Hi all. I hate making breakfast in the mornings, and if I can't grab something quickly I sometimes go without (which is not a good idea for me). I love breakfast burritos, but the ones I find in the store are either full of fat or cost too much $$$$$$
I made up a whole batch of burritos this weekend that I can pop in the microwave in the morning, and thought I'd share the recipe:
Sausage, Egg, and Potato Breakfast Burritos:
1 quart container Egg Substitute
1 Tube (12 oz) Jimmy Dean Lite Pork Sausage (50% less fat variety)
1 bag (16 oz) frozen country potato mix - with peppers and onions, no added oil!
1 cup salsa
Soft Tortillas - 10 to 16, 10" or larger; I reccomend whole wheat or sprouted grain
In LARGE non-stick skillet on med-high , fry sausage, breaking into as small as pieces as you can. When fully cooked, add half the egg substitue and scramble until combined. Add frozen potato mix and the rest the egg substitute; scramble until most of the egg has set. Then add the 1 cup salsa and continue to cook, stirring frequently. You can salt to taste if you wish. Reduce heat and continue to cook - allow extra liquid to boil out or evaporate.
Line a rectangular or square cake pan with plastic wrap or wax paper. Pour fully cooked filling into lined pan and distribute evenly. Allow to cool slightly, then cover and refrigerate at least an hour or until set (overnight is fine too).
Once the filling is cool and firm, turn out onto a cutting board and blot any extra moisture with a paper towel. Cut into individual servings. (If you are using fajita sized tortillas 9-10" divide into sixteen servings, If you are using burrito sized (12+") you may chose to divide it into ten.)
Place a single serving of filling onto a tortilla, in the middle from left to right and closer to the bottom than the top. Fold the left and right sides over the filling, then fold the bottom of the tortilla over it as well. Roll the tortilla toward the top, keeping the sides folded in. Repeat for each burrito. Place the filled burritos back in your (now unlined) cake pan and freeze until solid. Once solid, you can put them in a plastic bag until you are ready for them.
To heat - wrap frozen burrito in paper towel and microwave approx. 2 minutes or until heated through.
I calculated the entire filling recipe as 1630 calories, with 65 fat grams, 80 carbo grams, and 155 protein. If you divide this into 16, you have approx. 102 calories made of 4 fat grams, 5 carb grams, and about 9.7 protein grams. Add to that the calories for the tortilla. Tortillas come in too much variety for me to indicate calories - go with what is on the package you use. The tortillas I used made the burritos come in at 215 calories. For the larger ones (10 to a bathc) they came in about 300 cal.
Note: I'd love to try this with turkey sausage, but the only turkey sausage I could find had as many calories and as much fat as the reduced fat Jimmy Dean so I stuck with pork.
I'd love to hear your comments if you make them (the burritos that is)! Thanks,