Cinco de Mayo Breakfast Burittos with a kick!

It’s rare that I post about breakfast, but this is a spur-of-the-moment post inspired by today’s breakfast. We fancied Mexican scrambled eggs – something with a little kick to get this Bank Holiday weekend rocking. Breakfast burittos are actually a great way of using up bits that are leftover in the fridge – my burritos happen to be vegetarian, with spring onions, a red chilli and a little cheese and hot sauce. You could also add fresh tomatoes, some chopped up meat, chorizo or other crumbled sausage to your scramble.  Avocado on the side would work well, too. If you’re in Mexico or the United States, you might be gearing up to celebrate Cinco de Mayo (on 5th May) or you may have your piñatas at the ready already! In Mexico, it’s a national holiday, known as “Battle of Puebla Day” or “Battle of Cinco de Mayo” and celebrations usually include lots of Mexican snacks, such as guacamole, Mexican salads and dips, tacos or burritos, and possibly even a Margarita cocktail, or two.

Mexican Burritos

Mexican Burritos

Cinco de Mayo Breakfast Burittos

Ren Behan
Scrambled eggs with a kick rolled in two soft flour tortillas - perfect for a Mexican-inspired breakfast or brunch
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 2


  • A splash of oil
  • 2 spring onions/scallions sliced
  • 1 red chilli finely sliced
  • 4 eggs beaten
  • 1/2 cup Cheddar or Mexican cheese
  • 1 teaspoon hot chilli sauce optional e.g Tabasco
  • 2 soft flour tortillas


  • Add a splash of oil to a pan and gently fry one of the spring onions/scallions along with the red chilli. Add in the eggs and gently scramble - cook on a low heat whilst stirring.
  • In the meantime, heat the two soft flour tortillas (20 seconds in the microwave works fine)
  • Fill the soft tortillas with the scrambled eggs, top with the second spring onion/scallion, a little grated cheese and a dash of chilli sauce, or Tabasco. Roll up and eat right away!


You can add chopped tomatoes, red onions, ham, crumbled sausage or chorizo and serve with a salsa or chopped avocado.

The very best part of any celebration is to finish off with something sweet, so check out these beautiful “buñuelos or Mexican fritters by Muy Bueno – a lovely blog filled with Latin American recipes. Also, if you in the mood for a party and are looking for extra inspiration, have a look at this amazing Cinco de Mayo, Baby homage to all things Mexico by Tasty Kitchen contributor Erika.

Mexican Burritos

Happy Cinco de Mayo (or rainy British Bank Holiday) weekend!

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  1. Ren Behan says:

    Oh wow, the triple citrus pomegranate margaritas need to make an appearance on your blog! Healthy, right?!

  2. 5 stars
    Although I am from the US originally, we didn’t this year celebrate Cinco de Mayo with food so much as a jug of friend Triple Citrus Pomegranate Margaritas using my friend EA’s recipe (aka The Spicy RD)! We do love our savoury breakfasts though and it is nice to see a savoury, spicy one shared here. Lovely images too!

  3. 5 stars
    Stunning pic Ren. We tend to add spring onions and Tabasco or some other chilli sauce to our scrambles a lot. Love that extra little kick at breakfast

    1. Ren Behan says:

      Just one step away from rolling it up in a tortilla, then!

  4. I often feel that breakfast is the most understated meal of the day and perhaps because many of us stick to the usual servings of cereals or bread, it’s wonderful to see a full, filling, scrumptious and nutritious back fast recipe as yours x

    1. Ren Behan says:

      Thanks Deena – especially on a weekend when there is a bit more time 🙂

  5. 5 stars
    Oh yes please! Wonderful recipe Renatka, thanks for sharing. I’m always up for good breakfast – something different than boring sandwiches 😉

    1. Ren Behan says:

      Yes although my very favourite is scrambled eggs with Polish ham or sausage, like Wiejska 🙂

    1. Ren Behan says:

      Thanks Janice, yes sets you up for the day!

  6. I’m loving that there’s a cool Mexican festival on the same day as Arlo’s birthday… shame he’s unwell today or we could have got a Pinata on the go, but it’s a fun thought for a theme for his birthday next year. Breakfast Burritos remind me of our trip to California four years ago as they’re my brother-in-law’s favourite! We’re visiting them again this summer, so I might have to knock some up for him as a treat 🙂

    1. Ren Behan says:

      Yes they are mad about burritos in the USA! And they massively dig the Mexican/Latin vibe which I love. Time to start thinking of Brazilian recipes, soon!

    1. Ren Behan says:

      Thanks Fiona – are you not a big fan of eggs?!

  7. What a great idea Ren, they look great. I fancy them just now actually. My stomach is calling for lunch.

    1. Ren Behan says:

      Yep and veggie too so one for you!

  8. A lovely way to start the holiday Ren. I didn’t quite go this far, but we did have eggs for breakfast and a fair amount of hot chilli sauce was added 😉

    1. Ren Behan says:

      I’m glad we’re not the only ones who likes chilli on eggs!

  9. Ren Behan says:

    Thanks Camilla, sometimes these quick, off-the cuff posts strike a cord!

  10. Ooh this looks totally lush Ren, my boys would love this spicy breakfast burrito:-)

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