Saturday, March 26, 2011

Breakfast Tacos

Breakfast tacos for breakfast or dinner is always a good idea!  These are the breakfast tacos we make on mission trip every year also.

Makes 8 tacos

*4 baking potatoes, scrubbed, skin on,
and chopped into cubes
*1 large yellow onion, chopped
*at least 6 Tablespoons
*10 slices thick-cut
bacon (2 1/2 slices per person)
*cooking spray
*1 lb. lean, low-fat, pork sausage
*8 eggs (2 per person)
*black pepper
*1/4 cup fat-free milk
*8 flour tortillas (2 per person) (at home
we use HEB fresh baked wheat tortillas
from the tortilla bakery)
*shredded 2% cheddar cheese

Prepare home fries.  This is my husband's specialty.  I have tried to make these before, and because I have to stir the potatoes instead of flipping the potatoes in the pan, they end up mushy. They still taste great, but they're not as crisp as when my husband does it.  To make home fries:  Heat 3 Tablespoons of margarine in a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Heat the other 3 Tablespoons of margarine in another large skillet.  (Using two skillets will help keep the potatoes crispier.)  Once the margarine is melted and hot, add the potatoes.  Cook until a little over half-way done, stirring the potatoes frequently by flipping them in the pan.  Add more margarine or a little water if the potatoes start to stick.  You want them to be a little brown, though.  Add the onions.  Continue flipping and cooking until the potatoes are cooked through and the onions are browned.  Keep warm.

Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400.  Spray a large cookie sheet with shallow sides with cooking spray.  Place the bacon on the cookie sheet.  Bake for 20 minutes.  (Cooking bacon this way will give you just as crispy bacon as frying it in the pan, if not better.  It's less messy also.)  Place the cooked bacon on a plate lined with paper towel to help get the grease off.

Meanwhile, brown the sausage in a skillet over medium heat.  Drain.  Place on a plate lined with paper towel.  Place a paper towel on top.  Dab to get the extra grease out.  Keep warm. 

Beat the eggs in a medium bowl.  Add a couple dashes of salt and black pepper.  Pour in milk.  Whisk.  Scramble eggs in a skillet on medium heat, stirring continuously once they start to cook.

Warm flour tortillas in the microwave by wrapping them tightly on all sides with paper towel to retain moisture.  Heat for 15-20 seconds.   Or wrap tightly in foil, and heat in the oven on 350 until warmed through.

To assemble tacos, place cheese, eggs, sausage, bacon, home fries, and salsa in a flour tortilla.