I was first introduced to really good breakfast burritos a few years ago and I’ve been making small tweaks to this recipe to get it as close to perfect as possible. Here’s my latest version (and the best keto breakfast burrito in my opinion!).
How to Make A Keto Breakfast Burrito
- Heat the sausage. Make sure it’s no longer pink on the inside. Set this aside.
- Make the salsa.
- Beat the eggs and heavy cream. In a bowl, beat the eggs and heavy cream together. Add the chopped parsley.
- Season. Season with salt and pepper.
- Make the egg tortilla.
- Construct the burrito. Start with the egg tortilla laid flat, then spoon in your sausage, cheese and salsa. Gently roll the burrito, securing the sides carefully.
How to Make Low Carb Tortillas
Low carb egg tortillas are my go-to tortilla option when I’m looking for something quick and easy. Here’s how you can make them:
- Heat some butter. Heat some butter in a skillet just enough to melt but not burn it.
- Pour in your egg mixture. Cook through until the egg is cooked flat and no liquids remain. Make sure not to underpour, which could result in tortillas that rip easily.
- Transfer to a clean plate. You can make several egg tortillas and layer them on top of each other for burrito assembly later on.
How to Make Healthy Salsa
Of course, a burrito wouldn’t be complete without a zingy salsa to finish it off. This is how I make my ever popular salsa:
- Choose the ingredients. Make sure to use ripe tomato and avocado for this.
- Prepare the ingredients. Chop up your tomato, avocado, jalapeno and red onion.
- Mix all the ingredients together. Mix everything up and season to taste with salt and pepper.
Are Tortillas Keto-Approved?
Not all tortillas are keto approved. In fact, traditional tortillas are made with flour, so they’re not considered keto.
For this recipe, since we’re using an egg mixture as the base for the tortillas, they are 100 percent keto approved and you can have as much of it as you want without breaking your diet.
Can I Make My Own Low Carb Tortillas?
Even though the egg tortilla in this recipe is already considered low carb, I do have another low carb tortilla recipe that I’ve shared before. This other recipe is made with almond flour and psyllium husk and looks very similar to regular tortillas.
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Save-worthy Keto Breakfast Burrito Recipe for a Good Start to Your Day
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 1 1x
For the burrito:
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp heavy cream
- 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
- 1 tbsp butter
- 3 oz Italian sausage, casing removed
- 2 tbsp shredded Monterey Jack cheese
- salt, black pepper to taste
- 1 tbsp chopped tomato
- 1 tbsp chopped avocado
- ¼ jalapeno, chopped or to taste
- 2 tsp chopped red onion
- 1 tsp lime juice
- salt and black pepper to taste
- Heat a large non-stick pan over medium heat.
- Add the sausage and cook until no longer pink, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon.
- Set aside.
- To make the salsa, add all the ingredients to a small bowl and toss to combine.
- Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Set aside.
- In a bowl beat the eggs and heavy cream.
- Add the chopped parsley and whisk to combine.
- Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
- In a non-stick skillet heat the butter over medium heat.
- Pour in the egg mixture and cook until no visible liquid egg remains.
- Transfer the egg tortilla to a clean plate.
- Spoon the sausage, cheese and salsa onto egg tortilla.
- Fold ends and sides over filling.
- Serve warm.
What to Pair with Breakfast Burritos
- Keto Guacamole – Of course, no burrito wouldn’t be complete without a hefty side of guacamole. My version is nice and chunky!
- Keto Tortilla Chips – Tortilla chips on the side for a bit of crunch, and as a vessel to scoop up all that chunky guac. Yum!
- Keto Taco Soup – I love a warm soup on the side, and this one has all the right spices to fire up the senses. I can’t think of a better way to wake myself up!