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BREAKFAST BURRITOS WITH HISPANIC-STYLE CHEESE AND CHORIZO SAUCE

Makes 6 servings

2 Tbsp. olive oil
1-1/2 cups refrigerated hash brown potatoes, shredded
1/2 cup onion chopped
1 4-ounce can diced greens chili peppers, drained
3/4 cup (3 oz) Wisconsin Queso Quesadilla cheese, shredded
6 10-inch tortillas, plain or flavored
1 Tbsp. fresh cilantro, snipped
8 eggs
1/8 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. black pepper
1/2 cup (2 oz) Wisconsin Cotija cheese, shredded

Chorizo Sauce:
8 oz. chorizo, browned and drained
2 small tomatoes, peeled and finely chopped
3 oz. tomato paste (1/2 of a 6-ounce can)
1/2 cup onion finely chopped
1/4 cup water
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
2 Tbsp. fresh cilantro, chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
 

Cooking Directions
Preheat oven to 350°F.

In a 10-inch nonstick ovenproof skillet, heat olive oil. Add potatoes and onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes or until potatoes are golden. Stir in chili peppers.

Stack tortillas and wrap tightly in foil. Heat in preheated oven for 10 minutes to soften

Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, Queso Quesadilla cheese, cilantro, salt and pepper. Pour egg mixture over vegetables in skillet. Cook, without stirring, until mixture begins to set. Cook an additional 4-5 minutes, lifting and folding often, until egg are evenly cooked through but still moist. Remove from heat.

Working with one tortilla at a time (keep remaining tortillas warm in foil) spoon 1/6 of the egg mixture onto tortilla, just below center. Fold bottom edge of tortilla up and over filling. Fold in opposite sides. Roll tortilla from the bottom. If necessary, secure with wooden toothpicks. Repeat with remaining tortillas and eggs mixture.

Arrange burritos on a baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until heated through. Remove toothpicks.

To serve, spoon some of the Chorizo Sauce over each tortilla and sprinkle with Cotija cheese.

Chorizo Sauce Directions:
Combine all ingredients in a 2-quart saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Serving Suggestions
As featured at the International Association of Culinary Professionals breakfast.


Recipe courtesy of National Pork Board.
For more information about The Other White Meat, visit TheOtherWhiteMeat.com

 

 

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