"I'll have one McDonald's breakfast burrito please," I speak into the drive-thru microphone. It's 8 am and I have an appointment at 8:30 all the way across town. Most of the time I make a leisurely breakfast at home before starting work for the day, but today was a different story. The dog and cat were fighting and my alarm never went off. I needed something portable and fast and that wasn't out of my way to grab. The McDonald's right before the interstate was the perfect solution.

Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, however with a busy lifestyle, waking up extra early to prepare your own dish is sometimes impossible. Cereal is easy to make but it lacks that oomph of protein most people need to get through the workday. Thankfully fast food restaurant drive-thrus exist and make grabbing breakfast flavorful and fast. One notable breakfast menu has to be McDonald's. The Egg McMuffin and the McGriddle are classics but I always tend to grab a McDonald's sausage burrito when I'm in a big rush.

What is a McDonald's Breakfast Burrito?

Filled with fluffy scrambled egg, American cheese, chopped green chilies, breakfast sausage crumbles, onions and wrapped in a flour tortilla, the sausage burrito is a great alternative to breakfast sandwich because of its portability. Introduced in 1991 for 99 cents, the McDonald's breakfast burrito has always been a hit.

I admit, I sometimes crave the burrito when I'm not in a rush out the door. In those times I make my own at home and let me tell you, it tastes just like the real thing.

How To Make a McDonald's Breakfast Burrito at Home

To start, gather all of your ingredients. Everything you need can be purchased at your local grocery store. No adding gourmet elements like shredded cheddar cheese or adding unnecessary veggies; save those for your frittata.

In a large skillet brown your pork sausage with a tablespoon of oil, making it nice and crisp. Remove from the heat and drain off extra fat. Add in the onion, green chilies, and chopped tomatoes and cook until cooked through.

Warm the tortillas in the microwave by wrapping in a damp paper towel.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine milk and eggs and beat to combine. Cook in a small pan over medium heat until cooked. Set aside.

Assemble the burritos by placing a slice of American cheese in the middle followed by the egg and sausage mixture. Roll up and serve alongside salsa and if you are wanting a big breakfast, some hashbrowns.

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mcdonald's breakfast burrito 

Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 10 minutes

servings

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 lb mild pork sausage
  • 1/4 cup diced yellow onion
  • 2 Tbsp diced tomatoes
  • 2 tsp diced green chilies
  • 4 flour tortillas
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp milk
  • 4 slices American cheese
  • salsa for serving

Instructions

To start, gather all of your ingredients. Everything you need can be purchased at your local grocery store. No adding gourmet elements like shredded cheddar cheese or adding unnecessary veggies; save those for your frittata.

In a large skillet brown your pork sausage with a tablespoon of oil, making it nice and crisp. Remove from the heat and drain off extra fat. Add in the onion, green chilies, and chopped tomatoes and cook until cooked through.

Warm the tortillas in the microwave by wrapping in a damp paper towel.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine milk and eggs and beat to combine. Cook in a small pan over medium heat until cooked. Set aside.

Assemble the burritos by placing a slice of American cheese in the middle followed by the egg and sausage mixture. Roll up and serve alongside salsa and if you are wanting a big breakfast, some hashbrowns.

Nutrition Facts
mcdonald's breakfast burrito
Amount Per Serving
Calories 490 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g 46%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 282mg 94%
Sodium 1089mg 45%
Potassium 221mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 4g
Protein 27g 54%
Vitamin A 12%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 23%
Iron 20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.