Food, Recipes

Trash Can Breakfast Burritos

OK! There is no trash can to lift off of these burritos, so credit is still given to my favorite Trash Can Nachos I love when we visit Vegas. But, I do save food from ending up in the trash can because they are used up in these burritos.

This recipe is about using up leftovers! Sometimes I joke around and call these our Sustainable Breakfast Burritos because I am just using the leftovers in my fridge. Whatever you want to call them, these breakfast burritos are the best idea for using up leftovers and getting your fridge space back again!

When I made these ones for you we had done pretty well throughout the week and did not have an abundance of leftovers.

I did have defrosted ground turkey I needed to use, 1 potato left over, onions from tacos the night before. If you want the best breakfast burrito leftovers, make these the night after a Mexican meal when you have taco meat, all sorts of veggies and beans left!

Trash can Breakfast Burritos

Great weekend breakfast! This is a great way to use up those leftovers from the previous week and get room back in your fridge again
5 from 1 vote
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Mexican


  • 1 lb Meat use leftover taco meat, ground meat, steak, etc
  • 1 C potato use leftovers potato, fries – or beans
  • 1/2 C Vegetables Have veggies going bad soon or leftovers? Use those – tomatoes, onion, peppers, mushrooms
  • 1/2 C Shredded cheddar cheese
  • 5 Tortillas
  • Salsa optional
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 4 Eggs


  • In one pan cook meat and potatoes (just throw any leftovers in one pan together and heat back up to 165 degrees)
  • In a separate pan scramble eggs until cooked through
  • Prepare veggies
  • Warm tortillas in a microwave wrapped in a towel for 20-30 seconds
  • On one tortilla add a spoonful of meat/potato mix, cooked eggs. Top with any veggies, cheese and S&P and roll up
  • Optional: place rolled burrito into a pre-heated, oiled skillet and brown each side for a crispier tortilla
  • Optional: Top each rolled burrito with salsa
Keyword burrito

Really, you can do thee burritos any way that works with the food you already have. Don’t have potatoes? Use beans. My son likes just meat and cheese and topped with sour cream. Don’t throw out those leftovers-reuse them! A great weekend breakfast.

Just look at that steam rolling out of that burrito!

Food, Natural Foods, Recipes

Smoked Turkey Cheeseburgers Recipe – with Food for Life

Only 17 paragraphs to go until the recipe! Just kidding. I’ll make it quick. First, I do have a shout out to the bread I used to keep the sugars/calories low.

Food For Life’s Ezekiel breads are always in my freezer. Why? Because Food For Life developed yeast-free, gluten-free, vegan and diabetic-friendly selections that promote wellness. They are lower in calories and sugars. I keep my buns, muffins in the freezer. When ready to use I microwave a few seconds then toast and they taste great!

I had some Ezekiel Sprouted Wholegrain Burger Buns in my freezer and instead of taking pictures of some buns and telling you how we love using these over traditional ‘carby’ breads I thought I’d intrigue you by putting some smoked meat inside.

I also use a good digital thermometer. For this meal I am using the ThermPro Wireless Meat Thermometer.

OK…to the recipe!

Smoked Turkey Cheeseburgers

Erin Sluka
So easy! Just grab those frozen turkey burger patties from your freezer, season and smoke!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people


  • 4 EACH Frozen Turkey Patties I use Columbia Turkey Burgers from Costco
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp BBQ Seasoning/Poultry Rub
  • 4 Slices Cheese I use Mozzarella
  • 6 Slices Cooked Bacon
  • 1 each Medium Yellow Onion
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 4 buns Ezekiel Sprouted Whole Grain Burger Buns low calorie/sugars


  • Preheat Smoker to 325 degrees. I used Mesquite Wood Chips
  • Rub both sides of frozen burgers with olive oil then the rub
  • Place in smoker and set thermometer to notify at 145 degrees
  • At 145 degrees (or so) flip the patties
  • At 165 degrees (Total Time 1.5-2 hours) place slices of cheese and melt
  • While burgers are nearing end- cook bacon, cook/caramelize onion in the butter, with pinch of salt & pepper
  • Prepare toppings, breads

I like to really complicate my turkey cheeseburgers and make my own aioli. I just stirred in fresh garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper into some mayonnaise to taste and spread on my bottom hamburger bun.

Even with all of those fixings, the smoke flavor really stands out. Stove top cooking a frozen turkey burger is a good quick meal. If you think ahead and plan to smoke them you will have burgers at an entirely new level.

More about Food For Life: They use only freshly sprouted certified organic grains. They do not use flour, GMO’s, refined sugars, preservatives, shortening, artificial ingredients. Their breads and cereals are low-baked to preserve the natural fiber and bran benefits of the grains. All products are kosher.

2019 Holidays, Recipes, Reviews

Cook Fast, Cook Slow and Sous Vide with the Fissler Souspreme Multi Pot

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Fissler Souspreme Multi Pot

Who is asking for a pressure cooker? Chances are that someone on your list wants one or perhaps you have a College student our new couple on your list that needs quick cooking options. The Fissler souspreme Multi Pot is so much more than a pressure cooker.

This little pot is a pressure cooker, slow cooker, sous vide and it steams, sautes, ferments to make soups, meats, stews, poultry, eggs, grains, beans, chili, yogurt, dough, cake and more.

  • 18 one-touch cooking programs
  • Sous-Vide function
  • Pressure seal system & safety lock
  • Instant pressure release
  • 18/8 stainless steel interior pot with encapsulated base
  • Interior pot is dishwasher safe
  • Cool-grip handles and lid holder
  • Adjustable cooking times
  • Child safety look

I love the lid design. It seals so well and releasing pressure is safe and easy. It cleans up easy too. You can visit for more great cooking products and find the souspreme Multi Cooker on Amazon.

Want a great Pressure Cooker winter recipe? See my recipe for Chicken Mexican Soup!