If there’s a type of food I’m consistently wanting, it’s Mexican food. The cheese, the flavors … it’s just too good to pass up.
About a month ago I did something a little crazy and was in charge of my children’s school’s 5K fundraiser. As I look back on my life, I think, “How in the world did I get there?” Not in a good way but in more of a shocked way that I cannot believe I got myself into this mess. I always wanted to be the quiet mom whose kids never got in trouble, the staff at the school never really knew who I am, and I’d just quietly volunteer in the children’s classrooms without any huge hurrah. Well, somehow that all changed the second year we were at the school and now almost everyone knows me, or at least recognizes me. It probably does help that I’m one of the few Asians in the entire school of predominately white people. But anyway …
At this said 5K fundraiser, we had a Mexican theme because it was held on Cinco de Mayo, a holiday that we Americans love. If you want to know the real reason behind Cinco de Mayo, take a look at this video that was shared on Facebook. I thought it was a great explanation. At the 5K, we had a mariachi band, papel picado for decoration, and breakfast burritos with rice, beans and chips. It was a pretty awesome celebration if I do say so myself. I didn’t run the 5K but the food was fantastic and ever since then, I’ve been wanting breakfast burritos for my meals.
A few nights ago I made Chorizo Tacos and they were amazing. But then I wanted to step it up a notch and make a breakfast burrito out of the left over Chorizo and I am now sold that this is the only way to eat a breakfast burrito. The flavor is strong and delicious.
- 1 pound Chorizo pork sausage
- 2 cups frozen diced potatoes (hashbrowns)
- 5 eggs
- 1/8 cup milk
- 1 cup fresh salsa
- 1 sliced jalapeño pepper
- 1/2 cup freshly diced onion
- 1 cup cheese
- 4 flour tortillas
Cook Chorizo pork sausage in frying pan until cooked thoroughly. Once cooked, set aside.
Use oil from pork sausage to fry the diced potatoes. I like to add in some cheese so it melts and crisps a bit.
Meanwhile, crack the eggs into a bowl. Add in milk. Whisk for scrambled eggs. In a separate frying pan, use a bit of cooking spray and poor the eggs in to cook. Cook on medium low until eggs are done, mixing the eggs every minute or so.
Once sausage, potatoes, and eggs are cooked, assemble them onto a flour tortilla. Add the salsa, pepper, onion, and cheese. Add salt and pepper as needed. Roll into burrito and enjoy!
Optional: wrap each burrito in plastic wrap and place burritos in a freezer bag. Freeze until needed. When you want a frozen burrito, unwrap it, place on microwave-safe plate, and heat until it is cooked through.