Breakfast Burrito in a Jar #Recipe Is One Of 150 Best Meals In A Jar

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150 Best Meals In A Jar - Breakfast Burrito in a Jar

Courtesy of 150 Best Meals in a Jar by Tanya Linton © 2016 Reprinted with publisher permission. Available where books are sold.

Breakfast Burrito in a Jar

This recipe, from page 13 of Breakfasts and Snacks, makes 1 serving. It calls for the use of one 1-pint (500 mL) wide-mouth mason jar and a baking sheet lined with foil.

This is my take on a breakfast burrito. It doesn’t have the wrap, but that doesn’t mean you couldn’t bring one with you. Or just eat it without. By the time you get to work, it will be at room temperature and ready to eat.


  • 1 8-inch (20 cm) flour tortilla
  • 2 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1⁄4 cup salsa
  • 1⁄4 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1⁄4 cup chopped avocado (see Tip)
  • 1⁄4 cup diced dry-cured chorizo
  • 1⁄4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese


Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).

1. Roll flour tortilla into a cylinder and cut into thin strips. In a small bowl, toss tortilla strips with 1 tbsp (15 mL) oil until coated. Arrange strips in a single layer on prepared baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool completely in pan.

2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk egg and milk until blended.

3. In a medium skillet, heat the remaining oil over medium heat. Pour in egg mixture, tilting the pan to cover the bottom with a thin layer of egg. Cook for about 3 minutes or until almost set. Turn egg over and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat and let cool. Once cool, roll egg into a cylinder and cut into thin strips.

4. Add salsa to jar, wiping down any splashes from the side of the jar. Layer egg strips, bell pepper, avocado, chorizo, cheese and tortilla strips on top. Seal jar and refrigerate for up to 2 days. Enjoy straight out of the jar.


When chopping avocados to add to a mason jar, squeeze a bit of lemon or lime juice over them to prevent them from browning. In place of the avocado, you could use guacamole with a squeeze of lemon or lime juice.

If you’re looking for more meal in a jar recipes like this be sure to check out my 150 Best Meals in a Jar cookbook review. You can purchase the cookbook on Amazon by clicking below.

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150 Best Meals in a Jar cookbook

150 Best Meals In A Jar

  • Author: Tanya Linton
  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Robert Rose (March 21, 2016)
  • ISBN-10: 077880528X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0778805281
  • Cover price $19.95
  • Purchase on Amazon

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patricia Marsden August 11, 2016 - 9:37 am

Looks very pretty!

Mitch August 22, 2016 - 1:49 pm

What a cool idea for a meal! My son would love to see this served to him!

Nicole August 22, 2016 - 4:00 pm

This is such a fantastic idea with great recommendations / ideas. Thank you for sharing with us.

Scott August 22, 2016 - 5:30 pm

Oh gosh, this is another mason jar one I would like to try. Wonder how well it would keep if I made it the night before?!

Lisa Jones August 22, 2016 - 6:13 pm

I Will Have To Make This I Bet It’s Delicious Convenient & Ready To Go I Love It!!

Kim Croisant August 22, 2016 - 6:48 pm

I like this idea. I recently made a salad in a jar, but everyone does that. Seeing this now I know I can put my breakfast in a jar too.!!! Thanks.


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