Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but it’s also when we have the least amount of time. Totally unfair. But just because you’re short on time doesn’t mean you can’t have a hearty, homemade, REAL breakfast. This recipe for Frozen Breakfast Burritos leaves you with a freezer packed with 16 make-ahead breakfasts stuffed with sausage, chorizo, eggs, veggies and potatoes. The final product heats up in just 2 minutes for a quick, on-the-go start to your day!
Get your biggest skillet out, because this filling is packed with just about everything you could want in a frozen breakfast burritos. And since this make-ahead meal is all about convenience, I used a few supermarket short cuts. I saved time on chopping by buying a frozen mix of peppers and onions. I also splurged for the already shredded potatoes. If you’re all about homemade, feel free to buy fresh – but your prep time will definitely increase.
Before you start cooking, gather up your supplies. Rip off 16 squares of foil and 16 squares of wax paper (so they can be unwrapped easily from the freezer). I went about as lazy as you can and bought already cut foil sheets that pop up like a tissue box. Lay out foil, wax paper, tortilla, filling, cheese. Roll up the burrito (here’s a great tutorial), then wrap in wax paper, and finally wrap that package up in foil. This process goes even quicker if you can find a friend to help with the burrito assembly line.
Look at that haul of frozen breakfast burritos, y’all! You get 16 breakfasts out of this process – that’s over two weeks (and you can even share a few).
The other great thing, is once you get the hang of the process and general recipe for these frozen breakfast burritos, you can get creative! I went with a spicy filling of sausage, chorizo, eggs, peppers, onions, hash browns, and cheese. I never imagined potatoes in a burrito, but it’s kind of a thing in California, I guess. For whatever reason, it completely works! Feel free to use more meat and eggs and omit the potatoes. Or use bacon instead of sausage. You can also make these a little more health conscious with a turkey sausage, egg whites, and spinach combo. The possibilities are endless!
Just unwrap from the freezer, roll in a paper towel, microwave for 2 minutes, and dig in! And for more on-the-go meal ideas, check out these meals you can eat with one hand! These frozen breakfast burritos rise right to the top of that group!
These Frozen Breakfast Burritos leave your freezer packed with 16 make-ahead breakfasts that reheat in 2 minutes for a quick on-the-go start to your day.
- 1 pound ground sausage , I used mild italian
- 9 ounces pork chorizo
- 12 ounce bag of frozen peppers/onion blend
- 20 ounce bag of hash brown potatoes
- 12 eggs , lightly beaten
- salt and pepper to taste
- 16 wheat tortillas , burrito size
- 8 slices cheddar cheese , or 2 cups shredded
- 16 squares aluminum foil
- 16 squares wax paper
- 2-3 gallon freezer bags
In a large skillet or pot, cook sausage and chorizo over high heat until browned [7-10 minutes]. Add the vegetables and potatoes and cook until softened [another 7-10 minutes].
Make a well in the center of the skillet and pour in the eggs. Scramble slightly and then mix in with the rest of the filling. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook about 5-10 more minutes, until there is no more runny eggs and the potatoes have softened. Remove from the heat and set aside.
Wrap 4-6 tortillas in a damp paper towel and microwave for 30-45 seconds until warm and pliable.
Lay a piece of foil on your working surface. Lay a piece of wax paper on top of the foil. Then, lay down one of your tortillas.
Fill the tortilla with a heaping 1/2 cup of filling and top with 1/2 a slice of cheese [or 2 tablespoons of shredded cheese]. Roll the tortilla tightly. Wrap the burrito in the wax paper. Then, wrap that package in the foil.
Repeat steps 3-4 until all your tortillas are rolled and wrapped. Place the frozen breakfast burritos into gallon freezer bags for storage.
When ready to eat: Remove the burrito from the freezer and unwrap from foil and wax paper. Wrap the burrito in a paper towel and microwave for 2 minutes. Let cool for a minute or two and then dig in!