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Cooking From Scratch - Breakfast Burritos

Updated on November 27, 2007

It was 4:30 and time to start dinner yet I had no idea what to make. Looking into the fridge I found there were not enough leftovers of anything to make a meal for 6 people. I did see some ground sausage and tortillas. Knowing I had some potatoes that needed to be used up, an idea popped into my head. Breakfast burritos!

A great money saver AND a very fast dinner is breakfast for dinner. Whether it is pancakes, waffles, scrambled eggs, or breakfast burritos, cooking breakfast for dinner is a great way to stretch your grocery budget and please your family. For us having breakfast for dinner really helps us avoid going out to eat, or ordering in.


6 Tortillas

1/2 pound ground sausage

3 medium potatoes

6 eggs

Onion, chopped

2 tablespoons oil


Peel and grate the potatoes. Then heat the oil in a large skillet, over medium heat. While it is heating chop up the onion, or however much of it you want. The whole onion might be too much for many people. Once the oil is hot, add the potatoes and onions. Saute for 10 minutes. Add the ground sausage, breaking it up as it browns. While breaking the sausage up, mix it together with the potatoes and onion. Once the sausage is browned add the beaten eggs and mix together well. The eggs should take only a few minutes to cook through and the mix is ready to eat.

I heat up the tortillas in the microwave and they are then ready to be filled. I top the filling with shredded cheese, salsa and sour cream. I serve easy vegetables on the side, like carrot sticks or maybe sliced fruit.

There are many options for breakfast burritos and they don't have to be made for dinner. You could add peppers or mushrooms if you like. Sometimes I leave out the potatoes; however I find it more filling with them included. I frequently make up a big batch of these and freeze them for mornings that I don't have time to cook from scratch. Two minutes in the microwave and they are ready to eat. Don't add the salsa or sour cream until after they are heated though.

This meal is a favorite in my house, although I tend to not think of it until I am faced with no ideas for dinner. It took me only 20 minutes to have dinner on the table tonight, which in my book makes this recipe a winner all the way.


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    • Zsuzsy Bee profile image

      Zsuzsy Bee 10 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      As I'm alone now most often than not, I have breakfast food for lunch or dinner regularely. I find most breakfast's too heavy first thing in the morning but just love them at dinner time.

      Great HUB

      regards Zsuzsy

    • Bob Ewing profile image

      Bob Ewing 10 years ago from New Brunswick

      We have had breakfast for dinner more than once,