Early school mornings are a hard thing for me and my family to get used to. During the school year, I get in the routine of making healthy freezer breakfast foods in bulk. Having a healthy breakfast ready to eat makes our morning a little less stressful and helps us get out the door in time. I feel better sending my kids off to a long day of school with more than cold cereal in their bellies.

I have found that these burritos are just as good re-heated as they are fresh. To prepare these, I cook up all the filling separately and then prepare the burritos. I include scrambled eggs, sausage, and hash browns. In the past, I have tried to cook the sausage and the eggs together at the same time or the hash browns and the eggs, but this hasn’t turned out the way I like and I find it much easier to cook it all separately. Some optional add-ins include diced green peppers and diced ham.

bulk-italian-sausageAfter cooking the sausage, use the grease to cook the eggs in the same pan. Lastly, cook up the hash browns and set them aside.

Pull out all your flour tortillas and grated cheese then get ready to assemble. I use the eggs as the main protein ingredient, so I don’t skimp on these. Next, I add some sausage, hash browns and then cheese. The hash browns are just the extra filler for my burritos; I just add enough to make it easy to roll up the tortilla. breakfast-burritos-freezer-meal-pinterest

breakfast-burritos-freezerPop a few rolled-up burritos in a quart-size zipper bag and lay them flat in the freezer. To eat: Take out of freezer at night, before bed, and place in the fridge. In the morning, lay the burrito slit side down on a plate and heat for approximately 30 seconds in the microwave. Dip in salsa if desired.
NOTE: Sometimes, depending on the fullness, these like to come unrolled when in the microwave. This is why I mention laying your burrito with the slit side down, to help hold it closed.

 

Freezer Breakfast Burritos
By: Sistersandsidekicks.com

18 count eggs
1 cup milk
1 1/2 lb bulk Italian sausage
32 oz. bag hash browns
shredded cheese
24 flour tortillas (approximately)

Fry sausage in large frying pan. Set aside, leaving grease in pan.
Whisk eggs and milk together and scramble in frying pan with sausage grease. Set aside.
Fry hash browns according to package instructions.
Spoon eggs, sausage, and then hash browns down the center of a flour tortilla. Top with cheese.
Roll up tortilla in burrito style.

To Freeze: Place four burritos in a freezer zipper bag and lay flat in freezer.
To thaw: Place freezer bag in fridge over night. Heat in microwave for 30 seconds or until
desired temperature. Dip in salsa to eat, or open to pour salsa inside and roll back up.

Optional add-ins: Diced green peppers added to scrambled eggs. Diced ham in place of sausage.

 

Try these Pumpkin-Apple Muffins for another healthy, make-ahead breakfast, or these
Brown Sugar Oatmeal Freezer Pancakes. Also, Waffles for Wednesday, or Whenever!

Items used for this recipe:
Frying pan
Spatula and serving spoon
Covered Bowls
Freezer Bags

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