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)
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?)