¡Happy Cinco de Mayo!


Here’s a quick Mexican breakfast for anyone who wants to celebrate Cinco de Mayo this morning, or any other morning.

These burritos take advantage of the leftover ingredients I had after making huevos rancheros earlier this week. That means I used chorizo, refried beans, Monterrey Jack cheese, my homemade salsa and, of course, eggs.

Chorizo & Bean Breakfast Burritos
– Chorizo pork sausage (1 link)
– 2 eggs
– 2 flour tortillas
– 1/2 cup of refried beans
– Monterrey Jack cheese, shredded
– Salsa (I used my homemade salsa)
– Margarine (or butter)
– Salt & pepper

Brown the chorizo sausage in a medium-sized pan. When cooked, place on a paper towel-lined plate and set aside. Next, (re)heat the refried beans.

Crack the eggs and beat them in a bowl with a fork. Heat two large tablespoons of margarine on medium-low heat in a pan. When the margarine is almost melted, add the eggs and stir — and keep stirring until they’re as firm as you want. (I like ’em soft, so this takes less than a minute.) Remove from the heat and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Heat the tortillas in the microwave for 20 seconds. Put half the eggs in the center of a tortilla, and the rest on the other one. Sprinkle both with cheese, a spoonful of beans and chorizo. Roll up the tortillas, cover with salsa and eat.

With eggs, beans and sausage this is a really satisfying breakfast. The salsa, which could also be put inside, adds a fresh, zesty bite. Plus, since it’s quick, you can skip the fast food breakfast, make your own and still get out of the house on time.

Happy Cinco de Mayo, amigos!

4 Comments on “¡Happy Cinco de Mayo!”

  1. Caroline says:

    This would have been much tastier than my yogurt this morning! Happy Cinco de Mayo. 🙂

  2. I love your salsa. We do something similar when we have fresh tomatoes. Both Mexican ideas are great.

  3. Juli Plueger says:

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