Start your morning off right with this pulled pork breakfast burrito, a delectable combination of tender, succulent pork, melty cheese, and fluffy scrambled eggs. This hearty morning meal combines protein, fresh herbs, robust beans, and zesty salsa to ensure a delicious start to your day. It’s a great way to use up leftover pulled pork from the night before.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- Deliciously hearty: These burritos are packed full of flavor with each bite. From the soft-scrambled eggs to the melty cheddar cheese and tender pulled pork, this breakfast burrito recipe provides a mouthwatering start to your day.
- Perfect for meal prep: These pulled pork burritos can be made in advance and frozen, making it the perfect way to prepare for busy mornings when you don’t have time to cook.
- Versatile: You can easily customize these burritos to your liking, swapping in different cheeses or adding extra veggies. Plus, they can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!
Here’s what you’ll need to make this pulled pork burrito for breakfast:
- Pulled Pork: This is the star ingredient of this breakfast burrito recipe. Use the leftover sides of pork shoulder from your last barbecue and pull it apart for the best texture and flavor.
- Egg Mixture: To get fluffy and delicious scrambled eggs, don’t forget to whisk your eggs well before adding them to the pan.
- Cheese: While the recipe calls for cheddar cheese, feel free to substitute it with Monterey Jack cheese for a different flavor profile. It melts beautifully and adds a nice creamy texture.
- Tortilla: A large flour tortilla is the foundation of these burritos, but you can also use a whole wheat version for a healthier alternative.
- Beans: While this recipe uses pinto beans, feel free to substitute with black beans for a deeper flavor and color contrast in your breakfast burrito.
How To Make a Pulled Pork Breakfast Burrito
Whisk your eggs: In a small bowl, crack your eggs and whisk until well combined and bubbles begin to form. Once ready, set aside.
Cook your eggs: Heat a large nonstick frying pan on medium. Add olive oil, followed by eggs. Cook, stirring occasionally until curds form, about 5 minutes. Add salt and pepper and cheese and remove from heat to melt the cheese. Once ready, set aside.
Cook your pulled pork: Heat a clean frying pan on medium-high heat. Add olive oil, followed by bell peppers. Cook until soft, about 5 minutes.
Add pulled pork (and water if necessary). Place a lid on top and let simmer for 5-10 minutes until the pulled pork has warmed up and the flavors have combined. Once ready, set aside.
Assemble your burrito: Begin assembling your burrito with a tortilla as the base, followed by cheese, egg, pulled pork, beans, salsa, and fresh herbs. Squeeze a little lime juice on top and roll tightly.
Heat your burrito and serve: Heat your burrito in a large nonstick frying pan on medium heat until golden brown on all ends. You can also do this in a panini press as well. Once ready, slice it in half.
Serve and enjoy!
- Skillet use: Using a large nonstick skillet will ensure your ingredients cook evenly without sticking. Make sure you heat the skillet before adding your ingredients.
- Reheating pulled pork: If the pork is drying out while reheating, a splash of barbecue sauce can help keep it moist and flavorful.
- Assembling the burrito: Don’t overload your tortilla. Keeping the filling balanced will make it easier to roll up your burrito and ensure an even distribution of flavors in every bite.
Storage & Reheating
This breakfast burrito is a perfect meal prep candidate. Cook a batch, let them cool, then wrap individually in foil before placing in a freezer-safe bag. Stored this way, they can last up to two weeks in the freezer. When you’re ready to enjoy one, reheat it in the oven or microwave until it’s warm throughout. If reheating in the oven, use cooking spray on a baking sheet to prevent sticking.
Additions & Substitutions
Feeling like something extra? Try adding hash browns inside the burrito for added crunch, or drizzle some Kewpie mayonnaise or sour cream for a creamy tang. If you want to experiment with flavors, try swapping the salsa for barbecue sauce for a smoky, sweet twist.
What should I serve with this pulled pork burrito?
Pulled pork burritos are perfect as a standalone meal for breakfast or brunch. However, if you’re looking to round out your meal, consider pairing them with some classic breakfast sides. Freshly squeezed orange juice or a homemade smoothie can provide a refreshing counterpoint to the savory burrito. Consider serving some crispy hash browns on the side for added texture, or a serving of black beans for an additional protein boost. For a lighter touch, a fresh fruit salad would offer a sweet, refreshing contrast to the hearty burritos.
How do I reheat this burrito?
If you’re going to prep this in advance, the best way to reheat the burrito is to place it into the microwave. Start with 30-second intervals until the inside is warm.
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Pulled Pork Breakfast Burrito
- ¼ cup cheddar cheese
- 2 tbsp salsa
- 1 egg
- ¼ cup bell pepper diced
- 1 tbsp fresh parsley
- 1 tbsp fresh cilantro
- 3 tbsp pinto beans
- ½ lime squeezed
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 large white tortilla
- ⅔ cup leftover pulled pork
- Salt and pepper to taste
- In a small bowl, crack your eggs and whisk until well combined and bubbles begin to form. Once ready, set aside.
- Heat a large nonstick frying pan on medium.
- Add 1 tbsp olive oil, followed by eggs. And cook, stirring occasionally until curds form, about 5 minutes.
- Add salt, pepper, and cheese and remove from the heat to melt the cheese. Once ready, set aside.
- Heat a clean frying pan on medium-high heat.
- Add remaining olive oil followed by bell peppers and cook until soft, about 5 minutes.
- Add pulled pork, and water if necessary.
- Place a lid on top and let simmer for 5-10 minutes until pulled pork has warmed up and the flavors have combined. Once ready, set aside.
- Begin assembling your burrito with a tortilla as the base followed by cheese, egg, pulled pork, beans, salsa, and fresh herbs.
- Squeeze a little lime juice on top and roll tightly.
- Heat your burrito in a large nonstick frying pan on medium heat until golden brown on all ends.
- Once ready, slice it in half.
- Serve and enjoy!