Breakfast Burritos

Although I strive to get up and around at 6:00 in the morning, that sometimes isn’t early enough to get my husband out the door with a hot breakfast.  Go ahead and roll your eyes, but it’s important to me that I feed him right!  These breakfast burritos are a favorite at our house because they can be made up ahead of time.  When he has to leave early, he can grab one out of the freezer, warm it up, and be on his way with a hearty meal.

Breakfast Burritos

  • 1/4 c. butter
  • 1/3 c. chopped onion
  • 1/3 c. chopped green pepper
  • 1 c. chopped fresh mushrooms
  • 18 eggs
  • 1 1/4 c. milk
  • 1 c. chopped ham (browned sausage is tasty, too!)
  • 1 t. seasoned salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 1/2 c. shredded cheese (cheddar, Mexican blend, whatever)
  • salsa
  • 12 burrito-sized flour tortillas
  1. Saute onion, green pepper and mushrooms in butter.
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  3. Beat eggs and milk together.  Pour in skillet with veggies.
  4. Add ham, salt, and pepper.  Cook, stirring occasionally, until eggs are set.
  5. Add cheese.  Allow to melt.
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  7. Warm a few tortillas at a time in the microwave.
  8. Scoop 1/2 to 3/4 c. egg mixture into a warm tortilla.  Roll up burrito style.
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  10. Wrap burrito in a paper towel, then in a sheet of foil.
  11. Pack wrapped burritos in a ziplock bag.  I use the tortilla bag.  Freeze.
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  13. To reheat, remove foil.  Place burrito with paper towel in microwave.  Cook about a minute.
  14. Serve with salsa.
  15. Makes about 1 dozen burritos.

The beauty of breakfast burritos is their versatility. Add whatever ingredients you like or just use what you have on hand.  Potatoes, different cheeses, olives, green chilies… it’s all good!

What tasty ingredients do you add to your breakfast burritos?

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  1. Yum! I love breakfast burritos! I don’t know why I don’t make them. Thanks for the reminder.

  2. We like to add those country-style hashbrown potatoes to our burritos. Add some extra filler to help bulk them up without a lot of extra cost. Plus, then we can cut back on the eggs/meat/cheese and it will still be pretty filling. :o)

  3. Yum-o — that looks so tasty! Will you come to my house and make some for me?

  4. We also make ours with the hash browns. In fact they are a staple every year on our Houseboat trips to Lake Powell. We actually make them up in advance, wrap in foil and freeze them, take them out the night before and reheat on the BBq for breakfast – Yummy breakfast!


  5. What a great wife to send off your husband such a great meal in them mornings. I’m definitely not letting my husband read this. 🙂 The burritos look great!!

  6. I make breakfast burritos for my husband, too – but have never thought about freezing them! Perfect!

  7. Sounds good! I like that you can freeze them and have them on hand for whenever .. I don’t like to cook until the coffee has kicked in!

  8. I was just asking hubby if he would eat these…thanks for the recipe!

  9. I bet my hubby would LOVE these! What a great idea for the freezer. Thanks!

  10. Breakfast burritos are delish and so versatile! Bacon, ham, cheese, salsa, onions, peppers, spinach, or whatever. 😀 It is all good!! 😀

  11. Yummy tackle too:-)

  12. This is a great idea. Thank you for sharing! I just bought tortillas this week for (leftover) pork tacos. I’m definitely going to make some of these breakfast burritos. My husband will be glad for the variety!

  13. Boy, that looks so yummy! And I happen to have a lot of ham on hand right now …

    Thanks for sharing!

  14. I make those too. They work great for a quick breakfast.

  15. Michelle H. says:

    Our favorite breakfast burritos are made with leftovers from our fajita cookouts.

    The seasoned steak and chicken is so tender, and the leftover meat, onions, and peppers tossed with scrambled eggs and melted cheese are great!

    Great way to stretch a little bit of leftovers into an entire meal, too.

  16. Well, I don’t even try to get up and fix my dh’s breakfast before he leaves, I am trying to get myself ready. I do however make sure that he has plenty of options to choose from other than cereal. I keep a freezer stocked with homemade breakfast items he can reheat and frequently make quick breads or muffins the night before. We love to have breakfast burritos for dinner and I always make extra and freeze them for dh’s breakfast.

  17. Do u have a printable version?? Gotta make these for us! Be nice to grab something so yummy as I’m flying out the door to work! 🙂

  18. Oh, I love breakfast burritos!! My husband loves them even more. I am not sure why I have never thought about making a big batch and freezing them. Thanks for the idea and recipe!

    My latest post: Tasty Tuesday: Maple Pork

  19. These sound great! I’ll have to try this recipe, I can’t ever seem to get breakfast burritos to turn out well for me.

  20. Okay, I need some of your initiative! I think I’ll try these!

  21. I use browned sausage and potatoes o’brian. Yum!

  22. These look great!!!

  23. Oh wow. I had never thought of making these and happened upon the recipe yesterday on recipe zaar oamc. I whipped them this morning froze and dozen of them. Great minds think alike. What I really like about these is that I can serve a protein option to my dh who avoids carbs. I used whole grain tortillas. They turned out great!!

  24. Wow, what a great idea!

    Glad I stopped by!

    Beautiful layout too.

  25. These look really yummy.

  26. I have done beef and bean burritos before (to be frozen) but never egg burritos. Great idea!

    I would substitute the green pepper for chopped up jalapenos. We like our food spicey.

  27. Do the eggs really freeze okay?

  28. Thank you so much for this recipe!! I made these Sunday for my husband. He made no comment whatsoever! I asked if he wanted to take the rest to his SS class and he said “I thought you made those for ME!” Then I caught him eating one this morning after he got our daughter some breakfast! YAY! No more trips to McDonald’s for Breakfast for him. I am soooo excited!

  29. Loving your website! I have a silly question. Do I need to let the burritos fully cool before wrapping in paper towel, foil and freezing? What is the best method 🙂

    • Thanks, Cindy. Not silly at all! I’d let the filling cool before freezing. If it’s still warm, that might encourage “ice” to form when it freezes.

  30. This is very sweet to make sure your dh is well fed and well loved first thing in the morning. I did this until my husband had to be out the door at 0′ dark 30 ( 5:45 am). He just didn’t think getting me getting up at 4:30 am was such a hot idea. I do like the idea of freezer breakfast meals.

    • Uhhh, I’m not getting up that early, either. Freezer meals, all the way! One of his favorites is the overnight breakfast casserole. He just cuts a serving and sticks it in the microwave. Easy and filling.

  31. How long do these keep in the freezer?

    • I would guess 3ish months, but couldn’t guarantee that. They’ll last longer if you completely cool them before freezing. Don’t freeze them freshly made. 🙂


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