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To get you started on the road toward simple breakfasts, here’s a recipe for easy Breakfast Burritos … definitely one of my family’s all-time favorite make-ahead meals. Recipe used with permission from my book Frozen Assets: Cook for a Day, Eat for a Month (SourceBooks).
- 12 large eggs, beaten
- 1 pound bulk sausage, cooked (or crumbled links)
- 1/2 cup chunky salsa (your choice of heat)
- 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
- 24 flour tortillas (you can also use whole wheat)
- Scramble eggs in large skillet until done.
- Stir in cooked sausage and salsa.
- Warm tortillas in microwave 20 – 30 seconds or until warm and flexible.
- Place 1/2 cup egg mixture into tortilla; sprinkle with cheese; roll burrito-style.
- Freeze burritos in single layer on lightly greased cookie sheet.
- When fully frozen, wrap burritos individually; place wrapped burritos in large zip-top freezer bags; freeze.
(makes 24 breakfast burritos)
To serve, unwrap burritos from foil or plastic wrap that you used for freezing. Wrap in a paper towel. Cook in microwave until heated through (about 2 minutes). Or thaw burritos (remove plastic wrap if used in freezing), wrap burritos in foil, and bake at 350 degrees for ten minutes. Serve with salsa or hot sauce, if desired.
- 1 green pepper, finely diced
- 6 potatoes, shredded and fried until cooked through (or use hashbrowns)
- Jalapeno slices
- Small can chopped green chiles
- 1 to 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
- 1 onion, finely diced
- 1 tomato, peeled and chopped
- 2 green onions, sliced with tops
I’ve even taken these frozen burritos with us when we’ve gone camping. I just place the bag of frozen burritos into the ice chest, and by the time we’re ready for breakfast the first morning, the burritos are fully thawed. Then I simply reheat them in a large skillet over the campstove or fire grate.
Deborah Taylor-Hough, author of the bestselling Frozen Assets cookbook series
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