This Week's Recipe--Breakfast Burritos

With Gwen's request for 'kid approved' recipes in mind, I'm sharing something new that my kids are really enjoying right now--Breakfast Burritos. Scott created this one weekend for dinner and it's quickly becoming a regular staple around here!

The challenge here is that since he made it up, there's no real recipe! So I'll share what we usually do and you can make the adjustments or substitutions as you see fit. We like it as leftovers too, so we tend to make lots.

1/2 lb breakfast sausage (we like Jimmy Dean)
4-6 potatoes, diced
4ish tablespoons butter or margarine
grated cheddar
8 0r 10 eggs

Brown sausage. Remove sausage from the skillet, drain on paper towels. Add diced potatoes to the drippings from the sausage and fry them--it will take 20-30 minutes. Add the butter or margarine as needed to keep potatoes browning. Stir spuds every 5 or so minutes to keep them browning, not burning. While potatoes are cooking, crack eggs and do whatever you do to get them ready to scramble--I add milk, Scott doesn't. When potatoes are done, remove them from the skillet and then scramble eggs. Before serving, brown tortillas in a skillet. We've found this somehow makes them more flexible, making the burritos much easier for little hands to handle.

Serve it all...add what you want to the tortilla, top with cheese, roll and enjoy!

Scott likes to add sour cream to the top of his--I like ketchup on mine. Scott has also been sneaking in some peppers into the eggs.

Our kids are much more willing to eat and like food if they help, so when we make these we've been letting the girls dice some of the spuds with plastic knives. We also let them crack the eggs for the scrambled eggs.

If you give it a try and find something else yummy to add, please leave a comment! We'd love to try it, too!


  1. Ooh- sounds wonderful- will have to give it a try!


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