If you’re anything like me, you often find yourself with like, negative 15 minutes to get out of bed, get ready, grab your bag and head out the door in the mornings.
You contemplate throwing your hair into a ponytail to save some time, but remember they give you headaches. (Same with headbands, which sucks because they’re so dang cute!)
You wonder if you can get away with putting your makeup on at work, but what will your boss think?
Well unfortunately I can’t help you locate that blasted missing shoe, or make the coffee that’s brewing at a snail’s pace drip a little bit faster, but what I can do is give you a breakfast recipe that’s fast, portable, and ready in under 2 minutes: Frozen Breakfast Burritos!
Take 30 minutes on Sunday to make and freeze a batch of these burritos, then enjoy a hot and incredibly filling breakfast all week long, that only takes 1-1/2 minutes to heat in the microwave. These babies are the BEST, and keep me full for hours!
You can fill your breakfast burritos with whatever ingredients you like best, but I dig the OG combo of Bacon, Egg & Cheese. Start by cooking 3/4lb bacon on the stove top, low and slow, just like I did for my Buffalo Chicken BLAT Wraps. After the bacon is crisp, drain it on a paper-towel and set aside.
Meanwhile, turn your attention to the ingredient that makes a breakfast burrito a breakfast burrito, and provides tons of protein and staying power – scrambled eggs. You’ll need 1 dozen eggs for 8 breakfast burritos.
Crack the eggs into a large bowl, then season with salt, pepper, and hot sauce, to taste.
I like Lousiana Hot Sauce best. You don’t have to add hot sauce, but the amount I used, about a teaspoon, didn’t make them spicy at all, rather it just added a little somethin’ somethin’.
Poke the yolks, then use them muscles to whisk until well beaten.
Next, heat a large, non-stick skillet over medium-high heat (about 6 out of 10) and spray generously with non-stick spray. You don’t want to scramble the eggs over too high of heat, otherwise they’ll be watery after they’re cooked. When the pan is hot, add in the eggs and let them cook for a minute without stirring.
After a minute, start scraping the eggs from the outside edges of the pan, in towards the center.
At this point I like to keep the eggs moving pretty much non-stop until they’re just cooked and still a little glossy. You don’t want them super hard set because you’ll be reheating them later.
Pour the scrambled eggs onto a plate, and set aside.
Breakfast burrito assembly is next!
Lay 8 large (8″) flour tortillas out on a clean surface. Ben and I usually go for La Banderita flour tortillas for their taste and fluffiness.
Divide the scrambled eggs evenly between the tortillas. It’ll come out to 1 1/2 eggs per breakfast burrito.
For added flavor, I like to add about 1 Tablespoon salsa on top of the eggs. Ben likes ‘em straight up, so I only added it to half.
Add the cooked bacon on top.
Then finish with 1-2 Tablespoons shredded sharp cheddar cheese.
Roll the burritos by folding over the top of the tortilla, folding in the sides, then rolling to the end.
Wrap each one in plastic wrap then, if the ingredients inside differ, mark the outside with your initials.
Date and label a freezer bag, then place the burritos inside and freeze. When you’re ready to eat in the morning, simply discard the plastic wrap, wrap the burrito in a paper towel, and microwave for 1 1/2-2 minutes, or until hot. Breakfast is served!
Frozen Bacon, Egg & Cheese Breakfast Burritos
salt & pepper
hot sauce, to taste
8 large (8″) flour tortillas
1/2 – 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 – 1/2 cup salsa (optional)
- Cook bacon in a large skillet until crisp. Drain on a paper towel, then chop into bite-sized pieces. Set aside.
- Crack eggs into a large bowl, then season with salt, pepper and hot sauce. Whisk until well beaten. Heat a large skillet (could use same skillet as bacon) over medium heat, then spray generously with non-stick spray. Pour in eggs and scramble until set, but are still glossy. Remove to a plate and set aside.
- Lay tortillas on a clean, dry surface. Divide eggs and bacon between the tortillas, then top with salsa and cheese. Fold over the top of each tortilla, then fold in the sides, and continue rolling to form a burrito. Wrap individually in plastic wrap, then freeze in a large freezer bag.
- To reheat: unwrap and discard plastic wrap, then wrap burrito in a paper towel. Microwave for 1 1/2-2 minutes, or until hot.
I leave for work at 6:15am everyday, and never seem to have enough time to make a nice, home-cooked breakfast (get up 10 minutes earlier, you say? Pssht!) The result is that I usually snag a piece of fruit, yogurt, and/or a granola bar on my way out the door. This is fine, but sometimes I crave something hot in the morning. Something I can really sink my teeth into, you know?
Frozen Breakfast Burritos are totally the answer! They’re incredibly satisfying, and usually keep me full for 4-5 hours. That’s cray-cray!
Have fun customizing your breakfast burritos by adding veggies, going meatless, adding different types of cheese, or even beans. It will depend on what ingredients you go with, and what brand/type of tortilla you end up using, but my Bacon, Egg & Cheese Breakfast Burritos clocked in at 325 calories, nearly 4 grams of fiber, and 17 grams of protein a piece. Not bad for breakfast on the go!
What do you usually end up eating for breakfast?