Breakfast Burrito Taco Bowls

Rumor has it that Coloradans invented the breakfast burrito, since they needed a way to eat sausage, eggs and cheese while hitting the slopes. What could be better than turning a burrito into a bowl? Warning: Eating will not transport you to the mountains, just your taste buds.
Prep 45 Minutes
Total Time 50 Minutes
Servings 8

Ingredient List

Green Chile Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 medium chopped onion (1/2 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic
  • 2 cans (4 oz) Old El Paso™ Chopped Green Chiles
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock (from 32-oz carton)

Breakfast Burritos

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cups refrigerated shredded hash-brown potatoes (from 20-oz bag)
  • 1/2 lb bulk chorizo sausage
  • 1 small chopped onion (1/4 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic
  • 6 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 package (6.7 oz) Old El Paso™ Flour Soft Tortilla Bowls (8 Count)
  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (2 oz)
  • Hot sauce, if desired
Recipe Continues Below


  1. Heat oven to 400°F.
  2. In 10-inch nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat. Add 1/2 cup onion and 1 teaspoon garlic; cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until softened. Add chiles, cumin and salt; cook about 2 minutes, stirring frequently, until mixture is bubbly. Stir in stock; cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened. Remove from heat; cool 5 minutes. In blender, pour mixture; cover and blend on high speed about 1 minute or until smooth. Pour into small bowl; reserve until needed. Wipe skillet clean with paper towel.
  3. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium heat. Add potatoes; spread in even layer, and press down to flatten with spatula. Cook 6 to 7 minutes without stirring until potatoes are golden on bottom. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon oil over tops of potatoes; turn potatoes over, spreading evenly and pressing down lightly. Cook 5 minutes without stirring. Stir in chorizo, 1/4 cup onion and 1 teaspoon garlic; keep stirring occasionally to break up clumps of meat. Cook 4 to 6 minutes longer or until meat is browned and potatoes are golden and crisp. Remove from heat; cover and keep warm.
  4. Return 10-inch nonstick skillet to stove over medium heat. Add eggs; cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes or just until eggs look firm, but moist. Remove from heat.
  5. Fill each bowl with 1/3 cup potato-chorizo mixture, 1/4 cup scrambled eggs and 1 tablespoon cheese. Roll up each bowl in foil. Place wrapped bowls on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 5 to 7 minutes or until warm. Serve with green chile sauce and hot sauce.

Expert Tips

  • Freeze ahead: After assembling breakfast burrito bowls, cool 20 minutes. Wrap each individual bowl in a paper towel, then roll in foil. Place in 1-gallon freezer bag, and freeze. When ready to eat, take out individual burrito; remove foil, leaving paper towel in place, and place on microwavable plate. Microwave on High 60 to 90 seconds or until cheese is melted.
  • Try burritos with sharp Cheddar for a different flavor twist!


  • 1 Serving Calories 410 (Calories from Fat 240);  Total Fat 27g (Saturated Fat 9g ,Trans Fat 0g);  Cholesterol 170mg;  Sodium 920mg;  Potassium 200mg;  Total Carbohydrate 25g (Dietary Fiber 1g ,Sugars 3g);  Protein 16g
  • % Daily Value: Vitamin A 8%;  Vitamin C 10%;  Calcium 10%;  Iron 10%
  • Exchanges: 1 1/2 Starch;  1 High-Fat Meat;  3 Fat
  • Carbohydrate Choice: 1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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