Slow-Carb Recipes: Breakfast Burrito

Slow-carb/Paleo friendly breakfast burrito

When you get tired of just tossing some eggs, lentils, and spinach in a pan, or if you don’t eat lentils, this is exactly what you’re looking for.

This recipe comes from a great paleo cookbook called Primal Blueprint: Quick & Easy Meals. Click that link if you want more!

The versatility of this breakfast is limitless. The only main ingredient is eggs. Everything else is completely up to you.

In this example, I’m doing a sort of Tex-Mex flair.

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  • 4 eggs, whites and yolks separated
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 to 2 tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup canned diced green chiles
  • 1 red pepper, cut into strips
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 cup cooked meat (try sliced steak, ground beef, or shredded chicken)
  • 1 avocado, cut into wedges or small chunks
  • hot sauce or salsa on the side


  1. Whisk the egg whites
  2. Warm a lightly oiled 10-inch skillet. Pour half of the egg whites in the pan, swirling the pan around so the whites spread thinly and evenly. After about 30 seconds, put a lid on the pan and cook 1 minute more. Use a rubber spatula to loosen and slide the egg white “tortilla” onto a plate. Repeat once more with the remaining egg whites.
  3. In the same pan, sauté onions with oil for one minute then add tomato, green chiles, red pepper, cilantro, and meat.
  4. Whisk egg yolks and pour into the pan, mixing into a scramble with the other ingredients.
  5. Add avocado at the very end, then spoon half of filling onto each egg white. Roll the egg whites up into burritos and serve with hot sauce or salsa.

This turned out way better than I thought it would (I didn’t count my first attempt) and is completely delicious.

You could speed things up by chopping the veggies up and separate your eggs the night before.

Want more awesome recipes like this?

This recipe comes from Mark Sisson’s cookbook, Primal Blueprint: Quick & Easy Meals. There are over 100 awesome recipes in the book, and you should definitely check it out. Paleo and slow-carb, in my opinion, are close cousins and most recipes can work well in either diet. This recipe was reprinted here with permission.

Give it a shot! What are your favorite fillings for your breakfast burrito?

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  1. Hi i thought that it was imperative to avoid tortillas?

    • Hey Glenn; it is imperative to avoid tortillas! This burrito doesn’t have a tortilla. You make the “tortilla” with *just* the egg whites.

      This one is pure protein, and the only carbs are veggies!


  2. Elsie Michelle De Jesus Picon says

    I made tortilla with garbanzo flour (yo preparo las tortillas con harina de garbanzo y agua)

  3. I came across this recipe through another website when I was looking for Paleo breakfast recipes. My god, it looks delicious 🙂 Really creative. Will be testing it tomorrow!

  4. I JUST made this. Couldn’t get the “tortilla” to cook in the pan, so I greased a small plate with coconut oil and cooked the egg white in the microwave for 1 minute. It was too small to roll into a burrito so I ate it taco style and OH MY GOSH I might need to go by some chickens because I could probably eat this A LOT. Definitely a LIFESAVER!

  5. This was pretty yummy, and I thought the idea to use the egg whites as a tortilla was genius!
    Here are my suggestions for next time – I’ll keep the “tortillas” in a warm oven, because they got cold quickly and it wasn’t appealing.
    Also, I’ll definitely scramble the yolks (maybe with an added whole egg or two) separately and add them to the veggies after cooking.
    Thanks for the recipe!

  6. Am I missing the servings? Making tonight but would be great to know. It looks really good!

  7. Made and was really good. I used a hand stick blender to whip the eggs and made it very fluffy. I would probably make 1 serving at a time which is 2 eggs. I found it hard to divide evenly. Was excellent thought!

  8. What a tasty recipe you’ve posted here! My love of avocados actually ended up bringing me here lol?
    Have you tried making an avocado shake for breakfast? I found this avocado shake recipe:
    It’s also very low carb if you just stick to 0 calorie sweeteners like pure stevia. If you haven’t tried it, you definitely should. ♥♥♥ Avocados!

  9. Do you count calories

    • Hey Sher,

      Nope! Well, that’s not true. You should count occasionally to make sure you’re eating enough. In other words, don’t count to eat less than a number, count to make sure you’re eating more than that. When you eat the right foods, and don’t eat the wrong foods, calories don’t matter as much. In fact, it’s hard to overeat when you eat according to the slow-carb plan.



  1. […] 5. Primal Breakfast Burrito One thing that all Paleo breakfast burritos have in common is they won’t be using a flour tortilla as the wrapper. This one uses egg whites to make a nice fluffy casing for all of the yummy ingredients inside. It’s heavy on the meat and veggies, which will help you stay satisfied throughout your morning, and make you feel like you actually ate something. Don’t forget the hot sauce and salsa, two items that are generally Paleo safe, you’ll just want to check out the ingredients first to make sure they didn’t sneak in anything unauthorized. […]

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