All this dreary weather has me cooped up in the house, but I had some cookie baking to do yesterday morning, so I was up early doing my baking. I realized around 9:00 or so, that I hadn’t eaten breakfast. So, I poked around in the freezer and discovered I still had some chicken and apple sausages! BINGO! These are some of my favorites and it seems like I always forget they are there!
This recipe is something I just came up with using what ingredients I had on hand. You could mix it up and add whatever veggies or meat you like, but I particularly enjoyed the apple and chicken sausage together. Oh, and did I mention that I also added apple smoked cheddar cheese? No? Well, I did…and it was delicious!
March 21st, 2012
Hearty Chicken & Apple Sausage Breakfast Burritos
1 tsp olive oil
1 chicken & apple sausage link, sliced
1/4 of a large, sweet red pepper, diced
1/2 of a Granny Smith apple, diced
1/4 cup finely shredded Apple Smoked Cheddar Cheese
3 whole wheat tortilla shells
Slice chicken and apple sausage link into 1/2" slices. Dice both the pepper and half the apple. Set aside. Place the egg in a small bowl and add about a teaspoon of water and whisk with a fork until well-mixed. Also set aside.
Heat the oil in a 10" non-stick skillet on medium low heat. Add the diced red pepper and saute for 2 minutes or until slightly tender.
Push the pepper over to one side of the skillet and add the chicken slices. Brown for 1-2 minutes, then flip and brown the other side. Continue to cook until golden brown. Be sure to keep the heat on medium low. The chicken and apple sausage I used also had small pieces of cheese in it. Once the sausage is browned, stir the peppers back in and transfer mixture to a bowl.
Add diced apple to skillet and cook for 1-2 minutes or until the apple begins to soften. Don't cook too long. You don't want your diced apple to become mushy! Once the apple is cooked, return the sausage and red pepper back to the skillet and push to one side.
This recipe will make 2-3 breakfast burritos, depending on shell size.