Make-Ahead Sweet Potato and Chorizo Breakfast Burritos


The sweetness from the sweet potatoes is the perfect complement to the spicy chorizo inside these make-ahead burritos! Store in the fridge for up to 3 days or freeze. Take one out of the freezer and thaw in the fridge overnight for a quick breakfast idea!

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
8 burritos


  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 1/2-inch cubes

  • 3 green onions, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 (14 ounce) package Mexican-style chorizo

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 8 eggs

  • 8 (10 inch) flour tortillas

  • ½ cup salsa

  • 1 (4 ounce) package queso fresco, crumbled


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Place sweet potatoes and green onions on the baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Toss to combine and spread out evenly.

  3. Roast in the preheated oven until soft, about 25 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, cook chorizo in a medium skillet over medium-high heat, breaking apart with a wooden spoon, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain any excess fat; transfer chorizo to a bowl and set aside to cool. Wipe out the skillet and return it to the stove.

  5. Whisk eggs in a bowl. Heat butter in the skillet over medium-high heat. Pour in eggs and scramble until just set, 3 to 5 minutes. Scrape eggs into a bowl and let cool.

  6. Line up tortillas in assembly-line fashion. Divide chorizo between the 8 tortillas. Top each with a portion of sweet potato-onion mixture, scrambled eggs, 1 tablespoon salsa, and queso fresco. Fold the bottom of each tortilla up over the filling, then fold in both sides and roll up burritos.

  7. Flip burritos so they are seam side-down. Wrap each individually with aluminum foil and place into a resealable plastic bag.

Cook's Note:

These reheat more evenly when thawed. To reheat a thawed burrito, remove from aluminum foil and wrap in a paper towel. Heat in the microwave at 30% power for 2 to 3 minutes, or until warmed through. For frozen, heat at 30% power for 5 minutes, or until warmed through, turning over halfway through.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

634 Calories
35g Fat
51g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 634
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 35g 45%
Saturated Fat 12g 61%
Cholesterol 238mg 79%
Sodium 1431mg 62%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 19%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 3mg 14%
Calcium 188mg 14%
Iron 5mg 26%
Potassium 650mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

You’ll Also Love