As indicated in prior posts, I’ve not been at home a lot lately, so my cooking (and grocery shopping) have taken a bit of a hit. So today’s post is a variation on a theme from yesterday’s: breakfast burritos.
I am a big fan of breakfast. I love it. I’m not talking about a bowl of soggy cereal or a doughnut and coffee. I’m talking about breakfasts that must be cooked. Pancakes have promise. French toast is even better. Eggs? Nirvana. Corned beef hash? fantastic. And as my children will attest, bacon is the perfect food. Is there something better than waking up to the smell of fresh cooked bacon? I’m not so sure.
I am also the kind of person that once I am up for the weekday, it is time to get moving. I just cannot sit at the breakfast table as I am already thinking about the things I need to get done. I would much rather get to the office and grab something quick there but unfortunately buying more than a daily bagel can get expensive rather quickly. The solution is the home-made breakfast burrito.
Like the lunch burritos in my last post (Call me Mr. Chipotle), the idea is to cook once and eat many times. While there are many variations you can employ, here is what I did.
- eggs (1 per burrito)
- milk (to mix with the eggs prior to scrambling)
- burrito sized tortillas (8)
- pre-cooked turkey sausage crumbles (leave this or the cheese out to make kosher)
- 1 T of olive oil
- diced red pepper (1)
- diced onion (2/3)
- sliced mushroom
- diced jalapeno (1)
- shredded Mexican cheese (leave this or the sausage out to make kosher)
Break the eggs into a bowl and mix with about 1/2 cup of milk. Pour into a preheated pan over medium high heat. Scramble the eggs and remove from heat. Add oil to the pan and after the oil is hot, add the peppers and onion. Saute the mixture until the onions start to become translucent. Add the mushrooms and cook for another 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
Place a sheet of foil down, then tortilla and start adding your ingredients. I made 8 burritos and found the assembly line worked well for me.
Wrap them up and put them in the freezer. This morning, after 2 minutes in the microwave, I had a delicious REAL breakfast while sitting at my desk and reading email.