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Breakfast Victories With El Monterey Burritos & Homemade Potato Hash Recipe


Thank you to El Monterey for sponsoring today’s post and inspiring me to celebrate little victories throughout the day only moms can understand.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but since it falls during a time where I’m not at my best, I struggle with getting a meal on the table. I’m not a morning person. Pair that with the off-to-school shuffle and I’m toast. I’m always looking for ways to simply breakfast time and El Monterey came to the rescue. We are already familiar with their lunch/dinner burritos so having the opportunity to try their Signature Breakfast Burritos made perfect sense.


This was our very first time trying breakfast burritos of any kind. The El Monterey Meat Lovers variety were pretty tasty. I chose them since I love bacon and sausage. I just had to get over the scrambled eggs that I love… not so much. Since the scrambled eggs are wrapped up in a tortilla with meat and cheese, I am able to enjoy them. El Monterey’s breakfast burritos are perfect to grab on the go or to have alongside with some fruit and potatoes.

We have quite a few road trips planned this year and we seldom sit down and eat breakfast when we’re traveling. We are usually looking to grab something quick and carry on with our planned adventures. I can definitely see us bringing some of El Monterey’s breakfast burritos to keep in our room for a quick and easy breakfast. Best of all, they are individually wrapped for convenience.


For those times when we do want to sit down and have breakfast with little prep involved, we can pair them with fruit and potato hash. Potato hash is pretty simple to make and it reheats really well, making it a great accompaniment to El Monterey’s breakfast burritos. If you would like to try El Monterey’s breakfast burritos, be sure to grab a $1 off coupon before you buy. Oh, and to go with your burritos, I’ve included a quick recipe for potato hash. Hope these ideas help you conquer breakfast as they’ve done for me!


Homemade Potato Hash
  • 5 russet potatoes, cubed
  • 1 small sized onion, roughly chopped
  • ½ bell pepper, roughly chopped
  • 2 cups smoked meat (bacon, ham or smoked sausage), cooked
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  1. Brown smoked meat in a medium sized skillet over medium heat. Set aside, leaving most of the fat in the skillet.
  2. Add potatoes to the skillet and let them cook for about ten minutes, stirring and flipping occasionally.
  3. Add onion and pepper to the potatoes and continue cooking for another ten minutes. Letting them cook with a lid helps soften the potatoes.
  4. Stir smoked meat and seasonings in to the potato mixture and let cook for five additional minutes.
  5. Serve warm.


El Monterey Signature breakfast burritos are available in four flavors and a variety of sizes, including single-serve, 4-count and 12-count. They can be found in the freezer aisles at major retailers nationwide, including Walmart, Kroger, Hy-Vee, Meijer and many more. Click here to grab your $1 off coupon and keep up with El Monterey on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

This post is sponsored by El Monterey, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.


Diane Nassy (@philZENdia)

Saturday 4th of April 2015

That looks delicious!


Saturday 4th of April 2015

These look like a great breakfast item to have on hand for my weekends with my boy! I love the recipe for the potato hash as well. My husband would love that.


Friday 3rd of April 2015

Yum! I need some of these in the freezer. Getting two kids ready for school with a newborn means that sometimes mamma isn't eating breakfast till she gets back home from school drop off. These would allow me to eat with the kids instead of 2 hours later.


Thursday 26th of March 2015

I need to grab some of those the next time I go to the store. I can't wait to try your hash recipe!

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