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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

Ingredients
 

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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. 

Notes

*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. 

Nutrition

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%)