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Green Chile Breakfast Burrito

    green chile breakfast burritos

    Looking for a breakfast burrito that’s going to spice up your life? This green chile breakfast burrito will do just the trick. It’s got spice, sauce, and cheese and is a delicious way to start your day. 

    The way to make this is very similar to an enchilada. You can repurpose it and eat it at breakfast so all the flavors you know and love about enchiladas you can find in this spicy recipe. 

    green chile breakfast burrito

    The secret to making the best green chile breakfast burrito lies with the sauce. To make this sauce, we start with a roux. This will bring out the nuttiness of the flour and add complexity to the sauce, which will bring it to another level. If you haven’t made a roux before, it’s okay to take your time and err on the lighter side. 

    What You Need to Make Green Chile Breakfast Burritos

    This recipe will most likely require a trip to the grocery store. Some items like green chiles can also be substituted for green Thai chiles or jalapenos.

    ingredients to make green chile breakfast burrito

    Ingredients: 

    • Medium-sized wraps
    • Green chiles
    • Eggs
    • Chicken stock
    • Shredded Chicken
    • Cheddar cheese
    • Ground cumin
    • Salsa verde
    • Sour cream
    • Chili powder
    • Green onions
    • Vegetable oil
    • Flour 

    How To Make Green Chile Breakfast Burritos

    Make the roux: Heat a large frying pan on medium heat and add vegetable oil followed by the flour. Stir frequently with a wooden spoon until the flour begins to darken to a caramel color. This will be the base of the sauce and will add a rich, complex flavor. 

    roux

    Add your sauce: Once the roux has turned into an amber color, add your chicken stock and salsa verde slowly. Mix until combined and thickened, about 5 minutes. Once ready, pour into a heatproof measuring glass and set aside. 

    chicken stock and mexican sauce added on roux

    Whisk your eggs: In a large bowl, add your eggs and chili powder. Whisk until combined and airy. 

    Cook your eggs: Heat a large nonstick skillet and make scrambled eggs by pouring your eggs into the pan and stirring frequently. Season with salt and pepper. Once ready, set aside. 

    scrambled eggs on skillet

    Assemble your burritos: Begin assembling your burritos with cheese, scrambled eggs, shredded chicken, green chile, and spices. Roll them until they are nice and tucked away. Repeat until all the burritos are ready and place into an oven-proof dish. 

    fillings added inside the tortilla wrap

    Bake your burritos: Pour your salsa verde over the burritos and around them. Top with cheese and chili peppers and bake in the oven for 10 minutes or until the cheese has melted and the peppers are cooked. Once ready, garnish with green onions and serve!

    green chile breakfast burritos served on a skillet

    Recipe FAQs

    Can I make this in advance?

    Yes! If you make the burrito and the sauce separately all you have to do is add the two together in an oven-proof dish and bake! It’s really great for meal prepping and for those who live busy lives looking for a quick and delicious meal to make in the morning. 

    green chile breakfast burritos

    Green Chile Breakfast Burrito

    Matthew Chin
    This rich and delicious green chile breakfast burrito is an addictive meal to spice up your mornings. It’s got spice, sauce, and cheese and is a delicious way to start your day. It's got all the flavors you know and love of enchiladas.
    4 from 1 vote
    Prep Time 10 mins
    Cook Time 40 mins
    Course Breakfast
    Cuisine Mexican
    Servings 4
    Calories 413 kcal

    Ingredients
      

    • 4 tortillas medium sized
    • 3 green chiles sliced
    • 3 eggs
    • 1 cup chicken stock
    • 1 cup salsa verde
    • ¾ cup cheddar cheese
    • 2 tbsp cumin
    • 2 tbsp chili powder
    • ¼ cup green onions
    • 1 cup shredded chicken

    Instructions
     

    • Preheat the oven to 350˚F and set aside an oven-proof baking dish.
    • Heat a large frying pan on medium heat and add vegetable oil followed by flour.
    • Stir frequently with a wooden spoon until the flour begents to darken to a caramel colour and a roux forms.
    • Once the roux has turned into an amber or caramel colour, add your chicken stock and salsa verde slowly.
    • Mix until combined and thickened, about 5 minutes.
    • Once ready, pour into a heatproof measuring glass and set aside
    • In a large bowl, add your eggs and chili powder.
    • Whisk until combined and airy.
    • Heat a large nonstick skillet and make scrambled eggs by pouring your eggs in the pan and stirring frequently.
    • Season eggs with salt and pepper. Once ready, set aside.
    • Begin assembling your burritos with cheese, scrambled eggs, shredded chicken, green chile and spices.
    • Roll them until they are nice and tucked away.
    • Repeat until all the burritos are ready and place into an oven-proof dish.
    • Pour salsa verde over the burritos and around them.
    • Top with cheese, chili peppers and bake in the oven for 10 minutes or until the cheese has melted and the peppers are cooked.
    • Once ready, garnish with green onions and serve!

    Notes

    The secret to making the best green chile breakfast burritos lies with the sauce. To make this sauce, we start with a roux. This will bring out the nuttiness of the flour and add complexity to the sauce, which will bring it to another level.
    Another way to make this even more delicious is to be generous with the cheese.
    You can make this dish in advance. If you make the burrito and the sauce separately, all you have to do is add the two together in an oven-proof dish and bake.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 413kcalCarbohydrates: 38.8gProtein: 26.3gFat: 17.8gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 172mgFiber: 5.9gSugar: 4.2g
    Keyword burrito, eggs, mexican, scrambled eggs
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    Matthew is a recipe developer and food photographer based in Canada. He enjoys all things food, drink and makes his best decisions with a mimosa in hand.

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