My family loves breakfast burritos, but when there’s 6 people to feed I don’t always feel like rolling a dozen or more burritos. Usually I just mix everything in one big pot, toss some tortillas on a plate and let everyone roll their own. When I decided on breakfast for dinner tonight I wanted to do something a little different. Ok, maybe I didn’t want to, but my neice is here and she wanted a Pinterest meal. I didn’t have time to make what she requested so I set out to make my boring breakfast burritos a dish worth pinning, and so, here is my recipe for deconstructed breakfast burritos.

INGREDIENTS:
Potatoes
Eggs
Sausage (or Chorizo)
Cheese
Coconut Oil
Tortillas

I like to get my potatoes on first because I like them to be crispy which can take awhile. I put a spoonful of coconut oil* on to heat up while I chopped up 2 extra large potatoes. Once chopped, I placed them in the hot coconut oil and seasoned them with salt, pepper and paprika. Once the potatoes are started, I fry my meat. I used 1 1/2 pounds of ground pork sausage tonight because it’s what I had on hand, but this dish would be delicious with chorizo. Once the sausage is almost cooked, I place it in a strainer to drain off the grease, then, I put my eggs into the pan I used for the sausage so I can cook them in the sausage grease. I used nine eggs, but, keep in mind I’m cooking for 6 people. I don’t mix my eggs first, I just toss them in the pan. No reason other than one less dish to clean later. As the eggs are cooking, I add salt, pepper and paprika followed by shredded cheddar cheese (about two handfuls). Don’t forget about that potatoes…

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*You can use any oil or even butter, but I’ve found coconut oil gives the best crisp on the outside.
When the eggs are almost cooked (still partially runny) I put the sausage back in the pan, mix it in and cook the mixture til done.

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When it’s done, I melt another couple handfuls on cheese on top.  Usually, I would stop here, but this wasn’t a Pinterest dish quite yet, so, what did I do?  Fried eggs of’course. Fried eggs make everything better. I put the eggs and sausage on The oats,  followed by the potatoes, an little hot sauce and then topped each plate with a perfectly runny fried egg. I heated some tortillas and we ripped those up and used them to scoop up our food instead of forks. The runny egg made this dish even better. Yum.

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So good and so easy. Best part is you can make extra, wrap it and freeze the burritos.

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