Friday, September 16, 2011

Breakfast Burritos (that turned out to be tacos!)

Tim is off today (Hallelujah!) so I told him I would make breakfast burritos this morning.  He has been going in in early and working late for several weeks now.  He hasn't taken leave since my cousin Emily's wedding in early July.  So he was due a day off!  We were supposed to be going to Amarillo this weekend for a wedding, but that didn't work out, so we are just planning to relax and enjoy our time together instead.

There is a little Mexican restaurant across the street from our apartment complex that has the best breakfast burritos.  The one I like to get has potato, egg, cheese, and refried beans in it.  So good!  I made country fried potatoes earlier this week with dinner and realized while I was cooking them that they would be really good in a breakfast burrito.  Last night we had enchiladas (which I will post about, also) and homemade refried beans, we had some leftover so I wanted to put those in the burritos, as well.

Here is what you will need:

-A few potatoes (we used 3 for 4 burritos but had enough left over for a 5th burrito), washed and cubed
-Garlic and onion, minced
-Salt and pepper to taste
-Tortillas (however many you want, I suggest the burrito size, not the fajita size :-)
-1 Tbs butter
-Eggs, we used 5
-Refried beans (or bacon, sausage, whatever protein you want)

First, boil your potatoes for a few minutes, just to get the cooking process started.

While they are boiling, heat a few tablespoons of oil over medium heat.  Add garlic and onions and saute.

After about 5 minutes of boiling, drain potatoes and add to the oil.  Salt and pepper to taste.

Cover and cook for between 7-10 minutes depending on how many potatoes you have.  Uncover and cook about 5 more minutes, stirring occasionally.  When done, drain on a paper towel lined plate.  In a separate pan, melt a bit of butter and cook eggs, salt and pepper to taste.  When almost done cooking, add cheese.

Since our beans were already made, we just heated them in the microwave while we were cooking everything else.  Layer everything in tortillas. We did beans first, then eggs, potatoes and a little more cheese.  Since our tortillas weren't big enough, we couldn't tuck and roll, so we just made tacos out of them.

If you decide to use bacon or sausage instead of beans, cook them first then use the grease from the meat to cook the potatoes.

Obviously, these are not something we would make every morning, but they are fun and very tasty for every now and then!