Empty the Fridge Breakfast Burrito

My husband HATES leftovers.  So, I usually devise new ways to incorporate leftovers into new dishes.  He will never realize he is eating leftovers, if I call it something totally different.  Saturday morning, I realized I had several odds and ends in the fridge, so I concocted a breakfast burrito to get rid of these few little items.

Breakfast burrito ingredients

Aioli for breakfast burritosThis aioli by Stonewall Kitchen is so light and a great addition to anything containing bacon.  Since I had a few slices of bacon leftover and this was going to be a “breakfast” dish, I decided to use the aioli as a sauce, at the base of each burrito.  The aioli added a sweet, syrupy flavor (not texture) to the tortilla.  However, I think next time, I will try cream cheese as the base.




You will also need the following:

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      • Tortilla soft taco shells
      • 1 shallot
      • Leftover bacon
      • Eggs
      • Shredded cheese
      • Hash brown frozen potatoes
      • Butter for scrambling eggs

Breakfast Burrito Directions

Set oven to 200º. Wrap left over soft tortilla shells completely in aluminum foil and place in oven till ready to use.

bacon breakfast burritos

Step 1: I hate the odor frying bacon leaves in the kitchen, so I cook mine on the gas grill. Cook till done. Place on a paper-towel lined plate, set aside.

potatos breakfast burrito

Step 2: Put about 1 Tablespoon olive oil in pan; heat till shimmering. Add chopped shallot & very carefully, add frozen potatoes. Oil will pop. Cook, stirring frequently till slightly brown and crisp. Dust with salt and pepper. Remove from heat.

aioli bacon breakfast burrito

Step 3: Assemble burritos. Smear 1 teaspoon of aioli, or desired sauce across tortilla. Place rough chopped bacon on top of sauce.

cheese breakfast burritos

Step 4: Add a layer of your favorite cheese, or whatever you have leftover. I used cheddar and Monterrey Jack.

potato breakfast burrito

Step 5: Add hash brown potato/shallot mix that has been sauteed.

eggs breakfast burrito

Step 6: Add 1 teaspoon butter to small skillet and cook scrambled eggs to desired doneness. I add a few home-grown chives to our eggs. Dust with salt and pepper. If you want to add peppers, add to the eggs to slightly cook them.

breakfast burrito

Step 7: Garnish with parsley or whatever you have; roll up as a traditional burrito. I put ours in the microwave for 14 seconds, just to melt the cheese. Serve.

empty fridge breakfast burritos

You could use this same technique to make your own “empty the fridge” burritos.




























































What “empty the fridge” ideas do you have?  I would love you to share them in the comment section!









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