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Three Cooks Three Kitchens: Breakfast for Dinner

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Winner, winner, brinner for dinner!

3C1K Breakfast Burrito 2I have always wanted to say that.  And lucky for me, these breakfast burritos finally gave me the opportunity to do so!

Three Cooks One Kitchen BannerThis month’s Three Cooks One Kitchen was a bit different than normal.  You may have noticed that I titled the post, “Three Cooks Three Kitchens.”  This is because it did, in fact, involve three cooks in three separate kitchens!

Erin, Joanna, and I were all set to meet last Wednesday evening to prep, cook, and eat brinner (breakfast for dinner) together for our March edition.  Unfortunately, poor Joanna caught a bug that her sweet little girl had over the weekend.  Of course the last thing you want to be doing when you are not feeling well is cooking.  Erin and I thought about trying out Two Cooks One Kitchen, but ultimately decided that it might be kind of fun to each cook the same recipe (with our own unique twists) on our own in three separate kitchens.  I ended up with a truly delicious dinner, but as I shared on Instagram, it was not nearly as fun without my two cooking amigas!

3C1K KitchenThe kitchen was empty.

3C1K RecipeI had to read the recipe all by myself.

3C1K HannahIt was just me, myself, and I.  No Erin.  No Joanna.  Just me.  I had to remind myself that I cook alone all the time.  Somehow I managed.

3C1K Burrito FillingThe three of us decided to make Kim’s Sweet Potato Breakfast Burritos for our brinner meal.  I used all of the fillings that Kim recommended, but decided to use both zucchini and red peppers.  I started by sauteing all of the veggies and spices until they were tender.  I then set them aside to cool.

3C1K Egg Scramble FillingI used the same pan to scramble the eggs and spinach.  I also allowed these to cool prior to stuffing my burritos.

3C1K TortillasI very recently began trying out a gluten-free diet (more on this next week), so I chose these gluten-free tortillas made with ivory teff.  They were a bit more flexible than brown rice tortillas, so I thought they would roll and fold better.

3C1K Burrito IngredientsOnce my fillings were cool, I set up a burrito stuffing station.

3C1K Burrito Filling 2How gorgeous did the veggies turn out?  I love when my meals are colorful and pretty!

3C1K Egg Scramble Filling 2The scrambled eggs with spinach were the perfect protein source.  I am normally used to adding beans to my burritos, but I loved this change of pace.

3C1K Tortillas 2Prior to filling each burrito, I microwaved the tortillas for approximately 30 seconds to soften them up.  This helped them to roll a bit more easily.

3C1K BurritosOnce the tortillas were warm, I split the two mixtures evenly between each of the tortillas.  I spread the egg and spinach mixture first.

3C1K Burritos 3Next, I topped the scrambled eggs and spinach with the seasoned vegetable mixture.  I was careful not to fill them too full, and followed Kim’s instructions for rolling the burritos.

3C1K BurritoAs you can see, gluten-free tortillas are a bit of a challenge to work with.  They do not stay together as well as wheat or corn tortillas, and they tend to flake as you roll them.  I did the best I could and worked with what I had.  They may not have been the prettiest burritos ever…

3C1K Breakfast Burrito… but they sure were delicious!  That is what matters, right?  I dipped mine in a spicy black bean salsa and went to town.

3C1K Burritos 4Quite possibly the best part about the evening was that I was able to stick five burritos into my fridge and freezer for breakfasts on the go.  Being able to cook once and eat six times is one of the greatest things ever!  I loved these burritos so much, and have already made my way through half of the batch.  I imagine that I will be adding these to a Sunday meal prepping day sometime over the next month.  My freezer is dying to be restocked again!

Since I was not able to cook with Erin and Joanna for this Three Cooks One Kitchen, I am just as excited as you are to read about their cooking experiences.  I cannot wait to see what twists they put on their burritos.  I already snuck a peek at Erin’s on Instagram, and I know that guacamole was involved!  Let’s check ’em out:

Erin’s Three Cooks One Kitchen post
Joanna’s Three Cooks One Kitchen post

What is your favorite thing to eat for “brinner?”  Please share recipe links in the comments!

