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Ironically, for a person who dislikes traditional breakfast food, brunch could easily pass as my favorite meal. When we were still living in CA, brunch became an almost weekly event. Imagine date night, but better. Considering the fact that I like to be tucked into bed by 9:30PM max, daytime eating and drinking surpasses having to put on makeup and waiting in line for a table.
Now that we have settled into our new place, I wanted to recreate the effortless ease of brunch at home. These slow cooker breakfast burritos are the lazy answer to morning bonding. Place everything in the slow cooker at night, cuddle in, and wake up to these comforting southwestern burritos that are ready when you are.
Scrambles are one of my favorite ways to enjoy tofu. Crumbled, firm tofu has almost the exact same texture of eggs, and can be cooked for hours without turning rubbery or brown. Therefore, if I want to snuggle under the covers a little while longer, I don’t have to worry about burning this breakfast as a compromise.
I tested this one after both 6 hours and 8 hours and each turned out great. If you think you will be sleeping in a little longer, add an extra 1/4 or so of water to the mixture to prevent any burning. While it will be a little more wet, you can use a slotted spoon to drain off any excess liquid before serving.
These burritos are perfect for company! We have a jam-packed visitor schedule this fall and I plan on putting a bowl of these on so everyone can help themselves when they’re hungry. While the filling is great as is, I love it wrapped up in a giant burrito! I top with extra cheese, avocado and lots of hot sauce.
If you try this recipe, let me know! Leave a comment, rate it, and tag your Instagram photos with #delishknowledge . I absolutely love seeing your creations. Happy cooking!Print
Slow Cooker Southwestern Breakfast Burritos! Make it at night for a healthy breakfast in the morning. These are #vegetarian, easily #vegan and so delicious! Save this for weekend entertaining for houseguests!| www.delishknowledge.com
This one doesn’t overcook, so if you cook it longer than 6 hours, that’s OK. If you plan on cooking it for longer than 6 hours, add few extra tablespoons of water so that it doesn’t burn.
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