Recipe: Homemade Breakfast Burritos

8.20.2013


These burritos come with a warning: Once you make these, whether it's for your husband, dad, boyfriend, or your creepy neighbor who watches you from the tree in his backyard with binoculars (is that just me?), you can't go back.

They will beg you to make more, and forever and always you will have a dozen tinfoil burrito packets stacked in your freezer. 

Also, while these breakfast burritos are not hard to make, they're a time commitment, if that makes sense. Start to finish, I made 11 breakfast burritos last night in an hour and a half. (Now, I'm also slow in the kitchen and was trying to only use one pan, so there's that.) So yeah, they're annoying to make. But just like cooking all the ground beef, it's so worth it later on! 

Just don't say I didn't warn you.
Now, then. All that to say, these are good. Like, really good

I owe the brilliance of this idea to my friend (in blogging and real life) Leanna. I was complaining about how Jordan eats Poptarts every morning for breakfast and how terribly unhealthy that is, and she suggested breakfast burritos. BOOM. Amazing.

The best part about breakfast burritos is that you can completely customize these depending on what you have on hand and what you like to eat! I love having a stack of tinfoil packets in the freezer just waiting to be popped into the microwave for the quickest and most delicious breakfast I've ever eaten in under 2 minutes. Just for fun, I made one of these step photos that are all the rage on Pinterest. Make sure you fully appreciate this picture for what it is, because it took me forever. 

I don't have a recipe for you, because you can pretty much make up whatever you want. I will tell you, however, that in my experience, 6 eggs makes enough for 8-10 burritos. And I used about 4 oz of cheddar cheese. The hash browns were frozen, and I just heated them up in a skillet with a bit of butter before adding them to the burrito. You can also use sausage in place of bacon or even no meat at all if you're not a meat eating kind of person.

Wrap first in a paper towel and then in a piece of tinfoil and freeze. (I recommend using the paper towel so the foil doesn't stick to the burrito.) When you're ready to eat, unwrap from the tinfoil and paper towel and heat for 90-120 seconds (1.5-2 minutes) in the microwave. If you're traveling, rewrap the burrito in the tinfoil, and it will stay warm for a bit. 

It's scrambled eggs on the go!


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27 comments:

  1. Great, this is just what Riley has been asking me to do for ages, and now I'm going to actually have to do it. Thanks... a lot. :) Mostly I've been putting it off because I did figure they'd be kind of annoying to make, but it doesn't really seem that bad now that I'm looking at your pictures. I don't think I would have thought to wrap them in a paper towel first though, so thanks for the tip!

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  2. yum!! chris is really good at making breakfasts - i should tell him to make these :)

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  3. After reading this ... I made a breakfast burrito. Thanks for sharing =)

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  4. SUCH A GREAT IDEA. I love that they're freezer friendly and make-ahead-of-time-able. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. My husband is so unhealthily obsessed with breakfast burritos. Seriously. We have them once a week.

    Never thought about freezing them.

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  6. HEY! I found your delicious looking breakfast burritos through Taste of Tuesday and I have to say I LOVE Homemade breakfast burritos!! My mom used to make them for me on the weekends in college and take back with me because they freeze and reheat well!! I think it's time I start attempting them myself!!

    YUM!
    Stacey

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  7. We LOVE breakfast burritos! They are just so good! Glad you linked up with us!

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  8. Yay for breakfast burritos! I need to make a big batch again. You can actually nuke them IN the paper towel, and it helps keep the tortilla from drying out too much.

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  9. Visitinfr for Taste of Tuesay; this looks delicious!

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  10. Tacos (the concept of them) are pretty much my favorite food and scrambled eggs are my preferred breakfast so there is no doubt that I will be making these! We dont really mix up our breakfast routine because lets face it, pop tarts, cinnamon rolls, and (most) cereal arent exactly the healthiest. I'd think though that in moderation these arent too bad. I love that you can freeze them too! When we have tacos, sometimes they go bad because we arent able to eat them fast enough.

    Oh and by the way, I've spent the last 10 minutes sitting here with the binoculars spying on the house across the street. They are getting their siding done. Shame!
    Thanks for stopping by!!! :)

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  11. When Peter and I were on vacation his family talked about getting breakfast burritos and he was like ewwww no! Crazy boy - these look delicious to me :)

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  12. How long do they keep in the refrigerator? Lol. Sounds like something I might be able to make up at home over the weekend and then take back to the dorms (in one of those insulated bags) for breakfast Monday or Tuesday when I head off to "real college" in the spring.

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  13. These pictures are definitely selling them! But I've always been a bit hesitant about Mexican-styled breakfast ever since I got food poisoned by a Mexican omelette! haha

    Michelle @ Mishfish13

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  14. This is such a brilliant idea! I love it.

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  15. That looks so yummy, and glad you can make them ahead of time. I just don't function well in the morning! ;)

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  16. That looks so good!!! I'm going to have to try this. I am always looking for new ideas for breakfast. I have to eat breakfast in the morning, I dont know how some people skip it!

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  17. LOVE me a good breakfast burritos...saving this recipe for sure :)

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  18. These look delicious!! We're big breakfast people over here, so we'll definitely have to give them a try!!

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  19. GAH. My BF eats these ALL THE TIME. Maybe I should just make a bunch and store them in the freezer for when he comes to visit next time...

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  20. Oh my, those look seriously tasty. Right up my isle too :)

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  21. YUM YUM YUM! This is so smart!!!!!

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  22. I've been saying I need to make these for Andrew to have for breakfast. We had them camping over the weekend, there is nothing like a breakfast burrito. Yum! Also...you seriously have a creepy neighbor that watches you from a tree?!

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  23. I don't eat eggs but... These look SO good!

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  24. What I wonderful idea! I love me some burritos but I never thought about making a ton and freezing them. Thanks for the tips, lady!

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