Leftover Chili Breakfast Burritos

Laurie Roberts


Here is a yummy way to eat up some of that leftover chili. It's quick, easy and a filling way to start the day! Ingredients here are based on 2 people as it's just me and hubby - and it depends on how hungry we are and how big the burritos are too!

★★★★★ 2 votes
5 Min
10 Min
Stove Top

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Unless you're serving a big crowd, there always seems to be leftover chili. This is a great recipe to use up the leftovers! It's a savory and filling way to start the day. The onions add a pop of fresh flavor to the burrito. Very yummy!


2-3 c
leftover chili (homemade, any recipe)
flour tortillas
1 1/2 c
cheddar cheese, shredded (medium or sharp)
sour cream
tomatoes (optional)
green onions, chopped (optional)

How to Make Leftover Chili Breakfast Burritos


  • 1Scramble up some eggs, mix with a little water or milk to make them fluffy. Or just scramble them and season with salt and pepper.
  • 2In a saucepan or microwave, heat up your leftover chili.
  • 3Zap the flour tortillas in the microwave for about 20 seconds to make them soft.
  • 4Place a tortilla on a microwave safe plate. Spoon some chili onto the middle of the tortilla being careful to leave enough tortilla edge to fold up into your burrito. (I would suggest using a slotted spoon. You don't want too much soupiness or it will soak right through the tortilla and make it doughy and fall apart.)
  • 5Layer some scrambled eggs on top of the chili, then top with shredded cheese. Dollop with sour cream.
  • 6Roll up into burrito.
  • 7Put into microwave for about 30 seconds or long enough to melt the cheese.

Printable Recipe Card

About Leftover Chili Breakfast Burritos

Course/Dish: Other Breakfast, Chili
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy