Saturday, October 17, 2009

Breakfast Tacos

When I lived in Austin, the office manager at my work got me hooked on breakfast tacos when she started bringing breakfast to us on Fridays.  Breakfast tacos are one of the most perfect ways to do breakfast.  You can put anything you want in them - eggs, beans, potatoes, meat, cheese, and of course salsa.  They come in an easy to eat format ... a tortilla usually wrapped in foil, perfect for on the go.  And in Austin, you can find them on practically every corner and they're cheap!  There's a recipe below, but really, they're however you want to make them ... that's the beauty.

Breakfast Tacos from Homesick Texan


 4 eggs
1/4 cup of milk or half-and-half (does anyone even know what half&half is called in Montreal?)
4 slices of bacon, or 4 sausage patties or 1 cup of chorizo
1 cup of refried beans, heated
1/2 cup of salsa
1 cup of shredded Longhorn cheddar (mild to medium)
4 flour tortillas
1 tablespoon of butter
Salt and pepper to taste

1. Whisk eggs with milk.
2. Heat up iron skillet on medium-high, and melt tablespoon of butter.
3. When butter is melted, pour in eggs and scramble for about three minutes or until done to your liking. Add salt and pepper to taste.
4. Heat up your flour tortillas either on a skillet, or by laying them on top of a gas burner. When tortilla starts to puff (about 20 seconds) turn it over and cook for another 20 seconds.
5. Take a tortilla and spread 1/4 cup of refried beans in the center of the tortilla. Add 1/4 of the scrambled eggs, 1/8 cup of salsa, 1/4 cup of cheese and either a slice of bacon or sausage patty.
6. Fold in bottom 1 inch of the tortilla, and then roll from left to right until self-contained.

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