If there is one thing everyone I know loves, it’s brunch. MMM brunch (best Homer Simpson voice). Of course, sometimes you can’t make it out or maybe the weather is crummy. Heck, maybe venturing out of PJ pants doesn’t sound too appealing either. So you’re jonesing for brunch but you don’t want complicated. What to do? Around here I make some easy homemade tortillas and put together a simple brunch burrito bar. With their bacon sausage links today’s sponsor, Smithfield totally helps me to make it happen.
Brunch Burrito Bar – Homemade Tortillas
You can’t have burritos without tortillas. I make mine for the brunch burrito bar, but you can grab what you like from the store. If you do decide to give it a whirl, these are SO easy. Here’s what you need:
4 cups of flour (put some extra to the side for rolling and just in case you have to add a little to the dough)
1 tablespoon of baking soda
3 tablespoons vegetable oil (some people use lard, I go the oil route)
1.5 teaspoons salt
1 to 1.5 cups warm water (don’t use hot)
Mix the dry ingredients, then add the oil. Now, make sure those hands are clean and get them in there to mix and knead the dough. You’ll gradually add the warm water. You may have to add a little more flour to get it to the right consistency. It’s pretty intuitive. Once you’re finished, just roll into a big ball and cover it for 15 minutes. It won’t rise (you’re just letting the gluten do its thing). Break the dough into twelve equal pieces, roll it into balls and press it with your hand then roll it out so it’s thin. Peeps, mine hardly look like masterpieces so don’t worry about them being a perfect round shape. Once they’re flattened, put them into a non-stick pan (don’t grease it!) and heat on each side for about 20 seconds. You’ll see some bubbling and golden spots. That’s how you know they’re done. Put them into a glass bowl or on a plate and cover them up to keep them warm.
Brunch Burrito Bar – The fixings
Another fun part of a brunch burrito bar is that there is something for everyone. If you have kids, they can get in on the prep, too. Make it a family affair! Here’s what’s on our menu:
Jalapeño (be careful when chopping not to touch your eyes)
Brunch Burrito Bar with Smithfield Bacon Sausage Links
In celebration of bringing brunch home, Smithfield wants everyone to enjoy what’s usually reserved for the weekends any day (or night!) with their array of breakfast items, like their all-new Fresh Breakfast Sausage. It’s bacon and sausage. And it is DELISH. Smithfield gets it-they make it practically effortless so you’re a brunch hero!
For the brunch burrito bar I chop each link into quarters, put it in a non-stick pan, add a large clove of garlic and brown it stove-top. It couldn’t be easier, but everyone thinks I did a lot of work…our secret. By the way, you can also get it in patties and rolls. If you like maple they’ve got you covered, too (it’s one of their new flavors). Check them out at Smithfield.com to check out their naturally hardwood smoked bacon and legendary cuts of ham, too.
Brunch Burrito Bar – Let’s eat!
So now all there is left to do is eat and enjoy! I keep it pretty basic with a 5×7 menu to let people know what’s on the table. You can grab the free printable below.
Now just grab some bowls and throw your side items in, call the troops and have everyone serve themselves. Up next: they rave over your fine fare. They may even help with the dishes, too. 😉
What would you serve up on your brunch burrito bar?