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McDonald's Breakfast Burrito Copycat Recipe
McDonald's Breakfast Burrito
By Todd Wilbur

Recipe Type: Breakfast
Calories: 290
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Recipe Rating: 4.6 (14 reviews)

It was in the late seventies, shortly after McDonald's introduced the Egg McMuffin, that the food giant realized the potential of a quick, drive-thru breakfast. Soon, the company had developed several new breakfast selections, including the Big Breakfast with eggs, hash browns, and sausage, and this morning meal in a tortilla, first offered on the menu in 1991.

Source: Even More Top Secret Recipes by Todd Wilbur.

4 ounces breakfast sausage
1 tablespoon minced white onion
1/2 tablespoon minced mild green chilies (canned)
4 large eggs, beaten
Ground black pepper
4 8-inch flour tortillas
4 slices American cheese

On the Side

1. Preheat a skillet over medium heat. Crumble the sausage into the pan, and add the onion. Saute the sausage and onion for 3 to 4 minutes or until the sausage is browned.

2. Add the mild green chilies and continue to saute for 1 minute.

3. Pour the beaten eggs into the pan and scramble the eggs with the sausage and vegetables. Add a pinch of salt and pepper.

4. Heat up the tortilla by steaming them in the microwave in moist paper towels or in a tortilla steamer for 20 to 30 seconds.

5. Break each slice of cheese in half and position two halves end-to-end in the middle of each tortilla.

6. To make the burrito, spoon 1/4 of the egg filling onto the cheese in a tortilla. Fold one side of the tortilla over the filling, then fold up about 2 inches of one end. Fold over the other side of the tortilla to complete the burrito (one end should remain open). Serve hot with salsa on the side, if desired.

Makes 4 burritos.

Submitted on: 11/15/16
Yummy recipe. I have made a few times and tweaked. It is good as is but using italian sausage and diced tomatoes ( when you add green chiles) really makes it yummy. I find with pepper is good enough as their is so much salt in Italian sausage:)
Great job!
Submitted on: 10/28/15
Very simple recipe and spot on. I used taco sauce instead of salsa.
excellent and healthy
Submitted on: 10/06/15
I make with egg beaters, fat free cheese & soy sausage; they turn out perfect. I can make a week's worth in very little time.
Submitted on: 09/24/14
Excellent recipe. Im eating cleaner these days, so I used lean turkey sausage, eggbeaters, & omitted the cheese (boo), BUT it was still VERY tasty! Thanks so much for sharing!
matthew terrell  
Submitted on: 06/01/14
So good my son said you could work at McDonald's.
Submitted on: 02/22/14
These is an excellent recipe!! Very tasty, and what I love about this is you can wrap the leftover burritos in tin foil, stick them in your freezer, reheat, and enjoy for up to 6 months. Just wrap both ends of the tortilla instead of one, and when you're reheating, wrap the burrito in a damp paper towel and heat on high for 3 minutes. The McDonald's burrito used to be my favorite hangover food...now I can feel a little bit better about scarfing them down. =P
Submitted on: 10/06/09
I love these things. Now I'm going to eat them all day, every day.
Submitted on: 01/29/08
Well done. Tastes just like a Breakfast Burrito. I used dehydrated onions instead of fresh (soak 1 part dried, chopped onions with 4 parts water for 30-40 min. in refrigerator) and used a can of Rotelle (mexican mix of tomatoes and habanero peppers...available in mild to hot) and it came out even better. Highly recommended.
Submitted on: 06/25/07
I agree with Ross, being a former McD breakfast cook. Diced tomatoes and re-hydrated onions. Otherwise, right on the money.
Submitted on: 05/27/06
Great recipe. Now I can make these for my mom.
Submitted on: 03/21/06
This recipe is very good, but I use salsa in place of the onions.
Mary Kate  
Submitted on: 03/02/06
Best recipe ever, I make these whenever I can. I like them better than the original ones from McDonald's!
Submitted on: 11/17/05
This is my favorite recipe yet. Keeping serving them up!
Submitted on: 07/30/05
Not bad, but you can get a much more accurate clone if you add tomatoes, and use reconstituted onions. The ingredients are listed on McDonald's website, and there are more tomatoes than diced green chilies. Perhaps the test burritos Todd used came from a McDonald's location that made them incorrectly. Nevertheless, these are very tasty! Thanks.