The lost weekend and breakfast burritos

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/milk 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┬ásausage out to make kosher)
  • foil

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.

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Categories: Breakfast, Cheese, Eggs, kosher, Lunch, Main Dish, Mexican, Recipes, snack

Author:The Ranting Chef

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9 Comments on “The lost weekend and breakfast burritos”

  1. Naomi Kalish
    March 4, 2012 at 8:47 pm #

    These look great. Do you also have a guacamole recipe?


  2. March 19, 2012 at 3:22 pm #

    Brilliant. I’ll have to give this a try.


  3. ostranderblog
    March 19, 2012 at 11:52 pm #

    Hey I love this idea!!! Seriously the simple things that make you go hmmmm – My poor freezer between crock pots of soup and meats that I pre-make these are going to bust the seems.! ­čÖé


  4. March 22, 2012 at 1:28 pm #

    I’m not usually a huge fan of savory breakfasts (my breakfast of choice is pancakes with maple syrup + a sprinkle of sugar and lemon. Makes me feel really bad having maple syrup AND sugar but I don’t do it too often!) but that recipe looks yummy.


  5. March 22, 2012 at 2:36 pm #

    I love breakfast too and these look delicious. I have a feeling waking up for work would be easier if I had one of these on my table in the morning. Great Blog!


  6. April 6, 2012 at 5:24 pm #

    Breakfast burritos are a hit at my house. I make them 24 at a time!


  7. June 17, 2012 at 11:10 am #

    Hi, thanks for sharing this! I usually fry the rice then scramble the egg. Or saute the beans then eat it with a hot rice. This burrito surely makes me wanna try



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