The best way to make a delicious, high-calory food item less scary and good for you is to turn it into a breakfast dish. 

The list of examples could run long, but there’s a few notable mentions here:

  • Egg McMuffins
  • Everything you see on Taco Bell’s morning menu
  • Burger Kings flat hot dog that somehow made its way inside a burrito.

Basically, whatever you want to eat by putting the word “breakfast” in front of it.

So what makes the breakfast burrito so special? Is Mexican food in the morning too big of a taboo, or does it have what it takes to make it a household staple? 

The traditional burrito from Mexico that is widespread known, is the northern variation of the taco de Canasta, which is eaten for breakfast.

And lunch.

And dinner.

The americanized breakfast burrito was invented in an establishment called Tia Sophia’s, a Mexican café in Santa Fe. At least they claim to have invented the original breakfast burrito in 1975, filling a rolled tortilla with bacon and potatoes, served wet with chili and cheese.

What makes the breakfast burritos so desirable is the plain fact that they are not fancy. Not are they gourmet neither. If you think this is haute Tex-mex cuisine, think again. It’s time to embrace the simple things in life.

It’s Time to Have a Reason for Getting up in The Morning. 

Burritos with fried eggs, bacon and refried beans topped with melted cheese. To wake up in the morning to that are plain #goals. The classic take on the breakfast burrito, however, is made with scrambled eggs, beans, cheese, salsa and sour cream. Southwestern U.S. breakfast burritos includes scrambled eggs, potatoes, onions, chorizo, or bacon.

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The breakfast burrito sure does one thing: They make for a filling and fortifying way to start your day, but they’d be just as satisfying for lunch or dinner. For the rest of our lives.

Breakfast Burrito Nutrition Facts

Burrito, with beans

Amount Per 100 grams
Calories 206
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g9%
Saturated fat 3,2g16%
Polyunsaturated fat 0,6g
Monounsaturated fat 2,2g
Cholesterol 2 mg0%
Sodium 454 mg18%
Potassium 301 mg8%
Total Carbohydrate 33 g11%
Protein 6 g12%
Vitamin A3%Vitamin C1%
Vitamin B-65%Vitamin B-128%

*Per cent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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