Sunday, 18 August 2013

Breakfast burritos

- - - - This post was updated on 31 August 2014 - - - -

Before I visited the States in 2011 I did a bit of research on what ridiculously unhealthy places I could eat at and on the top of my list came Sonic. The concept was quite brilliant, you pull up to a menu/speaker in your car, order and pay for your food without having to get out and then someone brings out your food - sometimes on roller skates. The novelty!

The main reason I wanted to go to Sonic was because I wanted to try a breakfast burrito. If there's one thing that America knows how to do well, it's breakfast. Man, they kick ass at breakfast. One of those babies may contain 500 calories but it was love at first bite. 

Sadly, we don't have Sonic or anywhere that does breakfast burritos (that I know of) in South Wales so I have to make my own and freeze them in batches like I did with my bean and cheese burritos. The ones I made today were meat free but they are great with sausage or bacon in them. 


First up, assemble your cast. 

Free range eggs (I used six)
Milk
Hash browns
Salt
'Plastic' cheese - obviously use whichever cheese you like


Look how lovely they all look.


According to the instructions on the pack, hash browns are meant to be grilled or oven cooked. I did neither. I own one of those fancy fryers that use half the oil of a normal fryer, it just happens to cook hash browns to perfection so I put them in there for seven minutes. Feel free to cook yours how you like.


While the hash browns are cooking crack on with getting the eggs ready...see what I did there?


Add a little salt and give 'em a stir.


Add a dash of milk. Milky, milky goodness.

When I went to the fridge to put the milk back, I realised I'd forgotten a key ingredient...


Got to spice it up a bit.



I decided to chop them up a bit but they'd be good kept whole and put on top of everything before you wrap the burrito.


Once the hash browns are done it's time to cook the eggs. Here you can see how rubbish I am at keeping my frying pan clean on the outside. 


I'd put a bit of butter in the pan before pouring the eggs in. I also added a really small amount of the chopped chillis to the eggs.


Once the eggs are in the pan, add your cheese and keep the eggs moving. Don't let them sit still for too long otherwise they'll catch and no one wants over done eggs. Cook the eggs until they're done to your liking and then remove from the heat.


With the eggs off the heat chop up the hash browns and then begin to assemble your burritos.


It's a beautiful thing.


It just wanted to be photographed. Fairly sure my mouth is watering from just looking at that photo...


Eight burritos later and you're all done.


Wrap them up and pop them into a labelled ziploc bag. 

To heat them up place them in the microwave with a piece of kitchen towel beneath it and on top for 2-3 minutes. Serve with a massive mug of tea and some salsa. 

If you decide to make these, I hope you enjoy them!

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8 comments

  1. They do look yum. Can tell you're loving your new camera!

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    1. We are! It takes such great photos :)

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  2. Breakfast burritos are heavenly!

    I love your blog by the way, new follower :)

    Sophie
    http://soph-isticatedblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. They really are, such a nice treat in the morning.

      Thanks! :)

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  3. These look amazing apart from the jalapenos, yuck! What a good idea to make a few for freezing!
    I tried a breakfast burrito at Rewind festival from The Breakfast Club, mine came with chorizo, egg, sausage and salsa and it was pretty good. xx

    Leanne - A Slice of My Life

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    1. Not a fan of spicy food? :p

      Oh, that burrito from Rewind sounds fab. x

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  4. Would you like to make me some please?! xx

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    1. If they would stay fresh on their way to you then of course :) x

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