For people who have lived in Upstate NY since birth, we are ridiculously fond of spicy food – we love all things Hispanic, Mexican, Tex-Mex. In chatting with my hair stylist last week, as I was getting all prettied up for my trip to see my folks in Arizona this week, I realized as I was enumerating all of the different hot peppers that we grow, that it might be a little…excessive. But then, I decided I was wrong about that – when it comes to spicy food, excess is in the eye of the beholder, and it doesn’t seem like too much to us at all.
Even breakfast is not safe from hot peppers and salsa around here – and as evidence, I offer these Omelet Breakfast Burritos. I actually make breakfast burritos pretty often when we have company, because they are really easy for feeding a crowd. You just fry up some sausage, scramble some eggs, grate a little cheese, and breakfast is served! These omelet burritos are something I tend to make more when it is just the two of use, because, I prefer not to be standing at the stove still cooking omelets, while everyone else is already eating. These are easy to make for just two people though, which works out nicely, because that is usually how many people show up for breakfast around here. Or lunch or dinner for that matter – no reason to relegate these to only the breakfast nook. Well, except for a certain gentleman around here who isn’t so thrilled to see eggs for dinner. “This would make a great breakfast”, he will say. To which I say “Yeah, like I’m getting up to make breakfast at 5AM – eat your burrito!” What can I tell you? He grew up on a farm, where people only ate eggs for breakfast.
The chickens seem to be over their winter slump and back into full egg production, which we are really glad to see.You can embellish your burritos with whatever additions are dearest to your heart – I can’t imagine them without avocados, and lately I have been putting radish sprouts on everything.How these differ from some other breakfast burritos, is that instead of just making scrambled eggs, I like to saute up a few veggies, so they get a little of the raw taste off of them, and then pour in my eggs, and make an omelet. Then at the end, sprinkle on your cheese so it’s gets nice and melty. Then just layer in a flour tortilla the way you would for any burrito and enjoy! This recipe is a for a single burrito – just multiply by 2 or 3 or 4 to make more.
- 2 tablespoons chopped red sweet pepper
- 2 tablespoons chopped green sweet pepper
- 1 teaspoon minced jalapeno pepper
- 1 scallion, sliced [divided]
- 1 strip of thick cut bacon
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon milk or cream
- salt & pepper
- 2 tablespoons shredded cheese, like cheddar or Monterey Jack
- 1 large flour tortilla, gluten free, if that is how you roll.
- shredded lettuce
- additional jalapeno
- sliced avocados
- sour cream
- Cook the bacon until crispy.
- Remove the drippings form the bacon, but return 1 tablespoon to the pan.
- In the bacon drippings, saute the peppers and the white part of the scallion [save the green part for topping the burrito], until tender crisp.
- Meanwhile, whisk together the eggs, cream and salt and pepper to taste.
- Spread the sauteed vegetables evenly in the pan, and pour the eggs over , titling the pan to spread them out.
- Gently lift the cooked edges of the eggs, and tilt to pan let the liquid eggs run under the edge.
- When the eggs are nearly cooked, gently flip the whole omelet over and immediately sprinkle with some grated cheese.
- Sprinkle the crumbled bacon down the center and fold in the sides.
- Slide the omelet into the center of the warmed tortilla, and top with the additions of your choice, roll up, and enjoy!
I’m not sure there is anything that will get your day off to a better start. Unless it would be that you made some Green Tomato Jalapeno Salsa last fall, so you could spoon on a nice generous dollop. ‘Cause I did!
The nice thing about this is that it’s infinitely adaptable. Use whatever sauteed vegetables your family enjoys, use sausage instead of bacon, or leave out the meat entirely if you prefer. I can’t think of a better reason to get out of bed in the morning!