Freezer Breakfast Burritos

I'm lucky enough to have awesome aunts.  One of my aunts lives nearby and has an amazing garden.  I got a ton of vegetables from her garden including squash, tomatillos, green peppers, green chilies, tomatoes, zucchinis, and egg plant.  After canning a batch of delicious salsa and chili sauce, I still had lots of vegetables left over and couldn't eat them fast enough.  They were starting to go bad.  I took inventory of my stuffed refrigerator and came up with a way to stock my empty freezer- Freezer Breakfast Burritos.  These were so simple to make and so tasty.
I have always been one to follow a recipe exactly and don't like to have to experiment when making food.  However, through experience I am learning that most of the time when cooking there are so many ways to make a meal taste delicious and if you don't have all the ingredients, just improvise.  That's exactly what I did when making these breakfast burritos.  I pulled off all the veggies off my counter that needed to be used ASAP and grabbed things out of my refrigerator that would be good in a breakfast burrito.

The indigents included:
* Tomatoes
* Green peppers
* Green chilies
* Onions
* Cilantro
* Avocado (we had lots leftover from dinner that we needed to use up)
* Sausage (I bought a ton at Winco from $1/ pound- always check the meat that is reduced for quick sale)
* Hamburger (which was left over from tacos)
* Eggs (I used 1 1/2 dozen)
* Shredded Cheese
* Tortillas (I used 16)
* Hashbrowns/potatoes (I didn't use these, but I would next time)

The ingredients aren't that important.  Just use what you have and what you like.  For those who have a garden, this is a great way to use your garden vegetables.

1.  Saute peppers, chilies, and onions.  Cook meat.  Combine sauteed vegetables and meat.  Then add eggs. Scramble all together.  Once the eggs are almost done, add tomatoes, cilantro, avocados, or any vegetable that doesn't need to be sauteed.  When everything is cooked to perfection, add cheese.  Let mixture cool completely.   Scoop desired amount in tortillas.  Wrap tortillas up into a burrito.  Then wrap burritos in tin foil or saran wrap.  Place in large freezer bags.  Enjoy frozen breakfast burritos for days to come.  You can place burritos in the oven or microwave.  We cooked the frozen breakfast burrito in the microwave for 1 minute.  They are a great on the go breakfast food.

My husband was in a hurry to school this morning.  I grabbed a breakfast burrito out of the freezer.  Unwrapped the foil and cooked the burrito for 1 minute.  Wrapped it with a paper towel and sent my husband on his way.  I got a phone call from him a few minutes later saying that it was amazing.  His only suggestion for improvement was to add potatoes next time.


  1. I like breakfast burritos. That's so cool you got a bunch made. I def. want to do this!

  2. Great idea for quick breakfasts! I like all the ideas for fillers because it is easy to get stuck on just the basics eggs etc. How did the avocados freeze?

    1. I only put one avocado in for the whole batch so I didn't even notice that they were in there. I have read that they freeze fine though. They will brown quickly once defrosted though.