I have never been a “I’ll just have coffee” or “a banana will do” for breakfast kind of girl.
Rarely I can get by with a couple slices of toast or a bowl of cereal…but we are talking a handful of times a year. At most.
I tend to require something a little more…involving eggs. Haha.
Every month or so I take a bit of time to put together a batch of breakfast burritos that I wrap individually and tuck away in the freezer for an easy grab and go (or sit at the table) breakfast.
I leave them frozen and toss one in the oven to thaw and warm (375 degree oven) while I get the troops ready. It takes about 45 min to an hour.
Then I grab it on the way out the door and can eat it in the car on the way to our various destinations.
Frozen breakfast burritos can come together in a variety of ways. In fact, I make them a variety of ways.
Here’s what was up this go round…
Freezer Breakfast Burritos with Bacon
All of your favorites wrapped in a soft flour toritlla, tucked away in the freezer in single servings for an easy breakfast on the go.
Add chopped bacon to large pan (I use a large electric skillet) and brown
Remove bacon with a slotted spoon, reserving fat
Add potatoes O'Brian to skillet with bacon fat and cook
While potatoes cook, scramble eggs in a bowl and set aside
Once potatoes are cooked, return bacon to pan and add scrambled eggs
After eggs are fully cooked, stir in green chiles and salsa, combine well
Portion in to flour tortillas, roll, and wrap individually. Pending how full you fill them, you ought to get about 20 burritos out of this recipe.
Tuck in freezer until ready to eat
These burritos can be placed in a warming oven, frozen, for about 45 min to 1 hour to thaw and warm through OR can be thawed overnight in the fridge and warmed in either the oven or microwave.
If you aren't going dairy free, as I am at the current time, I'd highly recommend a sprinkle of cheese on each one. They're certainly better with cheese (what isn't?) but I'm not mad at 'em without.
I’m not in love with this new <temporary> dairy free lifestyle.
Emphasis on “temporary”, along with the love of my little man and I’m sticking with it.
I don’t feel better as a result of eliminating dairy from my diet though many people said I would. Maybe it’s because exhaustion simply cancels out any opportunity to “feel better” otherwise.
So, the week it was determined that I go “dairy free”, I’d already done all my meal planning, grocery shopping and food prep for the week ahead. Additionally, I’d spent the weekend prior killing myself in the kitchen re-stocking our freezer meal supply.
As you might have guessed – nearly everything on the menu (and tucked in the freezer) contained dairy of some variety.
Cheese. Sour Cream. Milk. Butter.
Our budget (and my time) didn’t allow to simply start all over so the family ate what was prepped (including what might have been the most glorious lasagna I’d ever put together). I ate an abundance of salads and sandwiches.
Toward the end of that week I simply couldn’t stomach another sandwich or salad so I rooted around the fridge and freezer to see what else was on hand that I could throw together, sans dairy.
A ring of smoked sausage, some frozen hash browns and a couple peppers and onion did just the trick!
Because this is a throw together recipe, it’s versatile. And the addition of some scrambled or fried eggs on top make for a delicious next day breakfast.
Smoked Sausage, Peppers & Onions Hash
- 1 lb ring smoked sausage, cubed
- 2 cups frozen hash browns
- 2 Tbsp cooking oil
- 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
- 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
- 1/2 medium onion, chopped
- salt & pepper to taste
Warm cooking oil in frying pan and add peppers and onion.
Sauté for 3-4 minutes, then add frozen hash browns to the pan
Cook until hash browns are nearly done, then add smoked sausage to warm though
Salt and pepper to taste
Optional: Top with a scrambled or fried egg
Hope you enjoyed your weekend and if the weather wherever you are was as beautiful as it was here you got some much needed sunshine and fresh air.
We took advantage and grilled a couple of nights.
It felt like summer.
It was amazing.
Hugs and Love-