Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Freezer-Friendly Breakfast Burritos

Mornings are usually pretty hectic, does this cause you to get stuck in a rut with breakfast -- cereal, toast, etc.? That's fine, if you're happy with what you're eating. But what if you aren't and want to try something new? And what if that something new is nearly impossible for you to prepare during a hectic morning? That's where your freezer comes into play. I like to stock my freezer with yummy MSPI-friendly breakfast fare, such as pancakes, waffles, muffins and these Breakfast Burritos.

Of course, you can just whip up these burritos and eat them immediately, but having some of them on hand in your freezer is so nice for those hectic mornings where you want to eat something more substantial than just cereal or toast. So take the time to make a batch of these burritos and enjoy the bounty for many mornings to come.

Freezer-Friendly Breakfast Burritos
Source: Adapted from Once A Month Mom

1/2 lb. turkey or pork breakfast sausage
12 eggs
2 cups MSPI-friendly frozen shredded hash browns, thawed
8 large MSPI-friendly tortillas
salt and pepper, to taste
salsa, for serving

Heat a large skillet, over medium heat. Coat with cooking spray and brown sausage. Once cooked, set the sausage to the side. Place skillet back on burner, re-coat with cooking spray and saute salt-and-pepper-seasoned hash browns until the potatoes are crispy.

Beat eggs in a large mixing bowl, season with salt and pepper to taste. Remove hash browns from skillet. Place skillet back on burner, re-coat with cooking spray and pour eggs into skillet and scramble until nearly set. Add sausage and hash browns to eggs. Toss and cook until set. Adjust seasoning. Spoon egg mixture into flour tortillas and roll up. Secure burritos with a toothpick, if desired.

To freeze, wrap burritos in wax paper or foil and place roll-ups in freezer bag. Seal, label and freeze. To serve, remove wrapping, place burrito in microwave, and heat for about 1-2 minutes or until hot. Top with your favorite salsa.

Tip: You can easily adapt this recipe to your own preferences. You could use bacon, like the original recipe, instead of sausage, or skip the meat all together for a vegetarian version. You could also saute chopped veggies instead of the meat, such as peppers, mushrooms and onions. Spinach would be yummy, too! And if you have members of your family who can eat dairy, you can easily sprinkle cheese inside their burritos. Just make sure you mark them clearly!


Unknown said...

Hi I am new to mspi and yiu site is helping so much but i am having a hard time finding mspi tortillas. What brand do you buy? Any chance they are also gluten free? Thanks!

Unknown said...

Super delicious and super convient when returning to work after having a baby since you can freeze it. Thank you so much for sharing! I featured it as a helpful recipe on