Tardis ("time travel" for my U.S. readers) back to 2001 and I'm a displaced starving actress and student living in Southern California. Breakfast is an after-thought in a state where most of the population doesn't wake-up till three in the afternoon. Except in the most unlikeliest of places: Del Taco. Located in the western portion of the U.S and now in parts of Florida it's a fast food chain that primarily serves Americanized Mexican cuisine similar to Taco Bell. Unlike its competitor though, Del Taco serves hamburgers and several foodie cult classics like their Deluxe Chili-Cheese Fries and their Macho Breakfast Burrito. These days I mostly split my time here on the east-coast with Europe and rarely fly west anymore so I'm forced to recreate this recipe at home. It's one of my favorite foods, and I eat it as much for dinner as I do breakfast. FYI, don't forget some super hot jalapeños for those who share my love of hot!
pinch of Southwest Spice mix
(less than 1/8 teaspoon)
Cheddar cheese (shredded)
chopped red ripe tomatoes
2-3 eggs (or substitute)
center cut bacon (or turkey bacon)
Warm tortilla in microwave about 10 seconds.
Mix eggs and spice mix.
Cook eggs using non-fat cooking spray.
Fry bacon (draining grease if using center cut).
Place eggs into tortilla, add tomatoes, lettuce, bacon, cheese, sour cream, and salsa.
Roll into tortilla and grill seam side down in frying pan till slightly crisp. Flip, repeat, and eat.
People come in and out of our lives, as do foods. Some, like cafeteria food probably should remain as some distant memory, but often like myself and others, you'll reach the age of thirty-something and ask yourself "Whatever happened to that square / rectangle pizza from elementary school?" It might hit as a pregnancy craving, or simply a nostalgia yearning, but when it hits, you'll end up asking "Where can I buy it?"
The interesting thing is you can't. (Unless you can bribe the High School lunch lady.) School pizza is made low-fat, and in bulk, and when I was asked to locate some, you realize that humouring your inner child might be harder than you think. But ultimately I'm here to help, and my crack research staff did turn up some findings.
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