Did you ever see something that you wish was your idea?
These make ahead breakfast burritos are that idea.
When I saw that the lovely Lindsay had an idea to create her own frozen burritos, for heating up at a later date, the proverbial lightbulb went off and I had to try it out, immediately.
I am all for the make ahead breakfast. As I mentioned yesterday, I don't often eat breakfast at home, instead choosing to grab somethng and go, typically heating something up once I arrive at the office. And so, these make ahead breakfast burritos seemed like the perfect idea.
And they were!
Shaun and I had these for the last two weeks, and we have been loving it! I mixed up eggs, egg whites, turkey sausage, peppers, onions and a little bit of cheese, loaded it all up into 6 medium sized tortillas, froze those bad boys...and delicious, easy peasy breakfast was born.
Here's how I did it.
First, I chopped up some peppers and onions and sauteed them until soft.
Then, I cut open and removed the casings on a package of turkey breakfast sausage. I added it to the pan and cooked it through.
Meanwhile, I cracked open a whole lotta eggs. 12 in total. I used about 6 whole eggs and 6 whites to keep it on the lighter side, but you can feel free to use whatever you'd like! I mixed in some seasoning salt, pepper and about 1/4 C reduced fat cheddar cheese.
Then I cooked them up!
Make sure to cook the eggs until just underdone. They will continue to cook as they cool.
Let both the eggs and sausage cool slightly, then gently mix altogether in a big mixing bowl. Lay out 6 medium sized tortillas. I used Mission Life Balance Whole Wheat. Fill them up with the egg mixture and top with a little bit of cheese. Make sure to drain as much liquid out of the mixture as possible!
Roll it on up. Shaun helped me with this part.
Package in waxed paper and aluminum foil.
Then place all in a gallon-sized zip top bag.
When you want to reheat them, simply wrap in a paper towel and microwave for 1 1/2-2 minutes or until warmed throughout!
Enjoy! I really love this because you could make so many different combinations to keep it fresh!
Thanks to Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean for this great idea! And if you haven't already, be sure to check out her great blog!
Questions of the Day:
Do you like breakfast burritos?
Do you have any make-ahead breakfast recipes?
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and baked oatmeal: