Saturday, August 3, 2013

BREAKFAST BURRITOS


I was soooo hungry this morning and I wanted a hearty breakfast.  My husband, you can see his arm above...haha, benefited from this craving and I even delivered it poolside....a few pats on the back for me! Ha!

I had been to the farmers market last week and had gotten some fresh, homegrown tomatoes and peppers.  I was thinking that I needed Roma tomatoes to put into the eggs because they do not have as much water as other tomatoes.  But, then I remembered that you could take the seeds out of the tomatoes and what is left is more firm.  I had some green onions and bacon and had picked up some tortillas yesterday so I was set.

I could have kept adding things to this dish.  I thought spinach would have been good, and/or cilantro, leeks, potatoes, canadaian bacon, ham, sausage....the ideas are limitless.  My husband does not like a lot of cheese but I think it would have been good to add some grated cheddar or monterrey jack cheese before you roll the burrito up.

I have seen people use water and milk to help make their scrambled eggs fluffy...I say use whatever you have in the fridge.  If you have skim milk or 2%, you have the best of both worlds.  I used 2% milk because that was what I had but I have even used water before and it make the eggs fluffy and so light.

I also had some fresh peaches from the farmers market and blueberries from a local farm and kiwis, so I added those to the plate to serve as a contrast to the savory main dish.  Perfection!  It filled us up and gave us lots of great vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants from all the fresh ingredients, as well!

A little hint for warming your tortillas is to lay about 3-4 in a damp paper towel, roll them up, and place in the microwave for about 20 seconds.  They come out soft and warm!

What a perfect way to impress your guests!  Hope you get to make some soon!





BREAKFAST BURRITOS
(Makes 4 very full burritos or 6 moderately filled burritos)

7 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup of milk (I used 2%)
1 tomato, seeds removed and diced
2 green onions, chopped
1 small jalapeno pepper, seeds removed and diced (mine had started to turn red so it was not as hot)
4 slices of bacon, cooked and broken into bite-size pieces
salt and pepper to taste
flour tortillas (regular size)
Cheese, hot sauce, salsa as add ons, if desired

Break your eggs into a large bowl, add the milk and whisk until blended well.


Add to a pan that has 2 tablespoons of melted butter.
 
Add the vegetables and bacon and salt and pepper.




Stir until eggs are the consistency you would like them to be.
 
Spoon into a flour tortilla and roll into a burrito and serve!
 
 









1 comment:

karin dowers said...

Yum ! And beautiful !