Easy Breakfast Burritos

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I love making a big breakfast for my family. I can’t remember if I’ve talked about this before, but my dad has a thing for big breakfasts. He doesn’t cook in the kitchen really at all, except for breakfast. Basic breakfast items – like eggs, bacon, sausage. That’s his area. He loves making omelets to order for his guests. He even heats up the plates in the oven and keeps them warm for those sleepy guests that take a while to make it down to the breakfast table. When I was little, my job was always to make the orange juice. We always had the frozen concentrate kind that you either had to thaw under warm water for a bit, or just “put some elbow grease” into it like my dad said and stir that stuff until it was all mixed up. I don’t know why they didn’t just buy orange juice out of the carton or jug like they do nowadays! But back in the day, that Tupperware pitcher and that long-handled wooden spoon were my tools and that frozen solid can of orange juice concentrate was my breakfast duty.

I’d made breakfast burritos a few times before, but had kind of forgotten about them until a friend brought them into a church breakfast. Then she made them again a few weeks later to feed hungry teenagers at our church after an over night event at the church. They hit the spot and reminded me of the versatility of those filled tortillas. You can really go with any flavors and ingredients that you prefer. You can make some with egg, some without, some with meat, some without, etc. They are great for a crowd and for various dietary needs. You can make them in advance and just warm them up in the oven. I think they’d be great for a camping weekend because they could be made ahead (in the comfort of your own kitchen a day or two before) and then just heated up over the campfire.

Breakfast Burritos

Ingredients:Up to the cook!

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Eggs – I’d estimate 1 egg per person, plus a few extras.

Milk – going to depend on how many eggs you use. Just enough milk to make scrambled eggs

Meat of your choice – ground sausage, bacon, ham – whatever you like.

Veggies of your choice – I used onion, red peppers. You could crank up the heat with hotter peppers. You could include chopped potatoes if you like.

Cheese – shredded or sliced of your choice.

Seasoning of your choice – I used salt and pepper and Adobo seasoning blend.

I like hot sauce or salsa to be more of a condiment, but you could also roll it up in the burritos if that’s what you like.

Directions:

Cook up your meat in a large skillet. Either in the same skillet, or separate (depending on how you want to make your burritos. I just did it all in one large skillet together, sauté’ your veggies to your liking, Cook potatoes if using and add them in.

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Scramble the eggs – again you can do this in a separate skillet or just pour the eggs/milk mixture into the same large skillet as the meat and veggies.

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Add in cheese if desired, seasonings, and anything else you want in your burritos.

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Time to Assemble the burritos:

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Spoon a little filling into each flour tortilla.

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Top with cheese, salsa or hot sauce if desired.

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Place in a lightly sprayed oven safe pan. You can either place these into the fridge if making the day ahead, or go ahead and bake them if enjoying right away.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes or until they are all heated through and cheese is all melty. My friend says she knows her’s are done when she sees the cheese starting to bubble out of the tortillas.

Serve with salsa or hot sauce if desired.

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Enjoy!


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