Thursday, September 11, 2008

Breakfast Burritos

I've mentioned before that we REALLY enjoy our breakfast foods. This is one that my husband would love to eat for breakfast everyday:) We always make these when we go camping. The week before our last camping trip, every morning when I would ask our 2 year old what he wanted for breakfast he would say, "breakfast burritos up on the mountain." I am really not much of a morning person. Usually in the morning I barely have time to cook up the oatmeal, toast, juice or occasionally a fruit shake and get the kids out the door to school and husband off to work. These really don't take much time, but since I make the tortillas from scratch it takes a little longer. I just can't bring myself to buy tortillas when they are SO cheap to make.

Anyway, I felt like spoiling my husband(and my boys) this morning before he headed off for his elk hunt. You can really add anything you like to these. I sometimes makethese with regular bacon, but decided to reduce the fat and substituted Canadian Bacon. They were SO good!!

Breakfast Burritos


  • 2-3 T olive oil
  • 1/3 cup chopped onions
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, chopped
  • 1/3 cup green chili
  • 2 baked potatoes, grated
  • 6 slices Canadian Bacon. chopped
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions: Heat olive oil in large skillet. Saute onions for a couple of minutes. Add garlic, bell pepper and jalapeno and saute for another 5 minutes. Add green chili, potatoes and Canadian Bacon. Beat eggs and evaporated milk together, add to the skillet. Add salt and pepper and cook until eggs are cooked through. Wrap your eggs in a tortilla with some cheese and serve with your favorite fix-ins....salsa, sour cream, guacamole, whatever you like or have on hand.

I love it when you can buy roasted green chili here locally!! We split a 30 pound bag with my bro-in-law. We got 15 lbs. for ~$15. SO much cheaper than buying it in the can!! I just peel the skin off, get out most of the seeds, throw it in my food processor and pulse a few times. I put it in small snack size bags to freeze. So yummy!! We eat green chili with ALMOST everything:)

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  1. Southwest food looks better here than anywhere else in blogland. Do you share your homemade tortilla recipe??? How about a step by step post?? I'd love it.

  2. I have an award for you on my blog.

  3. The burritos look wonderful. We also love camping and my husband loves hunting-deer, not elk. I'll have to make these for him some frosty morning during deer season.-Lorie

  4. These sound so good! My husband is a big breakfast person too, we love our eggs in the morning. I haven't made a breakfast burrito in a while...I'm going to try this recipe out!


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