You are going to love having a stash of frozen breakfast burritos in your freezer. Once you’ve made a batch (which takes about 45 minutes, not including freezing time), you’ll be able to prepare a hot, well-balanced, nutritious breakfast that’s easy to take on the go—in less than three minutes. Here’s the recipe, which can be widely adapted or varied to suit your tastes and preferences.
Happy Simple Breakfast Burritos
- 12 ounces breakfast sausage*
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 2 large potatoes
- 1/2 medium onion, chopped
- 1 4-ounce can diced green chiles
- 12 eggs
- 1-1/2 cups shredded cheese of your choice
- 12 flour tortillas
(*For a vegetarian version, omit the sausage and add more potatoes, chiles or other veggies)
Peel and dice two potatoes:
Heat the butter and olive oil in Skillet #2 over medium heat until the butter melts:
Add the potatoes and sauté them over medium heat, turning occasionally:
Meanwhile, keep an eye on the sausage in Skillet #1 and turn it when it starts to brown.
When the sausage is cooked, remove it with a slotted spoon, drain it on paper towels and crumble it when cooled; reserve.
Return Skillet #1 to the stove and add 1/2 chopped onion and 1/2 cup diced green chiles. Cook until the onion is tender and translucent, stirring occasionally:
Beat the eggs in a bowl until well combined:
When the potatoes are browned, remove them using a slotted spoon to a large bowl, return Skillet #2 to the stove. Add the eggs and cook over low heat, stirring, until scrambled:
Add the eggs to the bowl along with the onion-chile mixture and the crumbled sausage. Stir gently and add 1 cup of the shredded cheese:
Warm the tortillas (I just heat them in the microwave on “high” for ten seconds) and place one in the middle of a plate. Add a generous portion of the filling, and sprinkle with a little more cheese if you like:
Roll the burrito up tightly.
Wrap each burrito in parchment paper.
Cool in the refrigerator, then transfer to the freezer. To prepare a burrito, leave it wrapped in the parchment paper and put it on a microwave safe plate. Heat at 30% power for about a minute and a half. Turn it over and heat at 100% (High) power for about a minute. You may have to experiment with your microwave to find the perfect timing. So that family members can heat their own burritos, thus allowing you to linger in your bathrobe and drink your coffee in peace, you may wish to write out the directions:
and tuck it along with the burritos in a reusable bag.
If this simple recipe makes your morning a little bit easier, you know I’d love to hear from you.
P.S. If you like your burritos smothered, you might enjoy this easy green chile recipe.