Continuing with the healthier/more frugal breakfast kick I’ve been on… I present, Freezer Breakfast Burritos!
I may or may not have made one for myself to eat for breakfast…shh!
They’re super simple to make, they make quite a few with a small amount of ingredients, and they’re yummy. I say I’m making them for my hubby, but I usually eat almost half of them myself…whoops!
First things first, brown your sausage. You can do sausage or bacon, or veggies if you so choose. The great thing about this recipe is how versatile it is, you can put anything you want in there- potatoes, beans, ANYTHING! But, I digress…
I’m simple and I really like plain Jane sausage, egg, and cheese.
So, if you’re like me, brown your sausage.
While your sausage is browning, crack some eggs. ( I used 8. About 8-10 is a good estimate)
Add some salt, pepper, and a splash of milk in there and whip it up with a fork- we’re just making plain old scrambled eggs with that.
Drain your sausage once it’s browned, and scramble your eggs in the same pan- I’m all about the less dishes the better.
I like to scramble them until they’re pretty well done since they’re going to be frozen until they’re cooked again. Then chop them up with the spatula so they’re in little pieces.
If you’re anything like me, you will be listening to Pandora, and your toddler will want you to dance with him while the eggs are scrambling. Then, he will notice you are taking pictures and want one taken of him.
See those tired eyes, that is the face of someone who kept his Mommy up last night!
Mix your sausage and eggs together, and let them cool before you start building your burritos.
While the mixture is cooling, set yourself up a little burrito assembly line.
I normally use medium sized tortillas, but the store was out. So, I made some BIG ones for the hubby, and mini ones for me and Baby B.
I also like to heat up my tortillas so they’re a little more pliable for the rolling process.
Fill your tortilla with about 1/2 a cup of the mixture, depending on it’s size and sprinkle your desired amount of cheese on top. Some people like to also add salsa, or hot sauce at this point.
Roll it up burrito style, tucking the ends in so the filling doesn’t fall out.
And then I just wrap it in a paper towel, so that it can be popped straight into the microwave from the freezer.
Keep wrapping, and store them in a freezer baggie.
And keep filling and filling until your mixture is gone! I think I usually get 15 medium sized burritos from this recipe. But I got 5 big ones and 11 mini ones. Plus the big one I may or may not have eaten…
Then fill up your freezer and feel amazing because you have just made your family breakfast for the week!
In the morning hubby just have to toss one in the microwave, paper towel and all and heat for about 1 1/2 minutes (depending on your microwave). And you have a hot, frugal and yummy breakfast!
I am a stay-at-home, homeschooling Mom and writer. I spend my days teaching, cleaning, cooking, blogging, taking photos, and running carpool. I've been married for 10 years to my high-school sweetheart and we're navigating this crazy life together. Thanks for following our journey.