Low Carb Breakfast Burrito

Sausage, Peppers, Onions, Cheese

Restaurant Low Carb Breakfast

Yes, you can have a Low Carb Breakfast Burrito with sausage, peppers, onion and cheese. Just use a wheat tortilla (rather than a flour tortilla) or use a low carb tortilla.

Low carb tortillas are available from a number of specialty companies and at most grocery stores.

Look for all natural ingredients and, depending on the size of the tortilla, the net grams of carbs each has. Smaller ones should net out at 3-5 grams. Large tortillas may have 7-9 grams of carbohydrates.

You should be able to find tasty low carb tortillas in a variety of flavors as well.

Low Carb Breakfast Burrito

Restaurant Low Carb Breakfast Recipe

Preparation time: 20 minutes. Serves 1-2 depending on portion desired



  • 1 1/2 teaspoons each of butter and vegetable oil
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • A few drops of Tabasco sauce or 1/8 teaspoon of Ancho chili powder (or to taste)
  • 3/4 cup of cooked sausage
  • 3 tablespoons green and/or red peppers
  • 3 tablespoons of chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 ounce of shredded Mozzarella and Cheddar cheese (about 1/4 cup of each)
  • 1 large warm low carb tortilla or a wheat tortilla
  • Salsa
  • Sour cream if desired




  • Warm the tortilla in a low oven wrapped in foil or in a pan on low heat
  • Heat the butter and oil over medium heat in an omelet pan
  • Add the sausage, peppers, onions, seasonings and sauté for about 2 minutes
  • Add the garlic and sauté 1 minute more
  • Add the beaten eggs and let sit on heat until the eggs begin to cook
  • Stir with a rubber spatula and cook until the eggs are done but still soft and moist
  • Place the egg mixture on the lower third of the warm tortilla and top with cheeses
  • Fold up the bottom over the filling, fold in the sides and roll up tightly
  • Plate the tortilla or cut in half and plate
  • Serve with salsa and sour cream on the side or on top of the breakfast burrito
  • Add sliced tomato as an accompaniment if you desire

If you wish to further reduce your carbs, you can use scrambled egg whites (no yolks).

Enjoy your low carb breakfast burrito recipe and the company of those you share it with!


Did you know? Before the development of the modern burrito, the Mesoamerican people of Mexico used tortillas to wrap foods, with fillings of chili peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms, squash, and avocados.

The Navajo people of the Southwestern United States also made tortillas with beans and meat sauce fillings prepared much like the modern burrito.