Freezer Breakfast Burritos

Hello everyone,

To-go breakfasts are always great for busy or unorganized mornings. However, I find a lot of these options are either lower in protein (ex: oatmeal, various baked goods) or higher in sugar (ex: yogurt, pastries) then I would like.

When I want to feed my busy husband quickly in the morning, a bowl of oatmeal or a scone often just doesn’t cut it. I want to give him something that will sustain him for more then an hour. Enter the freezer breakfast burrito.

This baby is packed with protein (beans, sausage and eggs) and boasts virtually no sugar. Also, the beans and whole wheat tortilla shells pack a decent fiber punch.

You can follow this recipe, but feel free to add/subtract/substitute for anything you want. Perhaps you want to add sautéed vegetables or black beans in lieu of potatoes or refried beans respectively. Maybe sausage isn’t your thing and you’d prefer to substitute bacon or go vegetarian with extra eggs. Go with whatever floats your boat!

Ready in 2-4 minutes, these burritos great quick microwave-ready breakfast for a hungry person in the morning. Make a bunch and stock your freezer!

Bon appetit,

Julie

Click here for printable Word version of recipe:
Freeze and Heat Breakfast Burritos

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Freeze and Heat Breakfast Burritos

Serves 8

INGREDIENTS:

8 large whole wheat tortilla shells
1 can refried beans
3 cups frozen hashbrowns, or hashbrown mix
1 cup frozen corn
1 package seasoned fresh sausage, cut into pieces – try Italian or chorizo
10 eggs
2 tsp tex mex or taco seasoning – or use a combination chili powder, cumin and garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste.
2 cups grated cheddar cheese
Hot sauce of your choice – we like Valentina’s

Tin foil

DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a large frying pan, cook hashbrown mix according to package. Add corn near the end. Remove from pan and store in a bowl.
  2. Slice sausage and fry on medium heat until cooked through. Add eggs: scramble and cook until done, mixing well with the sausage. While eggs are cooking, add seasoning/spices, salt and pepper.
  3. Lay out 8 squares of tin foil, large enough to accommodate and wrap your burritos.
  4. Lay a tortilla shell on each square of foil.

To assemble:

  1. Keep ingredients in center of the tortilla so you can wrap up both ends.
  2. Divide refried beans amongst tortilla shells. Divide hasbrown mix.
  3. Divide sausage/egg mixture. Top all with cheese and hotsauce.
  4. Roll into a burrito, rolling up both ends. Wrap in foil before continuing on to the next one.
  5. Place wrapped burritos in freezer.

To reheat:

Unwrap burrito, place on a plate. Microwave between 2-4 minutes, until burrito is cooked. Flip halfway through.

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2 thoughts on “Freezer Breakfast Burritos

  1. Love this idea for lunch. Grab and go for busy work schedule.

    I may substitute the sausage for ground turkey or chicken and mozzarella cheese for lower fat version. Thx Julie!

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