Friday, February 7, 2014

Cabo Breakfast Burritos



Every trip I have ever made to Cabo San Lucas, MX has begun with a trip to our favorite little local grocery store. We enjoy making breakfast together and taking in the view of the beach and eating poolside. The two things that you can always count on in Mexico are good fresh mexican cheese and thin, fresh, delicious tortillas. Nothing like the store-bought kind you buy here that are thick, bready (is that a word?) and flavorless.

We have tried and tried to find a brand of tortilla that can even come close to the paper thin originals. Even going as far as buying 100 fresh-made tortillas from a little specialty shop in Cabo San Jose (just outside of San Lucas) and bringing them home with us. But the tortillas gods are on our side! Wal-Mart recently hit the mark, and they are literally 150 calories less than the original (I'm assuming the lard in the originals has something to do with it). In the refrigerated section by the mexican cheeses, I found a package of uncooked tortillas and bought them to try. They are nearly perfect, the originals are still just a hair thinner but I am NOT complaining! 

I decided to share them with you using our breakfast burrito recipe that has been our Cabo breakfast staple since as far back as I can remember. My husband bit into one and proclaimed "It makes me feel like I'm in Cabo" That's what I was going for so....Get your Cabo on.


These are the tortillas and chorizo I use!
4 uncooked tortillas
1/4 cup chorizo*
2 eggs
3 egg whites
2 Tbsp queso blanco or fresco
*chorizo is a spiced mexican sausage

Place the uncooked tortilla in a dry skillet over medium heat. Cook it on one side for a minute and then flip and cook the other side for 30  seconds to a minute. If the tortilla doesn't puff up as it cooks, turn heat up. If it begins to burn, turn heat down. Keep tortillas covered to help keep them warm. Scramble eggs and egg whites in a bowl with a pinch of salt and pepper; set aside. Cook chorizo in a skillet over medium heat, it will begin to look like a thin chili. Once it is cooked through, spoon it into a small bowl or plate. Wipe skillet clean and heat the skillet (sprayed with cooking spray) over medium heat. Once the skillet begins to get hot again,  pour scrambled eggs into the skillet, immediately begin using your rubber spatula to pull cooked egg away from edges, folding it into the center and the folding the center over. Continue folding the mixture back and forth around the skillet until the egg is completely cooked. (This process is literally under a minute). Build burritos by dividing eggs, chorizo and cheese among the 4 tortillas  and rolling them up. Serve immediately. 

Not gonna lie....I usually make 6 and 2 don't make it to the burrito building stage
I'm starting to get hungry again...
Eggggggsactly perfect scrambled eggs!
Build A Burrito Bar!
Cabo-style burrito perfection!

Enjoy! XOXO~

2 comments:

  1. These look delish! I also like the idea of building a burrito bar--I always find myself doing something like that for similar dishes, so easy!

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  2. YUM, whenever I went camping with my best friend & his family. He ALWAYS makes these the 1st morning of our trip. His kids call it something TOTALLY different and it's not nice.but very yummy.

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