Quickie breakfast: Breakfast burrito

The inspiration for this came from a post on Imgur for a breakfast burrito.  Make a bunch of burritos, individually wrap them in parchment paper and freeze.

I thought it was a pretty good idea, so I experimented with a small batch this evening. With most burritos you see in restaurants, the idea seems to be “wrap a tortilla around as much stuff as possible”, but since the eventual goal is for something that’s quick to heat and eat in the morning, I made mine smaller.

  • 4 eggs, scrambled
  • 3 sausage links (mild Italian was all I had on hand, so I used those)
  • cheddar cheese, grated
  • ~12″ tortillas (slightly smaller ones would work just as well)

I let the burrito fillings cool down in the fridge for about 15 minutes. I figured the tortilla would probably end up getting soggy and mushy after being wrapped around hot steamy filling.

Place a few spoonfuls of each item on the lower part of the tortilla. Fold the left and right sides in, and roll up from the bottom (you can head over to Chipotle or somewhere like that to watch how they stuff/fold/roll burritos).

This was enough to make about 6 small hand sized burritos each large enough to fit into a sandwich bag. 30 seconds in the microwave was enough to warm these burritos up and get the cheese melty. I didn’t wrap or freeze any of these. Next iteration I’ll make a larger batch of everything and wrap/freeze those.

Simple, not a lot of ingredients to prepare. Future versions will be different, using whatever I happen to have on hand. Once we’re settled in the new house, I could see myself making a batch of a couple dozen of these at a time and stashing them in the freezer to eat whenever we need.