Sometimes Blue Cat wants something new for breakfast, but he never wants to spend a lot of time cooking. That would mean a lot of cold cereal and milk, but Blue Cat also knows that it’s best to have protein at every meal, and a cup of milk just doesn’t have enough protein for all those carbohydrates. So he invented the Blue Cat Breakfast Burrito.
Blue Cat says that you first have to start with good ingredients, but ones that are easy to get and store. No fresh arugula (whatever that is) or pickled pea pods – just things available at your local store. And here’s what he uses:
Blue Cat’s burrito is made from corned beef hash with a bit of cheese thrown in. He says to make sure that you use the “reduced fat” hash – otherwise you’ll be getting more fat than you’d like. And you can use any kind of cheese you like – Blue Cat’s family likes sharp cheddar cheese.
Blue Cat places the hash (about a quarter cup) and cheese (about 2 tablespoons) in a flour tortilla. He always makes sure to leave space around the edges so he can fold over the ends and then roll the burrito. You don’t want any of the tasty goodness coming out.
Blue Cat cooks his burrito in the mircrowave oven, because that’s the easiest and fastest way. He puts in on high power for about a minute, but his microwave oven is pretty weak, so you might want to adjust the time. You want everything hot and the cheese melted, but nothing that glows in the dark afterward.
And now the burrito is ready to eat! Unless you want to spice it up with some kind of sauce. Blue Cat is particularly fond of Sriracha Sauce – spicy but not too hot.
For those of you are that are health conscious, Blue Cat’s Breakfast Burrito has 35 grams of carbohydrate, 12 grams of protein, and 10 grams of fat for a total of about 290 calories. His burrito may also be illegal in California, since it has a trace amount (0.1 grams) of trans fat from the corned beef hash.
So the next time you’re hungry for something different for breakfast, try Blue Cat’s Breakfast Burrito. And use the comments section to let us know what you think!
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