Breakfast Burrito with Eggs and Turkey Sausage
In this household we love breakfast. It’s the most asked for meal, we will have breakfast for lunch and dinner, really, it’s just good eats all the time! I am sure I can blame my infatuation with breakfast on my father. Growing up he would make pancakes for dinner (from scratch!) all the time, and really whats better than real maple syrup on anything for dinner? I have done the same with my kids. We also love Tex Mex or southwestern flavors, so as a result we end up eating lots of breakfast foods and spicing them up a bit in the process.
There are a lot of breakfast restaurants (around here at least) that serve burritos, filled with everything from eggs and cheese to a more complicated mish mash of multiple pork products, potatoes, eggs, or whatever they feel like tossing into the tortilla at the moment. I love burritos, and luckily so does the rest of my family. So, I decided to make my own, and oh, are they so easy!
1 TBS Butter
olive oil for sautéing
1 medium or small Onion, sliced
1 Yellow, Orange or Red Pepper
6 Turkey Sausages, casings removed
1 can Black Beans, rinsed
1 TBS Cumin
3 tsp Curry
Fresh chopped Cilantro, about 1/8 of a cup
Tortillas (I use whole wheat)
Sharp Cheddar cheese
Jar of Salsa
salt and pepper
To Start, slice up your onion and saute in a large frying pan with the olive oil, keep the heat med-low so the onions don’t burn and sauté up nice and sweet. While you’re cooking the onion, start making the scrambled eggs in another pan. Like I have said before, I like the way Gordon Ramsay does eggs, this is what I always do for scrambles. Then add in the sliced pepper to the onions and continue sautéing them together. Once they start to get soft ad the turkey sausage (casings removed), and using a flat wooden spoon chop the sausage into smaller pieces while it cooks. once its all done you can add in the rinsed black beans, curry, cumin, cilantro and salt and pepper to taste, stir just to heat everything up. Take the tortillas and put in some egg, the sausage mixture and sprinkle with the Cheddar, then top with your favorite salsa. Thats it! Yummy southwest burritos with eggs and sausage.