Breakfast Burrito

Menu Part: 
Entree
Cuisine Type: 
American
Serves: 
10

The classic Tex-Mex breakfast option gets a school-approved update with this recipe, which features pork breakfast sausage patties, onions, peppers and shredded cheddar cheese all wrapped in spinach whole-wheat tortillas.

Ingredients

10 oz. precooked pork breakfast sausage patties
20 oz. diced onion and pepper mix  
20 extra-large eggs
10 10-in. whole-wheat spinach tortillas
Salsa to taste
10 oz. shredded cheddar cheese

Steps

  1. Heat sausage for about two minutes per side. Cool and dice small. Sauté onions and pepper mix until browned, about 8 minutes.
  2. Scramble eggs on 350°F flat-top grill until completely cooked, about 5 minutes. Add sausage, peppers and onion. Salt to taste. Scoop onto center of tortilla, top with cheese and roll into burrito. Serve with side of salsa.
Source: New Britain School District, Conn. (Whitsons School Nutrition)

More From FoodService Director

Ideas and Innovation
vote buttons pins

On every other Thursday of our four-week cycle menu, we allow K-8 students to pick the entree choices. The media center specialist for each of the participating schools sets up the list of entree items on a computer for voting, and the winning entrees are given to cafeteria managers two weeks before the upcoming month to put into production. Students really like this, as it promotes ownership of the menu.

Ideas and Innovation
chalkboard

We highlight our North Carolina products on a large chalkboard in our dining halls, and also list any produce we bring in from our own agroecology farm. It helps tell our story—positive and local.

Ideas and Innovation
raised garden beds

We have raised garden beds that residents can reserve and use to grow their own plants. Whenever a resident brings me fresh produce from their own garden, I try and incorporate it into a dish. If I do end up using it, I will display the resident’s name and what the produce was next to the dish on the menu.

Ideas and Innovation
chartwells teaching kids

Curriculum for the mobile teaching kitchen centers around a single kid-friendly recipe, using ingredients that can provide talking points for nutrition, sustainability and food origins. “The recipe is the lesson,” Saidel says. “Every ingredient is an opportunity to talk.”

Earlier this year, Saidel, Perkins and Harvey did a student demo featuring roasted chicken and white bean tacos with greens and citrus salsa. “We can say, ‘Why are we using chicken instead of beef? Why are there some beans in here?’ You can talk about plant proteins and the sustainability and health message around...

FSD Resources