Bacon Breakfast Burritos

I love the Panini Happy family. It’s not just me in my home office typing on a computer. There are a whole bunch of you out there who are grilling along with me, suggesting new combinations and bringing up interesting ideas and opportunities. Today’s Bacon Breakfast Burritos recipe was inspired by one reader’s comment…and it’s featured as a guest post for another reader.

My guest post for these burritos is over on Meal Planning Magic, a blog written by a longtime Panini Happy reader, Brenda. She launched a Breakfast Challenge for the month of March in an effort to “stop boring breakfasts” and encourage folks to exchange fun breakfast options. When Brenda invited me to create a breakfast recipe for the panini grill I recalled a recent comment from Andrew Davis in which he mentioned that he wanted to try making my Ham, Eggs & Cheddar Breakfast Crepes recipe with tortillas. I realized that I’ve never grilled a burrito on this blog. I’ve done a wrap and a quesadilla before, so it wouldn’t be that much of a stretch. Plus I always appreciate it when taquerias give the burritos a little toast on the flat top before serving. In my breakfast version I cook bacon in a skillet, sauté potatoes, onions and peppers and scramble eggs in some of the leftover bacon grease, roll it up with cheddar cheese inside a flour tortilla and grill the whole thing for those crispy, golden grill marks. With a little salsa and sour cream on the side, this is definitely a breakfast my family looks forward to. 🙂

Check out my guest post on Meal Planning Magic – many thanks, Brenda and Andrew!


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  1. tia wrote:

    it looks like an awesome breakfast – anytime breakfast too!
    .-= tia´s last blog ..Meringue Heart Cookies =-.

    Posted 3.5.10 Reply
  2. I have a Mario Batali (sp?) cast iron grill. any of your readers regularly use a cast iron grill? i have trouble with sticking with just about anything. i’m probably doing something wrong. I went the nonelectric route so i could use it on the grill and camping. Ideas/?
    .-= Kathleen The What If Girl´s last blog .. =-.

    Posted 3.5.10 Reply
    • Kathy wrote:

      Hi Kathleen – This is actually one of the most common questions I receive, advice for using a cast iron grill. I’m afraid I’ve never used one, both of my grills are electric. But I’m hoping to get my hands on a cast iron one soon and get up to speed on it because there are so many people who use them. One possibility for the sticking problem you’re having…have you tried brushing a little olive oil or melted butter on the outside of the bread?

      Posted 3.5.10 Reply
    • Hi! I have a cast iron grill too. I always butter my bread first before assembling the sandwich. That seems to work. Sometimes I’ve brushed oil on the pan too but that is a bit trickier as if you use too much the panini won’t be as crispy on the outside but if you don’t use enough it will stick. Just takes a little experimenting. BTW, we brought ours camping one time and our friends thought we were being so fancy to have a panini on a campout (little did they know how easy it really is!) Good luck!

      Posted 3.6.10 Reply
  3. Thanks Kathy for your awesome breakfast panini creation and being a guest blogger on my blog! Everything looks great!

    Posted 3.6.10 Reply
  4. dani wrote:

    i wish i could set the clock back and have breakfast again now that i have seen this 🙂
    .-= dani´s last blog ..#72) Lovely Lemon Squares =-.

    Posted 3.8.10 Reply
  5. Kathy,
    Thanks so much for putting this recipe together! I didn’t get to make it this weekend, but these look great! I’m going to try them on Saturday morning before I head to Austin for SxSW!

    Thank you thank you!

    – Drew
    .-= Andrew Davis´s last blog ..Glowing Sunshine Juice with Maca Power =-.

    Posted 3.9.10 Reply
  6. Robin Sue wrote:

    Kathy so good to see that you are still putting out creative and delicious panini for us all to enjoy! Great combinations every time. This breakfast one looks perfectly hearty for my hungry family. Thanks!
    .-= Robin Sue´s last blog ..1607 Pie =-.

    Posted 3.13.10 Reply
  7. msmeanie wrote:

    Hi Kathy — first time visiting your blog. You have some fantastic recipes on here! I am SO craving panini right now. Gosh, it has been too long since I’ve had one. This breakfast burrito idea sounds great, but I’ve been browsing your site and there are so many to choose from!
    .-= msmeanie´s last blog ..King Arthur Brownies =-.

    Posted 3.13.10 Reply
    • Kathy wrote:

      Thanks!! Glad you came by!

      Posted 3.13.10 Reply
  8. Kevin wrote:

    Great looking breakfast burrito! I like to grill my burritos as well. Just try to get any cheese near the edge so that it gets a chance to melt when you grill it up.
    .-= Kevin´s last blog ..Roasted Beets with Caramelized Onions and Feta =-.

    Posted 3.17.10 Reply
  9. Kristina wrote:

    You’re the perfect person to ask this question! I have a panini grill which has reversible plates (ridges and flat) so it can be used as a griddle, basically.

    I recently bought a bag of masa because I’ve heard it’s so easy (and it certainly sounds easy) and so delicious to make your own corn tortillas. I don’t have a tortilla press and I know a rolling pin will do fine, but I thought “Hmmm…. couldn’t you make a ball of dough, place it on the panini, and both press down to make the tortilla AND dry grill it at the same time?

    I’m not sure the plates get close enough to make the tortilla as thin as possible, but it’s worth a try, eh?

    Have you ever made your own tortillas on the press?

    Posted 9.13.11 Reply
    • Kathy wrote:

      Hi Kristina – Corn tortillas are definitely on my to-try list. I absolutely think they’d work. I’m getting a new grill this week with the flat plates. I’ve had one before and if I recall the flat plates might not meet close enough together when you close the lid, that’s the only part I’m unsure of. The ridged plates should work (there’s got to be a good use for ridged tortillas, right?).

      Posted 9.13.11 Reply
  10. Stacey wrote:

    Where is the recipe for these bacon breakfast burritos? All of the reviews make it sound delicious.

    Posted 6.16.13 Reply