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Mastering Breakfast Burrito Meal Prep: A Simple Guide for Busy Mornings

Updated: Jan 10

Sooooo, you want to make breakfast burritos but don't know where to start? Check out this step by step guide to creating the ultimate freezer friendly breakfast burrito.


Bacon & Egg Breakfast Burritos - Meal Prepped
Bacon & Egg Breakfast Burritos - Meal Prepped

Are you tired of rushing in the morning with no time for a nutritious breakfast?

Breakfast burritos are the ultimate meal prep solution, offering a delicious and customizable grab-and-go option for busy mornings. Whether you're following a specific diet or just love a variety of flavors, meal prepping breakfast burritos might be your answer to simplifying your morning routine.


In this blog post, we'll guide you through the process of preparing and freezing a batch of these versatile burritos, ensuring you have a tasty breakfast at your fingertips every day.


Prepped Burrito Fixings
Prepped Burrito Fixings


Choosing Your Ingredients:

One of the best things about breakfast burritos is the endless variety of ingredients you can use. From classic choices to unique options, the possibilities are vast.


Consider bell peppers, red onions, hatch chili peppers, rainbow potatoes, sweet potatoes, beets, zucchini, shiitake mushrooms, bacon, sausage, chorizo sausage, fennel, kale, spinach, cilantro, eggs (of course), and an array of shredded cheeses such as pepper jack, sharp white cheddar, Colby jack, feta, or Miyoko chive cashew cheese.


Classic combos:

  • Bacon & Egg: scrambled egg, crispy bacon, shredded cheese

  • Sausage & Potato: scrambled eggs, browned sausage, roasted potatoes, sauteed bell peppers, shredded cheese

  • Veggie Delight: scrambled eggs, sauteed mushrooms & greens, roasted potatoes, peppers & onion, shredded cheese or dairy free cheese

  • Chorizo & potato: scrambled egg, chorizo, roasted potato & cheese

  • The Oregon Burrito: fried egg, mushrooms, bacon, green onions, spinach roasted potatoes & cheese


Preparation:

To streamline your meal prep process, dedicate about 1-2 hours to prepare all your ingredients. Your prep time will ultimately depend on the variety of ingredients you choose to prepare. The less variety the quicker this process will be.


If you are using bacon, start by cooking bacon in the oven to utilize the flavorful bacon fat in the rest of your ingredients.


Crispy Baked Bacon
Crispy Baked Bacon


Roasted Potatoes & Veggies
Roasted Potatoes & Veggies




Peppers & Onion
Peppers & Onion


Selecting the Right Tortillas:

For this batch, we opted for the flour tortillas, if you're gluten-free, consider Siete Grain Free Tortillas, available at Whole Foods or online. Set up your station with all the ingredients readily accessible and warm a couple of tortillas at a time to roll.

Before rolling the breakfast burrito


Chorizo breakfast burrito with a potatoes, a fried egg & spinach
Chorizo breakfast burrito with a potatoes, a fried egg & spinach

Assembling Your Burritos:

Set up a well-organized station with all ingredients within reach and line a couple of sheet trays with parchment paper.


Warm 2 tortillas at a time and assemble with ingredients of choice and roll. Place on a sheet tray and repeat until ingredients or tortillas are used up.


Take advantage of the diverse ingredients you prepared to create multiple burrito varieties. It is always nice to have a variety of options in the fridge or freezer.


If a tortilla tears don't fret! Use a helpful tortilla hack: make a slit to the center, add ingredients to the quadrants, and fold each quarter onto the other.



Freezing Tips:


  • Place the burritos on parchment-lined trays, ensuring they don't touch, and freeze overnight.

  • Avoid overcrowding when freezing the burritos, you want them to be at least a finger width apart to prevent them from freezing together.

  • Freeze the burritos on a sheet tray overnight, then transfer the frozen burritos to ziplock bags or use a vacuum sealer to prevent freezer burn. For portioning, we recommend two servings per bag (or how many people are in your household).

Burritos on a sheet pan ready for the freezer
Burritos on a sheet pan ready for the freezer

Vacuum sealed frozen burritos
Vacuum sealed frozen burritos

Ready to enjoy your burritos?

From frozen:

Bake at 350°F for about 20 minutes in the airfryer, toaster oven or oven.


For a quicker option microwave for 1 to 2 minutes, followed by crisping in a pan on the stovetop.


Thawed overnight:

Pull your burritos the night before and thaw in the fridge overnight.


Microwave, bake or crisp in a pan on the stove top to warm through.


Meal prepped bacon and egg breakfast burritos
Meal prepped bacon and egg breakfast burritos


Never go without breakfast again!

With these breakfast burritos in your freezer, you'll never worry about a rushed morning again. Customize your burritos to suit your taste, and enjoy a quick, delicious, and satisfying breakfast every day. Whether you're following a specific diet or just love variety, these meal-prepped breakfast burritos are a game-changer for busy mornings.


sausage, bacon, egg and cheese breakfast burritos with chipotle Bitchin sauce
sausage, bacon, egg and cheese breakfast burritos with chipotle Bitchin sauce

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Chance Zibolski
Chance Zibolski
Jul 23, 2021

Yum I love the variety!

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