Without a doubt, weekday breakfasts can be one of the biggest meal struggles for busy families. Everybody wants to sleep an extra few minutes, but then you still have to get ready for the day and get out the door on time—plus find something to munch on at some point!
These freezer breakfast burritos, filled with sweet sausage, seasoned potatoes, cheese, scrambled eggs, and salsa verde, are my answer to this weekday struggle.
Make Freezer Burritos for Busy Mornings!
Freezer burritos are easy to prep in advance, can be frozen for up to three months, and only take about five minutes to reheat in the microwave—or ten minutes if you crisp the burrito in a skillet after reheating (which is well worth the extra few minutes).
Ways to Switch up This Recipe
As you might imagine, once you get the hang of it, the recipe is almost infinitely flexible to your needs:
- Substitute a pound of chicken sausage for the pork sausage.
- Go vegetarian by substituting two cans of beans (drained and rinsed).
- Switch up the cheese! A sharp cheddar is my favorite, but pepper jack would be delicious as well or, for that matter, almost any melty cheese you have in your fridge!
I always try to have a few of these burritos in my freezer in one configuration or another. Give them a shot and I think your family will be happy you did.
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Freezer Breakfast Burritos With Sausage, Eggs and Salsa Verde
1 pound sweet pork sausage
2 to 3 medium Yukon Gold potatoes, diced (about 3 cups; no need to peel them)
1 green pepper, diced
1 medium yellow onion, diced
8 ounces mild or sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1 tablespoon butter
8 large eggs
Salt and pepper
1 cup salsa verde, homemade or store-bought
8 large burrito-sized flour tortillas
Cook the sausage:
In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the pork sausage. Break it up as it cooks until it’s browned evenly. Transfer the cooked pork to a bowl.
Cook the vegetables:
Add the potatoes to the skillet used to cook the pork and cook until they are tender and browned in spots, 8 to 10 minutes, stirring regularly. Any fat left over from the pork should be enough to cook the potatoes in, but if the skillet is very dry, add a drizzle of olive oil.
Add the diced peppers and onions and continue to cook until the veggies soften, another few minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Remove the skillet from heat.
Scramble the eggs:
In a separate nonstick skillet over low heat, add the butter. Whisk together the eggs in a medium bowl. Once the butter has melted, add eggs and cook until scrambled and set, but not completely dry. Remove from heat and set aside. (You can do this at the same time the vegetables are cooking if you want to multitask!)
Assemble the burritos:
Once your fillings are cooled slightly (it’s okay if they are still a bit warm, as long as they're not steaming), lay out a large flour tortilla on a clean surface.
Add about 1/8 of the pork sausage, 1/8 of the potato filling, 1/8 of the cheddar cheese, and 1/8 of the eggs. It’s okay to eyeball the amounts, but you should have enough of each filling to make eight burritos. Top with about two tablespoons of salsa verde.
Roll the burritos:
Fold the sides over the filling and then roll the tortilla into a tight burrito. Immediately roll the burrito in foil. Repeat with all burritos.
Freeze the burritos:
Transfer the foil-wrapped burritos to a large, freezer-safe, resealable plastic bag and freeze. Burritos will store well in the freezer for up to three months.
Even if you plan to eat your burritos the same week you make them, we still recommend freezing the burritos until you're ready to eat them. This preserves them better than in the fridge and prevents the burrito from becoming overly soggy.
Reheat the burritos:
Unwrap burrito from foil and microwave on high for 4 to 5 minutes, turning once halfway through. At that point the burrito will be hot and you could eat it as is. Serve with extra salsa verde, if desired.
As a bonus step, which I love: place the reheated burrito in a small nonstick skillet over medium heat and let the tortilla crisp up for 2 to 3 minutes per side. If you loathe any hint of sogginess in your burritos, this will eliminate the problem!
|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 40g||52%|
|Saturated Fat 15g||75%|
|Total Carbohydrate 88g||32%|
|Dietary Fiber 6g||23%|
|Total Sugars 4g|
|Vitamin C 21mg||104%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|