer or less.
  7. Fill each tortilla with the cooked egg mixture. Roll-up tortillas and place in a microwave safe dish.
  8. Spread 1 to 2 tablespoons of pepper jelly down the top of the burrito. Top with the diced tomatoes, optional pepper relish and cheese.
  9. Heat in the microwave for about 20 seconds or until the cheese starts to melt.

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5 Responses to Spicy Breakfast Burrito with Pepper Jelly

  1. Libby says:

    Now that looks and sounds delicious. I love pepper jelly. We make a version with three types of peppers and cranbery sauce. Most of the time we serve it with cream cheese and crackers.
    Happy Twirls

  2. Lindsey says:

    I love breakfast burritos – they are such a morning classic – and I love that I got some of the history on them from you! Great post!

  3. ArmadilloPepper says:

    Hi Libby, your version sounds delicious. Care to share?

  4. Velva says:

    Your breakfast burritos look fabulous! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  5. Karine says:

    This looks to be a great way to start the day! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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