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Food Factor: Breakfast Burritos


I’m always looking for ways to make healthy eating easier! This recipe for breakfast burritos makes eight tasty treats you can easily freeze for a low-cost, protein-filled breakfast on the go!

You can find a printable version of this recipe for breakfast burritos from our friends at Iowa State Extension and Outreach.

This is a great recipe to adapt to your personal tastes. Try adding some chopped fresh spinach as you cook the eggs. Swap Monterey Jack cheese for the cheddar. Spread a layer of refried beans on the tortilla before you roll it up. Or if you really like spicy food, cook up some chorizo or other sausage and add it to the cooked eggs. Whole grain tortillas are tasty, too!

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Breakfast Burritos

1 cup potatoes, diced

1/2 cup onions, diced

1 cup bell peppers, diced

8 eggs, beaten

1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

8 (8-inch) flour tortillas

Spray a large skillet with cooking spray. Cook the potatoes for 6-10 minutes over medium heat. Add onions and peppers to the potatoes, and cook for 3-4 minutes until the potatoes are brown.

Add beaten eggs to the vegetable mixture. Cook 4-5 minutes over medium heat. Stir off and on until there's no liquid. Stir in the garlic powder and pepper.

Roll up each burrito. Use 2 tablespoons of cheese and 1/2 cup of the egg mixture in each tortilla. Serve or freeze.

You can freeze the burritos by wrapping each one tightly in plastic wrap. Freeze in a single layer on a cookie sheet. Seal wrapped burritos in a freezer bag when they are frozen.

To reheat the frozen ones, remove the plastic and wrap burrito in a damp paper towel. Microwave burrito for 3-4 minutes.


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