How many different diets are there? Too many? Probably. There is some kind of institutionalized, nuanced, and over-published regiment for every taste and need. Sadly, these fad diets tend to divide us. Paleo and vegan folks have to work hard to find a place to eat with their friends or sound like a diva while ordering and intermittent fasters just won’t eat at all. But no matter your food tribe, there is one dish we call all agree on: breakfast burritos.
They are simple, can be easily customized, and store well if you want to save some for later. So we have come up with a zesty, healthy take on the burrito. Sure, it takes more time than throwing scrambled eggs and shredded cheese on a tortilla, but the taste isn’t even comparable.
1-2 Golden Potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 Sweet Potato, cubed
1/2 White Onion, chopped
2 Cloves Garlic, smashed and chopped
1 Can Cooked Beans, (black or pinto, dealers choice)
1 Cup Cojita Cheese, crumbled
3 Eggs, mixed
2 Medium Green Chilies
1 Bunch Cilantro, de-stemmed and chopped
Tortillas, corn or flour
Butter or oil for cooking
- Start ahead of time and roast your peppers. You can skip this step, but you will miss out on a world of flavor. Set your oven to broil. Place your chilies in a pan under the broiler and wait until they turn black. Turn them to make sure the whole pepper is black. Once you remove them from the heat, you can peel the blackened skins off the chilies, revealing sweet, soft, roasted pepper underneath. Chop them up.
- Melt butter or oil in a skillet until the pan is warm. Add all the potatoes and onions to the pan and stir occasionally.
- Meanwhile, scramble the eggs in a separate pan until they are fluffy. Once finished, add salt and pepper to the eggs. Salt breaks down raw eggs, so you will want to wait.
- Once the potatoes begin to brown, toss in the beans, garlic, and roasted chilies. Once the potatoes are crips and cooked, mix in the eggs.
- You can heat up your tortillas if you like, or you can stuff ’em cold. Your call. Spoon the potato mix onto your tortilla, add cilantro, cheese, and any salsa or hot sauce you want. Roll ’em up, and enjoy!
You can eat the mix on it’s own, mix it into a salad, or use it for tacos. Your options are wide open