Friday, March 27, 2015

{Recipe} Southwest Breakfast Quesadillas



I haven't made breakfast in quite some time…I also worked the last two weekends so there's my excuse! Seeing as I worked 17 days in a row, I decided to take a 4 day weekend & let me tell you, it was GLORIOUS! I slept, went to the gym, slept some more, baked, finished updating our gallery wall (reveal coming soon!), gave my couch a pillow makeover (living room reveal soon!) cooked, played with the doggies, watched a LOT of college bball & cleaned.  Knowing I was going to have the time off, I figured it was time I made breakfast again.


I was already planning on updating an old recipe that required tortillas, so I figured, why not just buy one package & save a few pennies? But really, did I need an excuse to make these? Nope. I sort of followed the original recipe from Jo Cooks, but I did make a few healthy substitutions & left some things out. These were pretty easy to make minus the flipping over the stuffed tortillas part. Overall though, I would DEFINITELY make these again!






Serves: 4 medium quesadillas (I was definitely full after 1)
Cook time acc to me: 1 hour
How difficult was this? Not too hard!







8 eggs
1/2 cup skim milk
2 cups ground turkey sausage (I bought the pre-cooked crumbles, I highly suggest you do the same)
1 red pepper, seeded & diced
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
1 avocado, diced
2 cups Mexican cheese blend
8 tortillas
Salt & pepper to taste
Sour cream & salsa optional







In a large frying pan coated in cooking spray (or oil or butter) cook onion over medium heat for approx. 1-2 mins to soften.  


Add in pepper & season w/ salt & pepper.  Cook approx. 3 mins until veggies are soft. Transfer to a bowl or plate & set aside.



In the same pan, cook your turkey sausage, or in my case, heat it up over medium heat.

While sausage is cooking, in a medium mixing bowl, whisk your eggs & milk.


Add eggs to sausage & cook until eggs are fluffy & nicely scrambled. Remove from heat.


In a smaller greased frying pan, over medium heat, place tortilla in pan. Then add a scoop of peppers/onions, eggs/sausage, avocado & sprinkle with cheese. 


Place another tortilla on top & cook approx. 5 mins, until cheese is melted.


Flip over (good luck) & cook an additional 3-4 mins.

Remove from heat, slice & serve!