Every year on Christmas we’d open up gifts and then Mom would go upstairs to make a hot breakfast for us.
As a child I didn’t think about what she was missing out on. But as a parent, I can’t help but think of all those moments she missed.
She missed being able to see our excitement as we opened the boxes and first played with each of the toys she had carefully picked out. She missed all the smiles, laughter, and a bit of that Christmas morning magic.
Moms deserve a special holiday breakfast idea that doesn’t take them away from all that. And that’s why I love this breakfast burrito bar idea.
As a kid my mom always made us goetta for breakfast on Christmas morning. It’s totally delicious, but took her away from watching us open up gifts.
Sausage & egg burritos can be made up ahead of time, leaving you with a hot meal without missing the memories.
Breakfast Burrito Bar
The past few years we’ve had cherry pop-overs for breakfast, but my husband craved something a little more savory.
This year, to go with our cherry pop-overs we’re having breakfast burritos. The savory combination of sausage and scrambled eggs is the perfect complement to those sweet pastries.
Sausage & Egg Burrito Recipe
- Breakfast Sausage (I used Jimmy Dean® Sausage.)
- Bell Pepper
- Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- Salsa, Hot Sauce, and Sour Cream for Garnish (optional)
Begin by browing the sausage in a skillet. I love the fact that the Jimmy Dean® sausage isn’t frozen because it means I don’t have to thaw it out ahead of time. Anyone else terrible at remembering to thaw out the meat you plan to prepare?
If desired, drain sausage on paper towels.
Chop your onion and bell pepper into small pieces. Then saute’ in a small skillet with a bit of butter. Or, use the same skillet you cooked the sausage in and skip the butter.
Finally, prepare your scrambled eggs. I scramble 6 for our family of 4.
You can eat your burritos right away, or cook it all up the night before and then refrigerate until ready to eat.
In the morning, simply heat up the sausage, egg, and onion and pepper mixture in the microwave.
Serve the ingredients in large bowls, allowing people to make their own breakfast burritos, just the way they like them. (Burritos are always tasty!)
To assemble your breakfast burritos, spoon a small amount of scrambled egg in a line down the middle of an open tortilla.
Add sausage, cheese, onion, and bell pepper.
Garnish with hot sauce or sour cream if desired.
Roll into a burrito and enjoy.
Want to add a bit of sweetness? Pair the savory burritos with a bowl of homemade yummy muffins.
The holiday season is busy!
What I love about this holiday breakfast idea is that all the ingredients can be made a day ahead of time and reheated in the morning, meaning you won’t miss any of the Christmas morning magic trying to get breakfast on the table.
Plus, setting it up this way allows your family and guests to make it the way they like.
Kids don’t like onion? They can skip putting it on.
Have a picky eater who doesn’t like food touching? Let them dish up individual ingredients on a plate and eat it with a fork.
The holidays are for spending time with family. This year treat your family to your very own breakfast burrito bar and don’t miss out on the memories.
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