When it comes to breakfast, the term “make-ahead” is a big attraction to me. We eat a lot of homemade muffins, smoothies, and granola during the week, and those will always be family favorites, but if I left it up to my husband we would only have these make ahead breakfast burritos from now until the end of time. He’s absolutely bonkers for these things, and I gotta say I kinda agree with him.
There’s nothing fancy about them – just a few simple ingredients wrapped is a soft flour tortilla. But the beauty of these is that you can make a giant batch of them on Sunday and have plenty of warm, hearty breakfasts waiting to power you through your day. With the back to school season upon us, having these in my freezer makes me very happy.
Make Ahead Breakfast Burritos
makes 12 burritos
1 pound breakfast sausage
12 large eggs, beaten
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
1/4 cup of your favorite hot sauce or salsa (I used Frank’s Hot Sauce)
12 flour tortillas
Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add sausage and cook until browned, breaking up with a wooden spoon as it cooks. Drain any fat and place sausage in a bowl. Set aside.
Wipe out skillet with paper towels. Place skillet back onto stove over medium heat. Add eggs to skillet and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook, stirring often and scraping the bottom of the pan until scrambled and cooked through. Remove skillet from heat.
Place 12 flour tortillas flat on counter top. Distribute eggs evenly onto the center of each tortilla using a spoon. Repeat with sausage. Sprinkle a tablespoon or two (depending on your preference) of cheese over each tortilla. Lastly, spoon hot sauce or salsa over egg mixture on each tortilla.
To roll into burritos: If your tortillas aren’t very pliable then warm them slightly in the microwave. Fold the left and right side of the tortilla toward the center. Starting at the side closest to you begin to fold up the side, rolling as you go.
Place burrito seam side down into a freezer safe resealable plastic bag and lie flat inside freezer. When ready to eat, remove burrito from plastic bag and place on a microwave safe plate. Heat in microwave for 50 seconds, turn over and cook for another 50 seconds, or until heated through. (Remember microwave ovens vary so adjust your cooking time if needed.)
recipe adapted from Mommy Octopus