Monday, April 13, 2009

5 Mock Meat Dishes- Veggie Breakfast Burritos




For the last recipe in my mock meat series, I'm cooking up some food for thought for your morning routine: do you drive thru? You probably already know that some of those nasty fast-food breakfast burritos will set you back some 500 calories (half of those calories coming from fat!) and just weigh you down all morning. Do yourself a favor, and just do it yourself!

As with most of the recipes I write, I'm posting several options. You can scramble 3 regular eggs along with some spices; you can drain and press a block of firm tofu, and crumble it into the pan; and if neither of those options appeal to you, prepare some seasoned rice and go with a more traditional rice & beans filling. If you're like me and you're just not a morning person, you can make these breakfast burritos the night before, and just zap in the microwave for a minute before your run out the door the next morning. You'll leave your table, your car, or subway car (depending on how on-the-go your breakfast routine really is!) feeling all the more satisfied!


The Whats:

* half a yellow onion, diced
* 2 cloves garlic, diced
* 3 eggs; or a pack of firm silken tofu; or rice
* 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
* 1 cup black beans
* 2 tsp. ground chipotle pepper
* 1 tsp. cumin
* salt & pepper to taste
* 1 cup prepared guacamole (I posted a tasty guac recipe last June!)
* 3/4 cup soy cheddar, shredded
* several sprigs cilantro and jalapeno slices, for garnish
* 4 whole grain tortillas


The Hows:

1) Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat; add onions and garlic and cook for 2 minutes.

2) Add your choice of eggs or tofu to the pan; if using tofu, add a teaspoon of soy sauce. Add tomatoes and cook for another 5 minutes, or until tofu/eggs are cooked. Add black beans and spices to the pan, and cook until beans are heated. Remove from heat.

3) Heat tortillas on a separate plate. Spread a few tablespoons of guacamole over the tortilla, top with half a cup to 3/4 cup of scrambled tofu/egg mix, and top with soy cheddar and cilantro and jalapenos if using. Wrap up your tortilla and enjoy!

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