Sunday, February 3, 2013

Make Ahead Breakfast Burritos

I just love cooking for the freezer - especially if it means having wonderful snack, lunch, and breakfast items at the ready - therefore avoiding the trap of processed or fast foods.

My recipe for breakfast burritos is so superior to anything being sold at the drive through you're going to want to stock your freezer with these on a regular basis!

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Or enjoy the easy to follow step by step video. 

  • 12 eggs
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb turkey sausage, removed from casings, cooked and drained
  • 1/2 cup each diced green pepper, red pepper, onion
  • 2 cups frozen hashbrown potatoes
  • 1 tbsp taco seasoning mix
  • 1 heaping tbsp green chilis
  • 1/2 cup chunky salsa
  • 2 cups shredded old Cheddar cheese
  • 24 flour tortillas
  1. Saute the peppers, and onion over medium high heat in the olive oil until beginning to soften. Add the hash browns, taco seasoning, green chilis  and continue to saute until golden and cooked through. 
  2. Add to the cooked sausage, add the salsa and mix everything together well.
  3. Whisk the eggs together and begin to scramble in a non stick pan treated with cooking spray or oil over medium high heat.. When the eggs are still somewhat soft, add the sausage and egg mixture and continue to scramble together. Remove from heat when eggs appear to be almost done (as per the video)
  4. Place 1/2 cup of the egg mixture onto each burrito and top with cheese.
  5. Roll up each tortilla to make burritos, folding in the ends and rolling up. Place on parchment paper lined cookie sheets and freeze until solid. Then wrap individually and package in zip-lock freezer bags.
  6. When you're ready to eat, unwrap the burritos, wrap loosely in microwave safe paper towel and heat in the microwave on high power for 1-3 minutes until hot and cheese is melted.
  7. You can also thaw burritos in the refrigerator overnight, then wrap each in foil and bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes until hot. The thawed burritos can also be deep fried for 3-5 minutes until golden brown and crisp.

Lyndsay Wells is a professional trainer, writer, and program developer with a passion for food and cooking. She is an award winning recipe developer, and a website ambassador for Kraft Foods Canada. Lyndsay believes cooking should be approachable and easy and has great tips and ideas for putting together sophisticated looking dishes that cooks of all levels can accomplish.

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1 comment:

  1. I am thinking my husband might like to find these in the freezer to take to work. Thanks for a great idea.