In Colorado,one can find an authentic Mexican place selling savory breakfast burritos in almost every neighborhood of town or even from a cart. They used to even deliver to our school. $2 bucks cash and you had yourself the most yummy breakfast creation known to man. I enjoyed them more than I would like to admit. However, now that I am back in the midwest, I am lucky if anyone knows what a breakfast burrito is or if they do, it is an oddity sold by the local fast food joints. I am ashamed to say that sometimes I would even break down and get a paltry fast food replacement, but it is no comparison to the real thing. Taco John's, McDonald's, even Qdoba has nothing on the genuine breakfast burrito.
So I have been majorly craving these, but also looking for a way to save a few bucks. We needed an easy meal that we can grab and run on frantic work mornings, so I decided to make a big batch of breakfast burritos and freeze them. Much to my dismay, this batch does not have green chili. I know, I know- did someone say "hypocrite"? Oh well, they are still really darn good and the next time we make green chili, I am storing away some extra just for this purpose. I just didn't have the time or energy to take on both of these projects today.
*Makes about 16 burritos
1 dozen eggs
1/2 onion- chopped
1/2 green pepper- chopped
Fresh cilantro (optional)
1 can black beans (drained and rinsed)
1 lb. turkey breakfast sausage (You can substitute any meat you choose)
1 bag shredded cheese
1 bag of frozen shredded potatoes
Salsa or sour cream to taste
Start by browning the meat.
I then chopped the onion, green pepper, and eventually the cilantro. (I bought cilantro for dinner the other night. I inevitably always have WAY too much cilantro and it goes to waste. I thought this was the perfect way to use some more of it up.)
Next, I added the chopped veggies and the black beans to the meat mixture and sauteed.
I then used a large pan to scramble all the eggs at once. I like to add black pepper and garlic salt to my eggs. I also added about a 1/2 cup of water to the mixture to give the eggs a little more fluff. Continue to stir the eggs until they scramble and then remove from the heat.
I also cooked 1 bag of frozen shredded potatoes.
Now it is time for burrito construction. I used medium-sized sheets of aluminum foil, placing one tortilla on the foil, and then I made a sort of assembly line. I placed each ingredient in the tortilla one at a time. I scooped the eggs on first, then potatoes, then the meat/veggie/bean mixture. Sprinkle cheese over the top of each burrito.
Top with salsa and then roll in foil.
Place the burritos in the freezer. Now you have a quick breakfast, ready to be reheated and eaten on the go. Be sure to remove foil before reheating. Enjoy!