Mechanics Run On Breakfast Burritos

Back in Colorado, I learned the best way to smooth ruffled feathers over a late arrival is to dole out breakfast burritos to your fellow automotive technicians.

In celebration of Release Day for my romantic suspense, A Running Heart, I’m going to step back for a moment from writing the second book in the series, Rocky Mountain High Heels, and share our tried and true burrito recipe, the one to which my main character, Amanda Hudson, refers on more than one occasion. Plus, an eight-month pregnant woman should be allowed her occasional distraction by thoughts, or fantasies, of food. 🙂


  • 1/2 lb grated sharp cheddar cheese (about 2 cups)
  • 16 oz. green chile sauce* (Most mechanics I’ve known request medium or spicy beyond my capacity to ingest.)
  • 1 lb bacon or ground sausage such as chorizo
  • 18 eggs
  • 1 c. milk
  • 12 extra-large tortillas
  • Aluminum foil

*If you are unfamiliar with green chile, please click here for an example of the sauce we’ve most recently used and explore their website for a better idea of green chile peppers.


Thoroughly cook sausage or bacon in your preferred method. Once cooled, crumble into small pieces.

Beat eggs and milk together in a bowl. Pour into large skillet over medium heat and allow to cook until egg batter begins to set.  Sprinkle the meat into the eggs and scramble until done.

Pour chile sauce into a small saucepan and heat over a low setting. This is essential for a creamy sauce inside your burrito.

Warm tortillas either on a griddle (preferred method) or by microwaving briefly.

Tear off sheets of foil about the size of a tortilla, one for each burrito. Place a still warm tortilla on a sheet then add egg and meat mixture (figure 1 1/2 eggs per burrito), sprinkle cheese, and spoon over the hot green chile.

Fold one long side of the tortilla over, bring up the bottom flap, then the top flap, and then fold over the other long side. Bring to one corner of the foil sheet and roll the foil, tucking in the ends once you reach the other corner.

Stack the completed burritos together so they’re ‘spooning’ (I couldn’t resist, being a romance author and all 😉 ). This aids in melting the cheese into the sauce.

Distribute to your favorite mechanics for best results.




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