Sunday, January 15, 2012

"Juan Wayne" - it's what's for breakfast

"John Wayne"

If you were a kid at the ranch your dad, along with other dads, prepared "John Wayne" for breakfast.
This meant that all of the left over grilled meats prepared throughout the weekend were diced and cooked along with onions, tomatoes, bell pepper, maybe some left over baked potato... And the way the kids would eat it was to tell them,
"John Wayne eats this every morning for breakfast!"
It worked!!

So now along come the Petersons who cannot leave anything alone.. including the food.

I fried

I sauteed
red onion
red and green bell pepper
(Serrano chili would have been good, but didn't have any.)

I diced up the left-over meats
rib-eye steak
Polish sausage
buffalo sirloin

I then cut
4 corn tortillas
in almost 2" squares
and fried them in canola oil
until crisp. I drained them and sprinkled
sea salt over them. (No nibbling!)

Then the part I think is fun!
I buy raw flour tortillas... sometimes located where you
would find canned biscuits in your grocery store.
In a teflon pan heated to medium-high place a
raw tortilla
and allow it to puff up.
Place in a folded tea-towel.
(My opinon about tortilla warmers - the flour tortillas lose their delicate crispiness)

I didn't include a picture of beaten eggs but you know whata that looks like anyway.
Beat a
dozen eggs
Add a little milk and season with S&P.

Combine all of the sauteed veggies,
and fried corn tortillas
in a skillet.
Add beaten eggs.

Cook until done.

Scoop a serving of this delicious mixture
and place it in the warm flour tortilla.

Now, add a spoonful of salsa
and sprinkle with grated cheese.

There you go... with the Mexican twist to this,
it is now

"Juan Wayne"


I'm linking to
Little Red House for

So sorry! Still having problems with Blogger.
When I try to comment on someone's post,
it freezes my computer!
I'm open to suggestions.
Also just found out it's only certain blogs
that I cannot post on.


Lorrie said...

This sounds like the breakfast of champions. I wouldn't have to eat another thing all day. Fun!

eileeninmd said...

Wow, it sounds great. I usually eat lighter for breakfast. This would be a dinner for me. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Have a great week!

Hartwood Roses said...


The blogger problem has to do with blogs that have comments imbedded in posts, instead of using a pop up box. It seems to be an Internet Explorer thing. My work-around is to use Firefox to comment on those blogs, if I have anything profound to say.

mary said...

Now these looks very yummy!

Yellow Rose

A Garden of Threads said...

A filling breakfast, sounds yummy!!!

Theresa said...

I can comment on yours and not on others! I have tried to see if it is the platform or the design but have not figured it out! I just comment when allowed:)

Love this recipe for leftovers, sounds delicious and is making my mouth water:)

Have a blessed day, HUGS!

Laura said...

Oh my gosh-
that sounds delicious!
You are such a good cook, and I love the name!

White Spray Paint

Buttercup said...

This looks so good! Stopping by from Theresa's blog.

My Little Home and Garden said...

That seems like a meal that would stick with you for a good round of snow shoveling and beyond. Sounds tasty!

Sara said...

Hi Karen - Thanks for recommending using a Teflon® non-stick pan while making your "Juan Wayne Breakfast". I represent DuPont and it's always a pleasure to see people recommending our products in their recipes.

If you are interested in some other recipes or great cookbooks to look at for your blog, drop me an email and I would be glad to help you out! Thanks. Cheers, Sara

Lynne said...

OMG! That description has my mouth watering!! What a cook you are!

Porch Days said...

That is a hearty breakfast that should last all day!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

My husby would enjoy this!!!

Pondside said...

That's the sort of breakfast I'd like to sit at for an hour, with a pot of great coffee.