You know what reminds me of home? Well, a lot of things….but a big one is the smell of onions sautéing on the stove. When I walk into anyones house or apartment and smell onions cooking, I get this happy homey feeling inside and I know it means something good is coming my way. I have so many memories of my dad making about 12 burritos in the morning because between the three of us (Al, Andie, and myself) and our friends that slept over, we “needed that many.” It’s also a classic lake house breakfast for us because it’s easy to make a big batch and pass them around the table, and who doesn’t like breakfast burritos?! Surely not the kind of people we’re friends with 😉 So to my Sunday morning delight, I was pretty excited when Andie texted me to get up and come with her to the grocery store so we can make breakfast burritos today. Moral of the story: Breakfast burritos = happiness.
We started by chopping up about half a cup of onions and tomatoes and about one cup of cooked ham. Then we de-stemmed about half a cup of cilantro. We also cut up half of an avocado, which Andie stuffed into her burrito before wrapping, and I put on top of mine. After everything is chopped and ready, crack 6 eggs into a bowl and whip them with a fork, along with a splash of milk. Then, heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large skillet and toss in 2 finely chopped cloves of garlic, like this:
At this point, add about half a teaspoon each of salt and pepper, 1/4 tsp of ancho chili powder, tomatoes, and ham. Then, toss in about 3/4 of the prepared cilantro. When things look nice and soft, you’re ready to add your eggs.After you add the eggs, add half a cup of shredded cheese of your choice. We used a shredded southwestern blend. Then we added about half a container of Mexican crumbling cheese, which is what you see above.
Then, we prepared the tortilla shells by placing one on a plate, covering it with a damp paper towel and microwaving it for ten seconds. You can layer the shells and microwave them together, too, by placing a damp paper towel between each shell. If you want a yummy healthy option, we used these:
Next, put your egg mixture on the shell, add some avocado if you want, and roll it up. Top with sour cream, more avocado, hot sauce (cholula get at me) and the remaining cilantro. Then, park yourself on the couch and turn on some old episodes of Friends on Netflix and enjoy your burrito! Or eat at the table like a normal person because that’s totally what we did, right Andie? 😉