Saturday, April 4, 2009

Breakfast burritos

I have made a challenge for myself, to take a picture of one of my meals each day, then post the photo and include prep instructions and recipe if applicable. Maybe that is a big undertaking, but I think it should be fun. So today it starts.

Today's breakfast is my version of breakfast burritos. It's an attempt at a healthier, meatless recipe that is still delicious. Instead of meat, I used black beans for protein, and feta cheese instead of gobs of cheddar or American. Also, I use small corn totillas, instead of flour.

I like to juice. I do it on the weekends because I really don't have the time on the weekdays. This morning's juice consisted of:
  • 5 carrots

  • 2 ribs of celery

  • 1 dozen or so strawberries

  • 2 pears

  • 4 oranges with the peels sliced off. The peels make the juice too bitter for my taste

Looking at this really makes me wish I had my stuff together enough to compost! Maybe one day. Putting the peels in the disposal does make the kitchen smell great though.

Now for the burritos:


  • 1 15 ounce can of black beans. Drained lightly, not rinsed

  • 1/4 medium white onion, diced

  • 3 tbsp feta, divided

  • 1 small handful of cilantro, chopped

  • 1 tsp olive oil

-Heat olive oil in skillet over medium heat.

-Once hot, add the onions, cook until soft.

-Add the blackbeans. You can mash them a bit with a fork if you prefer.

-Cook until heated through and most of the liquid has absorbed.

-Move the beans to a serving bowl, sprinkle with 2 tbsps of feta & about 2/3 of the cilantro.



Beat 2 eggs (or more. Depends on how many people are eating), with a splash of milk until well mixed.

-Pour eggs in pan.

-Toss in the remaining feta & cilantro.

-Scramble as usual.


-Meanwhile, heat up a griddle or pan using med-high heat. I use a cast iron griddle for this, but a regular frying pan would work fine. Place the tortillas on the hot surface and toast until one side is hot and a tiny bit crisp. Flip and repeat on the other side.

Serve with salsa, hot sauce, and some sliced avocado. Enjoy!