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Breakfast Burritos
with Mexican Cheeses and Chorizo Sauce

No recipe image available.This recipe was featured at the International Association of Culinary Professionals breakfast. A hearty breakfast that can be served with fresh fruit salad.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 cups refrigerated hash brown potatoes, shredded
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1 (4-ounce) can diced green chili peppers, drained
3/4 cup Wisconsin Queso Quesadilla cheese, shredded
6 (10-inch) tortillas, plain or flavored
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, snipped
8 large eggs
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup Wisconsin Cotija cheese, shredded

Chorizo Sauce:
8 ounces chorizo, browned and drained
2 small tomatoes, peeled and finely chopped
3 ounces tomato paste (1/2 of a 6-ounce can)
1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup water
1 jalapeño chile, seeded and finely chopped
2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Burritos: Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In a 10-inch nonstick ovenproof skillet, heat olive oil. Add potatoes and onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes or until potatoes are golden. Stir in chili peppers.
  3. Stack tortillas and wrap tightly in foil. Heat in preheated oven for 10 minutes to soften.
  4. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, Queso Quesadilla cheese, cilantro, salt and pepper. Pour egg mixture over vegetables in skillet. Cook, without stirring, until mixture begins to set. Cook an additional 4-5 minutes, lifting and folding often, until egg are evenly cooked through but still moist. Remove from heat.
  5. Working with one tortilla at a time (keep remaining tortillas warm in foil) spoon 1/6 of the egg mixture onto tortilla, just below center. Fold bottom edge of tortilla up and over filling. Fold in opposite sides. Roll tortilla from the bottom. If necessary, secure with wooden toothpicks. Repeat with remaining tortillas and eggs mixture.
  6. Arrange burritos on a baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until heated through. Remove toothpicks.
  7. To serve, spoon some of the Chorizo Sauce over each tortilla and sprinkle with Cotija cheese.
  8. For Chorizo Sauce: Combine all ingredients in a 2-quart saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Makes 6 servings.

Recipe provided courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.