Egg and ham breakfast burrito

Oct 14, 2022 • 15 min

Start your day off right with a lower-carb breakfast option. Packed with filling protein, fiber and nutrients, this breakfast burrito will keep you going until lunch. Swap out the ham for extra veggies, if you’d like.


  • 4 eggs
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. cheddar cheese
  • 2 tsp. margarine (trans fat-free)
  • 4 slices deli ham (reduced sodium, chopped (about 3 oz.)
  • 1/4 c. onion (diced)
  • 1/4 c. green pepper (diced)
  • Corn tortillas (heated)
  • Salsa
  • Hot pepper sauce


Step 1:

In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, egg whites, hot pepper sauce, black pepper and cheese.

Step 2:

Heat margarine in a medium nonstick pan over medium heat. 

Step 3:

Add ham and sauté for 2–3 minutes. Then remove ham and set to the side.

Step 4:

Add onions and green peppers to the hot pan and cook for about 5 minutes. 

Step 5:

Add ham back to the pan.

Step 6:

Reduce the heat to low and add eggs to the pan. Gently stir and continue lightly cooking over low heat until eggs are cooked.

Step 7:

Portion into four servings. Spoon each onto a tortilla and top each with 1 teaspoon salsa.

Nutrition facts

4 servings

Serving size: 1 burrito

Amount per serving

Calories 200

Total fat 8g; saturated fat 2.5g

Cholesterol 200mg

Sodium 380mg

Total carbohydrate 15g; dietary fiber 2g; total sugars 2g

Protein 16g

Potassium 270mg

Adapted from