Weekday mornings can be stressful. Getting out everyone, including yourself, out the door, with food, can be a challenge. Here is an easy idea to help. Make Ahead Breakfast Burritos. Filled with eggs, cheese, potatoes and veggies and toppings of choice. These frozen breakfast burritos heat up quickly in the microwave, are filling and help keep your morning timeline on track.
Making these breakfast burritos ahead takes only 30 minutes.
Tips for Breakfast Burritos
No one likes soggy tortillas, and that can happen when you freeze breakfast burritos. To avoid, follow these steps.
• Allow eggs and veggies to cool for at least 10 minutes before assembling burritos.
• Always layer veggies or cheese on the tortilla first. It helps separate the moist egg from the tortilla.
• Filled and foil wrapped burritos should be frozen in a single layer before transferring to ziplock freezer bags.
Breakfast Burritos Topping Ideas
Customizing these breakfast burritos is part of the fun. Here are some ideas to get you started.
• Spicy Peppers
• Hot Sauce/ Siracha
• Cooked Sausage (about 8 links)
Make Ahead Breakfast Burritos
Makes 12 burritos
Bag of frozen O’Brien Potatoes with Onions and Peppers
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
12 large eggs
1/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups shredded cheese (choose your favorite)
12 large flour tortillas, at room temperature
Cook the potatoes: Follow the instructions on the bag. Or small dice your own potatoes, onion, and peppers. Drizzle with olive oil, season with salt and pepper. Roast in a 400°F oven until soft and golden, about 20 minutes.
Cook your eggs: While the potatoes are cooking, whisk together eggs, milk, and 1/2 teaspoon salt until combined. Spray a non-stick skillet and cook the eggs, stirring occasionally until set. Remove from heat.
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If using bacon or sausage, cook and also allow to cool. When adding bacon, I usually use about 5 strips and then crumble.
Assemble the burritos: Place a tortilla on top of a piece of foil. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of shredded cheese onto the tortilla. Top that with 1/4 cup roasted veggies followed by about another 1/4 cup scrambled eggs. Add any extra topping. Roll the burrito tightly by folding in the sides over the filling and then rolling the tortilla from the bottom up. Wrap tightly with foil.
Freezing the burritos: Freeze in a single layer on a baking sheet. Store frozen, foil-wrapped burritos in a gallon size freezer bag. They can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.
To reheat: Unwrap the burrito and microwave on high for 2 to 3 minutes. About half way through, flip the burrito and continue microwaving. Or reheat in the oven or toaster oven at 350°F for 12 to 15 minutes.