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Quick Breakfast Burritos

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
Yield

4 servings (serving size: 1 burrito)

"I created this recipe because I needed an easy, satisfying breakfast. Use as much ground red pepper as you want depending on how hot and spicy you like your food. Add a spinach salad with tomatoes and avocados, and this dish is transformed into a wonderful lunch." —Heather Demeritte, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Ingredients

  • Pico de gallo:
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped tomato (about 1 large)
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • Dash of crushed red pepper
  • Burritos:
  • 1/4 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • Dash of ground red pepper
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 (2-ounce) can diced green chiles
  • 4 (6-inch) corn tortillas
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded colby-Jack cheese

Nutrition Information

  • calories 197
  • fat 10.8 g
  • satfat 4.5 g
  • monofat 3.5 g
  • polyfat 1.2 g
  • protein 12.7 g
  • carbohydrate 14.3 g
  • fiber 2.4 g
  • cholesterol 258 mg
  • iron 1.7 mg
  • sodium 372 mg
  • calcium 170 mg

How to Make It

  1. To prepare pico de gallo, combine first 7 ingredients in a small bowl.

  2. To prepare the burritos, combine chopped fresh oregano and the next 4 ingredients (through the ground red pepper) in a small bowl, stirring well with a whisk.

  3. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Coat the pan with cooking spray. Add egg mixture, 1/4 cup onion, and green chiles to the pan. Cook for 3 minutes or until eggs are set, stirring frequently. Remove pan from heat; stir egg mixture well.

  4. Heat the corn tortillas according to package directions. Divide the egg mixture evenly among tortillas. Top each serving with 2 tablespoons shredded cheese and about 1/3 cup pico de gallo.

Cook's Notes

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