Throw half a bag of frozen hash browns (tater tots) on a baking sheet and bake them according to the directions.

Next grab yourself a block of cheese and grate it up! 2-3 cups should be enough. I used pepper jack today, but if you only have cheddar on hand that would taste amazing as well.

Heat some oil in your pan and throw in 1 onion, 1 green bell pepper, and season this up with some salt & pepper. Saute this on high to medium heat until your onions are clear.

Have you ever cooked with a green chili pepper before? No? Well they are super good and I’ll walk through it step by step.

These big green chili’s are my favorite. No, you will not see some crazy guy sweating bullets on some crazy food challenge show trying to keep these down. These chili’s are mild and deliver the perfect amount of heat even my 3 year old can enjoy. You can find them in your grocery store next to the bell peppers.

First cut the top off and slice it down the middle.

Now remove all the white membrane and seeds. That’s where all the major heat is.

If you use your hands to remove all that stuff don’t touch your eyes with your hands until you wash them! Take it from me, it will kinda hurt.

Now diced up your chili, and there you have it! All ready to throw in your pan!

But first I want to introduce you to another  favorite thing of mine to cook with. The ham steak!

I love cooking with smoked bone in ham, but I never need the amount a whole spiral ham has to offer. This is just a nice thick slice of that big ol’ ham all wrapped up and ready to go!

Dice up your ham and throw that into your pan along with your chili, a few cloves of minced garlic, and season this with a bit of pepper. Hold off on the salt here, the ham will be salty enough!

Assembly time! Hey wait, does it fell like we’re missing something?

Eggs! You know I was going to put them in, but at the last minute I made an executive decision and decided not to. There was so much good stuff going on (and coming up) I just didn’t think I needed them. But if you really want the eggs, please by all means scramble in a few. I promise my feelings won’t be hurt.

On a large (not medium) tortilla put a spoon full of your ham and pepper mixture in the middle.

Now add some tot’s…

and last but certainly not least, throw a handful of your shredded cheese on top of all of this.

I guess I was afraid of the eggs taking up to much room in the tortilla & not leaving enough space for the cheese. I think I made the right choice here.

Fold this all up like a burrito and place crease side down on a baking sheet. Melt a few tablespoons of butter in the microwave and spoon a bit of it on top of your burritos.

Pop these babies in a 350 degree oven for about 15 minutes…

and viola! Crunchy on the outside, melty, yummy, savory on the inside.

Oh my goodness, so so good. And that chili pepper added the perfect amount of heat to help get you going in the morning!



  • Half a bag of frozen tater tots
  • 6 large tortillas
  • 2-3 cups shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 1 diced onion
  • 1 diced green bell pepper
  • 1 diced green chili pepper
  • 1 diced ham steak
  • 3 cloves of minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste

3 Responses to Spicy Ham & Hash Brown Breakfast Burrito

  1. Mom says:

    Yummy…I bet my grandsons devoured those burritos. Yes I like the chili ingredient, and your presentation is excellent. You are so ready for either the Food Network or PBS. I can see your having fun with your food blog as well…your Dad and I are so very proud of you babe. See you tomorrow
    Cheers XO

  2. Erin says:

    My husband and I only get to have breakfast together once a week – and these are definitely going on the rotation! They look awesome!

    Oh, and I didn’t even know soda EXISTED until I went to a birthday party in kindergarten ;)

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