Breakfast Burritos

Mark is always doing a last-minute hunt in the kitchen for a quick on-the-way-out-the-door breakfast. Which works out great if we have muffins or fruit or yogurt, but sometimes we don't.

Several months ago I came across this recipe for breakfast burritos, and last week I tried them for the first time. That recipe makes a *huge* batch, so I halved the recipe and made a few slight changes. I'll give you the halved recipe, here:

Breakfast Burritos
18 eggs
1 1-lb package sausage
1 32-oz package frozen hash brown potatoes (shredded)
1 4-oz can diced green chiles (*orig. recipe calls for more)
1/2 medium yellow onion
shredded cheddar and/or monterey jack cheese (*orig. recipe calls for only cheddar cheese)
salt and pepper to taste
burrito size flour tortillas

Scramble the eggs.
Cook the hash browns according to package directions.
Chop up the onion and add to hash browns as they cook.
Cook the sausage, breaking it up into small pieces as it cooks.
Grab a big mixing bowl and add the hash browns, eggs, and sausage. Mix thoroughly. Add the green chiles and any salt and pepper you'd like.

Take out your flour tortillas, sprinkle cheese down the middle and then some of the egg-hash brown-sausage mixture on top of that. (You can add however much you'd like. I used a couple of big spoonfuls.)

Fold the burrito, short ends first. Wrap each burrito individually in foil and freeze.

If you want to eat them: take them out of the freezer the night before and let them thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Remove from refrigerator, toss them into a 350° oven (we use our toaster oven) for about 20 minutes.
This halved recipe made about 24 burritos.

I've been heating these up for Mark in the mornings and he is quite appreciative, and I am thankful he's getting a hot breakfast and some protein at the start of his day.

And-- what I like about this recipe is that I can change it up so easily. Think of all the possibilties! Change the meat to bacon, ham, or whatever meat you have handy. Add tomatoes, olives, peppers, salsa, spinach, pesto, or any number of other ingredients.

Mm!

11 comments:

  1. mmmmm.... thanks for posting this! Do you think these could be re-heated in the microwave for time/energy conservation?

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  2. Oh. Good question. We don't have a microwave anymore so.... we use our toaster oven.

    I'm sure it would work, though. Just unwrap it from the foil and experiment with how long. :)

    ~Stacy

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  3. Yum! Thanks for sharing this. I think my husband would like these too.

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  4. Brilliant! My hubby looooves breakfast burritos and I am always scrounging for something fast to feed him as he hurries out in the mornings (usually without any breakfast at all). Thanks for posting this!

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  5. yummy! i know my dh would appreciate those at 4am when he wakes up :)

    hope things are going well.

    blessings~missy

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  6. Hi Stacy :) Thanks for sharing that! We will enjoy trying them. Love, Q

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  7. oh my word, I think you are the only other family besides ours that does not have a microwave. I get very strange looks when people find that out about us! How about you?
    These sound yummy, by the way! And can't wait to hear more about that sweet little girl that will be in your arms soon(we're praying!)
    Carrie

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  8. Wow-- these sound wonderful!

    Still praying, dear Stacy!!

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  9. Wow, 18 eggs-not sure I ever made something using 18 eggs!

    Looks yummy and I bet my crew would think these were yummy!

    sending a hug
    Kimmie
    mama to 6
    one homemade and 5 adopted

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  10. Yes, they are delicious. I am so appreciative for this handy, quick breakfast. Now if I would just start getting up earlier to warm one up...

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