‘Beef Up’ Breakfast with Steak and Egg Burritos

As May Beef Month comes to a close this week, I decided I would be remiss if I didn’t share one last recipe using the good stuff. What better option than the Steak and Egg Burritos I’ve prepared for tomorrow’s North Iowa Social Media Breakfast Club!

This particular burrito recipe includes a steak feature. I used Sirloin due to its natural leanness (and the fact that I had enough on hand to feed a crowd). A flank steak would be another great lean beef option to power up your breakfast.

Speaking of lean beef. Did you know there are over 29 different cut of beef that classify as lean? To classify as lean, the cut must contain less than 4.5 grams of saturated fat and 95 mg of cholesterol per 3.5 oz. cooked serving. Some cuts of beef are as lean as a 3oz. skinless chicken thigh! Curious about which cuts classify as lean? Visit www.BeefItsWhatsForDinner.com. The site has a great “Butcher Counter” feature with information on the cuts and how to prepare them.

Of the nutrients your body needs to perform at its best, beef provides 10 essentials:

  • Iron- to help your body use oxygen
  • Choline- for nervous system health
  • Protein- to preserve and build muscle
  • Selenium- to protect cells from damage
  • Vitamins B6 and B10 to maintain healthy brain function (energy for those busy days!)
  • Zinc- for a healthy immune system
  • Phosphorous- for strong bones and teeth
  • Niacin- for energy production and metabolism
  • Riboflavin- to convert food into fuel

As part of a healthy diet, beef can be a great option to get the protein your body needs in manageable portion size. A 3 oz. serving of lean beef provides 25g or about half of our daily needs for protein. And protein is one of the most satisfying nutrients! So you can maintaining the caloric count needed each day without feeling hungry in between meals.

As promised, here’s that recipe for Steak and Egg Burritos that the North Iowa Breakfast Club will be enjoying as we power up for a day of learning and networking with each other. Happy May Beef Month!

Steak and Egg Breakfast Burritos
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  1. Flour Tortillas
  2. 1- 8 oz. Sirloin Steak
  3. 2 eggs
  4. 1/8 c. milk
  5. Salt
  6. Pepper
Additional toppings could include
  1. Shredded cheese
  2. Onion
  3. Bell Pepper
  4. Mushrooms
  5. Avocado
  1. Season and grill your steak to preference. (I recommend medium with lawry's seasoning or simple salt and pepper. The beef should shine in this recipe.)
  2. Let rest 10 minutes and slice thinly across the grain.
  3. Combine eggs and milk and pour in a skillet to scramble
  4. Layer each tortilla with 1-2oz. of steak, scrambled eggs, cheese and veggie toppings
  1. Another optional add would be a favorite sauce. Consider a sour cream and sirracha dipping sauce (1 c. sour cream to 2 teaspoons sirracha), steak sauce or even ketchup.
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