Menu Monday

Today's menu is "breakfast for dinner." For some reason it sounded good today and so I made this for dinner tonight. It's really just something I concocted in my head and if anything, it will just give you an idea to get you out of your dinner rut.

It makes a lot of food, but I think we'll eat the leftovers for breakfast throughout the week.

I served this tonight with warm blueberry muffins and orange juice.

Breakfast Skillet Burritos

1lb sausage (your favorite)
1lb frozen country hashbrown potatoes
8 - 10 eggs
Shredded cheese

I do the prep in stages, to avoid messing more than one skillet. So, I start by browning the sausage. Once browned, move it to another plate. I left the fat drippings from the sausage and added 2-3 Tbls butter and 2-3 Tbls olive oil (I like the flavor of both, so I use them together a lot) to the skillet.

Once the butter melts, add the hashbrowns in a single layer. Cover and let cook for about 7 minutes. Stir and cook for another minute or so and then remove them from the skillet to another plate.

Finally, beat the eggs in a bowl and spray the skillet with cooking spray. Scramble the eggs and when they're finished, add the meat and potatoes back in. Saute until heated through.

Warm your tortillas in the microwave and then fill them with the skillet mix and top with shredded cheese.

Serve with sour cream and salsa or your favorite eggy condiments - tabasco or ketchup?

Another suggestion - I also thought this might taste better if it had a more creamy texture. I think maybe melting some cubes of Velveeta in the skillet at the end would have accomplished that nicely. Let me know if you try it this way!


Shannon Pongratz said...

Yummy! I can't wait to try this. I may try bacon too! I'll let you know what I think. Sounds delicsh!!

Todd, Anitra, Mason, Sam and Ethan said...

Jenni! I love this idea. I have always used croissant rolls... you roll them out with the larger ends touching leaving a hole in the middle, put the sausage mixture in, fold up the smaller ends over the top to overlap and bake! It's so yummy too! You can do it for breakfast or I like putting the taco meat and cheese it in, baking it and serving with sour cream and salsa! Very easy! Thanks for the great idea!

Nic.Jme.Jacklynn said...

We had this for dinner tonight and LOVED it...thanks for the idea!

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Anonymous said...

That is yummy. Even better, I like to saute green peppers and onions before I add the eggs. or add mushrooms. This is a very versatile dish.

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Anonymous said...

I added the velveeta cubes as you suggested and it turned out wonderfully!! Thanks for sharing this recipe idea. I'll definitely be making it again!