Recipe Friday: U.S. Egg Secret Menu Burrito

Written by Marilyn Hawkes Category: Recipes Issue: April 2017
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Durango burrito. Courtesy U.S. Egg.U.S. Egg regulars already know about the breakfast spot’s secret menu made up of dishes created by customers. But for everyone else, I’m going to let you in on a secret: To access the secret menu, visit and like the U.S. Egg Facebook page and then take a peek under the “notes” section.

Why have a secret menu? “We can give our Facebook guests who have liked us something special and unique,” says co-owner George Gebran. The secret menu also inspires other guests to chime in with their own recipes and ideas, he says.

The Durango burrito is named after a customer from Durango, Colorado, who gave U.S. Egg a chicken marinade recipe with the unusual ingredient of melted butter. “The chicken really makes the flavor pop,” Gebran says.

When preparing, make sure not to put the green chiles in too soon or the eggs will be soupy, Gebran says. The recipe makes four huge burritos.

Durango Burrito
1 lb. marinated chopped chicken breast (marinate for 24 hours in ½ cup melted butter, juice of two lemons, 1 tsp. garlic salt, 1 tbsp. paprika and 1 tbsp. oregano)
12 eggs
1 cup chopped green chiles
1 cup Monterey jack cheese
1 cup salsa
¼ cup half-and-half
1 tsp. seasoned salt (such as Lawry’s)
ground black pepper
9-inch flour tortillas (4)


Breakfast potatoes
12 russet potatoes
Canola oil, for frying
Butter, for frying
1 onion, finely diced
1 cup chopped cilantro
Salt and ground black pepper