Grilled Breakfast Burritos

Friday, May 18, 2012

I'm a planner.  I plan everything from meals to weekly schedules far in advance.  It makes me feel less anxious knowing what is going to happen, even if that is a Taco Salad for lunch.  I also really enjoy thinking about what I'm going to have for a meal before I have it.  

Today I am doing you a little favor for planning if you are like me--this is your breakfast tomorrow.  It is absolute heavenly Saturday morning perfection.  You can thank me after you try it.  

Musical Selection: The Show by: Lenka
Let's get started shall we? Crack a few eggs into a bowl
Season with salt and pepper
Stir together with a fork
And pour into a skillet on medium heat
Scramble, scramble, scramble.
Dice up some ham and cheese
Lay your tortillas out on a large plate and line with some of those scrambled eggs
Add some ham
And cheese.  This one was for Mr. Schwartz, he has a thing for American cheese
Fold up the top and bottom like so
Then fold in the sides.  Not easy to do while taking a picture
It should look something like this.  I'm sure yours will be neater.
Pop it in a panini press
And grill away.  If you don't have a panini press, you can use a large skillet and place another large skillet on top of it.  You just want the pressed/grilledness that a panini press delivers.
That's what I'm talking about.
Serve with salsa for dipping. 
Happy weekend.

Grilled Breakfast Burritos
(makes four smaller burritos)

4 eggs
Salt and pepper
4 tortillas (we use whole wheat)
4 slices of ham, diced
1/2 cup pepper jack cheese, diced
1/4 cup American cheese tore into pieces
Salsa for serving

Preheat your panini press (or skillet if you are using this instead) to medium high heat.

Preheat a different skillet on medium heat.  Crack eggs into a small bowl and season with salt and pepper.  Stir together with a fork.  Pour into the skillet on medium heat and scramble the eggs.

Place the tortillas on a large plate and line with eggs.  Top with ham and cheese and fold into a burrito (see above for step-by-step).

Place burritos on panini press and press until the cheese has melted and the outside is grilled/crunchy.  This takes about 2-3 minutes for me.  If you are using a skillet place burritos in skillet and top with another large heavy skillet to press them.

Serve with salsa and enjoy!

Recipe by: Mrs. Schwartz


  1. You're right...these are perfect for tomorrow morning, or any morning. :) I need to plan more...

  2. These look great!! Love the cheesy-goodness in the toasted crust tortilla.

  3. ok, these look amazing, and easy - and I'm no cook!
    I don't have a panini press, but I do have a Forman grill? Or, I can try your other idea...
    can't wait to try these out!

    1. Darcie! They are really easy! I think the forman grill would work great as long as it is big enough to touch the top and bottom. Let me know how they turn out!


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