Cooking On A Budget: Breakfast Burritos

Monday, May 20, 2013

Breakfast Burritos


Each year we receive a wonderful box of breakfast goodies from my Sister and her husband. The large roll of breakfast sausage was my inspiration for this meal. Eggs - check, tortillas - check, salsa - check, cheese-check. Using what I have on hand: all part of thinking on your feet in the kitchen and using what you have available so the fresh parsley will be a nice garnish.

  • 8 eggs lightly scrambled eggs (meaning they must be soft)
  • 2 tbsp. milk
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 or 3 good pinches cayenne pepper
  • 1 - 1 1/2 cups cooked and crumbled breakfast sausage.
  • 1/2 cup salsa (home made or store bought)
  • Shredded Mexican cheese blend - about 1 - 1 1/2 cups
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • oil (vegetable or olive oil or canola)
  • Cooking Spray
  • Fresh parsley for garnish
  1. Begin by whisking in a bowl 8 eggs and 2 tbsp. of milk, the cayenne pepper with salt and black pepper to taste.
  2. In a frying pan over medium low heat, melt the butter and when the butter is melted and the pan is hot add in the eggs. As the egg begins to form along the side and bottom of the pan stir with a large spoon. Let the eggs cook a bit and stir again until you have light fluffy eggs.
  3. Set the eggs aside.

  1. Take your tortillas and to be sure they are pliable, put them in foil in a low oven - 200° for about 8 minutes. While that is happening cook the sausage.
  2. Take your roll of breakfast sausage and break it into a frying pan over medium to medium high heat. Using a wooden spoon, keep breaking down the sausage and stirring until it is a golden brown. Remove the pan from the heat. Place the sausage in a bowl and let it cool down. Use your hands to break it down even more if necessary.
  3. When the components are ready place some of the egg mixture on the tortilla wrap followed by the cooked sausage. Spoon in a little bit of the salsa and add in some of the shredded cheese. Roll up.
  4. Spray a baking pan with cooking spray and place the rolled up burritos in the pan. Brush a little oil on each one so that they crisp up when baking.
  5. Bake in a preheated 375° oven, uncovered until the tops crisp up. About 25 minutes.
  6. Add the cheese and baked for 5 minutes or so until the cheese is melted.
  7. Serve salsa on the side if you wish.

Your family will really enjoy this treat. It's great for breakfast, a brunch or a breakfast at night meal. The cayenne gives it just a little extra kick and flavor to the eggs. ENJOY. These were very filling. I could barely get a whole one down!

Breakfast Sausage
$ 2.99
Shredded Mexican cheese
$ 2.99
Tortilla Wraps
$ 1.99
Butter, and spices
$   .21
$  1.50
$  1.52
Total cost for 5 wraps
$ 11.20
Per person cost for 5 people
$ 2.24 each
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