Freezer Breakfast burritos SAVES our family from the morning rush we have for school especially the first month of school and after any breaks when we just can’t get up in the morning. I have to get to school an hour before my daughter does so we don’t get to all eat breakfast together so planning ahead for freezer meals for breakfast goes a long way!
Below when I say I use a teaspoon, I mean an actual teaspoon you use for eating and not the measurement one. You can change how much of each item you want in the burrito however remember if you use the smaller tortilla, you can not overfill it or else it will not close. You can use a bigger tortilla however I’ve found if I make a bigger one, I’m not hungry by the time lunch rolls around. Instead, eat a smaller one and combine it with fruit, yogurt, etc. for a healthier breakfast!
The three of us all like our burritos different so below is the first way my daughter and I like it. Change it how you like it! Although using refried beans sounds odd to some people, trust me, just try it at least once!!
For this recipe, I like using the Kirkland brand bacon found at Costco. It only takes a minute to cook in the microwave so it’s fast and less bacon grease to deal with!
Freezer Breakfast Burritos – refried style
10 slices of bacon
1/2 bag of frozen hashbrowns
1 can (16 oz.) refried beans
16 count 6-inch tortillas
shredded cheese – cheddar, Mexican cheese or whichever shredded cheese is your favorite!
gallon freezer bags
Glad Press ‘n Seal Wrap
Scramble your 6 eggs, breaking it into small pieces as you cook it.
Cook hashbrowns until brown, also breaking into small pieces.
Cook your bacon. Once cooled to work with, chop into small pieces. If the pieces are too long, you may eat all of the bacon you have in the burrito in one bite!
1. Prep all food and let items cool. You will be working with your hands to prepare these so the last thing you want to do is burn your hands if the food items are too hot! You do not have to heat up the refried beans. Just open the can and spoon straight from it!
2. As you work, warm up a tortilla one at a time in a skillet over low-medium heat. It will help the tortilla to be more flexible to work with when folding.
3. First add a heaping teaspoon of refried beans onto the tortilla.
4. Add a teaspoon of cut up bacon in the refried beans.
5. Add a teaspoon of hashbrowns on top of the two layers.
6. Add a teaspoon of scrambled eggs on top of the previous three layers.
7. Finish with a teaspoon of shredded cheese on top of all of the layers.
8. Working carefully to not have any of it spill out, you may have to squish all of your items together as you roll your tortilla up. Everyone has a different way to roll their tortillas up so do it the way you like that you are used to!
9. Roll closed tortilla up tightly in a small layer of Glad Press ‘n Seal Wrap twisting the ends to close it up. I’ve learned this helps the burritos not freeze together in the freezer bag plus help “seal” the burritos together as it freezes.
10. Let burritos cool before placing it into freezer bag to help prevent less freezer burn.
11. Write on a Gallon Freezer bag with a black Sharpie (not a regular pen) of the date you made the burritos, the name of the burrito and if you are like our family who makes a variety of them, list ingredients of what type of breakfast burrito it is so it’s not a guessing game! Also put cooking instructions. (more on this below).
12. Place sealed breakfast burritos in freezer bag. As you close it, try to get as much air out of it as you can. Place in freezer.
13. How long should I heat it? First, unwrap burrito from the Press ‘n Seal wrap! I like to heat it up in a wet paper towel to help the burrito not get hard as it is warming up. I write 1-3 minutes on the bag to remind the family it’s a different time whether it was just made the night before or a few weeks later. (another reason I put the date on it) If you just made it that week, I’ve learned a minute to a minute and a half is good for heating up. If it’s been in the freezer for a few weeks, it can take anywhere between 2-3 minutes. Please test to see how hot it is before biting in and allow time to cool down if you overheat it.