When life gives you the sausage, make chili.
Birthdays are a time for self-renewal, positive reflection, and, of course, chili. When you are a newly-minted teen and your dad threatens to feed your overnight guests chili for breakfast, renewal and reflection take a backseat to worry. I kowtowed and provided a second breakfast option. For many of our young guests, the store brand pancake mix and fresh fruit proved to be hold more allure than chili. All but one young soul passed on the chance to start the day the right way- with a bowl o’ red.
½ pound of cooked brats- Diced
¼ C diced onion
¼ C diced green pepper
1T chili powder
½ t crushed red pepper
2 t dried Mexican oregano
1 C tomato sauce
For the side:
Warm corn tortillas
Fry diced brats, onion, green pepper, chili powder, and red pepper in a pan until brown.
Add oregano and tomato sauce.
Simmer over medium heat for 10 minutes
Serve over a warm corn tortilla topped with a fried egg.