Sunday, August 11, 2013

Burrito Power Play

Not sure where summer went.  Took forever to get here and now it's already on its' way out with students headed back to campus and schedules being made.

If you have moved off-campus and suddenly realize that cleaning the house, washing your clothes and having home-cooked meals is now your responsibility--take some time to prepare for the week.  This blog won't solve the dirty room or laundry basket, but it will provide suggestions for simple foods to keep you full and nourished.

Tip:
--Master simple cooking skills to avoid buying expensive pre-packaged, unhealthy, or frozen meals.




If you don't have time in the morning, make a batch of these the night before and heat them up on your way to class! Start the day right! 

This recipe was slightly modified from The Epicurious Cookbook / Egg Burritos which was submitted by one of its' readers who first made this dish when he was 5 years old--I think you can all handle this one if you have been reading the blog.

Equipment:
Large non-stick skillet
Non-stick spatula
Mixing bowl
Fork, for mixing

Ingredients:
4 eggs, lightly whisked together
1 tsp of milk
2 Tablespoons of your favorite salsa
1 cup of shredded sharp cheddar cheese--divided into 1/2 cups.

8 oz of breakfast sausage
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 tsp of cayenne

Tortillas, medium or large (for on the go) / small if sitting down at home

Instructions:
1. Wash your hands.
2. Get all the ingredients prepared before getting started.
3. In a large non-stick skillet brown the sausage.
4. Add the garlic and cayenne to the sausage once it is almost browned completely.




5. Whisk 4 eggs together with milk.


6. Combine eggs with salsa, 1/2 cup of cheese and black pepper.



7. Heat your large non-skillet on MEDIUM and pour egg mixture into skillet.
8. Add crumbled sausage.


9. As demonstrated in the Scrambled Egg blog--use a spatula to gently stir the mixture while it cooks.


10. Have your tortillas warmed in the oven or microwave.


11. Spoon a generous helping into your tortilla--if you are headed out the door, use large tortillas to take maximum filling with you.


12.  Use the other 1/2 cup of cheese to top off each burrito before rolling it up.


13. Add extra salsa if you like or hot sauce here.  Roll this baby up.  



14.  Now that's delicious!


Tip:
Don't like sausage?--skip it or exchange it with Canadian Bacon or Regular Bacon.  Or make it meatless and use sauteed peppers / onions instead.