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Friday, August 18, 2017

Baked Breakfast Chimichangas

These fun baked chimichangas have a crisp golden exterior and are stuffed with eggs, cheese, potato and ham. They are ready in about 30 minutes and will have them all satisfied!


    I love to cook. I know, that's really surprising coming from a food blogger. The thing is even though I love the process of creating a yummy meal for my family, sometimes I still lack inspiration.  On my drive home from work the other day I was mentally going through the refrigerator and cabinets trying to figure out what in the heck I was going to make.  I'm sure we've all been there.


    I knew there was a bit of ham that should be used but it was too hot out to think about throwing it in some scalloped potatoes or some other kind if casserole.  That's when it hit me, breakfast chimichangas! I have baked chimichangas before but never with breakfast food. I could certainly come up with something from what I had on hand though.


     So I whipped up some creamy scrambled eggs and threw a potato in the microwave. A few passes of the knife later and my filling was ready. It really only takes a couple of minutes to package it in a tortilla and brush it with a bit of butter. That is how you get that golden crunchy exterior without frying them.

    I placed them on the table with a bit of trepidation. Little Dude and I love breakfast for dinner but my husband usually only likes it at best or more likely tolerates it.  So I watched as he took his first bite. I was relieved to see he loved it!


    So whether you are looking for a fun way to switch up your breakfast routine or you're looking for an easily customizable dinner option that's ready in about 30 minutes, these chimichangas are just the thing. You could alway change the ham to bacon or sausage or leave it out. You could also toss in some onions and peppers if you'd like.  Maybe do a sauteed mushroom version too? What would you put in yours?


Yield: 8 servings

Baked Breakfast Chimichangas

These fun baked chimichangas have a crisp golden exterior and are stuffed with eggs, cheese, potato and ham. They are ready in about 30 minutes and will have them all satisfied!
prep time: 5 MINScook time: 25 MINStotal time: 30 mins

INGREDIENTS:


  • 1 T butter
  • 12 eggs
  • 3 T sour cream
  • 1 medium potato
  • 1 cup grated cheese
  • 1 cup ham, chopped
  • 8 8" tortillas
  • 2 T butter

INSTRUCTIONS


  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. Melt 1 Tablespoon of butter in a large skillet. Whisk together the eggs and sour cream and pour into skillet. Cook over medium-low heat until eggs are mostly set. Remove from heat.
  3. Either use a leftover baked potato or pierce the potato and cook in the microwave until tender. Dice into medium sized cubes.
  4. Set out the tortillas and top with about 1/8 each of ham, cheese, eggs and potatoes. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Fold two opposing ends of the tortillas over the filling and then roll the other sides around the filling. Place seam side down on a greased baking sheet.
  6. Brush tops with melted butter and bake for 25 minutes or until tortillas are golden and crisp.
  7. Garnish with desired toppings and serve.
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Shared at the Weekend Potluck

19 comments:

  1. Thanks for this recipe. I woke up with a guest in my home and no inspirations for breakfast. I have everything I need to make this! Can't wait to see the happy eaters enjoy breakfast today.

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    1. Woohoo! I love it when I have everything on hand when inspiration strikes!

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  2. I have so been wanting some new recipes for breakfast!! This looks like a winner and my youngest would love these on Saturday mornings before football practice when he needs a lot of protein! I love the potato addition!! Super duper yummy!!

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    1. Eeeek! Thanks, Andrea! I love trying new breakfast foods as well!

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  3. Okay, I just love the sound of this! I'm a breakfast for all meals kind of girl, so this is right up my alley - love it!

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    1. Thanks, Melissa! I am a breakfast for all meals girl too. My husband only lets me get away with it every so often though... but he LOVED these and would definitely eat these for dinner again.

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  4. Yummy! I'm going to have to pin this for fall harvest season. This will be a hit for everyone.

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    1. Hooray! They would make a great hearty breakfast before a long day in the field! Thanks, Val!

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  5. I love breakfast dishes and this one looks fabulous. Thank you for sharing.

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  6. Yum! Thanks for linking up at Friday Frenzy! XOXO :) PINNED!

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  7. I've done breakfast burrito but never even thought of a chimi! Genius! I bet depending on what you put in them you might be able to freeze a few for a rainy day. I would put something hot in mine, but you know me!! Maybe green chilis?

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    1. I was really tempted to throw in the veggies and heat, but new my little dude would be much more likely to eat his this way. Next time!

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  8. Oh I'm so glad to hear that great cooks also struggle trying to figure out what to make for supper. That's kinda me on a daily basis ;-) My hubby would love these for any meal and I think I can manage scrambled eggs without messing up to badly

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    1. You could definitely do these, Michelle! You'll have to let me know if you give them a go.

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  9. Our family eats a lot of eggs! This is a nice way to change it up! I have some leftover ham I need to use up! I think I know what I'm making for dinner tomorrow! Thank you for linking up at the Blended Blog!

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    1. We eat a lot of eggs too. I hope you love the breakfast chimis!

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  10. I LOVE breakfast for dinner! Shocking (lol ) my husband does not. Maybe I should try this some night, and not ask him ahead of time if it's ok. Then, he might just try it and like it, right?? I would definitely need to have plan B, ready and waiting though :)

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    1. Surprise surprise that your husband isn't a big fan of breakfast for dinner either. Sometimes you just have to sneak it in and see if they pitch a fit ;-) There's always a frozen pizza if he doesn't like it! (you'll have to let me know how it goes if you try it!)

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