Thursday, August 16, 2012

Improv Cooking Challenge: Breakfast Burrito

I love all of these fun cooking challenges! The third Thursday of each month brings the Improv Cooking Challenge. The challenge is hosted by Kristen of Frugal Antic of a Harried Homemaker.  Each month 2 ingredients are selected and the creative juices flow! This month the theme is tomatoes and peppers. The possibilities are truly endless with this theme. I was originally thinking Italian sausage and peppers and then I thought about a roasted pepper pasta. However, at the end of the day breakfast burritos sounded amazing.  I used tomatoes and bell peppers in the burrito, and topped them with a little spicy salsa. I loved the freshness of the tomatoes and peppers companies with the earthiness of the black beans. My husband also wanted to throw in a little American cheese in the mix (I am usually a cheddar fan, but this works well for eggs).  Check out Kristen's blog to join the fun for next month: Zucchini and Brown Sugar.

1 roma tomato, seeded and chopped
1 orange bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 tsp butter
6 eggs
2 Tbl 2% milk
Salt and Pepper
2/3 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
2 oz American Cheese, cubed
4 medium tortillas (fajita sized) or 2 large tortillas (burrito sized)
Salsa and Sour Cream for Topping

In a large pan, heat butter over medium heat and add tomatoes and peppers. Saute till peppers are tender. While veggies are cooking crack eggs into a medium bowl. Add milk and whisk. Season with salt and pepper if desired. Add eggs to pan, reduce heat to medium low and gently pull in the sides. Add black beans and cheese. Gently stir and fold the eggs until cooked and set. Place burrito shells on plates and equally distribute the eggs. To wrap the burrito, fold the short end of the tortilla up so the contents don't spill out of the bottom. Fold one of the long sides over the top of the filling. Place your fingers perpendicular across the fold, cup the tortilla over the filling and push the edge against the filling to make sure the fold is tight. Wrap the remaining long end over both folds. Top with sour cream and salsa and enjoy!


  1. Super good looking breakfast. I know I wouldn't mind waking up to a plate full!!

  2. Looks great, Ashley! I love how you added black beans. What a great breakfast!

  3. Oh! Does that look tasty, or what?! I used to make dozens (growing big boys here...) of breakfast burritos, but never thought to add black beans instead of breakfast sausage or chorizo.

  4. I'm always looking for new breakfast burrito recipes. This looks tasty.

  5. Yum! This looks so good, and I love starting my day with a breakfast burrito. Great recipe!!

  6. Yumm! Adore a breakfast burrito.. that's my kind of breakfast!!!

  7. Your burrito looks totally delicious. I too did a breakfast and I hope that if you haven't already, you'll check out my Improv Cooking Challenge entry: French Fries Hash Browns.

    Cook Lisa Cook

  8. The Hubby and I are breakfast for supper fans! Burritos are awesome either way. Like you I enjoy the flexibility of making specialty burritos.

    ICC #8

  9. Yum! Love your breakfast burritos, looks delicious!

    Visiting from the Improv Cooking Challenge (#21 – Green Chile Pepper and Tomato Soup)


    Amber @ The Cook’s Sister

  10. Burritos are one of my favorite things for breakfast and yours looks perfect. I love the addition of beans and I agree with your husband: cheese is essential. But I'm with you on the cheddar over American.

  11. Wow, I could easily eat this any time of the day! Fabulous burrito ingredients :)