04 March 2011

recipe: breakfast burrito pizza

IMG_7427The morning after I thought I had sated the Pizza Monster within with this, I woke up with a voice whispering "Pizza?" Fine! I had a couple of small gluten-free pizza crusts in the freezer also, cast-off from a client. I had made something vaguely Tex-Mex a few days before so had some cilantro and half a can of refried beans in the fridge, and was also feeling inspired by the egg-and-cheese pizza I sometimes get on busy working mornings at Whole Foods.

Breakfast burrito pizza it is!

The plan quickly came together: chipotle-tomato sauce, refried beans, scrambled eggs, mozzarella, and cilantro.

I'm not really known for patience in the morning, but I do sometimes have time on my side, so while I thought it would probably be a good idea to pre-cook the eggs, since I wasn't making my own crust and couldn't create a wells to prevent them from running-off, I got lazy and decided not to bother. So as a result, most of the eggs wound up running off onto the sheet pan, but I did manage to dam some of the eggs with little hills of refried beans. It worked ok.

Also, the beans sort of made the whole thing very dry, so I would add more sauce the next time.

Breakfast Burrito Pizza
These are approximated measurements, and are already adjusted for things I "would do next time".

2 6" pre-made pizza crusts (gluten free or otherwise)
2/3 cup fire roasted crushed tomatoes mixed with 1/4 teaspoon chipotle powder and salt, or to taste (optional)
1/2-2/3 cup refried beans
3 eggs, soft scrambled
3/4-1 cup shredded mozzarrella
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
grated parmesan cheese (optional)

Preheat oven to 400ยบ and prepare a baking sheet with a little olive oil (don't use parchment, or you may wind up with a soggy crust). Top each crust with half of the tomato mixture, then dollop the beans out in relatively even increments, top with the eggs. Divide the cheese evenly and sprinkle on the cilantro, and a dash of parmesan if using.  Cook for 25-30 minutes in the oven until the cheese is nice and brown. Serve with some sliced avocado and/or a little salad, and maybe a piece of fruit. A nice, very satisfying brunch-worthy breakfast.

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