Freezer Breakfast Burritos Recipe

Freezer Breakfast Burritos

Freezer Breakfast Burrito, meticulously prepared by none other than you. This isn’t just breakfast. It’s a declaration that you’ve mastered the art of morning nourishment, thanks to a secret weapon stashed away in your freezer. Whether you’re a fitness enthusiast, a busy parent, or simply someone who loves to start their day with a hearty meal, these burritos promise to meet you right where you are, turning your morning meal into a moment of pure, uncomplicated joy.

Creating these burritos is more than just a cooking task it’s an act of self-care, ensuring that future you always has something wholesome and delicious to look forward to, even on the most hectic of mornings. And let me tell you, perfecting these burritos wasn’t an overnight feat. It involved tweaking ingredients, playing with flavors, and finding that perfect balance of nutrition, convenience, and taste that makes waking up a little easier and a lot tastier.

Recipe Ingredients

  • Tortillas, Large-Sized: 8 pieces, serving as the cozy wrap for our vibrant filling.
  • Eggs: 8, whisked and scrambled to fluffy perfection, embodying the essence of a classic breakfast.
  • Black Beans: 1 cup, cooked, adding a hearty texture and a fiber-rich component.
  • Quinoa: 1 cup, cooked, introducing a subtle nuttiness and a boost of complete protein.
  • Bell Peppers: 1 cup, diced, a mix of colors to paint our dish with the hues of a sunrise.
  • Cherry Tomatoes: 1 cup, halved, sprinkling in a juicy sweetness with every bite.
  • Cheddar Cheese: 1 cup, shredded, melting into a gooey layer of comfort.
  • Fresh Cilantro: 1/2 cup, chopped, for a hint of freshness and an aromatic finish.
  • Cumin: 1 teaspoon, grounding our ensemble with its warm, earthy notes.
  • Seasoning: Salt and pepper, tailored to taste, ensuring each burrito sings with flavor.
  • Hot Sauce: A dash (or more), for those who dare to add a fiery kick to their morning.
Freezer Breakfast Burritos

How to Make This Freezer Breakfast Burritos Recipe

  • Scramble the Eggs: Begin by cracking the eggs into a bowl. Add a pinch of salt and pepper, then whisk until the mixture is uniform. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat, pour in the eggs, and cook, stirring frequently, until they’re softly scrambled. Transfer to a plate and set aside to cool.
  • Cook the Quinoa: If you haven’t already, cook the quinoa according to package instructions. Usually, this means rinsing 1 cup of quinoa and cooking it in 2 cups of water for about 15-20 minutes, or until the water is absorbed and the quinoa is fluffy. Let it cool.
  • Sauté the Bell Peppers: Heat a dash of oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the diced bell peppers and sauté until they’re slightly soft but still retain a bit of crunch. Season with a sprinkle of salt and cumin, then set aside to cool.
  • Prepare Additional Fillings: Rinse and drain the black beans. Halve the cherry tomatoes and chop the cilantro. These don’t need cooking, but preparing them ahead of time makes the assembly process smoother.
  • Lay Out the Tortillas: Place a large tortilla on a clean, flat surface. The tortillas should be at room temperature to ensure they are pliable.
  • Build the Layers: Start with a base layer of scrambled eggs, then add the quinoa, black beans, sautéed bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, and a generous sprinkle of shredded cheddar cheese on each tortilla. Remember, the goal is to evenly distribute the ingredients while leaving enough space at the edges to fold the burrito without overflow.
  • Roll Them Up: Fold the sides of the tortilla inwards, then roll from the bottom up, tucking the ingredients tightly as you go. The key is to create a snug roll that holds all the fillings securely.
  • Wrap for Freezing: Once all the burritos are assembled, wrap each one individually in parchment paper or foil. This helps keep them from sticking together and makes it easier to reheat them one at a time.
  • Store in Freezer Bags: Place the wrapped burritos in a large freezer-safe bag. Squeeze out as much air as possible before sealing to prevent freezer burn.
  • Label Your Bags: Write the date on the freezer bag, so you know how long the burritos have been stored. They should be good for up to 3 months.

Serving Instructions

  • Reheat with Care: When you’re ready to enjoy your burrito, choose your reheating method based on your texture preference. For a softer burrito, the microwave method described previously works best. If you prefer a bit of crunch, after microwaving, give the burrito a quick sear on a hot skillet for a minute on each side to crisp up the tortilla.
  • Add Fresh Toppings: Enhance your burrito with fresh toppings after reheating. A dollop of sour cream, a sprinkle of fresh cilantro, diced avocado, or even a few slices of fresh tomato can add a refreshing contrast to the warm, hearty fillings.
  • Serve Immediately: For the best taste and texture, serve the burrito immediately after reheating. The contrast of the warm filling with the cool, fresh toppings makes for an irresistible combination.
  • Remember: The tortilla can become soggy if the burrito is left to sit for too long after reheating, so it’s best enjoyed right away.

