These Southwestern Sausage and Egg Burritos offer a punch of delicious south of the border flavors. Loaded with protein in numerous forms, these burritos can be served for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

A hand grabbing a Southwestern Sausage and Egg Burritos

I’m really excited about this recipe! It combines some of my favorite foods into one delicious meal. I love Mexican inspired foods, and this is exactly that. I added corn, black beans, tomatoes, and an array of spices along with some eggs and sausage to create an irresistible breakfast burrito recipe.

A tortilla with Southwestern Sausage and Egg mixture inside.

But here’s the catch, you don’t have to eat it for breakfast. In fact, when I made this we had it for dinner! And it was incredible. My husband noted how much he loved it, followed by my 4 year old. (YESSSS!!) I swear, my son is going through a picky eating stage, so when I make something that he eats and loves, it’s a day recipe to celebrate.

A liquid measuring cup full of cracked eggs.

How to make Southwestern Sausage and Egg Burritos

To make these delicious burritos begin by browning the sausage. I always use Jimmy Dean brand sausage, I just love it.

If you’re a sausage lover like me be sure to try my sausage dip, and sausage and tortellini soup. Both recipes are incredible.

Back to these burritos, as you’re browning the meat, make sure you’re breaking apart the meat as you go.

Pro tip: Add a pinch of red pepper flakes to the sausage as you brown the meat. If you prefer things on the milk side, don’t add the red pepper flakes. I’ve had this recipe both ways, and they’re delicious either way! Plus, you can be light handed on the red pepper flakes and you’ll hardly even taste them. 🙂

A skillet with Southwestern Sausage and Egg Burritos mixture.

Once the meat is brown, transfer it to a paper towel lined plate. If there’s a lot of grease in the skillet, drain it so that the skillet is empty.

Add the eggs to the skillet and begin to scramble them. When the eggs are only a minute or two done cooking, add the black beans, corn, tomatoes, and spice mixture. Continue cooking until the eggs are fully cooked.

Add the sausage to the skillet and heat up until warm.

A tortilla full of southwestern sausage and egg mixture topped with melty cheddar cheese.

Scoop some of the mixture into a flour tortilla, top with shredded cheese, roll up, and enjoy!

Pro tip: this would taste delicious with some sliced avocados and a garnish of cilantro! YUM!!

A Southwestern Sausage and Egg Burritos cut in half.


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A tortilla full of southwestern sausage and egg mixture topped with melty cheddar cheese.
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Southwest Sausage and Egg Burritos

Loaded with so much flavor and packed with protein, these sausage and egg burritos are perfect for breakfast, lunch, OR dinner!
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Servings: 6 servings


  • 1 lb breakfast sausage - I like to use Jimmy Dean's regular sausage
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • 10 large eggs - lightly beaten (just use a fork)
  • 1 cup black beans - drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup corn - drained and rinsed
  • 2 roma tomatoes - diced
  • 3/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • flour tortillas - for serving
  • colby jack cheese for topping


  • In a skillet over medium heat, add the sausage and a pinch of red pepper flakes.* Cook until browned and no longer pink. Drain any excess fat accumulated while browning. 
  • Transfer the meat to a paper towel lined plate. In the hot skillet, add the eggs and scramble until they start to form. Add in the black beans, corn, and tomatoes. Stir and cook until eggs are done. When done, add the sausage back to the pan along with the chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper. 
  •  Spoon the mixture into flour tortillas, top with a few tablespoons of shredded cheese. Roll up and serve immediately. 


*It wouldn't be a bad idea to add a teaspoon of olive oil to the skillet before you brown the sausage, will help prevent it from sticking to the pan. Not necessary, just an option. 
*Also an option is the red pepper flakes. Just adds a touch of heat, but if you prefer things mild don't add the flakes.
You can top with whatever cheese you'd like. We have Colby Jack in our fridge so that's what I used. Would be delicious with pepper jack! 
Serve with sliced avocados and fresh cilantro! Didn't have some on hand when I took the pictures, but it pairs beautifully with this meal.
Calories do not include flour tortillas. 


Calories: 434kcal (22%)Carbohydrates: 14g (5%)Protein: 27g (54%)Fat: 30g (46%)Saturated Fat: 10g (50%)Cholesterol: 406mg (135%)Sodium: 718mg (30%)Potassium: 531mg (15%)Fiber: 4g (16%)Sugar: 2g (2%)Vitamin A: 965IU (19%)Vitamin C: 4.8mg (6%)Calcium: 73mg (7%)Iron: 3.6mg (20%)
Course: Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
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