This delicious sweet potato breakfast burrito is the perfect healthy breakfast and great way to use up those leftover sweet potatoes. A fresh flour tortilla is layers with fluffy scrambled eggs, sweet potato hash, cheese, and salsa. The perfect filling and healthy-ish breakfast
The first time I had a sweet potato breakfast burrito.
One morning I headed to a local heath food store and cafe that I frequently shop at.
When I walked in I was met with the smell of brewing coffee and baked goods. At that moment I realized that in the craziness of getting the kids off to school I had forgotten to eat breakfast.
A very rare occasion for me.
I’m one of those people that wake up ready to eat first thing in the morning. My oldest daughter is just the opposite. The thought of food in the morning makes her sick.
Drove me nuts for years until this mama finally embraced the fact that she was never going to be a breakfast person.
Well, no more morning disagreements and she hasn’t passed out from hunger or wasted away. Thank goodness.
So back to the cafe…and the amazing aroma coming from the hot case.
I searched out the source and there it was: a Southwest breakfast burrito.
The first bite was so good…and a little unexpected as I discovered this particular burrito had a little surprise…
Not something I would have thought of but it was genius and added a little sweetness to the cheesy eggs and salsa.
I was hooked.
I couldn’t get that burrito out of my head for weeks so I went back for another one. This time I paid a little more attention to the price.
I try not to drop $6 on a single breakfast item too often so I knew it was time to recreate it at home.
Cost to make a sweet potato breakfast burrito
Fall is the perfect time to make this burrito as sweet potatoes are in abundance and I was able to purchase them fresh for $0.35 per lb. The total cost breakdown for each burrito is as follows:
sweet potato (under $0.10)
salsa ($ 0.30)
milk (less than $0.05)
spices (less than $0.05)
The grand total for one burrito came in around $1.35 per burrito! Crazy that I paid $6…twice.
It is also very filling so have it for breakfast, brunch, or even dinner (breakfast for dinner is a frequent occurrence in our home).
Either way, you have an easy, tasty, and economical meal at your fingertips.
How to make a sweet potato breakfast burrito?
Peel and dice the sweet potatoes.
Add the sweet potatoes to a small sauce pan, cover with water, and boil until tender, about 8 minutes.
Drain well and sprinkle with chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper.
Make the scrambled Eggs:
Beat the eggs and milk in a small bowl. Scramble the eggs on medium-low heat, slowly stirring. Remember, creamy eggs are made low and slow (low heat, slow time). Season with salt and pepper to taste.
ASSEMBLE the breakfast burrito:
Add the scrambled egg to a warm tortilla. Top with cheese,
and then the sweet potato,
and then top with salsa of choice.
Southwest Breakfast Burrito with Sweet Potato
- 2 medium flour tortillas
- 1/2 cup salsa (or to taste)
- 4 tbsp shredded cheese (or more to taste)
Spiced Sweet Potatoes:
- 1/2 medium sweet potato diced into small pieces
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp chili powder
- 1/8 tsp cumin
- pepper to taste
- salt to taste
- 4 large eggs
- 2 tbsp milk
- salt to taste
- pepper to taste
Make the Sweet Potatoes
- Fill a small sauce pan 2/3 full of water. Set aside.
- Peel and dice the sweet potato.
- Add the sweet potatoes to water.
- Bring to a boil.
- Boil the sweet potato until tender, about 8 minutes. Drain.
- Sprinkle the chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper over the sweet potatoes and stir to combine. Set aside.
Make the eggs
- Next, beat the eggs and milk in a small bowl until well combined.
- Heat a medium skillet over medium low heat.
- Add the eggs, stirring slowly to scramble.
- Add salt and pepper to taste. Stir well
Assemble the Southwest Burritos
- Heat the tortillas for about 20 seconds in the microwave.
- Top each tortilla with half each of the eggs, cheese, sweet potato, and salsa.
- Wrap and enjoy!