Jace’s Breakfast Burritos

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Wake your people up with the aroma of carne asada grilling. Jace’s Breakfast Burritos will make everyone’s weekend!

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My youngest brother is named Jace. I was almost 14 when he was born, so we lived very different childhoods. He’s closer in age to my kids than I am to him.

Both my brothers went to college near where we live now, so we had the opportunity to live in the same time town and sometimes in the same house over the years since we moved back to California. But, it wasn’t until this summer that Jace made me his famous Breakfast Burritos.

Wow! You are going to want to make these this weekend!

Jace and his girlfriend, Pauline, came to visit this summer. He told me he had plans. And no one has really been successful at deterring Jace from his plans. So I went with it. I’m so glad I did!

I was greeted the next morning by the aroma of carne asada cooking on the grill. If that has never happened to you, let me tell you, it’s a beautiful thing.

Fans of The Regular Show will remember the episode of the Every Meat Burrito. This is kinda like that. Only breakfast style. And there’s no alpaca.

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For his breakfast burritos, Jace laid out a variety of fillings: grilled carne asada, bacon, sausage, tater tots, eggs fried over-easy (in bacon grease), shredded cheddar cheese, hot sauce, and guacamole. Yum! Sausage and Guacamole not pictured.

I would never have thought to put all these fillings in breakfast burritos, but trust me when I say it totally works. And I wish I had some right now.

Carne Asada is a Mexican-style, thinly sliced, marinated cut of beef. It’s usually made with skirt steak. I’d never heard of it until I met my college roommate, Laura. My parents always ordered carnitas, so I didn’t know about carne asada. I texted Laura for a homemade marinade recipe last week. I will update you soon.

Until then, know that you can buy marinated carne asada at Mexican markets, Trader Joe’s, and some grocery stores. I’m gonna guess that it’s location-dependent.

Let your people fill their breakfast burritos however they like and then crisp them on the griddle. Get the biggest tortillas you can find because you’re going to want to fill these breakfast burritos. Trust me.

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Jace’s Breakfast Burritos
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Wake your people up with the aroma of carne asada grilling. Jace's Breakfast Burritos will make everyone's weekend!
Course: Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: breakfast, breakfast burrito
Servings: 8
Calories: 966 kcal
Author: Jessica Fisher
  • 1 package tater tots
  • 1 pound carne asada meat
  • 1 pound bacon
  • 1 pound breakfast sausage
  • 8 eggs
  • 8 large burrito size tortillas
  • 2 cups or more shredded cheddar cheese
  • hot sauce
  • guacamole
  1. Bake the tater tots according to package directions.
  2. Cook the carne asada on a hot grill until cooked through. Chop coarsely and cover to keep warm.
  3. Cook the bacon in a skillet or in the oven until done.
  4. Cook the sausage in a skillet until no longer pink.
  5. Fry the eggs in a hot skillet according to your preferences.
  6. Assemble the breakfast burritos by layering on a tortilla: tater tots, carne asada, bacon, sausage, eggs, cheese, hot sauce, and guacamole. Roll up and crisp on a hot griddle, if desired. Devour as soon as possible.
Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are approximate and are based on making 8 burritos. Refrigerate leftovers promptly and use within 4 days.

Nutrition Facts
Jace’s Breakfast Burritos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 966 Calories from Fat 585
% Daily Value*
Fat 65g100%
Saturated Fat 23g144%
Cholesterol 307mg102%
Sodium 1666mg72%
Potassium 787mg22%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 47g94%
Vitamin A 596IU12%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 311mg31%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Jennifer I. says

    So did you ever get that marinade recipe? 😉

    • My college roommate said to marinate with this an orange, a green onion, salt, and some of this marinade. She also suggested this seasoning.(affiliate link). I don’t like those ingredients labels, so I will need to experiment. 🙂

      • Jennifer I. says

        Because of the msg? Not to mention it’s really expensive. $ 9.55 for 14 oz? Ouch!

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