Thursday, May 24, 2012

Freezer Breakfast Burritos {Re-visited}

 I've posted about breakfast burritos for the freezer before, but if you know anything about me... you know I can't just leave things alone! But. I'm glad I redid these! They are SO good! My husband is loving having big, filling berritos each morning for breakfast! And I love knowing that he isn't eating sugared cereal to start off his day!
These are really pretty simple! I just started with our favorite burrito components....
I used...
21 eggs+a splash of milk +s&p + 1 cup spinach
18 slices of bacon fully cooked and cooled
about 8 cups of hashbrowns
shredded cheese
burrito sized flour tortillas

First I started by prepping all the ingredients;
scrambling the eggs and spinach (the spinach is totally optional, but you cant taste it, and it just adds a litte more nutrition)
cooking the bacon (I did it in the oven)
frying the hashbrowms in a little butter
and shredding the cheese (I used a food prosessor)

Then, after everything had cooled, I set up my assembly line (pictured above) and started rolling!
In each burrito I used about 1/2 cup eggs, 1/4 cup hashbrowns, 2 TBS bacon and a sprinlke of cheese.

After all the burritos were rolled, I wrapped them tightly in plastic wrap, and put them in gallon freezer bags.
I ended up with almost 20 burritos, which will last us probobly over a month.
To reheat, unwrap, and  microwave for about 2-3 minutes.
they are wonderful to have on hand, and I think we figured they cost around .80 cents per burrito, but they are HUGE compared to mcdonalds $1 burritos! And, I know exactly what is in them, so to me, they are totally worth the time!

27 comments:

Kate said...

Those look SO good, I need to make them! :) Thanks for sharing!

Mandy said...

I am going to make these for the summer! I have plenty of eggs in the fridge and shredded cheese in the freezer. Thanks, Stefanie :)

Mandy said...

I forgot to ask...How do you reheat them? Just microwave them?

Susan said...

Thanks so much for posting this. My husband would LOVE to have these on hand for breakfast. Guess I better get to work, huh?

Stace @ Saving Stace said...

I've been meaning to make freezer-friendly breakfast burritos for awhile now. I'm so glad I waited because I had never even thought of adding spinach, which we love at our house, so I am totally going to do this! Thanks so much for sharing.

kaesie slinger said...

quick question for you - I made these a week ago and we've been enjoying them ever since... however, when we microwave them, the tortillas get pretty hard. similar to a fresh tortilla that's overheated. have you tried anything specific that will prevent the hardening tortilla?

The Stratton Family said...

@Kaesie- I hope you get this comment! I tried to relpy but your settings are private! :) We leave the burrito in the saran wrap and that seems to do the trick for us! I hope it helps!

damedesfeuers said...

I made these with whole grain tortillas and they seem to get slimy when I reheat. I tried a couple different methods of reheating: 2 min in microwave with wrap still on, 1 min in wrap and 1 min out of wrap. Still slimy on the bottom. I'll try a paper towel under it tomorrow. I love the convenience of these, just wish it wasn't slimy. :)

Molly said...

Wrap the burrito in a damp paper towel, then microwave

Jamie said...

I love this idea! The burritos look delicious and easy enough. I found your blog through Pinterest and I'm loving it! Have a wonderful day! ~ Jamie

Julie Reed said...

Made these this morning. Delicious!

whitneycroy said...

Hi! I found you on Pinterest and this recipe seems perfect for hubby and me! He gets up too early in the morning for me too cook him a good breakfast so he usually fends for himself which means fast food! Thank you thank you thank you for this post! Im following you now! Hope you have a great day!

Cristina said...

I found you on Pinterest and those look so good and my kids love burritos! :) The hubby doesn't like anything green but I am hoping that I can sneak it in there without him noticing too much ;)

bleunoko said...

I found these via pinterest and they are the perfect fast breakfast for my boyfriend before he heads to work. Ive also added sirarchia hot sauce and ive made a few different types, buffalo chicken (tyson popcorn chicken baked n cooled then tossed in franks buffalo wing sauce 4 to 5 pieces per burrito, small diced celery, and crumbled blue cheese), sausage (replace bacon), added diced cooked onion, green peppers, mushrooms, chicken cordon bleu (popcorn chicken, ham, swiss cheese), and taco. I still use eggs, spinach, hashbrowns, and cheese in all of them. Thank you for the base recipe!

bleunoko said...

I found these via pinterest and they are the perfect fast breakfast for my boyfriend before he heads to work. Ive also added sirarchia hot sauce and ive made a few different types, buffalo chicken (tyson popcorn chicken baked n cooled then tossed in franks buffalo wing sauce 4 to 5 pieces per burrito, small diced celery, and crumbled blue cheese), sausage (replace bacon), added diced cooked onion, green peppers, mushrooms, chicken cordon bleu (popcorn chicken, ham, swiss cheese), and taco. I still use eggs, spinach, hashbrowns, and cheese in all of them. Thank you for the base recipe!

Celeste said...

I have made these a couple times for my husband & he loves them. He asked me this morning if I could make another batch. I done it with bacon & I've also used turkey breakfast sausage. I think I might try putting some hot sauce into the scrambled eggs on the next go around. I particularly like spooning salsa onto mine! Cooked onions & peppers sound like a GREAT idea!
Be sure to use *fresh* tortillas which will help when you are rolling them. If they aren't fresh they have a tendency to split when you roll them.

Sherry Goodrich said...

Loved this idea!!! I started doing this about 2 wks ago..last week, we used chrizo and eggs..with cheese!! Yummo! The week before was sausage, onions, green peppers and cheese mixed with eggs. .love it!!

Sherry Goodrich said...

Loved this idea!!! I started doing this about 2 wks ago..last week, we used chrizo and eggs..with cheese!! Yummo! The week before was sausage, onions, green peppers and cheese mixed with eggs. .love it!!

ruffages said...

I would maybe START with 18 slices of bacon, but there is NO WAY I would END with 18 slices of bacon. But the rest is almost exactly how I do mine. Well, except that I scramble the eggs WITH the cooked hashbrowns.

Carol said...

These look just like the breakfast burritos I fix, except I use sausage instead of bacon. On my site I give a little hint on reheating that really works and the tortilla is NOT hard. Would love for you to check it out.
http://cdm-arewethereyet.blogspot.com/2012/04/breakfast-burritos.html

Have a great day -
Hugs -
Carol

Raising Lailey said...

I make a similar recipe but omit the potatoes, add 1 sm can of chopped green chilis and 4 oz. softened cream cheese to egg, cheese and sausage mixture! They are divine! I heat my tortillas before rolling and reheat in damp paper towel for 30 second intervals! Love ur blog!!

Anne King said...

GREAT idea! i am making these this weekend - my b/f will LOVE to have these for breakfast! thanks so much for the lil "lovely" :)

Tara said...

Do you use store bought frozen hashbrowns?

Amanda said...

Any suggestion if they came out watery? What did I do wrong?

Jennifer Rudolph said...

Wrap them in a damp tortilla. It will steam the tortilla while heating up the middle.

Melinda said...

A damp paper towel might work also.

Nicole Miller Photography said...

Amanda, I haven't tried this specific recipe but made a basic burrito with scrambled eggs, bacon and American cheese and they were also watery. I think the American (low fat) cheese may have been the culprit. What cheese did you use?


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