Beef Breakfast Burrito Makes a Great Start to Your Day
If you are looking for a little variety in your breakfast menu, try this nutritious beef breakfast burrito. It includes 96% lean beef, take about 20 minutes to prepare and will prove you with the needed protein to get your day started on the right foot. Check out this recipe and all of the great offerings from the Missouri Beef Industry Council HERE

Ingredients

12 ounces Ground Beef (96% lean)
1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 teaspoons ground ancho chile powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
4 eggs, beaten
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
1/3 cup reduced-fat shredded Mexican cheese blend or shredded Cheddar cheese
4 medium spinach or plain flour tortillas (10-inch diameter), warmed

SalsaLime-Cilantro Cream (optional):
1/2 cup reduced-fat dairy sour cream
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh cilantro

 

Instructions

  1. Combine Lime-Cilantro Cream ingredients in small bowl, if desired. Set aside.
  2. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add Ground Beef with bell pepper, onion, chili powder and cumin; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into small crumbles and stirring occasionally. Remove from beef mixture from skillet; keep warm.
  3. Combine eggs, water and 1 tablespoon cilantro in medium bowl. Spray same skillet with cooking spray. Pour into skillet; cook over medium heat 2 to 3 minutes or until scrambled, stirring occasionally. Season with salt, if desired. Stir in beef mixture and cheese; cook 1 minute or until heated through, stirring occasionally.
  4. Spoon beef mixture evenly in a row across center of each tortilla, leaving 1-inch border on right and left sides. Fold right and left sides of tortilla over filling. Fold bottom edge up over filling and roll up; cut diagonally in half. Serve with Lime-Cilantro Cream and salsa, as desired.

Cook’sTip

1 cup egg substitute can be substituted for beaten eggs. Omit water. Continue as directed in step 3.

Cook’s Tip:  Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed Ground Beef. Ground Beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160ºF. Color is not a reliable indicator of Ground Beef doneness.

Nutrition information per serving: 446 calories; 17 g fat (6 g saturated fat; 5 g monounsaturated fat); 270 mg cholesterol; 824 mg sodium; 41 g carbohydrate; 3.3 g fiber; 33 g protein; 6.8 mg niacin; 0.4 mg vitamin B6; 2.2 mcg vitamin B12; 5.6 mg iron; 44.6 mcg selenium; 5.0 mg zinc; 193.9 mg choline.This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium, zinc and choline; and a good source of fiber.

Nutrition information per serving, using 1 cup eggbeaters: 429 calories; 14 g fat (5 g saturated fat; 3 g monounsaturated fat); 59 mg cholesterol; 867 mg sodium; 41 g carbohydrate; 3.3 g fiber; 34 g protein; 6.8 mg niacin; 0.4 mg vitamin B6; 1.8 mcg vitamin B12; 6.0 mg iron; 44.7 mcg selenium; 5.3 mg zinc; 69.3 mg choline.This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc; and a good source of fiber and choline