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  • Kelly @ Hidden Fruits and Veggies March 26, 2015, 7:09 am
    We have pancakes for brinner all the time, but never burritos! Actually burritos in general are a little neglected in my house. Don't know why when they can be as delicious as this! Kelly @ Hidden Fruits and Veggies recently posted...Caramelized Onion DipMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 26, 2015, 7:28 am
      I often forget about them too :( Sometimes I feel like the easiest foods just get overlooked. I definitely want to start eating breakfast burritos more often for breakfast AND brinner. Also, no shame in pancakes. Those are never ever bad!
  • Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine March 26, 2015, 7:31 am
    I don't know why I never make "brinner".....I love breakfast! Why am I holding back! Hahahahaha!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 26, 2015, 10:36 am
      I don't know either, Rebecca, but you need to get it in your life ASAP! ;)
  • Erin @ Her Heartland Soul March 26, 2015, 8:32 am
    Yours looks so yummy! I wish I had thought to add red pepper! I'm excited for next month when we can all get together again! Erin @ Her Heartland Soul recently posted...Three Cooks Three Kitchens: Sweet Potato Breakfast BurritosMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 26, 2015, 10:37 am
      The red pepper was a delicious touch... next time!! And yes, I was super bored by myself. I needed y'alls entertainment! ;)
  • Julie is HostessAtHeart March 26, 2015, 9:21 am
    I love brinner too! We were just talking about having it tonight! You are so lucky to have a couple of friends to share your cooking with you. I've looked for cooking clubs around here and there are none to find. Julie is HostessAtHeart recently posted...Dutch Apple CakeMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 26, 2015, 10:38 am
      I am so lucky! I love to cook, but sometimes it can get a bit boring when you are doing it by yourself all the time. Cooking with friends certainly makes things more entertaining. The time always flies by between prep time and eating time!
  • tiff @ love, sweat, & beers March 26, 2015, 11:55 am
    Yes! I love having leftovers from the freezer than I can have whenever I want. :) tiff @ love, sweat, & beers recently posted...Time for a New PlanMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 26, 2015, 4:39 pm
      Aren't they the best? I always try to make and freeze extras of a lot of what I make for when those lazy nights or busy weeks creep up!
  • Dani @ DaniCaliforniaCooks March 26, 2015, 1:10 pm
    These burritos look so good and when I'm just cooking for myself, I often do breakfast for dinner! Dani @ DaniCaliforniaCooks recently posted...Spicy Black Bean DipMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 26, 2015, 4:40 pm
      I don't know why I don't think to do breakfast for dinner more often. It's so simple and easy and is awesome when you are just cooking for yourself. I need to plan it into my weeks more often.
  • Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl March 26, 2015, 1:34 pm
    Thanks so much for making and sharing the burritos!!! Looks like yours turned out fabulous, even if you did have to make them alone. :) I love when my meals are colorful too and, of course, when my fridge and freezer are well stocked with grab-n-go meals!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 26, 2015, 4:40 pm
      Thank YOU for sharing such a delicious recipe! I'll definitely be making them again :)
  • Adelina Priddis March 26, 2015, 4:20 pm
    Oh these look fantastic!!! I love breakfast burritos. Adelina Priddis recently posted...Homemade Horchata for a #DelimexFiestaMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 26, 2015, 4:43 pm
      They are definitely some of the BEST breakfast burritos I have ever had. You should give them a try! :)
  • Farrah March 26, 2015, 6:48 pm
    Breakfast for dinner is wonderful! <3!! I haven't made burritos in forever, but have been meaning to experiment with making freezer burritos so I can always have em' on hand! *-* This looks super good! Farrah recently posted...Review: Simply CleanMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 26, 2015, 7:46 pm
      Do it!! You'll be so happy, especially when you are in need of a super quick and simple breakfast :)

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