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Santiago’s Breakfast Burrito Recipes

Santiago’s Breakfast Burrito Recipe

The breakfast burrito is an evolution of traditional breakfast from Santiago, Chile. It is the largest city in South America and its cuisine has been shaped by its long-standing traditions, customs, and culture.
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Author: Lori Walker, MS, RD
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 5
Calories: 757kcal


  • Skillet
  • bowl
  • baking dish


  • 6 large beated eggs, at room temperature
  • 4 tbsp  low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 can of green chili peppers
  • 1 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 3 flour tortillas
  • 2 potatoes chopped
  • 6 strips of chicken
  • Butter flavor cooking spray
  • 1/2 minced garlic clove
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, chicken broth, onion powder and seasoning. Set aside.
  • Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Place half of the cheese in the bottom of it.
  • Heat up vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat, then add potatoes and cook for 5 minutes. Add garlic, onion, green chili peppers, and chicken or bacon, and sauté for an additional 5-7 minutes.
  • Pour the egg mixture into the skillet and cook for 4-6 minutes until done. Take it off the heat afterward.
  • Toast flour tortillas in a dry skillet over medium heat to make them pliable.
  • Place 2-3 tablespoons of the egg mixture in the center of each tortilla, then sprinkle a bit of cheese over it. Roll up and place seam side down in a baking dish. Do this with all remaining tortillas.
  • Sprinkle remaining cheese on top and bake for 15-20 minutes, until melted and bubbly.
  • Serve the burritos warm with toppings of your choice.


  • Use this guide to create your own customized breakfast burrito. You can add in different vegetables, spices or proteins to make it your own.
  • If you would like a milder burrito, consider using canned diced green chili peppers instead of fresh ones. This will reduce the heat level.
  • For a healthier version of this dish, consider using turkey bacon as the protein source and low-fat cheese.
  • To make this dish even more flavorful, try adding some freshly chopped herbs like cilantro or parsley to the burrito.
  • If you would like to make individual burritos instead use smaller tortillas and portion out the filling accordingly. This will make it easier to transport or to eat on the go.
  • You can also add cooked quinoa or black beans if desired. These will add additional protein and fiber to the dish.
Keyword: Santiago’s Breakfast Burrito