When we go camping altogether--my parents, us, my sister and her family, plus all of her in-laws--"Uncle" Brett always makes breakfast one morning. He's not really my girls' uncle, but we call him that anyway. He somehow knows exactly what my girls will love for Christmas, taught Audrey how to swing when she was little, and makes the best breakfast burritos ever.
In fact, they are so good, that I long for them between camping trips. And while we were at Rocky Mountain National Park earlier this summer, I asked him for the recipe. And here's what he told me.
Uncle Brett's Famous Breakfast Burritos
1 pound bulk sausage (today I used pork and bacon sausage--yum)
1 dozen eggs
1 package tater tots
1/2 pound grated cheese (I usually use monterey jack)
1 can green chile
Cook the tater tots according to the package directions while you brown the sausage. (I cook the tots until they're nice and crispy.) IN THE SAME PAN (he said this is important!), scramble your eggs (I mix mine up with milk, salt, and pepper before pouring them in). Then add the tater tots.
Mash this together. And then add the grated cheese and green chile.
(If you don't like green chile, you will need to add something to give it some moisture, otherwise they'll be too dry. Mushroom soup works, and I'm wondering about using cream cheese for the next batch.)
Add about 1/3 cup of filling to each tortilla, rolling it up burrito style (sides in, then roll), and wrap in foil. Freeze.
Alternatives: With chicken and apple sausage (I buy mine at Sprouts) I add cheddar cheese and then a can of cream of mushroom soup instead of the green chile. Brett also makes this with chorizo, which Toben loves, but it's not my favorite and since I'm making them, I make the kind I like!
To cook them, thaw and bake until warm. Or thaw and cook over the campfire in one of those grill basket thing-ys. Or unwrap, put the frozen burrito on a plate, defrost it in the microwave and then heat for one minute.
Breakfast perfection! Sorry, no picture of one on a plate. I ate mine too fast this morning. And I'll just go ahead and admit that the weekend Toben and the girls were gone and I was home alone, I ate one for every meal.