Now that life seems to be getting back to normal, or as they say our “new normal”, I find that we’re getting out more. With summer vacation in full swing the grandkids and I have been busy doing outdoor things; and we try to get out early enough to beat the crowds! So this means breakfast isn’t the huge meals we’ve been making during the past year’s lock downs. This is a good thing! It’s practice for school day breakfasts, something that seems to be in our distant past. Now since breakfast is the best way to start your day it shouldn’t be skipped, but a bowl of cereal or a pop tart don’t exactly rank high on my list. That’s why these Grilled Breakfast Burritos have become a big hit at our house!
These breakfast burritos pretty much have all the things one would consider breakfast food; eggs and potatoes. I make mine meatless, but you can easily add sausage or bacon if you like. The best thing about these burritos are that they can be made ahead of time and frozen. Just heat them up when you need them. They can also be eaten on the go which makes them very convenient, specially when you’re running late on a school day!
Of course if you want to be fancy you can plate them and top them with your favorite condiments. I love mine with sour cream, salsa, and a creamy lime cilantro sauce I find at Costco. I also use low carb tortillas but you can use whatever flour tortilla you prefer.
Here’s my recipe for Homemade Grilled Breakfast Burritos! Mix up a big batch today!
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Grilled Breakfast Burrito
6 Medium Yukon Gold Potatoes (you can use any type of potato). Scrubbed and cubed, leave skin on.
Add potatoes and cook until tender. Be sure to keep stirring so they don't burn.
When potatoes are almost done add peppers.
Sprinkle in spices and cook until everything is done. Set Aside.
Melt Butter in a skillet and scramble the eggs. Set Aside.
Place one tortilla on a flat surface.
Spoon some potato mixture across the center.
Add scrambled eggs over the potatoes.
Sprinkle cheese over all.
Roll burrito. Repeat until you've used all the fillings.
Spray a pan or griddle with cooking spray and heat up.
Place burritos in the pan and cook until the cheese melts.
Serve with with your favorite toppings.
To Freeze: Place burritos in a large freezer bag. Date and seal bag. It will be fine in the freezer for about a month. When ready to use you can thaw it out and grill on the stove or if you're in a rush wrap a burrito in a slightly damp paper towel and microwave on high for about 2 minutes or until it's heated.
I just love Crab Cakes, don’t you? What’s not to like? They’re crunchy on the outside, tender on the inside and delicious to boot!
For some reason I used to think Crab Cakes were something you ordered as an appetizer at a fancy restaurant, that is until I realized just how easy they are to make at home. Actually what prompted me to explore the making of crab cakes were the Crab Cake burgers they had on the menu at Ruby Tuesday’s. I loved them! Then for whatever reason they disappeared from the menu, boo! In the end I decided that Carb Cakes were super easy to make, and guess what, you can even make a bunch to freeze for later use!
So know not only do we make homemade Crab Cakes for those Crab Cake burgers, we make them for potlucks, game days, birthday parties, and other events. They’re great appetizers and snacks too of course!
For the best Crab Cakes I use Jumbo Lump Crab meat or if I can’t find that Lump Crab meat is the next best thing. I avoid using canned crab meat as it’s too shredded and in my opinion has a fishier smell and taste.
So here’s my recipe for Crab Cakes and Remoulade, which is a must have! Remoulade is the dipping sauce for the cakes and I also use it as a condiment when making crab cake burgers.
1 Lb. Jumbo Lump Crab meat
1/4 Cup Panko
2 Tsp. fresh parsley chopped
2 Stalks Green onions chopped
1 Tsp. Old Bay Seasoning
1/2 Tsp. Dijon Mustard
1 Tbs. Mayonaise
Oil for frying
Combine crab, panko, parsley, green onion, and Old Bay in a bowl. Mix well, it should be lumpy so don’t over mix it.
In a separate bowl beat egg, mayo, and mustard together.
Combine with crab mixture until it’s evenly distributed.
Form into patties – larger patties for burgers or small ones for appetizers.
Place on a sheet covered with parchment paper and refrigerate for about 1/2 hour or until firm.
Heat oil in pan and pan fry patties until it turns brown and crispy on the outside, gently turn over and fry other side.
Drain on paper towels before serving.
1/2 Cup Mayonaise
1 stalk green onion chopped
1 Tsp. relish
1 Tsp. Hot Sauce (I use Crystal or Louisiana)
1 Tbs. Horseradish (not the creamy type)
1 Tbs. Dijon Mustard
1/8 Tsp. Cayenne Red Pepper
Mix everything together. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Let’s be honest: grilled chicken breast may not seem like the most exciting meat out there, but it’s affordable, crowd-pleasing and a snap to cook. So why not skip the burgers at your next barbecue and try this super-easy recipe instead? You won’t want to sleep on the sauce, which is a classic BBQ jazzed up with honey and lime. It’s so flavorful, the chicken really doesn’t need a marinade—which means you get to eat it way sooner.
How long should I heat up the grill?
When grilling, you want to get those grates ripping hot before starting to cook. To get gorgeous grill marks and avoid dried out food, preheat your grill (gas or charcoal) for 10 to 15 minutes.
How long does chicken take to cook?
It depends. For boneless skinless chicken breasts, you’re looking at 8 to 10 minutes per side. For drumsticks, it’ll be 10 to 15 minutes per side.
What temperature does the chicken need to be before I pull it from the grill?
According to USDA regulations, chicken must be cooked to an internal temperature of 165ºF. Insert a thermometer at the thickest part of the meat to get an accurate reading (and if you’re grilling bone-in chicken, don’t hit the bones when taking the temperature).
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2 c. barbecue sauce
Juice of 1 lime
2 tbsp. honey
1 tbsp. hot sauce
Freshly ground black pepper
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts (or drumsticks)
Vegetable oil, for grill
In a large bowl, whisk together barbecue sauce, lime juice, honey, and hot sauce and season with salt and pepper. Set aside 1/2 cup for basting.
Add chicken to bowl and toss until coated.
Heat grill to high. Oil grates and grill chicken, basting with reserved marinade, until charred, 8 minutes per side for breasts, and 10 to 12 minutes per side for drumsticks.