Sunday, May 13, 2012

Breakfast Burritos (freezer meal)

If my girls had their druthers they would have a full spread for breakfast every morning. Cereal is really more of a last resort in this house, Lily tends to be a muffin, cinnamon roll and pancake girl whereas Emme gravitates towards protein (she's like her Momma) so its usually eggs,bacon/sausage on her lists of wants. When we started doing the Once a Month Cooking I wanted to come up with freezer breakfasts that would have that Saturday morning feel that could be prepared on a Monday morning time frame. These breakfast burritos are not only yummy, they are quick and loaded with protein to keep little bellies sustained until lunch.

You will need:
1 package of (10) flour tortillas
1 large carton of liquid eggs
1 log (16 oz) of sausage
1 bag (2 cups) shredded cheese of choice (I recommend cheddar)

Step One:
Brown your sausage and drain any grease

Step Two:
After you have drained any grease  move the browned sausage to one side of the pan and start pouring the egg substitute into the cleared side about a cup at a time mixing it into the sausage as it cooks until the entire carton has been added.

Step Three:
Scoop about 2 tbsp. of your sausage/egg mixture into the center of a burrito shell and top with cheese before rolling and placing seam side down on a wax paper lined cookie sheet.

Note there are only 8 burritos in this picture, I am sad to report that two of them lost their lives to the chef...they were delicious.

 Step Four:
Place the cookie sheet in the freezer and flash freeze the burritos until they are frozen enough where you can pick them up without the shell unwrapping. Wrap each burrito individually in foil and place them in a labeled freezer bag for storage.

To prepare simply unwrap from foil and wrap in a paper towel (this is key, if you don't wrap it in a paper towel it takes longer to heat and you end up making the wrap crispy), microwave for 1 minute- 1 minute 30 seconds depending on microwave until heated through and cheese is melted. ENJOY!
*CAUTION* just like hot pockets (or as we call them...lava pockets) any liquid released from defrosting can be HOT, I suggest eating it over a plate not your lap or tipping it up and letting any liquid drain before wrapping it in a paper towel for on the go.


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