The standard breakfast burrito is as follows:
- The largest flour tortilla you can find (there are restaurants that use 14" tortillas but I usually stick with 10" at home)
- 2 eggs, scrambled
- Potatoes - pan-fried if you want to be authentic, hashbrowns or tater tots from the freezer if you're lazy.
- A fatty meat: bacon, sausage, carne adovada (slow roasted pork in red chile), or (my personal favorite) Mexican chorizo (a sausage made from pork fat and..uh..parts...in an addictive spice mixture).
- a mountain of shredded cheddar cheese.
- green or red chile
They're delicious, they're about 900 calories a piece, and they leave me in a bloated, indigestion-ridden food coma. I knew I had to create a breakfast burrito that was just as satisfying without the side effects. Here's the result:
"Chorizo" tofu and potato breakfast burritos - serves 4
- canola oil for cooking
- 1 lb russet potatoes, peeled and diced
- 1 16 oz block tofu, drained (no need to press)
- 1 tsp salt, separated
- 1/2 tsp black pepper, separated
- 1 tbsp red chile powder (available outside NM at http://www.madeinnewmexico.com/southwest-foods.html) - if you don't like spicy food, use less but don't leave it out! You need the flavor!
- 1 tbsp dijon mustard
- 1 tsp tomato paste
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tps onion powder
- 1/8 tsp liquid smoke
- 4 large flour tortillas
- Red or green chile - I used 505 Southwestern green chile sauce (not available online yet but their website says coming soon!). I can't recommend a red sauce yet because my old favorite, Munroe's, uses butter in it.
In another skillet (I prefer cast-iron for this), heat 2 tbsp of oil. Add the tofu, spices, mustard, tomato paste, and liquid smoke. Use a spatula to break the tofu into crumbles and distribute the spice mix evenly. Cook until most of the water is cooked out of the tofu (a scrambled-egg consistency), about 5 minutes.
Check the potatoes for tenderness, and cook longer if necessary. When they're done, assemble your burritos! Warm the tortillas and fill them with the potatoes, tofu mix, and chile. You can add "cheeze" at this point if you like, but I haven't had great experiences with it. Fold, eat, and enjoy!