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Jan 24, 2011

Review: McDonald's - McSkillet Burrito with Sausage

McDonald's McSkillet Burrito with Sausage is the big brother to the Dollar Menu Sausage Burrito and features scrambled eggs, potatoes, onions, roasted green peppers and red peppers, a sausage patty, shredded Cheddar and Jack cheese, a slice of American cheese, and a spicy salsa roja (red salsa) wrapped in a flour tortilla.

At a little more than 8 ounces, it's the largest single breakfast item on McDonald's morning menu and costs $2.79.

Another way to describe a McSkillet Burrito would be to say that it's like a BK Breakfast Bowl wrapped in a tortilla but not as good. While the tortilla does make it easy to eat on the go, I could do without the extra carbs in the morning.
It's a little bit different from the $1 Sausage Burrito beyond being bigger in that it has potatoes, shredded cheese, and the Salsa Roja. The sausage patty also comes as a whole patty torn into two in Angus Snack Wrap fashion.
You can see the colors red and green are sorely lacking here.
The salsa roja is the main flavor of the McSkillet Burrito; mostly because whoever made my burrito went a little crazy with the sauce gun. They call it a salsa roja but it tastes like hot sauce with some diced tomatoes thrown in; it's tart with a medium amount of heat. It's the spiciest item I've tried on the McDonald's menu although if the Jalapeno Cheddar McChicken ever goes national, I might think differently.
The salsa roja pretty much covered up most of the flavors of the McSkillet Burrito. I could taste the sausage and American cheese occasionally but didn't really taste any peppers or Cheddar/Jack cheese. Also, somehow what little potatoes and veggies I had in my burrito ended up on one end. The eggs were nice and fluffy though.

If I were to suggest improvements, I would say less salsa roja, more shredded cheese, red and green peppers, and a dash of black pepper for added flavor. The McSkillet Burrito is one of those things you can probably make better and more easily at home in an actual skillet. You'd also get more value out of two Sausage Burritos.

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Nutritional Info - McDonald's McSkillet Burrito with Sausage - 8.4 oz (238g)
Calories - 610 (from Fat - 320)
Fat -36g (Saturated Fat - 14g)
Sodium - 1390mg
Carbs - 44g (Sugar - 4g)
Protein - 27g


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13 comments :

  1. Hey, carbs in the morning are a good thing! You should always eat more carbs than protein in a meal, most people eat too much protein.

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  2. Also the concept of that looks good, we don't have anything like that in McDonalds in the UK.

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  3. @Jade: Protein in the morning is much better and more sustaining than carbs, especially empty carbs like flour tortillas.

    The tortilla seems like a heavy hit for calories, sodium, and fat at the beginning of the day. It's nice they have a variety but not something I would try. Thanks for the review.

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  4. I wish they still had these in my area. I used to get it with no sausage, still yummy.

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  5. I loved the McSkillet Burrito! They took it off the menu here in NJ a few months ago, and now I'm sad. :(

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  6. But you have double back bacon!

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  7. Agreed, this portion size could have been made slightly larger. Just had one this weekend and I wish I had ordered the 2 sausage burritos instead, although I did like the plentiful additions of peppers/potatoes. What's funny is that they already put plenty of the salsa and yet when I ordered they gave me two more salsa packets to put on...it was spicy already!

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  8. What?! They didn't give me any salsa packets! I didn't get a lot of peppers either; it would have added a lot of flavor.

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  9. I don't know why they call it the McSkillet Burrito with Sausage; it's not like they offer any other version of it. At least not according to the McDonald's website anyway.

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  10. There there... I'm sure you could cook up a better-tasting reasonable substitute.

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  11. Well as a vegetarian I don't get them either :p Even when I did eat meat, I always went for sausage - you don't get breakfast sausage like that in the UK apart from at McDonalds but I wish you could!

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  12. ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

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