Breakfast for dinner

by jerseygirl on January 16, 2009 · 36 comments

This is going to be a quick post because I have to go to an EAGLES pep rally at my children’s school. But I also have some big news. My husband will now eat egg beaters. He finally tried a bite and likes them. In his forty three years, he has not eaten an egg for breakfast. He couldn’t stand the smell of eggs but finally got over it. This is excellent for me as now I can make quiche, omelets and breakfast casseroles. The best part will be having breakfast for dinner. As you can see, I made breakfast burritos the other night. We will be having them again with different kinds of fillings. These were vegetarian but my husband is dreaming about the bacon, ham, sausage and cheese he can put in them. (Keep dreaming , buddy…we’re eating healthy here.) So check this out for a filling, healthy breakfast, lunch or dinner.

This weekend I will be doing a fruit rollup giveaway that your kids will love. Come back and visit.

Mexican Breakfast Burritos

1 TBS olive oil
1/4 cup chopped onions
1 jalapeno, cored and minced
1/2 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup salsa
1 cup egg beaters (or 4 eggs)
1/2 cup shredded low fat Mexican blend cheese
2 whole wheat tortillas (8 inch)
light sour cream and salsa for serving

In a large non stick frying pan, heat oil to medium heat. Add onions and jalapenos. Cook for about 5 minutes or until onions turn golden. Add beans and salsa and heat until warm. Add egg beaters and cook until firm while stirring occasionally. Top with cheese and put lid on pan until cheese is melted. Heat tortillas in microwave for 10 to 15 seconds or until warm. Add egg mixture and roll up, making sure to tuck sides in. Serve with sour cream and salsa.

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Geri January 16, 2009 at 2:07 pm

Quick and easy, my kind of cooking.


Pam January 16, 2009 at 2:27 pm

My kids won’t eat eggs…breakfast would be so much easier if they would.

I enjoy breakfast burritos. I love how healthy and hearty your recipe is.


Priscilla January 16, 2009 at 2:36 pm

Yummmyy!! These look delicious and you know how to wrap a burrito. Mine always come undone. I bet you are so excited about cooking eggs for breakfast now…can’t imagine NOT eating them for b-fast.


Mary January 16, 2009 at 3:04 pm

Lisa, these look very good. Great recipe to have for busy days and nights.


Colleen January 16, 2009 at 3:46 pm

Oooh this looks delicious! I can never get my tortillas to wrap so neatly though!


Patsyk January 16, 2009 at 4:54 pm

I love breakfast for dinner! My kids do too… my husband – not so much. Love these breakfast burritos! Might be able to get hime to eat one of those if I add some sausage to it! YUM!


ttfn300 January 16, 2009 at 5:01 pm

i LOVE b’fast burritos 🙂


HoneyB January 16, 2009 at 5:09 pm

I should try egg beaters myself. I have a hard time with eggs, but this might work for me!


Lori January 16, 2009 at 6:04 pm

I love breakfast burritos, sounds great for dinner! 🙂


kat January 16, 2009 at 8:38 pm

My husband would absolutely love those


Tanya January 16, 2009 at 8:51 pm

Looks great. I’m going to try this this week.


Annie January 16, 2009 at 8:52 pm

That sounds delish… I have never made a burrito.

I sounds fairly easy though. I’ll have to give it a try.

I love eggs – good for you that your husband can finally see the light! 🙂


Bridgett January 16, 2009 at 10:15 pm

These would be perfect for a weekend breakfast for the whole family. I love it!


Stacey Snacks January 16, 2009 at 10:23 pm

we eat eggs everyday of our lives.
Scrambled, hard boiled, over easy or just in a quiche or omelet.
I am not an egg beaters fan, but am happy the husband will finally get over his fear of albumen!


Dee January 16, 2009 at 11:34 pm

Glad to hear that your husband has moved over to the egg side 🙂 I’m a big fan of all day breakfasts, and this looks scrummy!


Katrina January 17, 2009 at 1:39 am

Yummy looking burrito! My kids will only eat hard boiled eggs. But we just had breakfast for dinner the other night, too. German pancakes, eggs, bacon, fruit. It always seem like such a good, easy idea for dinner, but each thing seems to be time consuming and dirty lots of pots and pans. You go, Girl with the healthy eating! (I actually eat a lot more healthy than my blog lets on! 😉


The Blonde Duck January 17, 2009 at 8:45 am

I love breakfast for dinner! And I love this recipe. I had waffles last night. 🙂


Charlie Hills January 17, 2009 at 9:59 am

Never ate eggs? Gasp! That’s like someone never … well, like someone never eating eggs.

And breakfast for dinner is one of the best dinners there is!


Sara January 17, 2009 at 12:15 pm

This sounds great. We love breakfast for dinner at my house, especially pancakes and huevos rancheros.


Penny January 17, 2009 at 2:13 pm

Love your blog. Just started my own. FYI, Leah is back with a new blog.


Jerri - Simply Sweet Home January 17, 2009 at 8:14 pm

They look good. I’ve had breakfast burritos before, but none quite like this!


Maria January 17, 2009 at 8:58 pm

I love breakfast for dinner! Looks great!


Jo January 18, 2009 at 12:37 pm

nice! sounds wonderful!


That Girl January 18, 2009 at 2:20 pm

I can’t really blame your husband – I’m not an egg beater’s fan. But I also don’t have a regular egg aversion.


Dawn January 18, 2009 at 5:15 pm

Oh Lisa I love this! And it’s such a good way to start the day and a healthy way to end the day too. I don’t like eggbeaters, but I love eggs. I can’t imagine breakfast without eggs…weird.


Debbie January 18, 2009 at 6:04 pm

Sounds like a nice change of the usual breakfast and looks very good!!!


Sara January 18, 2009 at 8:38 pm

Mmm! This is so going on my menu in the next few weeks! Looks delish!


Katrina January 18, 2009 at 9:45 pm

Sorry about your Eagles!


Cayleigh January 19, 2009 at 2:26 am

Mmmmm … breakfast burriots! YUM! My hubby and youngest love black beans, and my son and I loooove eggs! This is a great idea for dinner! I especially like how you kept this full flavored with onions and jalapeno peppers. I’ve not tried the whole wheat tortillas, but have seen them at the store. Great recipe!


Paula January 19, 2009 at 2:31 am

Oops, Lisa, I just left a comment using my daughters account (Cayleigh) instead of mine! She has an account for school and was just using the computer. I guess I need to learn to check the user name now before leaving comments!


Emily January 19, 2009 at 4:03 am

I’m so glad he’s crossed over to the dark side! This will be fun for you to be able to make egg dishes now.


Robin Sue January 19, 2009 at 10:05 am

We love breakfast for dinner! Expecially in the colder months. Bummed about the Eagles, maybe next year!


Jeff January 19, 2009 at 10:22 am

I am weird and that I can’t eat breakfast food past breakfast time.

These look good and something I should give a shot next weekend (I also never make breakfast during the week because I prefer sleep).


Clumbsy Cookie January 19, 2009 at 6:09 pm

I don’t remember ever having a burrito for breakfast, but wouldn’t mind having this one!


melissa January 19, 2009 at 8:09 pm

I totally have a thing for breakfast burritos! But I have to admit I’m with your husband on this one – I like mine with sausage, bacon, diced potatoes, eggs and just a light smattering of cheddar. And salsa to pour on each bite.

My waistline is getting bigger by the day though, so I need something as an alternative. Black beans it is. 😉


Kevin January 23, 2009 at 10:22 pm

Those breakfast burritos looks good!


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