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Make this Great Hot Breakfast in 3 Minutes

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David has found an easy way to have a hot breakfast ready in under 5 minutes by microwaving an egg on a tortilla. It’s super-simple and super-delicious.
  Flour tortilla 1 (6-Inch Size)
  Egg 1
  Shredded cheddar cheese 1 Tablespoon
  Salsa 1 Tablespoon

Line 2-cup microwave-safe cereal bowl with microwave-safe paper towel. Press tortilla into the bowl. Crack egg into the center of the tortilla and beat egg gently with a fork to blend. Microwave on high 30 seconds; stir and microwave 15 to 30 seconds more until egg is almost set.

Remove tortilla to a flat surface. Top egg with cheese and salsa; fold bottom of the tortilla over the egg and fold in each side.

Recipe adapted from the American Egg Board.

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Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Everyday, Quick
Preparation Time: 
2 Minutes
Cook Time: 
2 Minutes
Ready In: 
4 Minutes
Getting out the door in the morning with breakfast is always a challenge for me. Cereal gets old and I just don’t have time to make anything of substance like pancakes or an omelet. Today’s recipe, a breakfast burrito, hits all the important marks for me: Quick (under 3 minutes total time) Few ingredients (just four: egg, salsa, cheese, tortilla) Easy (assemble and microwave) Portable (hand-held to eat on the run) Tasty (most important) Healthy (excellent source of protein, good source of Vitamin D, folate, calcium and iron) To get the recipe and shopping list on your smartphone (iPhone, BlackBerry, Android device) or PC, click here.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 236 Calories from Fat 118

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 13 g20.4%

Saturated Fat 5.5 g27.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 227.5 mg75.8%

Sodium 499.1 mg20.8%

Total Carbohydrates 17 g5.6%

Dietary Fiber 0.77 g3.1%

Sugars 1.9 g

Protein 12 g24%

Vitamin A 10.6% Vitamin C 1.8%

Calcium 14.4% Iron 9.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Make This Great Hot Breakfast In 3 Minutes Recipe