Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Southwestern Breakfast Burritos (Freezer Friendly)

Mornings can often have a late or slow start in our household. We're very much nocturnal and if we could, we'd rather be up at night and sleep through the day. But with a baby that needs to be fed around the clock and my husband's job that starts pretty early, we're forced to get up in the mornings like the rest of the world. Breakfast is sometimes an afterthought so to make sure we all get fed even when our mornings are rushed, I made these Southwestern Breakfast Burritos that are perfect to grab and go. Better yet, these can be made in advance and frozen so breakfast is never too much effort to make!...

When McDonald's came out with their breakfast burritos years ago, I was a big fan of them. They're great to eat on the go and it still was pretty filling. Since I had a stack of flour tortillas in my pantry, I decided to make these Southwestern Breakfast Burritos. What's great about this recipe is that they store well in the freezer and easily heat up either in the oven or microwave. Just as one may assume, the filling is simply crumbled breakfast sausage seasoned with taco seasoning, diced onions and bell peppers, scrambled eggs, and shredded cheese. You can serve these up with your favorite salsa, sour cream and/or even guacamole if you'd like. These have been a favorite for breakfast lately so I may have to make more soon!

Southwestern Breakfast Burritos
original Joelen recipe

1 lbs pork sausage
1 tablespoon taco seasoning (homemade or store bought)
1/4 cup diced green bell pepper
1/4 cup diced red bell pepper
1 medium onion, diced
3 eggs
salt & pepper to taste
6 burrito sized flour tortillas
1 cup shredded taco cheese

In a medium skillet, crumble in sausage and cook until browned. Add onions and bell peppers; cook until softened. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

In a medium sized bowl, whisk the eggs and season with salt and pepper as desired. Cook the eggs in a hot skillet and scramble. Add the eggs to the sausage and pepper mixture; toss to combine. Allow mixture to cool.

Heat flour tortillas as directed on package to make them pliable.

Place a desired amount of cheese on one side of a flour tortilla. Top with a couple spoonfuls of sausage & egg mixture. Carefully roll up the tortilla in a burrito fashion. Wrap the burrito in foil and place in a gallon sized freezer bag; freeze.

To serve, no need to defrost - just cook up from frozen. Heat up foil wrapped frozen burritos in a 350 degree oven for 30-35 minutes... or remove frozen burrito from foil, wrap in a damp paper towel and microwave for 2-3 minutes on high until warmed/hot.