Heavily adapted from Bits of Everything.
These bad boys pack some legit stats: 262 calories, 4 g of fat, 7 g of fiber, only 10 mg of cholesterol, and 16 g of protein. THAT is BREAKFAST, bitches.
- 8 large flour tortillas (I used La Banderita large soft taco tortillas)
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 1/2 a white onion, diced
- cooking spray
- 1 tube (14 oz) Gimme Lean sausage
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 cup shredded queso blanco (drop or sub the cheese to make me vegan!)
- 2 cups frozen shredded hash brown potatoes
These are pretty easy, especially compared to my usual ridiculousness. You'll need one big skillet, some paper towels, and some freezer bags.
1. Cut the tube of sausage into discs. It's MUCH easier to do this with the wrapper on. Just use a serrated knife to get through the plastic packaging. Remember to remove the plastic before you cook it (or don't, I don't care really).
2. Heat the skillet over medium heat and give it a generous spray of cooking spray. Cook the sausage discs until browned, then flip and cook the other side. Set them on paper towels to cool.
4. Dice the cooled sausage into little pieces. Add it to the pepper/potato mix and transfer the whole thing to your assembly area.
5. Scoop 3-4 large spoonfuls of filling into each tortilla. Top with some cheese and roll 'er up. If you're unfamiliar with how to fold a burrito so that it doesn't bust open and go everywhere, here's the idea:
a. Put your filling in a line toward one edge of the tortilla.
b. Fold the sides in, and then the back edge closest to the filling.
c. Wrap that edge all the way over the filling and tuck it underneath.
d. Fold the sides in again and continue rolling until you're finished.
6. Fold a paper towl in half and wrap the burrito in it. Place the burritos in freezer bags and you're in business. When you're ready to eat them, just heat for a minute in the microwave, flip it and go for another 30 seconds on the other side, and jam it in your face.
Original post here.