Paleo Breakfast Burrito recipe by Chef Matt Curry

Enjoy this Special Feature post with Matt Curry of Chef Curry’s Cuisine.  Chef Curry is one of the best personal Chefs in Denver.  You can call on him for stocking up your freezer with meal ready recipes ranging from delicious mac and cheese to citrus marinated salmon.  Whether your goal is being meal ready or getting your holiday feast on the table, Chef Curry will be your Chef of choice.

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Today Chef Curry is sharing his experience and inspiration to feed you and your family easy meals packed with energy boosting nutrition and vitality.  Here is Chef’s story presenting a recipe with demo to a group of CrossFit members at 5AM!  Chef decided to go with a paleo breakfast idea he prepared for around 40 people.

According to Chef, “First, I decided that I wanted to do something portable and easy to eat. Making something that takes a knife and a fork doesn't work in that kind of environment.  With that in mind, I decided to go with a breakfast ‘burrito’.  I make these for myself every morning, so I knew that if I had any food leftover from the giveaway, it wouldn't go to waste.  The only problem I had with this plan is that I wrap up my breakfast burritos in a flour tortilla.  
Flour tortillas will not work in the paleo diet.  

 Photo courtesy of Benjamin Faust on Unsplash

Photo courtesy of Benjamin Faust on Unsplash

The idea was to take most of the standard breakfast burrito fillings, and wrap it all inside...a slice of ham!  Brilliant!!!  Ham is a meat that is traditionally associated with breakfast, and can be found in most deli departments, so it wouldn't be tough to put together what I needed...so off I went to my local Sprouts.

The deli department was more than happy to help.  They specifically sliced the ham from the middle, so it would be as wide as possible, and worked with me on the thickness.  I didn't want it paper thin, like you would have in a sandwich.  This wouldn't allow the "Burrito" to hold together.  Also, I didn't want it super thick, since then it wouldn't be pliable enough.  After a couple of tries, it was perfect, so I went home to work out the details.  With some trial and error, I came up with this masterpiece. 

 Photo courtesy of Oliver Zenglein on Unsplash

Photo courtesy of Oliver Zenglein on Unsplash

 Photo courtesy of Glen Carrie on Unsplash

Photo courtesy of Glen Carrie on Unsplash

Ingredients:

Large slices of deli ham, cut to a medium thickness, as needed (1 per "burrito").  [Choose a nitrate free ham to get all the goodness without anything annoying for your body]

Sliced avocado (1/6th of an avocado per burrito is what I do for myself at home)

1-2 cans of fire-roasted diced tomatoes, drained and portioned out at 1 tablespoon per burrito

1 lb of breakfast sausage, cooked until done, and portioned out at 2 tablespoons per burrito

1 regular-sized egg per burrito, scrambled with a pinch of salt

Procedure:

1) The avocado can be sliced in advance and stored with the pit, up to 2-3 days in advance.

2) The breakfast sausage should be cooked in advance, and is good in the refrigerator for up to a week.

3) At time of service, heat the ham in a dry sauté pan on medium heat for 3-4 minutes, or until dry, flipping halfway through.

4) While the ham is cooking, the sausage can be warmed in the same sauté pan as the ham.

5) Also at the same time, scramble the egg(s) in an egg pan set to medium with a small amount of olive oil [or butter].

6) Once all the ingredients are ready, assemble the burrito; first by placing the ham on a plate, then topping with the sausage, avocado, eggs, and finally the diced tomatoes.

7) Serve, and watch the amusement people get out of having a completely paleo breakfast burrito.

In the end, the moral of the story is that when faced with a problem [like what’s for breakfast] that doesn't seem to have a simple solution, if you use your imagination and do some looking around, you will more than likely be able to find a solution that makes everybody happy.  The happy result is Chef Curry did the giveaway of the paleo breakfast burrito on Monday from (ugh) 5-7 AM, and it was VERY well received.  

Sometimes finding what you like takes a little trial and error, and lots of imagination but the happy result can be real food that makes you feel alive!

Until next time, enjoy playing with your food. <smiles>

~Chef Matt Curry

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