I have been wanting to try my grass-fed beef supplier’s cured beef bacon one time as I’ve never eaten it before. Got some this week and the verdict is still out for me. The hubs likes it. It was better today in this new burrito recipe than straight with eggs in my opinion, but still a little heavy for me. I think I lean more toward conventional pork bacon myself. The beef bacon is very lean and not quite as salty as regular bacon though, at least my supplier’s make of it is less salty. It appears to be make from the lean end of brisket, so it is very lean indeed. Here’s a photo of what it looks like if you’ve never had it: I was NOT wanting eggs today, so we didn’t put any into these burritos, but you certainly can put a scrambled egg into each one and I believe that would be even better than mine above.
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2 oz. bulk pork breakfast sausage, formed into elongated shape
1 slice lean beef bacon
3 T. shredded Cheddar cheese
1 HEB Carb Sense brand whole wheat flour tortilla (3 g NC)
OPTIONAL: Add an egg scrambles in 1 pat butter
VARIATION: Add 1 T. your favorite salsa and/or a pinch of fresh chopped cilantro
DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 325º. Shape the pork sausage into an elongated shape. Brown it and the beef bacon in a skillet or on a griddle. Remove from heat. Lightly oil a baking pan. Place a tortilla on the pan. Lift sausage and place on one half of the tortilla. Top with the beef bacon and sprinkle on the cheese. If using, add the scrambled egg last. Fold other half of tortilla over all and press down. Cover pan with loose foil and pop into 325º oven for 10-15 minutes to melt the cheese. Serve at once.
NUTRITIONAL INFO: Makes 1 burrito which contains:
327 calories (435 if scrambled egg added)
22 g. fat (31 if egg added)
14.2 g carbs, 10 g fiber, 4.2 g NET CARBS (4.6 NC if egg added)
17.6 g protein
792 mg sodium