Most of us do not have the time to make a delicious and nutritious hot breakfast on weekday mornings. Personally, I am very happy with a bowl of cereal, but my 17 year old son Joey likes a hot meal in the morning. It needs to be healthy and hearty, as well as tasty, because he leaves the house by 8am and doesn't eat lunch until almost 1.
I have always been a big believer in teaching my kids to prepare their own meals. Once they hit middle school, I had them prepare their own breakfasts. Within a few weeks, Jamie and Joey were making their own morning meals, "tag team" style. One would make the eggs and the other would prepare English muffins and hash browns. That said, I know they love having a great breakfast prepared for them and I enjoy cooking breakfast. These burritos make me feel like I've cooked them breakfast, yet it encourages a bit of independence, because they heat it up themselves. This is a good way to begin to teach your kids how to prepare themselves a hot meal.
Breakfast burritos are also a good breakfast to serve after a slumber party. Make the night before, and in the morning, all you have to do is reheat. Or, serve them at dinner time, or pack one for lunch.
Remember, breakfast is the most important meal of the day!
1 # breakfast sausage
¼ c. half-and-half
6-8 oz. shredded cheddar
1 tsp. seasoned salt
12 flour tortillas
Optional: Add sauteed veggies to your eggs. Some good options include bell peppers, onions, scallions, spinach and mushrooms. Sautee in a separate pan and add to the mixture after the eggs are in the pan.
Brown the sausage in a large skillet over medium heat. When you can no longer see any pink in the sausage, drain the fat and reduce heat to medium..
Crack the eggs into a bowl. Add half and half, seasoned salt and pepper. Whisk everything until completely mixed.
Add the egg mixture to the sausage in the skillet. Using a wooden spoon or spatula, gently stir the mixture until the eggs begin to set (and are still runny). Add in the cheese and hot sauce and continue to cook until eggs are done. Taste the eggs and season to taste with more seasoned salt, pepper and/or hot sauce.
To assemble, warm the tortillas in a stack in the microwave for 30 seconds. Place a heaping spoonful of the egg mixture onto the center of a warm tortilla. Tuck in the sides and roll the tortilla until closed. Wrap in foil and keep warm until ready to eat.
Note: This makes 12 burritos. They will hold in the refrigerator for 5-7 days, wrapped in the foil. To reheat, you can place the wrapped foil in a toaster oven for 10 minutes. To reheat in the microwave, remove the foil and rewrap in a paper towel. Heat on high for 30 seconds. These can also be frozen for 2 months. Place the foil wrapped burritos in a ziploc bag and freeze in the bag.