El Monterey Egg, Sausage & Cheese Burrito Review

El Monterey Egg, Sausage & Cheese Burrito

El Monterey isn’t known for making gourmet-style burritos, but that doesn’t mean you should pass their products by. These burritos are designed to be cheap, quick, and easy. If you’re not too picky about flavor, these will certainly do in a pinch. We do admit that there are some El Monterey products we’ve quite enjoyed, but those typically aren’t burritos.

So when we discovered the El Monterey Egg, Sausage & Cheese Burritos at our local grocery store, we were curious to see how they’d be. We’re not sure this is a company that has the chops to make great-tasting breakfast burritos, but there’s no reason not to at least sample them and see what they’re all about.

We got an eight-pack at our grocery store, which was on sale for about seven dollars. That’s almost a dollar a burrito, which is a bit more expensive than we think an El Monterey burrito should be. We were hoping these might be a bit higher in quality than their other burritos.

El Monterey Egg, Sausage & Cheese Burrito

When we cracked open the package, we discovered that each burrito was individually wrapped. The eight-pack variety of the Bean and Cheese Burritos come with the whole bunch in one single package, but these breakfast burritos are a bit easier to manage than all that. We appreciate that.

Now, oftentimes we’ll cook our frozen burritos in the oven instead of the microwave. When it comes to El Monterey burritos, however, this extra cooking care hasn’t really made much of a difference in the past besides the extra time it takes. So we stuck one of these El Monterey Egg, Sausage & Cheese Burritos into the microwave to see what it was all about.

El Monterey Egg, Sausage & Cheese Burrito

If we were told we had to describe these burritos in one word, the word we’d pick is soggy. Strangely, it’s not the shell that’s the problem — even in the microwave, that turns out fine. Everything inside that shell, however, is watery.

The eggs are the worst offender. In fact, if the eggs were a bit more solid, this would actually be a pretty decent burrito. But these eggs are what would happen if you scrambled some eggs, then dumped some water into the pan. It’s not a pleasant consistency. The cheese is gooey and melty, and that would be great if the eggs weren’t already so watery. The cheese ends up getting watery as well.

Now, if you’re just here for the sausage, you’ll probably be alright. El Monterey is not stingy on the sausage portion, and it doesn’t taste half bad. It’s not the most flavorful sausage we’ve had — it could use a little more spice, we think — but it tastes fine. We don’t have any real complaints here.

One of these burritos contains 290 calories (120 from fat) and 460 mg of sodium. None of that is too bad until you realize that one of these burritos is pretty darn small, and we have a feeling you’ll be eating two at a time. Those calories really start adding up.

The El Monterey Egg, Sausage & Cheese Burritos are a watery mess. It’s a real bummer, because with some thicker eggs, these would actually make a halfway decent breakfast. As is, though, they’re just too darn soggy to be enjoyable.

To learn more about the nutrition content or ingredients in this El Monterey breakfast burrito, check out our package scans below.

El Monterey Egg, Sausage & Cheese Burrito

El Monterey Egg, Sausage & Cheese Burrito