Burrito Experiment #4 Breakfast

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I love breakfast burritos – I just think they are delicious. Lots of yummy things in a very handy presentation and a great way to use leftovers but also a quick meal with just a few ingredients that we keep in the kitchen.

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Frozen cooked hot (or mild) ground pork sausage – I cook a chub (1 lb) of ground pork sausage for several dishes including Mabo tofu, sausage gravy & biscuits and dirty rice. To be a bit more diet conscious and since it is just the two of us, I thoroughly drain the cooked sausage and than I split it in half… half for whatever I am cooking at the time and 1/2 goes into a ziplock bag and into the freezer for when I need it… breakfast on the weekends being a Perfect use. 1 can of whole potatoes – I try to keep a can in the cupboard for emergencies… like “what shall we have for breakfast?”… chopped up, they can be used for hash or burritos or whatever and are very handy. 1/4 chopped onion – I always have bits and pieces of onion in a ziplock bag in the fridge so easy. **Note: I do sometimes add chopped peppers and such… all depends on what’s on hand. Ground beef… leftover chicken… whatever you want – it’s a bit of a hash. Combine and cook up until browned..

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On a Burrito-size flour tortilla – layer 1: a bit of the “hash” mixture

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Layer 2: some scrambled eggs

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Layer 3: sprinkle some cheese – this is Mexican blend but anything works… heck, in a pinch, I once used a slice of American

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Layer 4: a hearty dollop of salsa – this is personal choice… I wanted something not TOO saucy because I was hoping it would be pick-up-able

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Roll up into a proper burrito and lay in a hot skillet or grill pan just long enough to brown

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Sadly, the tortillas weren’t quite as fresh as they should have been and they cracked but, as Julia Child said “Never Apologize”… I just topped it with a bit more cheese and a dab of salsa and pretended that I meant to serve it with a fork !!! ENJOY!

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Side Note: This was our first time trying this salsa and it was good… we’re trying to watch our sodium intake and many salsas are high in sodium… nice job, Trader Joe’s!

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