Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Breakfast Burritos or Not

Again inspired by the Pioneer Woman, last weekend we actually made an effort for breakfast. As much as I love the super-easy Egg in the Hole from last week, this is a great breakfast when you're starving and need your stomach to be appeased for the next several hours. Plus, the effort involved is indirectly proportional to the tastiness yielded. I hope we're all on the same page because we're getting started now!

Start by washing and scrubbing a few potatoes- we went with some red potatoes.

Once they are soft when poked with a fork, drain them, let them cool and then chop them up.

Meanwhile start sauteing some chopped onions and peppers. You could even throw in a jalapeno if you felt like it (or have some leftover).

Then add in your chopped potatoes.

Let it all cook together for a while until the potatoes develop a nice golden crunch.

Next we add some shopped spicy sausage which was already cooked (if starting with raw sausage, I would probably throw them into your pan first.)

Next add in your egg mixture. Here we have 4 eggs mixed with about 1 cup of pepperjack cheese and chopped chives.

Slowly fold the mixture over so that you don't end with scrambled eggs or an omelet but something in between. Once the egg has settled, we're reading to plate it!

Just plop some of the mixture into a burrito and fold! OR if you're like us and got "brown rice tortilla" which tasted funky, just put it in a bowl and top it with sour cream and salsa


Breakfast Burritos or Not
Adapted from this recipe on The Pioneer Woman Cooks!

  • 1 pound red potatoes, washed and scrubbed
  • 2 tbls butter (or if you're a fatty like me, bacon fat)
  • 1 bell pepper or a couple sweet peppers chopped
  • 1 half onion chopped
  • 2 pre-cooked spicy sausages
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup pepperjack cheese
  • 2 tbls chopped chives
  • salt and pepper
  • Tortillas and/or sour cream and salsa
Put your potatoes in a saucepan of cold water and bring to a boil. Cook until potatoes are tender when poked with a fork. Drain and when cool coarsely chop.

A large skillet melt butter and saute onions and peppers until soft. Add chopped potatoes and let cook together for a couple minutes, letting the potatoes develop a nice crust.

Add in chopped sausage and let cook for another few minutes. Let the ingredients get to know each other.

In a small bowl whisk up your eggs and add shredded cheese, chopped chives and salt & vinegar. Add mixture to skillet and gently fold everything together. When eggs are settled, you are ready for deliciousness! Either plop some into a tortilla for a burrito or eat out of bowl topped with sour cream and salsa. Can't really go wrong here, folks.


  1. Great start to the day, I love anything you can plop onto a Tortilla.

  2. Just found your blog - really enjoying it!

  3. SprinkleandServe- Thanks for dropping by!