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Breakfast Burritos

Breakfast Burritos

Perfect for making in large batches and freezing for quick and easy portable breakfasts. Sounds like I’m trying to sell you something.

I made 8 of these for my freezer so we’d have a few nice breakfasts when the baby arrives. Somehow there’s only 6 left. If I look in the freezer again this morning, it might have whittled down to 5 or maybe even 4. I don’t understand how they keep disappearing. I’m assuming maybe there’s a hole in the freezer bag, and they’ve been falling out and being kicked under the fridge or something. You know, the same thing that happened to that carton of ice cream we had. And that Tupperware full of mac ‘n cheese with bacon. That’s gone too. Strange…

Breakfast burritos – makes 8

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. breakfast sausage (Bob Evans, Jimmy Dean, etc.)
  • 1 dozen eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup green onions, chopped
  • salt/pepper to taste
  • 6 oz. cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 8 large burrito shells

Other things you’ll need:

  • wax paper
  • aluminum foil
  • freezer bags

Directions:

1) Cook sausage in large pan (or in my case, a wok) until fully cooked and browned. In a separate large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk and green onions. Pour eggs into pan/wok and cook on medium high heat, stirring consistently, until eggs are completely cooked. Salt and pepper to taste. Set mixture aside to cool.

2) Spoon egg and sausage mixture onto center of burrito. Top with shredded cheese. Roll by folding short ends towards the middle, then rolling long sides together to seal, placing seam side down. Wrap in wax paper then aluminum foil. Place burritos in freezer bags, squeezing out excess air from the bag.

3) To reheat, remove foil and place wax paper covered burrito in microwave for approximately 1 1/2 minutes. Let cool for 1-2 minutes, unwrap from wax paper and enjoy. Serve with hot sauce or ketchup if preferred.

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Cook sausage in large pan (or in my case, a wok) until fully cooked and browned. In a separate large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk and green onions. Pour eggs into pan/wok and cook on medium high heat, stirring consistently, until eggs are completely cooked. Salt and pepper to taste. Set mixture aside to cool.

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Spoon egg and sausage mixture onto center of burrito. Top with shredded cheese. Roll by folding short ends towards the middle (right and left), then rolling (top and bottom) to seal, placing seam side down.

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Wrap in wax paper then aluminum foil. Place burritos in freezer bags, squeezing out excess air from the bag.

To reheat, remove foil and place wax paper covered burrito in microwave for approximately 1 1/2 minutes. Let cool for 1-2 minutes, unwrap from wax paper and enjoy. Serve with hot sauce or ketchup if preferred.

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11 thoughts on “Breakfast Burritos”

  • These are one of my favorite breakfast foods! I also like adding pan fried crispy potatoes, onions and peppers which is really great if you’re feeding a crowd.

  • Oooh I’ve never thought about freezing breakfast burritos! That’s a great idea! I’ve been trying to figure out what I could do for a hearty but quick meal in the mornings. This is perfect!

  • I love breakfast burrito’s too and we skip putting them in the freezer, even when I make the full dozen they disappear quickly! I also like to put potatoes and salsa in mine. I love your idea of wrapping them in wax paper AND aluminum foil.. I’ll try that next time

  • Oh, we love breakfast burritos around here too, and we make them with pretty much the same process except that we include peppers and onions and sometimes cilantro or jalepeno and always salsa on top. Somehow the hot filling with cool salsa just hits the spot for me. And you’re right, they do freeze like a dream, but they don’t hang around for long.

  • April – Those are good ingredient ideas, I may use them in my next batch soon!

    Amanda – Glad I could help 🙂

    Chrissy – The wax paper helps them not stick to the aluminum foil, and the foil helps prevent freezer burn. So far it’s worked pretty well! Plus keeping the wax paper on while microwaving prevents the edges of the burrito from drying out/burning.

    Jen – Thanks for the suggestions on different ingredients! I definitely need to try it with salsa next time. All we have right now is hot sauce.

    Alisa – Good luck and hope you enjoy them!

    TV Food – They are great (and far better than, say, breakfast hot pockets or something). Potatoes would be a good addition, I’m actually going to add them in my next batch.

  • i have been searching for a heat and eat breakfast that suits my taste and lifestyle ! i am going to try this with some churizo and chiles and the fixings ! i willl let ya know ! i am a welder in a fast paced facility and need the on the go eats with the hearty spice i crave !

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