Sunday, February 5, 2012

Hey, Good Lookin'! Whatcha got cookin'?

I have decided to start turning Saturday into "Hey Good Lookin', Whatcha' Got Cookin'" Saturday.  If I can ever figure out how to work those darned buttons (grr) I might even make a button for it! 


Clean Kitchen Breakfast Burritos

 You will need:

1 lb ground breakfast sausage
1 lb bacon, strips/ends and pieces-it's all good!
1/2 medium onion, diced
4 medium potatoes, cleaned, slightly cooked (micowaved about 3 mintues) and diced
8 eggs
20ish small flour tortillas
16 oz. shredded cheddar cheese
a few spoons of flour
2-3 tbs. butter
cooking oil - I like canola 

Let's get started!

Pour a little canola oil into your fry pan and let it warm up.  Add your diced onions and let them cook a minute then add your potatoes. Salt and pepper to taste.

Let the potatoes cook for approx. 5 minutes on medium/high heat. You want them to get nice and crispy. Use a spatula and flip them over to cook the other side. When they are to the cripsyness of your liking, drain on a paper towel.

Meanwhile, slice your bacon into small pieces.  This is easily done when it's still frozen.  Cook to preferred doneness.  My breakfast sausage was already cooked so I threw it in with the bacon to warm it up.  Otherwise you would just cook up your sausage after/before your bacon.  I let both drain on a paper towel.

Crack your eggs in a bowl and whip them with a fork/whisk. Pour them into a lightly buttered/sprayed pan and cook till they are slightly runny.  

Turn off the heat and add your potatoes, bacon and sausage. Depending on your pan size you may need to mix them in a large bowl. 

Lay out your tortillas on the counter. 

Place a small about of shredded cheese on each tortilla followed by about 2 spoonfuls of egg/meat/potato mixture. 

(This next part is optional.  Hubby and I like it because it gives more flavor to the burritos and it gives a nice balance to all the dry ingredients. You could also use a white gravy packet instead of making it yourself.)

Melt about 2 tbs of butter in your pan.  Add about 2 tbs of flour and whisk together.  It will become thick and clump-like.  Add a couple shakes of pepper, too.   Pour about a cup of milk and start whisking.  If it feels really think, add a little more milk.  Keep doing this till you get a nice smooth, white gravy.  I turn the heat off after the first cup of milk.

Spoon gravy over each burrito. Just enough to sort of "wet" the ingredients but not so much that it's spilling off of each tortilla. Then fold each burrito and place seam side down on baking sheet. I left the ends of mine open because I filled them a little too much! 

Bake Time/Temperature: This is where the clean kitchen part comes in! Your bake temperature/time depends on how clean/messy your kitchen is. If you just need to put a few things into the dishwasher and wipe down your counter tops then cook at 400 degrees Farenheit for about 8-10 minutes. If you need to unload the dishwasher, reload it, wipe your counters and the floor could use a good sweeping then you'll probably want to knock the temperature down to about 365-375 for about 20 minutes. 

Yummy! Enjoy breakfast..or in our case a late your clean kitchen!

That's it for my first "Hey Good Lookin'!  Whatcha Got Cookin'?" post.  See you next Saturday for Potato Salad Bites!

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