DIY: Frozen Breakfast Burritos

IMG_6560

I’m a firm believer in starting the morning with protein.  I’ve been known to shed a tear over the need, and sight, of bacon.  In fact, just the other day, I spotted some blueberry maple bacon at Whole Foods and lost it.  My two year old looked alarmed and said “weird”.  Fair enough child, fair enough.

I digress.

IMG_6563

You can put bacon in these, all veggies, cheese, beans…anything you want!  I did scrambled eggs with spinach, avocados, chicken sausage, black beans, and cheese.  They re-heat so very easily, just three minutes in the microwave oven.  Perfect for a quick breakfast on your way out the door, or just because you have a toddler who wakes up too early and you stayed up too late watching a TV show on Netflix acting like you are twenty-one again.

IMG_6566

Fill ‘er up. Roll ‘er up. Wrap ‘er up.

IMG_6574

DIY Frozen Breakfast Burritos

Yield: 10-12 burritos, depending on amount of tortillas you use

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

This recipe was inspired by Frozen Burritos on Tracy’s blog, Shutterbean. I used her technique only made them into Breakfast Burritos instead!

Ingredients:

Your choice here! Below is the list and ratio of what I used, but be creative and make your own stellar combinations!

1 dozen eggs (approximately one per burritos)
1 cup spinach, chopped
1 can black beans
2-4 avocados, depending on how much you want in each one
1-2 cups of shredded cheese (your choice of blend)
1 package large flour tortillas
tin foil, cut into large enough pieces to wrap each burrito successfully
Gallon bags if you think that your burritos will not be eaten in a quick period of time
Sour cream (optional) for placing on top after you heat it up.

Directions:

Scramble eggs according to your liking. I chopped up the spinach and put them into the eggs to fool my toddler. :) (It worked!) Once eggs are cooked, set aside. Cook sausage or meat of choice according to your liking, and set aside. Open all other ingredients and set them out so that it’s easy for you to grab a small amount and place them in each burrito.

Wet a thin kitchen towel and ring out so that it’s still damp, but not dripping wet. Wrap the damp towel around all of the tortillas at once and microwave on high for 1 minute. This allows the tortillas to be folder easier and prevents breaking. Unwrap towel and begin your assembly line! Don’t put too much in each burrito, or you will have too much filling and your burrito will break. Fold up that baby like you’ve seen them do so many times at chipotle, being careful to fold in the sides and then wrap up the burrito in a piece of tin foil. Mark each burrito with the date so you are aware of when you made them, place in plastic bag, and place in freezer.

To heat up these burritos: Remove form tin foil and heat on high for 3 minutes. Done! Add sour cream if you feel so inclined!