Baby number seven has got me craving delicious Mexican food day and night. I love starting the day off with a breakfast burrito packed full of tasty goodies like egg, potato, cheese, bacon, beans – pretty much anything I can cram into a tortilla. When I order from taco stands they generally give me a look that says, “Lady… take it easy. There’s only so much we can put in here. And we’re charging you double for ordering two burritos in one.” Normally I take it all in stride. After all, they’re making me my favorite breakfast. But I can’t always make it out of the house and my burrito addiction can become a costly habit if left unchecked. The solution is to make a dozen breakfast burritos and freeze them.
(makes 12 large burritos)
- 1 pound ground sausage
- 1 dozen eggs
- 1/4 cup milk
- 12 large burrito-size flour tortillas
- 2 cups shredded cheese
- Tater tots
- refried beans (optional… if you can’t face beans in the morning)
- aluminum foil
- two large gallon-sized freezer bags
Cook and crumble sausage, set aside. Beat together eggs and 1/4 cup of milk, cook until done – preferably in the same pan used to cook sausage to add flavor.
Assemble all ingredients and supplies and set up a work surface.
Tear off 12 sheets of aluminum foil, just big enough to wrap your tortillas. Set up a stack for easier wrapping. Place a tortilla directly on the aluminum foil stack and begin building your burrito.
In the middle of the tortilla, smear a large tablespoon of refried beans in a line. Next add scrambled eggs, then sausage, add three or four tater tots, and then top with cheese.
More often than not my burritos had three tots instead of four. The fourth tot went to my tot taste tester, David.
He likes to be involved in the process. Now let’s roll up some burritos.
Start by folding over the ends to keep ingredients from escaping. Next fold over about half of the tortilla to cover the ends. Then roll up, nice and tight. Cover in foil, twisting the ends and folding to seal.
Write directions for reheating on the freezer bag – not for you, obviously, but to keep your family from asking you “How do I cook these?” every morning. Because they will. They’re still going to ask even if you write it on the bag.
A black Sharpie marker works best for this.
I live with jokers. They’re really hoping someone will fall for this someday.
Label your bag: Bake at 350-400 for 10-15 minutes, or remove foil, wrap in paper towel, microwave on high for 1 – 1 1/2 minutes.
Generally about six burritos fit in one bag. Place in the freezer until needed.
Reheat according to directions and enjoy a quick and easy breakfast.