September is more of a resolution month for me than January. School is in and schedules are being set–it makes sense. Unfortunately, I go a little bit crazy when I make resolutions, and I make commitments that I regret.
For the third time in my life, I have signed up to run a half marathon.
To all you runners out there, this might not seem like a big deal. For all you non-runners… you get me.
So now, I’m basically married to this schedule of at least four pretty substantial runs a week, and these runs make me so hungry! After I work out, the last thing I want to do is eat a bunch of useless calories that I just burned off, so a breakfast burrito that is full of protein and fiber, is right up my alley.
And they are so quick and easy! This recipe literally took me 10 minutes to make start to finish. Here’s the recipe:
Protein Packed Breakfast Burritos
- 1 burrito size spinach tortilla
- 2 Tablespoons sausage
- 2 eggs
- ½ Tablespoon milk
- Pinch of salt
- Pinch of pepper
- 2 Tablespoons cheddar cheese
- 2 Tablespoons salsa or pico de gallo
- In a skillet, brown sausage. Remove from skillet onto a plate with a paper towel. Leave excess grease in skillet.
- In a large cup, combine eggs, milk, salt, and pepper. Mix well and pour into the warm skillet. Cook eggs.
- Warm tortilla in microwave for 10 seconds. Place scrambled eggs in the center of the tortilla with sausage, cheese, and salsa on top. Fold burrito.
1. Prepare Sausage
In a skillet, brown sausage. Remove from skillet onto a plate with a paper towel. Leave excess grease in skillet.
I like sausage, but bacon is also very delicious, and you would just use the same directions for bacon. The reason I usually choose sausage overy bacon is because sausage has so many spices in it that I really enjoy in a burrito.
2. Cook Eggs
In a large cup, combine eggs, milk, salt, and pepper.
Pour into the warm skillet and scramble those suckers.
Everyone likes their eggs a little different. My mom is crazy about her eggs being wet, and if you offer to make her eggs, she will hover over you and tell you when to stop.
I, on the other hand, like to know that those eggs are cooked until they are dry. Is that the best way or most delicious way? I’m almost positive it’s not. But I don’t like pink on my chicken or moisture on my eggs. I also always wear a seat belt.
There’s really no right or wrong way to assemble your burrito. I personally like to put it in order of size: tortilla, eggs, sausage, cheese, salsa. This also lets the cheese melt on the hot eggs and sausage and that makes me very happy.
Then you fold your tortilla into a burrito. If you have always dreamed of mastering this skill, here is the step by step way to fold a burrito.
Then you snarf that thing before you faint of hunger.
Although breakfast burritos are super fast and easy to make, they do have quite a few things you have to pull out of the fridge. If you are lazy like me, and don’t want to pull eight ingredients out every time you have a burrito, then make a bunch all at once and freeze them! Breakfast burritos reheat surprisingly well and they can be a great grab and go breakfast during the week.
Some people also like to put in peppers, potatoes, or other special ingredients. I personally like to keep it simple and stick to high protein with the eggs and sausage. What do you like in your burrito?