Breakfast Burritos

Breakfast Burritos

breakfast burritos

My husband loves McDonalds breakfast burritos, but I knew I could make them healthier! I thought about making homemade burritos for years now, but I finally got around to it and I am glad I did! Have you looked at the ingredients in a tortilla lately? Here are the ingredients in the flour tortilla McDonalds uses:  Enriched Flour (Bleached Wheat Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Water, Shortening (Intereserified Soybean Oil, Soybean Oil, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Hydrogenated Cottonseed Oil), Contains 2% or Less: Sugar, Leavening (Baking Soda, Corn Starch, Sodium Aluminum Sulfate, Calcium Sulfate, Monocalcium Phosphate), Salt, Mono-diglycerides, Vital Wheat Gluten, Dough Conditioner (Sodium Metabisulfite, Corn Starch, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Dicalcium Phosphate). Who knew a tortilla required so many ingredients. I like eating foods with simple ingredients. My favorite tortillas are made by Tortilla Land and contain 5 ingredients: wheat flour, water, canola oil, salt, sugar. That is it! Here is the recipe for these awesome breakfast burritos.

Breakfast Burrito Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 6 tortilla (Tortilla Land)
  • 6 eggs
  • 1.5 cups sausage (chicken or turkey)
  • 1.5 cups frozen potato hash browns (optional sub sweet potatoes)
  • ½ cup frozen peppers and onions
  • 3 slices cheese (sub 1.5 avocados for a dairy free alternative!)
  • 2 tsp canola oil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Black pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Place 1 tsp canola oil in skillet, add frozen peppers, onions, potatoes ¼ tsp salt. Pan fry until cooked then set aside.
  2. Crack 6 eggs in a bowl and whisk add ¼ tsp salt. In the skillet, add 1 tsp canola oil then add eggs. Cook eggs so they are scrambled then set aside.
  3. Cook sausage and set aside. (I like cooking chicken sausage links in the microwave and cutting them up).
  4. Place one tortilla in large skillet, cook one side then flip over. While the second side is cooking assemble burrito with ¼ cup potato and pepper mix, ¼ cup egg, ¼ cup sausage, ½ slice cheese or ¼ avocado. Then roll tortilla and enjoy!
  5. To freeze, let tortilla cool, roll in foil and place in freezer! To reheat, unwrap burrito set on glass plate and cook for 2 minutes.

 

 

 

 

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