When you get tired of just tossing some eggs, lentils, and spinach in a pan, or if you don’t eat lentils, this is exactly what you’re looking for.
This recipe comes from a great paleo cookbook called Primal Blueprint: Quick & Easy Meals. Click that link if you want more!
The versatility of this breakfast is limitless. The only main ingredient is eggs. Everything else is completely up to you.
In this example, I’m doing a sort of Tex-Mex flair.
- 4 eggs, whites and yolks separated
- 1/2 onion, finely chopped
- 1 to 2 tomatoes, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup canned diced green chiles
- 1 red pepper, cut into strips
- 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
- 1/2 cup cooked meat (try sliced steak, ground beef, or shredded chicken)
- 1 avocado, cut into wedges or small chunks
- hot sauce or salsa on the side
- Whisk the egg whites
- Warm a lightly oiled 10-inch skillet. Pour half of the egg whites in the pan, swirling the pan around so the whites spread thinly and evenly. After about 30 seconds, put a lid on the pan and cook 1 minute more. Use a rubber spatula to loosen and slide the egg white “tortilla” onto a plate. Repeat once more with the remaining egg whites.
- In the same pan, sauté onions with oil for one minute then add tomato, green chiles, red pepper, cilantro, and meat.
- Whisk egg yolks and pour into the pan, mixing into a scramble with the other ingredients.
- Add avocado at the very end, then spoon half of filling onto each egg white. Roll the egg whites up into burritos and serve with hot sauce or salsa.
This turned out way better than I thought it would (I didn’t count my first attempt) and is completely delicious.
You could speed things up by chopping the veggies up and separate your eggs the night before.
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This recipe comes from Mark Sisson’s cookbook, Primal Blueprint: Quick & Easy Meals. There are over 100 awesome recipes in the book, and you should definitely check it out. Paleo and slow-carb, in my opinion, are close cousins and most recipes can work well in either diet. This recipe was reprinted here with permission.
Give it a shot! What are your favorite fillings for your breakfast burrito?