April 05, 2010

Good morning? Delicious morning!

I am addicted to breakfast burritos. They're easy, quick, and a nice change of pace from classic eggs on toast. Which I also love. I'm a breakfast bimbo.

Breakfast Burritos

What to use:
  • 1/2 lb. breakfast sausage
  • 3 eggs
  • Chopped onion, tomato, and other veggies
  • Shredded sharp cheddar
  • Sour cream
Cut up the sausage into thick slices. I prefer a serrated knife for this project, because it cuts through the plastic sleeve more easily. Use a spatula to flatten the slices to 1/4- to 1/2-inch thickness. It's okay if they come out different sizes.

If the spatula sticks, dab it with Crisco or nonstick spray.

Score the sausage in a crisscrossing pattern, leaving the patties whole.

Only the biggest ones will yield nine pieces.

Run the knife underneath the patties to release them from the board, and place in a skillet on medium to medium-high heat. Once they're slightly brown on both sides, use the spatula to separate them at the score lines.

Some sawing back and forth may be required.

While the sausage is cooking, raid the fridge for vegetables. I always use tomato and onion, but hot peppers, black olives, and fresh cilantro are also favorites. Coarsely chop all vegetable toppings.

Yep. I am a store-brand hussy.

The sausage is ready to come up once all the pieces are good and brown.

I actually like mine a bit on the crispy side.

Remove the pieces and set aside to drain. Pour off some of the grease from the skillet, and use the rest to scramble 3 eggs. It seemed patronizing to explain scrambling eggs, but I will advise beating in a few shakes each of dried cilantro and marjoram. They add a hint of savoriness that makes the eggs pop.

While the eggs are cooking, warm two tortillas. As soon as the eggs are finished cooking, assemble the burritos and serve!

There's shredded cheddar at the bottom of this pile.

Not gonna lie. I am starting to feel in a culinary rut. So I'd like to kick it out to y'all. What do you fix for breakfast when you can't stand another egg on toast?


  1. Yum. I love sausage but I almost never eat it. This looks really good!! I think my kids may even go for it...

  2. In my experience kids do go for these. They get a kick out of building their own. And, I think as long as you use corn tortillas and skip the cheese, Sam could join in the fun? Depends, I guess, whether he eats eggs. Some dairy-frees do, some don't.

    Try a turkey sausage and Egg Beaters for a lower fat/cholesterol option! For my part, as long I pile on enough veggies and cheese, it's all good...

  3. daaaaad of decatur/antigo/metropolis reminds us of the time honored baloneyo's with milk and mustard.
    To prepare: slice a round circle (or several) from a baloney sandwich (or several)with mustard... add one glass of milk for each place setting. Tell family and friends you just discovered a new internet sensation cereal from the even darker recesses (barren branches) of Misty's family tree!!!


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