Yum Peaceful Cooking: Breakfast Burrito with a Mexican Flair

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Breakfast Burrito with a Mexican Flair

I've had some Mexican Beef Chorizo in the fridge for a couple of weeks now (it's ok...the package says to use or freeze my Jan 11th, 2010. not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing). I bought it with the intent of making it for breakfast. A while ago, one of the gals at work had told me how her mom does it and it sounded wonderful. It was so simple and easy.

When I went to finally make it this morning, I discovered that my memory is as bad as I suspected.

I couldn't remember what to do....for sure. And what I did remember....how would I know I'm remembering everything?!

Oh well...I had my mind set. I was going to make this even if it came out totally wrong. Which could only mean that it's right in a different way.

As long as it tastes good....thats all that matters

I started going through the fridge and the pantry and pulling everything out that sounded good...

1 potato sliced (could increase to 2)
1 sweet potato peeled and sliced
1/2 onion diced
6 oz mexican chorizo (its really soft...crumbles when you cook it) (might want to use only 4 oz)
1 can of beans heated and smashed
1 jalapeno chopped
5 eggs (or more or less)
flour tortillas
cilantro to garnish
Ranchero Queso Fresco, crumbled, to garnish

I browned the potato and sweet potato and removed from the pan. Add the onions and chorizo to the pan and cook until onions are soft and chorizo has released its oil and crumbled. Toss the beans, potatoes and jalapenos into the mix...stir it all up.

Crack open a few eggs - however many you need and that will "comfortably" fit into the pan. (as if the eggs comfort is of any concern)

Now...turn the heat down as looooooow as you can without the heat turning off....and cover the pan. Cook until the eggs are done to your specific tastes. It takes several minutes. Mine came out soft but not runny. I wish they had been a little runny...but it was still ok

Now...prepare a tortilla. I like to heat it over an open flame and spread butter all over it. Scoop up an egg along with all that chorizo and beans and stuff and place onto your tortilla. Garnish with cilantro and cheese. If I had tomatoes and avocado, I would've added those too but I ran out... it's Saturday and I haven't gone grocery shopping yet.

Anyways...roll that baby up and enjoy!!

It was a bit on the spicy side so you can omit the jalapeno if you'd like. I really like the sweet potato in it.

According to Sir Sportsalot, this isn't anything like what he's seen his mexican buddys from work eat. But could he give me any clue as to what it should look like? Noooooooo. He shut up when I told him that I had no idea what I made...I didn't have a recipe...and I just through it together. Just be quiet and eat your Big Mac. (have I ever mentioned that he's a fast food junkie?)


  1. Sometimes the best meals are ones just thrown together based on an "idea" from a recipe! Sounds like yours was a winner!

  2. I love throwing together things like this! The only problem is trying to make it again! LOL A while ago I posted a recipe (one of my first) that I learned from Rachael Ray. It's not a recipe, sort of like this. It's called Migas. It would be perfect for your chorizo if you have any left. I wish I had some of yours today. I had nothing!

  3. Right or wrong who cares--it looks great! ;-)

  4. This looks totally delicious! All my favorite breakfast things rolled into one. I had to laugh when you put butter on your tortilla - like it was toast - I have to try it!

  5. mmm, that looks great to me! We just had Mexican pizza on Friday night, and had the leftovers with fried eggs on top Saturday morning. Very similar flavours.

  6. Chorizo con huevos...one of my favorite combos!! This is extreme, though...extremely amazingly superbly delicious!! Ahhhh...wish I had one right now :D

  7. Sometimes I can make a wonderful meal when experimenting but sometimes NOT!

    Your Burrito looks great!

  8. Yum! And p.s. your finished plate photo is so lovely today!

  9. Nice charring on the tortillas. I like that touch. My wife never understands why I like to do it that way instead of just microwaving them between damp paper towels. Ewwwww.

  10. That looks like a killer breakfast recipe:)I am always looking for new and good breakfast dishes!

  11. Your pictures of this are stunning. I want to eat one now. Seriously, they really look good and yummy!

  12. Like you always look inside the fridge and come up with something...your breakfast burrito looks delicious...

  13. Funny, I always have chorizo in the freezer, it brings so much flavor to dishes such as this breakfast burrito, which looks fab!

  14. Danielle,

    I just went through your last two posts and I love them. Cactus is something I've never worked with and am now inspired to find, and Oooo breakfast burritos, these look so good.


  15. Farmgirl - sometimes it works....I'm lucky this was one of those times hahaha

    Michele - oooh, I need to look that up cuz ya, I have some left..wooo hoo

    Deb - thanks :)

    Reeni - something about that butter...just makes it better (just ask Paula Deen haha)

    Natashya - why is it that mexican food makes the best breakfasts? I've never had a mexican pizza tho. sounds yummy

    Heather - Chorizo con huevos? it has an offical name? coool! LOL

    Michelle - oh ya, I hear you....I hate when it's a flop...its just so disappointing and wasteful. I've had more than my fair share of those

    Joanna - thanks :) I love when the photo's work out. doesn't happy all that often tho. irritating little things

    Chris - LOL..I cracked up cuz the next day when I was at work I had a tortilla that I wanted warm...and what could I do? damp paper towel in the microwave. All I could hear was you saying eeewwwww

    Erica - I love breakfasts...I just wish I had more time to make them every morning.

    Cathy - awwww shucks!! you're making me blush!

    Julianna - there are so many times I look in the fridge and see nothing!! why can't we just open them up and voila!! its a grocery store and we just pay as we remove them

    FLB - I should probably keep it on hand more often. I rarely ever use it.

    Laura - Thanks girl!! I hope you get a chance to find the cactus. I'd love to see what you come up with for cooking it :)

  16. Oh man that looks so amazing!!! I really really really really want one!!!!!!!!


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