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Betty Neal’s make & freeze breakfast burritos

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Betty Neal’s breakfast burritos

Betty is an amazingly talented lady. Here’s her burrito recipe that she makes for her granddaughter to take back to college. Betty says: “The green chile enchilada sauce makes the eggs very moist. You can drain a little of the moisture from them if you want.” Make these and freeze, ready to pop in the microwave for a filling, and quick, breakfast. We usually get a about a  dozen eggs every day or so from our girls/chickens so I’ll be making these burritos real soon.

Recipe can be split in half.

1 lb. pork sausage – Betty uses Bob Evans spicy sausage

1 large sweet or regular onion, chopped

4 cloves garlic, chopped or more to taste

Oil and butter

16-20 oz. refrigerated shredded hash browns

4 oz. can chopped green chiles

10 oz. can green chile enchilada sauce

12 eggs

24 small or 12 large flour tortillas

3 cups mild cheddar or favorite cheese  (opt)

If you like, add mushrooms or other vegetable at the beginning.

Cook sausage with onions and garlic on medium low so they don’t burn. Remove, drain and place in bowl. Add 1-1/2 tablespoons oil to skillet and add hash browns.  Cook about 11 minutes, turning every 2 or 3.  Remove and place in bowl with sausage, onions and garlic. Mix well.

Add 2 Tablespoons butter to skillet. Mix eggs in separate bowl with enchilada sauce and green chilies.

Cook as you would scrambled eggs. Now mix everything until well mixed.

Heat tortillas in skillet or in the microwave.  Place 1/3 to 1/2 cup mixture on each small (8 inch) or heaping 1/2 – 2/3 cup on each large tortilla.  If you want cheese on them put it on now.  Roll up and set aside to cool. Wrap in plastic wrap then heavy foil. Reheat from the freezer: put in paper towel and microwave for 1 min. 20 seconds to 1 min. 30 seconds.

How to tell if an egg is fresh:

Put in a glass of water. A fresh egg sinks to the bottom and as it ages, air enters and allows it to float. Some floating is OK but if the egg floats all the way to the top, I wouldn’t use it.

Did you know?

The outer shell of freshly ground black pepper contains anti-oxidants and also stimulates the breakdown of fat cells!

 

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