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A Southwest Adventure Tale!

This tale and accompanying recipe for Breakfast Burritos is one that goes along with the flavor of living in the Southwest. I like making breakfast for everyone on the weekends. This article inspired me to cook my own burritos the day I wrote it. Man, they tasted good. They are easy to make and can be wrapped up for lunch or a snack if you wish.

Since I am a general contractor and have been most of my life, most of my employees and others working on the same site were Hispanic. They were good workers and I could usually depend on them to get the job done without a fuss. They were even-tempered and usually easy to get along with. And I loved some of the meals they would make. Breakfast Burritos were one of those delights.

Heating Food On Site With Fire?

A lot of the Hispanics would bring meals fully prepared at their home. Others brought the fixings to make something at the job site. This sometimes included bringing cooking equipment. One easy-to-prepare meal that was very popular were Breakfast Burritos! A rolled tortilla filled with scrambled eggs and sausage bits for a start. Then some additional flavorings like peppers, onions, and cheese are added for good measure.

One time, I was installing kitchens at a townhouse project in Las Vegas. At break time, I saw several Mexican workers getting ready to have their morning meal. They went into one of the garages located in the unfinished area of the complex. Could it be time to do some cooking? Breakfast Burritos were on the menu, and this entailed the use of a gas-fired portable hot plate.

It wasn’t long before smoke started emanating from the garage opening. One of the nearby residents saw it and thought there was a fire. So, without checking to see what was going on, nor first talking to the construction superintendent, they called the fire department!

Moments later, several large fire engines showed up. I guess our boys heard them coming. There was no fire because they quickly extinguished their cooker and vacated the area.

The Final Scoop!

I don’t know what happened after that incident, but what they were cooking sure smelled good. I later found out from one of the other workers that it was Breakfast Burritos! I didn’t get an invite to their feast that day, but that was okay. Many times I have seen someone eating them on a construction job, and when I commented how much I liked them, I was often offered one. I did not hesitate to accept their generosity and enjoyed those suckers when I put them in my mouth. Yummm!

I am in the process of learning how to make and perfect them. This dish that I created from an online recipe research effort was tested and found to be quite tasty. Breakfast, made on the weekends, has been my specialty for some time now. This developing series will evolve over time. I invite commentaries as anyone sees fit.


A medium sized uncooked flour tortilla works best. If you use the cooked variety, or corn tortillas, be careful not to overheat them as this makes them very stiff. Homemade salsa or Pica de Gallo goes well with these  Breakfast Burritos. I don’t like commercial brands, as a rule. However, I do like the Herdez Salza brand as their product closely resembles the homemade variety and doesn’t contain preservatives.


Ingredients For 1 Burrito

1 8″ pre-cooked Flour Tortilla
1 Egg
1/8 Cup of Cooked Pork Sausage
1/8 Cup of Diced Green Bell Peppers
1/8. Cup of Diced Green Onions
2 Cloves of Garlic diced
1/4 Cup of Shredded Cheddar Cheese (Optional)

Salt to Taste


Sour Cream


Exchange Poblanos or Jalapeños for Bell Pepper.
Canned Pinto Beans can be added inside of tortilla.
Use well grilled Chicken Pieces for the meat (Sausage has more Flavor)


  1. Break sausage into small pieces and cook in saucepan or on electric griddle. Set aside.
  2. Melt butter in saucepan and sauté peppers, onions, and garlic. Pull out and set aside with cooked sausage
  3. Clean griddle with dry paper towel and begin heating tortilla
  4. Top tortilla with shredded cheese in the middle while heating
  5. Melt butter in saucepan and break in fresh egg and slightly scramble in pan
  6. Add all previously cooked ingredients to top of middle of egg while it is cooking
  7. When egg is almost done, remove whole concoction as unit
  8. Place on top of the center of tortilla and cheese combo
  9. Roll into a burrito with open side down to hold together
  10. Serve with salsa and sour cream


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