Breakfast Burritos




Introduction: Breakfast Burritos

About: I love to learn new things and to help others learn

These are some delicious breakfast burritos my mom has made for a long time. I decided to help her out and also learn how to do it myself while documenting it for all of you guys here on instructables. I hope you guys enjoy these burritos as much as me and my whole family do because they are extremely good!

Oh yeah, the salsa verde in the picture I made following this ible:

Step 1: Ingredients

Now I want to say that throughout this whole instructable you will see double of what you probably want to do because we make a big batch and then freeze them and eat them for a few weeks. So I am going to list half of everything we used for you guys.

Garlic Powder
Olive Oil
Taco seasoning mix
Red Pepper
Black Pepper
Ground Cumin
Chili Powder

~1lb 4 cheese Mexican style blend shredded cheese
2-2.5lbs of potatoes
1 Bunch of cilantro
1 Pound of ground beef
1 Pound of ground turkey
2 Medium onions, or 1 large onion
20 Eggs
6-8 Cloves of garlic
~20 Large burrito size tortillas

Remember everything shown is double what I listed because it's a little more simple for the first time to do the small batch. Now if you want to make a bigger batch then you can just easily double everything I've listed here.

Step 2: Preperation

So now you want to cut up all the potatoes and the onions, also chop up the garlic. As you can see in the picture that we already had the garlic chopped up in a frozen block next to some serrano peppers we decided to experiment with.

Step 3: Cooking

When all the onions are chopped up put some olive oil in a pan and saute the onions until they get brown. When they get nice and brown throw in the ground beef and turkey, also put in the garlic. 

After doing that, wash the potatoes and then dry them to get ready for baking. Put the potatoes in a plastic bag and then put some oil and salt in with it and mix it all around in the bag. After the oil is good and spread around then you lay all the potatoes out on a baking sheet and spread them out so there aren't too many overlapping. Then put them in the oven for about 30 minutes, then check them and flip them and move them around and then put them in for about another 10-15 minutes depending on how brown you want them.

Now you want to get all of your eggs and crack em into a mixing bowl. Add some salt and pepper and mix it all up. Then put some butter in your pan and scramble up all the eggs.

Step 4: Cooking Cont.

Now that you got the meat mixed in with your onions, you want to add all of your spices into the mix. Put in the following:
1 package of taco seasoning
1 teaspoon of garlic powder
1 teaspoon of ground cumin
1 tablespoon of chili powder
1/2 teaspoon of salt (or salt to taste)

You want all this to simmer for about 20 minutes while stirring it occasionally. Once it's done put it into a big mixing bowl. While the meat cooks the Maillard Reaction is happening, which is caused by a chemical reaction between an amino acid and a reducing sugar. This reaction cause the meat to form different colors and flavors.

Once your eggs are all finished cooking, then add them into your big bowl with the meat.

When your potatoes are at a good brownness, then take them out and add them to your big mixing bowl.

Step 5: Mixing

First you want to chop up all of your cilantro and then add it into the bowl with everything else. Then start mixing it all together till everything is spread out pretty evenly.

Also now is the time that you want to heat up and cook all of your tortillas and make a nice big stack to bring over to your mixed ingredients.

You guys should have about half of what you see in the pictures.

Step 6: Making the Burrito

Now you just lay out your tortilla and take a nice big scoop of all the mixed ingredients and put it on the tortilla, then put some cheese on top of that and roll it all up and enjoy!

Hope you guys enjoy this ible and enjoy the breakfast burrito. If you have any questions or comments please don't hesitate to post in the comments or PM me.

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    6 years ago

    Did I legit just post that THREE TIMES?! Me...


    8 years ago on Introduction

    I made these, this morning. I made a few changes, ok I made several changes. I used frozen hash browns, which probably took longer than if I had used fresh potatoes... but that is what I had. My meat was half breakfast sausage and half taco flavored venison. Next time will be venison only. I did not use any of the seasonings. I also added about 11/2 cup Picante Sauce.
    I had Fajita style tortillas, a little smaller than the burrito ones. They were EXTRA THIN also.
    Once my mixture was done I weighed out 3 equal portions of filling. Each made 10 nice sized burritos.
    A HINT for the EXTRA THIN tortillas. Heat a pan (I use cast iron) I spritzed a small amount of Pam in the pan. Once it was heated I put one tortilla in the pan and heated it for a little bit on each side.
    Years ago, I learned that heating them helped toughen them so they do not tear. Too much heat will make them brittle.
    I divide one, of the three, containers at a time into small, equal sized containers. Actually, I am a perfectionist, I weighed them to be sure they were equal amounts.. (this time 114 grams each. Grams are more accurate) As I took one tortilla out of the pan, I put on a dinner plate, and also put the next tortilla in the pan. I emptied one of the containers onto the center of the tortilla and shaped it into a rectangle, then rolled the tortilla, put it on a tray to cool. Then I turned the next tortilla, in the pan, over for a couple of seconds. And started over. After 10 were rolled, I placed them in fold top plastic sandwich bags, starting with the cooler ones first. My kitchen is cleaned, except for the stove top, and I am sitting down... my back is killing me.... lot of work for a 65 yr old. My husband and I , each, had one for lunch. Very good!


    10 years ago on Introduction

    Food is what I wanted to be looking at today, thanks.
    However, breakfast burritos always remind me of Beavis and Butthead...