Nov 6, 2014

DIY Frozen Breakfast Burritos

I posted on my private Facebook page last night about making breakfast burritos that you can make in large amounts, freeze, and then heat up for a quick breakfast on the go.  As a result of that post a friend and also my sister asked for my recipe.  So, this blog entry is for them.

I must say, I'm not inventing the wheel here.  This is not my original idea and I know if you Google it, you'll get several pages of results.  I didn't follow a specific recipe though and instead made up my own.  So, for my seester & my friend, here's what I did...

 (photos by cell phone - sorry they are lacking)

18 eggs
1 onion
1 package Bacon, cooked and crumbled (sausage is good too)
1 small block of cheese, shredded (we used a combination of pepper jack and sharp)
18 Tortillas 

You will also need
Saran wrap

The trick to making these is to get everything ready in advanced.  My husband and I worked on making them together, hot date - I know, and it was smooth sailing.

Task 1 - Grate your cheese, set aside

Task 2 - Chop your onion, and saute it in a small amount of butter

Task 3 - Cook your bacon and set aside to cool, then crumble.  I never fry my bacon, I usually cook it in the microwave or you can cook the whole package at the same time by baking it in the oven. If you bake it, place a metal cooling rack inside of a shallow cookie sheet (make sure your pan has sides so the fat doesn't run off into your oven) and lay your bacon, single file on the rack. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 18 minutes.  Don't over bake as you want to avoid crunchy bacon

Task 4 - Crack all 18 eggs and scramble eggs in large skillet.  How you scramble is up to you.  My husband puts a little milk in with them, I usually do not.  The eggs taste fine, and freeze fine, either way.  Be sure to also salt and pepper as your cooking.  Add in onions and mix well for distribution.

Task 5 - Prepare a space on your counter or table and lay out your tortillas.  We have little space so we had to do just 5 at a time.  

Task 6 - In the center of each tortilla, layer your ingredients:  Egg, bacon, cheese, & salsa.  Wrap your burrito by folding over two opposite ends and then roll tightly.  FYI:  If you tortillas start to crack or crumble when you are rolling them.  Take the whole thing, ingredients and all, and warm in the microwave for about 10 seconds.  This will soften it for easier rolling.

Task 7 - Wrap each burrito, individually, in Saran Wrap.  Then place them in your freezer.

Simple, right!  It took us about an hour total with prep and cooking time.

To heat up:  When you are ready to eat, unwrap from plastic wrap and roll the frozen burrito up in a paper towel.  (Do Not cook them in the plastic wrap.  It will make your tortillas rubbery) Cook on high in microwave for 1-1/2 to 2 minutes.  You may have to experiment with the warm up time though as each microwave is different.  

We've loved having these on hand.  We never seem to have enough time in the mornings to eat so these are great for the convenience side of things, plus I like how they taste.

In other news:  I'm very sorry that my presence on this here blog has been lacking.  I've received some kind emails and comments asking if I am ok and where I'm at.  Thank you!  It makes me feel loved.  I am totally fine, this is just my life right now...

 We are knee deep in the middle of a move.  I'll be back on a regular basis soon!