There’s something so satisfying and comforting about being able to wrap everything up in a tortilla. This breakfast burrito is a filling early day meal, and the eggs and black beans are both great sources of protein which help you stay fuller for longer. If you want to save some time, use store-bought salsa instead of making the pico de gallo. Just be sure there is a minimal amount of ingredients listed on the label.

2 servings

20 min prep

14 ingredients


Pico de gallo:

  • 1 plum tomato, seeded and diced
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped white or red onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced jalapeño, deseeded
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • Salt, to taste


  • 4 large eggs
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Pinch cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons canola or grape seed oil
  • ⅓ cup grated Monterey Jack or Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 (9 inch) whole wheat tortillas
  • ½ ripe avocado, peeled, pitted and diced

  1. In a small bowl, mix together the diced tomato, onion, jalapeño, lime juice, cilantro, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs with 1 teaspoon of water, cayenne pepper, if using, and salt and pepper.
  3. In a medium non-stick skillet heat 1 teaspoon of oil over medium heat. Add the eggs and cook, stirring to scramble, just until set. Stir in in the cheese, and cook until all the cheese has melted. Remove from heat.
  4. Wipe the same skillet clean. Heat the remaining 1 teaspoon of oil over medium-high heat, and add the drained black beans. Cook just until heated through, about 1 minute. Remove from heat.
  5. Wipe the same skillet clean, and heat the tortillas, just until warmed.
  6. Fill the tortillas vertically, across the center, with the pico de gallo, about an inch away from the edges. Then top with even amounts of beans, scrambled eggs, and diced avocado. Fold over the top and the bottom of the tortilla, then fold over the sides, overlapping them. Serve, folded side down.

Chef Tips

You can easily substitute a store-bought pico de gallo if that helps you get food on the table. When choosing a store-bought salsa, make sure you buy one that can be found in the refrigerated section of your market and has been made within a few days of when you’re buying it.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

Calories: 834; Fat: 33g; Saturated Fat: 10g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g; Monounsaturated Fat: 13g; Carbohydrates: 93g; Sugar: 6g; Fiber: 21g; Protein: 45g; Sodium: 862mg

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This recipe was originally published on Cook for Your Life. It is used by permission.

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