Good Meat, Good Morning! This grassfed ground beef brunch burrito is the love child of two very different people, from two very different cultures – myself and my friend Cely. Cely, a lovely Brazilian gal and an amazing cook, had the original brainchild: Why NOT have good-for-you grassfed ground beef for breakfast? And really, when I got to thinking about it, why not? It is only my own cultural bias that whispers in my ear “Ground beef is an absolutely weird breakfast meat.” But when I put that little thought aside, the idea of a ground beef breakfast burrito is, well, a really good idea!
Grass fed ground beef is super lean, low in calories, and very high in protein (20 grams per 4 ounces thank you very little). It is practically the definition of a breakfast super-food…oatmeal, eat your heart out. So Cely came up with the base recipe, and I glammed it up a bit with the sweet potatoes and Havarti cheese. AND, just in case some of you out there can’t get past the idea of ground beef for breakfast, I changed it to a brunch burrito. It’s always the little things, isn’t it? I’m pretty picky, folks…this is so good, and so quick and easy to make! It’s even kind of fancy. Enjoy!
Grass Fed Brunch Burrito
Serving Size: 5 to 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
- 1 pound Lean Farmer Girl Ground Beef, frozen or thawed
- 1 sweet potato, peeled and cubed
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon ginger, minced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
- 3 eggs, whisked
- 1/2 cup green onion, chopped
- Whole wheat tortillas, warmed
- Havarti cheese slices
1.) Peel and cube the sweet potato, mince the garlic and ginger, chop the green onion. Set aside until called for.
2.) Bring 2 quarts of water to a boil. Add the potato. Cook until the potato is soft but not mushy. Drain and set aside.
3.) Brown Farmer Girl ground beef until it has lost its pink color. Farmer Girl ground beef can be browned from a frozen or thawed state. Our beef can be very lean; add canola oil or water if needed.
4.) While the beef is browning, whisk the eggs. Once browned, add the garlic, ginger, salt, pepper, and eggs. Scramble the mixture for 1 minute, then add green onions.
5.) Remove from heat. Warm tortillas in microwave or oven. Layer each tortilla with a slice of havarti cheese, followed by a large spoonful of the ground beef scramble, followed by a large spoonful of sweet potato. If necessary, microwave briefly to melt the cheese. Top with the arugula. Fold into a burrito. Serve immediately.
That’s it! I hope you enjoy this easy Grass Fed Brunch Burrito Recipe!