No. 113: Breakfast Burritos with Roasted Vegetables

Breakfast burritos combine some of the best parts of breakfast into one soft tortilla. They are a crowd pleaser and easy to customize for a group (or two hungry McCormicks).

With a little planning ahead to gather ingredients and do some roasting, you can have a buffet of delicious options for filling your perfect burrito.

Ingredients

Makes 5-6 burritos
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 potato, diced
1 green pepper
1 jalapeno, seeded
1 onion
1 cup hot Italian sausage, browned
1 15 ounce can black beans
1 1/2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
6 eggs, whisked
Large flour tortillas
Salsa

To make

Preheat oven broiler.

Heat oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Season potatoes with salt and pepper and cook in pan, stirring occasionally until roasted and cooked through.

Potatoes

Cut peppers and the onions into large chunks and spread onto a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Roast under broiler for 15-20 minutes, until the peppers are soft and all the vegetables show roasted surfaces.

While veggies cook, scramble your eggs. Set aside.

While roasting the vegetables and cooking the eggs, rinse the beans and warm them in the microwave. Combine sausage in pan with potatoes to heat through.

Combined

When veggies are done, remove from oven and slice thinly. Wipe the pan clean that was used for eggs and set it back over low heat. One at a time, warm the tortillas with a sprinkling of the shredded cheese.

Spread a little of each filling down the center of the tortilla. Fold the top and bottom of the burrito over the inside, and then fold in the sides to make a neat package.

The results

Potatoes, roasted veggies, egg, cheese, salsa and sausage in a tortilla made for a great breakfast.

Tortilla filling

I don't have a nice, neat burrito picture because I definitely over-filled my tortilla and I'm a terrible folder. My burrito was more like a large taco, but it was still delicious! I should have read this article about folding beforehand.

You could easily add rice and other types of veggies to this mix. We loved the heat of the sausage and jalapenos for some extra bite.

Other options to add to your burrito buffet line? Try avocado, roasted sweet potatoes, roasted poblano peppers, crispy bacon ... whatever you desire.

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