Sunday, December 22, 2013

Troop 832's Hungry Man Breakfast Burritos

My boys ate these on their Boy Scout campouts and everyone agrees they make the best breakfast burritos around.  This recipe makes over 20 burritos.

1 large Onion chopped
1 1/2 lb to 2 lb ground sausage (we use turkey sausage since it isn't as greasy)
1 large bag of frozen hash browns
1 1/2 dozen eggs (a few more if needed)
1 lb shredded cheese

Directions: Fry meat and chopped onion until done.  Drain most fat.

Add hash browns and cook about 10 minutes. Stir a few times while cooking

Whisk eggs in a large bowl and pour over meat and potato mixture. Stir to mix.  Cover and cook for 20 minutes.

Add half the cheese and stir.  Sprinkle remaining cheese on top and cook until melted.

The Scouts made this in a Dutch oven, we've had to modify this recipe for home use.

We take out the meat and onions and then cook the hash browns, since they won't all fit in the pan together.  At the point where we add the eggs, we cook it in a 350*F oven in my large oval roasting pan.  I will check it and stir it every 10 or 15 minutes until it is done, then stir in the cheese.

When the filling is done, we eat it in soft taco shells.  If you want to make this ahead of time for a group, you can individually wrap the burritos in tinfoil and reheat them the next day at 325*F for about 45 minutes.

Hazen's Mississippi Mud for Lehi!

There are many different kinds of "Mississippi Mud."  This is Grandma Hazen's recipe, but instead of shortbread pecan crust (our family aren't fans of nuts), we put it in a graham cracker crust.

Graham cracker crust in a 9x13 cake pan:
2 cups Graham Cracker Crumbs
1/2 cup Butter
5 TBS Sugar
Mix and press into the bottom of a 9x13 cake pan.

Filling, bottom layer:
8 oz softened cream cheese
1 cup whipped cream, dream whip or cool whip
1 cup powdered sugar
Beat well and spread over graham cracker crust.

Filling, top layer:
2 small packages of chocolate pudding
3 cups milk
Beat well and spread over the cream cheese layer.

Refrigerate 2+ hours.  Cut and serve.  Can be served with squirted whipped cream on top.

Mississippi Mud can be used substituting cherry or blueberry pie filling for chocolate pudding layer.