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Make Ahead Breakfast Burritos

Fast, Easy and Ready as you run out the door! These Make Ahead Breakfast Burritos are the perfect breakfast, snack or lunch (supper, really, if you are in a pinch!).

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Breakfast Burritos

These easy, fast and ready to go breakfast burritos are the perfect make ahead, meal prep breakfast out there. They are filling, nutritious and you can put what you like in them.

This is actually the perfect way to use up leftover bits of meats, veggies and cheeses in your fridge! Plus, how about those extra tortillas that always end up in the fridge drawer for months?

Use those up by making these frozen breakfast burritos that your whole family will love.

Just wrap in foil if you reheat in the toaster oven or in the oven. Wrap in plastic wrap if you reheat in the microwave. It’s that easy!

Here’s What You’ll Need

  • Breakfast Meat – we like to use sausage but you could also use bacon, ham or really, any type of meat you have available! Taco meat, shredded chicken, rotisserie chicken and more would all work!
  • Cheese – I’m using cheese slices in mine, because that is what was in my fridge that I wanted to use up but you could also use shredded cheese or sliced Colby, cheddar or white cheese.
  • Eggs – Here, you’ll see that I scrambled eggs and mixed those with my other ingredients. To make 4 Large burritos and 3 small ones, I used 4 eggs.
  • Veggies – This is where you can really let your free spirit fly! I used frozen peppers and onions but you could literally use any veggie you have on hand! Just make sure that it is cooked through before putting in your burrito, it won’t cook more during the warm up process.
  • Sauce – Personally, I like to add some Chick-fil-a sauce or honey mustard. That said, salsa is good as is the Rotel tomatoes and green chilis. It’s your burrito, dress it any way you like! Just don’t add mayo if you plan to freeze your burritos!
burritos on cutting board

Here’s How You Do It

  • Scramble some eggs, cook your meat and veggies and mix those together.
  • Lay out your tortilla and put a few tablespoons of the filling on the tortilla.
  • Decide if you want a sauce, add that.
  • Wrap it up in the tortilla, making sure to tuck in the ends.
  • Wrap in either plastic wrap or aluminum foil (depending on how you will reheat it).
  • Freeze for up to 6 months.

Camping Breakfast Burritos

These also make the perfect make ahead breakfast for camping! Hooray for camping breakfast burritos!

Simply put your frozen burritos in the cooler and when you are ready to eat, throw them in the coals in the camp fire or lay them in a pan on the camp stove and put the lid on (thus making a mini oven).

You’ll want to reheat them this way over a medium heat and turn them often. Heat for 20-30 minutes. Reheating time depends on how large the burritos are and how thick they are.

burritos in paper

Breakfast Burritos for a Crowd

Want to know the best way to make ahead to feed a crowd breakfast? These make ahead breakfast burritos are simply the BEST!

You can make many different versions with different fillings and you can even make some vegan, some dairy-free, some veggie free, etc. etc.

It all just depends on what your guests like!

Then, when you are ready to heat them up, simply throw them in the oven set on 400 and heat for 20-30 minutes (reheating time depends on how large and thick they are).

BOOM! Breakfast is served! Imagine having hot breakfast burritos, a cereal and yogurt bar with fruit and granola available and a few fresh juices and coffee.

You’ll be the breakfast super hero forever and nothing could be more easy to put together!

What are the Best Ingredients for a Breakfast Burrito?

What a great question! Literally, anything you like to eat for breakfast can go in the burrito!

I like to think of the filling in terms of food groups or components.

cooked bacon on a table

Meats: You don’t necessarily have to have meats, but if you eat meats then any breakfast meat will work: ham, bacon, sausage, etc. But don’t stop there. Do you have left over pot roast? What about hot dogs, bologna, lunch meat, shredded chicken, rotisserie chicken, meat substitute like Quorn?

Starch: (now I sound like my mum, I think the rest of the world currently says carbs – but carbs has such a bad connotation). Anyway, you’ll see in the video that I added some tater tots. You could also add hash browns, french fries, rice, grits, rice-a-roni, mac and cheese, tater tot casserole? Get wild! Get crazy! It’s your breakfast!

Pan lined with aluminum foil and tater tots spaced out as far as possible

Veggies: I added peppers and onions but you could literally add any veggie you want. Carrots, broccoli, peas, brussels, etc etc.

Sauce: For me, it’s honey mustard, mustard or salsa. For you, it might be something else. GRAVY anyone? Oh yes! Perfect. Pick any dressing, salsa, tomatoey juicy chutney that you want. It’s entirely up to you. Just no mayo if you plan on freezing your burritos. Hold on to that till ready to eat.

