Frankenstien's Monster Burritos

Monday, October 12, 2009

My love of breakfast burritos started when I was a little girl. My first memory of them is my dad cooking eggs, bacon, and tortilla shells on a propane stove whenever we went camping. The next is at the Harry's house, who would make breakfast for all the seminary students before school started. There was always a huge stack of warm, steamy tortilla shells and a gigantic pan of eggs and cheese on breakfast burrito day. Then, after I was married, Mike and I started a tradition of grabbing a Beto's breakfast burrito at the start of our long drive between Utah and California when we went to visit family. When we lived in Sugar Land, we would often wake up early to get in line for a breakfast burrito from Soliz Casa de Tacos, my favorite is "The Darlene". I wanted to continue this great history with something special for Halloween, obviously the Frankenstein's Monster Burritos were perfect!

Serves: 4 (half a burrito per serving)
Start-to-finish: 30 minutes
Recipe By: Amber Brunson


2 green tortillas shells
12 slices bacon
6 eggs
1/4 cup milk
salt and pepper, to taste
2 small potatoes, shredded (to save time you can substitute frozen hashbrowns)
1 TBSP vegetable oil
1/3 cup cheddar cheese, grated

Face decorations:
sour cream
black food pen (or black food coloring and a toothpick)
orange pepper slices


1. In a skillet, cook bacon until crispy and drain on paper towels.
2. Drain the pan of most of the bacon grease. (If you leave some grits it will add a nice, smoky flavor to your eggs later on.)
3. In bowl, whip together eggs and milk.
4. Add salt and pepper to the scrambled eggs mixture.
5. In a skillet, cook scrambled eggs until cooked through; but still moist.
6. Meanwhile, grate potatoes.
7. In another fry pan, heat oil.
8. Once oil is heated, spread potatoes out in a thin layer across the bottom of the pan.
9. Fry potatoes until browned, flipping only once.
10. Wrap tortilla shells in a paper towel and microwave for 15 seconds, or until warm and steamy.
11. To assemble burrito: layer tortilla shells with eggs, hashbrowns, and cheese.
12. Add bacon (all but 1 piece, which will be neck bolts) so that it slightly hangs over the end of the top and bottom of the tortilla shell (this will become Frankenstein's Monster's hair).
13. Roll up tortilla shell into a burrito and cut in half down the middle
14. Decorate Frankenstein's Monster's face using ketchup, sour cream, orange pepper slices, black food pen, and bacon for the neck bolt.

You can personalize this recipe by adding your favorite breakfast items inside the burrito. Everything from tatter tots and cubed ham to green pepper slices and salsa. My favorite breakfast burrito combination is eggs, potatoes, refried beans, cheddar cheese, bacon, and salsa.


Brittany and Johnse said...

I LOVE breakfast burritos too...I will have to try this one for sure! Cailey is spending this weekend with me and we will have to try out some of your amazing Halloween recipes together!

Stephanie said...

LOVE this idea! Can't wait to try it! You are so creative. I just made Frankenstein Rice Krispie treats last night for trunk or treat. Just frost the tops w/green frosting. Pipe melted chocolate for hair and mouth. M&M eyes. Candy corn bolts. I love Halloween. It allows you to be a kid again.