Friday, April 23, 2010
Man, to look around here, you'd think it was all cupcakes, sticky buns, and cheesecake. I mean, obviously there has been some of that, but I've been making healthy stuff, too. Just nothing really blog worthy. A ho-hum dish with daikon radish and an even more ho-hum eggplant affair. I won't bother you with the details. So I decided it was time to bring back an old standard that, shockingly, hasn't made it onto the blog yet.
I've always had kind of a love affair with breakfast burritos. Back in high school, when I was on the swim team, one particularly enterprising mother used to bring them for us after morning practice. And let me tell you, there is nothing better in this world than a big breakfast burrito filled with eggs and veggies and cheese after two hours of swimming before dawn. This one is a little different, because it's a crockpot filling to which I've added eggs so it would be breakfast acceptable. They're a little bit spicy, totally filling, and pack a pretty darn good nutritional punch, what with the eggs, barley and vegetables. A quick shaving of cheddar cheese never hurts, nor do your favorite burrito fixings: guacamole, salsa, sour cream. And the filling can be reheated easily so that for busy mornings, it's just to scramble a couple of eggs and roll 'em up.
Crockpot Breakfast Burritos
Adapted from Cooking Light Slow Cooker
Place the following in a crockpot, give it all a stir, and set the pot on low. Cook for 4-5 hours (I usually go for 5).
1 15oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 10oz can diced tomatoes with green chiles, don't drain
1 cup uncooked pearl barley
2 cups vegetable broth
3/4 cups frozen corn, no need to thaw
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lime juice
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
3 garlic cloves, chopped
When the filling is done, scramble however many eggs you intend to eat, and spread some of the filling on an flour tortilla along with the eggs. Garnish with any or all of the following:
Shredded cheddar cheese