Sausage Gravy in a cast iron skillet with a wooden spoon

How Do I Reheat These Breakfast Burritos?

To Reheat, proceed with the following instructions based upon whether your burrito is still frozen or not.

If reheating from Frozen:

  1. Preheat the oven (or toaster oven) to 400.
  2. Place the burrito on a sheet pan or aluminum foil and place in the center of the oven.
  3. Heat for 20-30 minutes (depending on how thick and big your burrito is, it could take longer).

If reheating from refrigerator chilled:

  1. Preheat the oven (or toaster oven) to 400.
  2. Place the burrito on a sheet pan or aluminum foil and place in the center of the oven.
  3. Heat for 15-20 minutes (depending on how thick and big your burrito is, it could take longer).
Browning the sausage for sawmill gravy

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

How long will these last in the fridge?

These will last, covered, in the fridge for up to 5 days.

How long will these keep in the freezer?

These will keep up to 6 months in the freezer.

Is there anything that I shouldn’t put in my burritos?

If you plan to freeze your burritos, do not add mayo, just hang on to that until you are ready to eat your burrito and add it then. Mayo separates and turns real yucky looking in the freezer.

Tips and Tricks

  • It can be difficult to gauge how much filling you need for the number of tortillas you have. Just do your best and know that if you have leftovers, they make a lovely “breakfast bowl”. (That’s what I did).
  • Don’t over cook the eggs because they will cook more when you are warming the burrito. You want them to be soft scrambled.
  • You do not have to mix all of your ingredients together as I did in the video before adding them to the burrito, but this does make it a bit easier to get an even mix.
  • Don’t put mayo on your burrito before freezing. Mayo separates in the freezer and becomes very unappetizing. I don’t think it will hurt you, but you wont’ want to eat it, trust me.

PRO TIP: To add some ZING to your burrito, offer sour cream and a salsa at the table. These really set the whole thing off!

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Make Ahead Breakfast Burritos

A fast easy affordable way to prep breakfast.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: make ahead breakfast burritos
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 426kcal
Author: Wendi Spraker

Ingredients

  • 4 sausage patties
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup frozen red peppers
  • 1/4 cup frozen onion
  • 1/4 cup frozen green peppers
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 4 large flour tortillas
  • 6 tbs honey mustard dressing
  • 4 slice american cheese

Instructions

  • Over medium heat on the stove top, cook sausage until just cooked through, remove sausage from the pan and chop well.
  • In the same pan, scramble the eggs. When the eggs are soft scrambled, add the vegetables to the pan and turn the heat off. Add the sausage back to the pan. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste and stir well.
  • Lay out 4 sheets of heavy aluminum foil, approximately 12"x12". Lay a tortilla on top of the top sheet of foil. Sprinkle the tortilla with the honey mustard and spoon a few tablespoons of the egg mixture onto the tortilla. Tear the cheese slice in half and place across the top of the ingredients. Roll the tortilla up after tucking in the ends. Wrap in the aluminum foil and repeat with the remaining tortillas. (If you plan to reheat your burritos in the microwave, you will need to wrap them in plastic wrap).
  • Place the wrapped tortillas into a freezer bag and place in the freezer for up to 6 months.
  • To reheat: preheat the oven to 400. Place the burrito in the center of the oven and heat for 20-30 minutes until heated through. How long it takes to heat through will depend on how big and thick your burrito is. Thinner and smaller will take less time than a large one. If reheating in the microwave, heat on high for 1-2 minutes and then turn and repeat in 1 minute intervals until heated through.

Notes

  • It can be difficult to gauge how much filling you need for the number of tortillas you have. Just do your best and know that if you have leftovers, they make a lovely “breakfast bowl”. (That’s what I did).
  • Don’t over cook the eggs because they will cook more when you are warming the burrito. You want them to be soft scrambled.
  • You do not have to mix all of your ingredients together as I did in the video before adding them to the burrito, but this does make it a bit easier to get an even mix.
  • Don’t put mayo on your burrito before freezing. Mayo separates in the freezer and becomes very unappetizing. I don’t think it will hurt you, but you wont’ want to eat it, trust me.
  • Its fine to substitute fresh veggies for the frozen, just assure that they are cooked through before adding to the burrito. 
  • The burritos will freeze for up to 6 months. 
  • There are lots of substitutions listed above in this article if you want to change yours up from the recipe. 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Make Ahead Breakfast Burritos
Amount Per Serving (1 burrito)
Calories 426 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 238mg79%
Sodium 1303mg54%
Potassium 322mg9%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 1119IU22%
Vitamin C 32mg39%
Calcium 289mg29%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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