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Food Review: Red's Meat Lovers Breakfast Burrito

Red's Meat Lovers Breakfast

This strays from my goal to eat gluten-free, but there are times when a quick and convenient breakfast is desired and a breakfast burrito I can pop in the microwave fits the bill.

Having sampled Red's Egg'wich in the past, a solid breakfast option, I decided to give Red's Meat Lovers Breakfast Burrito a try.

Individually wrapped burritos
Convenient packaging will store longer in the freezer, with no freezer burn issues that you get with all-in-one-big-bag packaging.

A flour tortilla filled with pork sausage, bacon, egg, Pepper Jack, and White Cheddar cheese, these burritos have 350 calories each, packing 16 grams of protein, and 32 carb grams.  They are a bit high on the sodium count, with 740mg, 32% of the daily recommended intake.  This isn't something I'm going to eat every day.

You can prepare these in an air fryer, conventional oven, and the ever-so-convenient microwave oven.  Ready in less than two minutes, I took that first bite.

They're OK.  I sampled one prepared in the microwave as well as one prepared in the oven. The portion of pork sausage is decent, but it's under-seasoned, Jimmy Dean makes better pork sausage.  The bacon is minced, a subtle presence, so I would hardly call this a "Meat Lovers" burrito.  The egg was fluffy but like the pork sausage is also under-seasoned.  The saving grace was the two-cheese combo of Pepper Jack and White Cheddar.  It's like Red's hopes that the cheese combo carries the overall flavor profile.  While the Pepper Jack does make up for the lack of seasoning in the sausage, there's not enough of it to give you a "Wow, good breakfast burrito" bite.  The burrito prepared in the oven was the better option, giving the tortilla some added texture.

Red's Meat Lovers Breakfast Burrito
Opening up a burrito for a pic is almost never pretty, but you needed to 'not see' the bacon... it's a mince.

Costing me $15.49 for a 10-count box of burritos, I'm giving Red's Meat Lovers Breakfast Burrito 3 out of 5 Bachelor on the Cheap Stars.  At $1.55 each, the individually wrapped burritos are convenient and will keep well in the freezer, but they really don't qualify as a meat lovers burrito and the cheese shouldn't be the flavor profile star.  This is a very borderline repeat buy, a very Plan B option.  My favorite breakfast sandwich is still the Jimmy Dean Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Croissant, which "buy" the way, is a cheaper and much tastier option than Red's.

Related: Food Review: Red's Egg'wich

$pend Wisely My Friends...

~ Mike



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