Recipe blitz recipe #1: Breakfast burritos

7 Jun

My mom recently pointed out that I have not been posting many recipes. She’s right. And that’s mainly because, up until recently,  I haven’t really had many recipes to share. But now I do! Beginning today, there will be a recipe blitz. Look for approximately 7 new recipes in the next 10 days. Up first…breakfast burritos.

I found this idea on Money Saving Mom a couple of weeks ago. I really liked the idea of having a grab and go breakfast, especially for my husband who, on most mornings, does not have time to eat breakfast at home. Also, I was starting to get sick of bagels. I wasn’t 100% in love with Crystal’s recipe, so I made my own:

The Empty Kitchen’s Breakfast Burritos (adapted from Money Saving Mom):

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil (can substitute with 1 tbsp butter)
  • ½ cup onions, chopped or diced
  • ½ cup peppers, chopped or diced
  • 6 eggs, beaten
  • 2-3 slices hot pepper cheese, or any type of cheese you like
  • 6 flour tortillas, whatever size you like
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • Optional: sausage, bacon, ham

Directions:

  1. Heat oil in nonstick skillet
  2. Sauté onions and peppers until semi-soft
  3. Pour in beaten eggs, letting them set in skillet and then scrambling eggs along with onions and peppers (If using optional breakfast meat, you can add the cooked meat to the pan at this point)
  4. Add in cheese, letting it melt. Remove from heat when cheese is melted
  5. Using ¼ cup measuring cup, scoop mixture into warmed tortillas. Roll up like a burrito.
  6. Wrap burrito in tin foil (Crystal recommends using a paper towel for first roll, then wrapping in tin foil. Either way is fine) and place in freezer. When ready to eat, wrap in paper towel and heat in the microwave for approximately 1 ½ min

The recipe can be doubled, tripled, halved…pretty much however you want. I figured it was a one egg to one burrito ratio; you can use that as a rough guideline.

I spent no money making these as I had every ingredient on hand. If you had to buy the ingredients, I would think that each burrito would cost a total of $.50, depending on what you put in the filling. Not a bad way to start the morning!

 

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3 Responses to “Recipe blitz recipe #1: Breakfast burritos”

  1. Mrs. C June 7, 2011 at 11:53 am #

    Again, great minds think alike. I just made a batch of breakfast burritos, of course mine had meat. Um, they were for lunch on Sunday and I didn’t have very much left over to freeze. Oh well. So do you really just wrap in foil and freeze? I’m trying to start to make extra and freeze for future use but the how to store part gets me confused every time!

    • theemptykitchen June 7, 2011 at 11:58 am #

      yup. it’s that easy. i roll them up, wrap them in tin foil and put them all in a gallon sized freezer bag for organization purposes. i don’t even bother to label the bag because between my husband and i, they don’t last very long!

  2. Barb @ 1 Sentence Diary June 22, 2011 at 12:55 pm #

    That is such a great idea! I’ve been trying to think of better breakfast options for my son, who likes to eat as he walks to school (he can’t bother to take the time to eat at home, as that would require getting up a few minutes earlier — teenagers!). I love this idea. Definitely going to try it in Sept. when school starts up again.

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