One of my goals every time I come out to visit S is stocking the freezer full of home cooked meals. One of both of our FAVORITE things to make and freeze is breakfast burritos! He loves them because he can microwave them either before he leaves home or once he gets to work, and will actually stay full until lunch. I love them because I know he is getting a nutritious breakfast, and he wont stop on his way to buy donuts. Plus, they are SO incredibly easy. It’s a win win!
(Okay, I am working on my photography skills. Part of the problem is actually remembering to take the photos. The other is not dropping my phone in the vat of sausage as I take the photo. Blogging is hard.)
Simple ingredients. Eggs. Meat. Cheese. Potatoes. Tortilla. Sticking to the basics. Really though you can add anything you want. We ended up using two different sausages for the burritos, mixing the maple and the original flavors. I was skeptical about the maple, but oh my goodness it smelled amazing. You can also sub the sausage for bacon if it suits your fancy. Just make sure to chop it into bite sized pieces. We also used tater tots rather than hash browns. Why? We already had them in the freezer. Totally a win.
Take your ingredients. Brown your sausage. Bake your potatoes. Scramble your eggs. Throw it all in a bowl and sprinkle with cheese. Then add even more. You’ll thank me later.
Really though, look at that. It is just dangerous.
Once the mixture is cooled enough, create an assembly line. Have your bowl of filling, tortillas, and a freezer bag to put them in once they’re rolled up.
Make sure to roll them tight so the filling doesn’t fall out.
I try to fill them quite a bit because S has the appetite of a dinosaur. If your appetite is smaller, try using a more normal sized tortilla.
My mixture made ten extra large burritos.
Some people wrap them individually in plastic wrap or foil. We tried that, but this works just as well. They still stay together nicely.
I mean look at them. They’re beautiful.
When you are ready to eat, take one out of the bag and stick it in the microwave for about two minutes or until warmed through. Again, it depends on the size of your burrito.
- 32 oz. tater tots
- 32 oz. pork sausage
- 18 large eggs
- A splash of milk
- 2 cups shredded cheese (I used a Mexican blend, but whatever suits your fancy!)
- 10 extra large Tortillas
- Cook tater tots according to packaging. When ready and cool to the touch, place in a large bowl.
- Cook sausage, breaking it up into small chunks, until completely cooked. Drain with a paper towel, then add to the bowl.
- Scramble together eggs, milk, pepper, and 1/4 cup of cheese in a pan until done. Place in the large bowl.
- Mix together everything, adding the remaining cheese, until well combined. Let cool until it can be easily handled.
- Set up an assembly line with the filling bowl, tortillas, and a plastic bag. Ladle two cups of filling in a tortilla, fold in the sides and roll tightly, then put in the bag. Repeat until all of the ingredients have been used.
- Keep in the freezer until ready to eat. When ready, microwave the burrito on high for two minutes or until heated through. Serve with salsa, if desired.
Makes 10 extra large burritos.