Byron Bay Market Breakfast Burrito

March 9, 2009

It would seem the Breakie Burrito at the Byron Markets leaves quite an impression.  So here it is,  the original Byron Bay Breakie Burrito recipe from the good folks at the Byron Bay Chill Co.  You can check these guys out at www.byronbaychilli.com. They even have a free chilli cookbook you can download! 

Breakfast Burrito
serves 4

2 tablespoons butter
½ small red onion, finely chopped
1 fresh chilli, minced (optional)
8 eggs, beaten
1 cup shredded tasty cheese
¼ cup chopped coriander
salt & pepper
4 large flour tortillas


Warm the tortillas.

Melt butter in pan and sauté onion and chilli until softened.
Add eggs and stir gently until partially cooked.
Add cheese, coriander and season with salt and pepper.
Place ¼ the scrambled eggs in a warm flour tortilla down the centre.
Drizzle with chilli sauce. Fold in bottom edge, then right side and roll up.
Continue with remaining eggs and tortillas.
Wrap a paper napkin around the bottom half of the burrito and eat while moving.
Or place on a plate, sit down and consume in a relaxed manner.


variations: Cube 1 large boiled or roasted potato and sauté with the onion and chilli.  Add eggs as directed above.
Or add pieces of cooked sausage or bacon to the eggs.
Try laying slices of avocado in the tortilla and top with eggs and drizzle with sour cream.
For an “upscale” version, omit shredded cheese and add smoked salmon and pieces of cream cheese to egg mixture.

serving idea:
For brunch, place a single layer of burritos in a baking dish.  Spread with a thin layer of SALSA PICANTE, RED CAYENNE or
GREEN JALAPENO CHILLI SAUCE and sprinkle with shredded cheese. Bake for 20 minutes at 180°C or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
Garnish with chopped coriander. Mexican pot beans can be served on the side along with a platter of tropical fruits.





  1. The Breakfast Burrito 😉 I love it! I love spicy mexican food thats for sure. may names Phillip Ohlson and I live in Tweed Heads, its good that i found your site actually, I am taking a few mates down to Byron soon and they asked me what was there lol So i wanted to look for things to do. the market place is a great idea! Phillip

    • Thanks for your comment Philip. If you head down to Byron on a market day (1st Sunday of each Month) go on an empty stomach and sample a Burrito. You won’t be disappointed. The beach is always a good option at Byron, surfing, diving, even the tea tree lakes at Sulfork Park. There is also plenty of music to take in. Sunday afternoon at the Beach Hotel there is a band and most evenings (early) at the Railway Friendly Bar there is music. Have a great visit.
      Regards Pip

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