Frozen Breakfast Burritos Recipe

Yields: 8-10 large burritos
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20-25 minutes

Ingredients:

Protein:

  • 1 lb breakfast sausage (or chorizo, ground beef or plant-based alternative)

Veggies:

  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 bell pepper (any color), diced
  • Optional: 1 cup chopped mushrooms, diced spinach, or other veggies of choice

Eggs:

  • 10 large eggs
  • ¼ cup milk or non-dairy alternative
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

Other Fillings:

  • 2 cups thawed frozen tater tots or hash browns
    2 cups shredded cheese (cheddar, Monterey Jack, or a blend)
  • Hot sauce, salsa, or other toppings (optional)

Essential:

  • 8-10 large (burrito-sized) flour tortillas

Instructions:

Prepare the fillings:

  • Cook the protein: In a large skillet over medium heat, brown the breakfast sausage (or your chosen protein), breaking it up as it cooks. Drain off any excess grease.
  • Sauté the vegetables: Add the diced onion and bell pepper to the skillet (and any other optional veggies). Cook until softened, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Season: Add salt and pepper to taste to the protein and vegetable mixture.

Make the egg scramble:

  • Whisk: In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk (or alternative), salt, and pepper.
  • Scramble: Melt a bit of butter in the skillet over medium heat. Pour in the egg mixture and cook, stirring gently, until the eggs are scrambled and set.

Assemble the burritos:

  • Warm tortillas: Slightly warm each tortilla in the microwave or a dry skillet for about 10 seconds to enhance flexibility.
  • Divide fillings: Lay out the tortillas. Evenly divide the cooked sausage mixture, vegetables, scrambled eggs, tater tots (or hash browns), and cheese among the tortillas.
  • Top to taste: Add any desired hot sauce, salsa, or other toppings.

Fold the burritos:

  • Fold sides: Fold in the two sides of the tortilla towards the center.
  • Roll up: Starting from the bottom, tightly roll the tortilla into a burrito shape.

Freezing:

  • Wrap individually: Wrap each burrito tightly in aluminum foil. This helps them freeze properly and prevents sticking.
  • Freeze: Place the wrapped burritos in a freezer-safe bag or container. They’ll keep well for up to 3 months.

Reheat from frozen:

  • Microwave: Unwrap and microwave on high for 1-2 minutes per burrito, flipping halfway through.
  • Oven: Unwrap and heat in preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 20-25 minutes, or until heated through.

Tips & Customizations:

  • Spiciness: Add jalapeños, chili powder, or your favorite hot sauce for a kick.
  • Vegetarian: Use plant-based breakfast sausage or omit the meat entirely and add extra veggies.
  • Make it ahead: Prep the fillings in advance and store them in the refrigerator for quick assembly later.

Enjoy your hot and satisfying breakfast burritos whenever the craving strikes!

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