Friday, July 24, 2015

Another Breakfast Burrito.

That's right, hubby wanted breakfast burritos one morning, but instead of making the one with bacon, he wanted the lunch style with Frito chips and smoked sausage.  Problem was, I didn't have any Frito chips or Mexican white cheese, so I did what I always do...used what was available!

Breakfast Burrito with Smoked Sausage


1 - 10 inch tortilla
1/4 cup sharp Cheddar cheese
1 large egg, cooked scrambled style
1 smoked sausage, cut in half lengthwise (I prefer Johnsonville)
1 Tbsp. chunky salsa, medium heat
1 Tbsp. butter, margarine or butter substitute


Place tortilla on a large plate or flat, clean surface; spread the cheese in the middle.

Spread the cooked scrambled egg over the cheese; place the split sausage on top.

Spread the salsa down the center of the split sausage,

Now here comes the fun part, sealing up the tortilla; and I'm proud to say I'm getting better at it each time.

Fold one long side over the ingredients sitting in the center of the tortilla; fold the second long side over.  If the fold won't stay, use a toothpick to hold it together; remove before frying.

Now it's time to fold over one short end; not too close up to the ingredients; you'll need room for the cheese to melt.  Second short end after that, flip the packet over to seam side down and you're ready for the fry pan.

Depending on how many I'm making, I'll use an 8 inch skillet for one; 10 inch skillet for two; you want room to be able to flip the burrito over to brown both sides.  Melt one tablespoon of butter in the pan, over medium-high heat, and place the packet seam side down to ensure a good seal.  Depending on your stove, type of skillet used, it could take one to two minutes; lift up one end to make sure it's nicely browned before flipping to the top side.  You shouldn't need to add anymore butter, but do if you feel the pan is too dry.  Again, brown for one to two minutes, check, and place on your plate (seam side down).  Be brave and take that first hot bite with your mouth, or cut it in half to allow some cooling.

This recipe makes one delicious breakfast burrito with smoked sausage; or use any meat you desire like ham, bacon, sliced steak, even a cooked hamburger.

Practice makes perfect, so enjoy making a breakfast burrito; especially enjoy eating it!

Mary Cokenour

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