Saturday, March 20, 2010

Easy Breakfast Burritos

You know how when you live with someone long enough it seems like you can read their thoughts? This morning my husband was standing in our pantry staring at the many boxes of cereal and I could just tell that maybe it shouldn't be a cereal morning.  When I offered up breakfast burritos he gratefully said, "yes, please!"

These burritos are very common at many fast food restaraunts and you can easily pay a lot of money for them.  I love making them at home because I can make a big batch for breakfast and also make some for the freezer.  On busy mornings it is a snap to pull one out, pop it in the microwave and head out the door with a hot breakfast in hand.  Use whatever fillings your family likes and enjoy a portable hot breakfast!
Easy Breakfast Burritos
Recipe Source: A Cook's Quest, and many other cooks

1/2 pound sausage, diced ham, chorizo, or turkey sausage
1 small onion
6-10 eggs
red, yellow, green or orange pepper
flour tortillas
cheese

Brown you meat in a frying pan over medium high heat.  Add chopped onion and peppers.  While the meat and veggies are cooking, break your eggs into a small bowl and whisk.  When the veggies and  meat are cooked add your eggs and continue cooking until the eggs are set.

Heat tortillas in a the microwave or on the stove top to soften.  Add scrambled egg mixture, cheese and hot sauce if desired.  Eat immediately or wrap in plastic wrap and freezer for later.

To reheat: Microwave 30 seconds-1 minute depending on your microwave.

**Turn these burritos into breakfast enchiladas by putting the rolled burritos into a baking dish and covering with enchilada sauce and topping with grated cheese.  Bake for 20-25 minutes or until heated through.

Total Cost $4.01 made 8 burritos (.50 each)
Sausage $1.25
Onion $.30
Eggs $.60
1/2 pepper $.32 (I found a great deal on red peppers for $.75)
Tortillas $.74
Cheese .80 (1/5 of a block that I bought for $3.99)
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