Early Morning Van Stop for BREAKFAST BURRITOS
ecipe makes 4 burritos.
- 1 large boiling potato (8 ounces), peeled and cut into 1/3-inch dice
- 4 (9-inch) flour tortillas
- 7 to 8 ounces Mexican Beef Chorizo, casings removed
- 1/2 cup each mini sweet red and yellow peppers, diced and onions, diced
- 1/2 tsp. cumin
- 1 tsp. chives
- 4 large eggs
- 1 tsp. water
- 1 TB. olive oil
- 1 cup coarsely grated Monterey Jack or Cheddar Cheese (about 4 ounces)
- 1 large avocado, sliced
- About 1/4 cup fresh or bottled salsa
- Preheat oven to 250 degrees with rack in middle.
- Cut 4 (12-by 8-inch) sheets of foil and layer each tortilla with foil sheets in between. Wrap all sheets together in one large piece of foil. Keep tortillas warm until ready to fill.
- Cook potato in a small pot of salted boiling water until just tender, about 5 minutes. Drain.
- Meanwhile, cook chorizo in an 8-inch heavy skillet over medium heat, stirring and breaking it up, until just cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes. Wipe pan free of grease and add potato, peppers, and onions to the sausage.
- Cook over medium-low heat, stirring, until tender and lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and cover to keep warm.
- Whisk together eggs, water, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon pepper, chives and cumin in a medium bowl. Heat oil in a small nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add egg mixture and cook, stirring to scramble, add salsa, meat mixture and cheese. Mix well and remove from heat.
- Place a tortilla on 1 sheet of foil, fill and fold to keep warm.
- Optional Serve with picante sauce and sour cream if desired. Substitute hash browns for red potatoes.
To freeze and reheat burritos: Wrap each burrito in waxed paper and foil. Place in a plastic zip loc bag and freeze for up to 1 month. To use, remove foil and waxed paper. Place one burrito on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave on high for 2 to 2-1/4 minutes or until a thermometer reads 165°, turning burrito over once. Let stand for 20 seconds.
Truly this cultural trip was educational, informative and an enlightening experience that brought more appreciation of another international community.