Storage and Freezing Instructions

Storage

  • Refrigerator: If you plan to eat the burritos within a few days, they can be stored in the refrigerator. Wrap each burrito tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil, place them in an airtight container, and refrigerate for up to 3-4 days.

Freezing

  • Preparation: Wrap each assembled burrito tightly in parchment paper or aluminum foil. This barrier helps prevent freezer burn and keeps the burritos from sticking to each other.
  • Freezer Bags: Transfer the wrapped burritos to freezer bags. Remove as much air as possible from the bags to prevent freezer burn. Label the bags with the date of preparation.
  • Freezing Duration: Properly stored, these burritos can be frozen for up to 3 months. Beyond this point, they’re still safe to eat but may begin to lose quality in terms of texture and flavor.
  • Thawing: There’s no need to thaw the burritos before reheating; they can go straight from the freezer to the microwave or skillet. If you prefer to thaw them, do so overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.
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FAQs

Can I use different types of tortillas for my breakfast burritos?

es, you can use any type of tortilla you prefer. Whether it’s flour, corn, gluten-free, or another variety, just ensure it’s large enough to hold your fillings. Remember, larger, burrito-sized wraps work best for accommodating all the delicious ingredients you’ll be adding.

How long can I freeze breakfast burritos?

Breakfast burritos can be frozen for up to 3 months. For optimal taste and to prevent freezer burn, it’s best to consume them within this timeframe. However, they can technically keep for up to 6 months if stored properly in a freezer-safe airtight container or zip-top bag.

What are some recommended fillings besides the traditional ones?

For those looking to mix up their breakfast burrito fillings, consider using a variety of beans, like black beans, refried beans, or pinto beans. You can also swap out seasonings with an equal amount of taco seasoning blend for a different flavor profile.

How should I reheat a frozen breakfast burrito?

For reheating, you have two main options. You can reheat your breakfast burrito in the oven at 450 degrees F for 30 to 40 minutes with the aluminum foil on, or in the microwave. For microwave reheating, first defrost for 6 to 7 minutes, then wrap in a damp paper towel and microwave on high for 2 to 3 minutes.

Can I make any substitutions to the recipe to suit dietary restrictions?

Breakfast burritos are highly customizable. For those with dietary restrictions or preferences, consider using dairy-free cheese alternatives or omitting the cheese altogether. You can also use plant-based proteins in place of traditional meats or egg substitutes to cater to vegetarian or vegan diets.

Freezer Breakfast Burritos Recipe

Freezer Breakfast Burritos

A culinary creation that not only tantalizes your taste buds but also streamlines your morning routine. Picture this: a savory blend of flavors wrapped in a warm tortilla, ready to greet you on even the busiest of days.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 300 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 8 large tortillas
  • 8 eggs, scrambled
  • 1 cup black beans, cooked
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup diced bell peppers (mix of colors)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Hot sauce for an extra kick

Instructions
 

  • Begin the breakfast ballet by ensuring your ingredients are stage-ready. Scramble those eggs, coax the quinoa into a fluffy encore, and sauté the veggies to the perfect melody. This is the backstage hustle before the breakfast brilliance takes center stage.
  • In a pan, let the eggs steal the show. Drizzle them with the essence of cumin, salt, and pepper, transforming them into a golden, flavorful crescendo. Patience is key here; allow the eggs to waltz to perfection.
  • In a parallel narrative, the quinoa takes center stage. Let it simmer in a culinary tale until it fluffs up – a texture symphony that harmonizes with the rest of the ensemble. This superfood adds a nutritious bass line to our burrito saga.
  • Now, let's serenade the black beans. Whether from a can or cooked with care, warm them up with a sprinkle of cumin. These protein-packed performers add depth and heartiness to our breakfast ballad.
  • Sauté the diced bell peppers until they perform a colorful rhapsody. Their vibrant notes, along with cherry tomatoes and fresh cilantro, compose a vegetable sonnet that dances on your palate. It's a flavorful celebration.
  • Enter the cheese – the silent maestro that binds our ensemble. Sprinkle the shredded cheddar over the eggs, letting it melt into a gooey, melodic embrace. It's the finale that leaves a lingering, savory tune.
  • The artistic assembly begins – envisioning the burrito as a canvas awaiting your breakfast masterpiece. Lay out the tortillas, and layer on the ingredients like a painter adding strokes to a canvas. It's your culinary creation; build it with love.
Keyword Freezer-friendly breakfast recipes, Make-ahead breakfast burritos, Quick and easy breakfast wraps
Hey there! I'm Betty Spangler. I love food, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple.