I understand that school is starting again. Like, this week. Like, maybe tomorrow. Soon. I am so not ready. Here’s how I like to start my mornings: slowly. With a cup of coffee. Here’s how I start my mornings on school days: “Put on your shoes! Where are your shoes? Where’s your other shoe? Has anyone seen the other shoe?” Times three.Yes, I understand that you have a better system for school mornings. Which is why I’m giving you this recipe. It’s a warm, hearty way to start the day (and, although I’m sure that you never have to do this, it can easily be wrapped in foil for eating on the go). And you’ll have plenty of time to make it, because I’m sure that all the shoes in your house are neatly lined up in pairs near the front door. (In my defense, it’s not me losing them; the baby rarely travels more than a few steps without a shoe in her arms. Yes, just one shoe. You see the problem.)Three Pepper Breakfast Burritos: For two large burritos (or you can serve them as 4 halves), whisk three eggs with 1/2 tsp. tabil* or another spice blend (see below) and a few pinches of salt. Thinly slice three large bell peppers of different colors. Saute in a little olive oil over high heat until they are soft and nearly charred in some spots. Season peppers with salt and add another 1/2 tsp. tabil (or other spice) to the peppers, stirring for another moment to release the aroma. Lower the heat and stir in the eggs, scrambling them to your liking. Warm two 10″ flour tortillas on a griddle and melt a little cheese on each. Divide mixture between the two tortillas and roll each into a burrito. Slice in half and serve.
*Tabil is a Tunisian spice blend that is used in, among other things, a dish of scrambled eggs and peppers (and tomatoes, which I didn’t use here). It lends a little bit of heat and a flavor that works very well here, but feel free to substitute a another spice blend that you like. If you’d like to make just enough of your own tabil for this recipe, mix 1/2 tsp. ground coriander with a scant 1/4 tsp. each ground caraway, garlic powder, and New Mexico chili powder. You can substitute a prepared spice blend, or use a combination of chili, cumin, garlic powder, and oregano instead (use about half a tsp. cumin and a scant 1/4 tsp. of each of the other spices).