It occurred to me the other day that I haven’t posted a recipe experience in a long time. Man, I have been slacking!
As I was browsing different sites for a new baking challenge, I stumbled across this one. What could possibly be wrong with eggs, sausage, and avocados wrapped up in a lovely, little tortilla package?
Now I need to explain something to you (not sure if anyone actually reads this but I’m gonna tell you anyway). I have a love affair with two different food items (in no particular order)… #1 chocolate and #2 avocados. I believe avocados are God’s gift to the world and are intended to make people close their eyes dreamily, sigh with a satisfying, “Mmmmm,” as then bite into the creamy, green wonder. That may seem dramatic, but that’s what I do every time I eat avocado. Paul will tell you that I have a ridiculous relationship with this amazing fruit.
Sorry, I digress. Getting back to the taquitos. This recipe is both easy as can be and delicious. My two bits of advice are to warm up the tortillas so their nice and soft. And use less filling than you think so that you can roll it closed.
I skipped the step of warming the tortillas. Big mistake, huge! I also have the classic problem of over-stuffing my tacos, burritos, and apparently taquitos. The tortillas ripped as I rolled them, but they still tasted yummy.
Side note… I used chicken sausage to make this a bit healthier. If you’re vegetarian, you could use roasted vegetables to rock this recipe!
Breakfast Taquitos (recipe care of damndelicious.net)
INGREDIENTS: 10-12 corn tortillas (softened), 3 large eggs (scrambled), 6 ounces spicy Italian sausage (crumbled), 1/4 cup julienned sun dried tomatoes (drained), 1 avocado (halved, seeded, peeled and diced), 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside. Working one at a time, transfer tortilla to a work surface; place eggs, sausage, sun dried tomatoes, avocado and cheddar cheese in the center of each wrapper. Bring the bottom edge of the tortilla tightly over the filling, rolling from bottom to top until the top of the tortilla is reached. Repeat with remaining tortilla and filling. Place taquitos seam side down onto prepared baking sheet and bake until taquitos are crisp and cheese has melted, about 12-15 minutes. Serve immediately.