Jan 7, 2009

Breakfast Burritos (Batch Cooking)

It's time to get cooking again.
Batch cooking, that is.
Does your family like Breakfast Burrito's?
Well, I'm gonna show you how to make them.
A LOT of them.

They taste better than fast food breakfasts.
Faster than a drive-thru.
And for less then $.45 each!
Yes.. that's less than 45 CENTS each!

With 4 boys who wake up hungry and leave for the bus early, these breakfast burrito's sure come in handy!
They grab one out of the freezer, pop it in the microwave, and in about one minute they have a hot, homemade breakfast.

Today I made 84 of these suckers!
This isn't so much a recipe as it is a technique.

I started out by browning & crumbling.
3 pounds of breakfast sausage. (I used our home-grown pork)
and some diced bell peppers and diced onions.

Then I added 6 dozen eggs.
Seasoned with salt and pepper, and scrambled it all together.

After the eggs were done cooking, I set up the rest of my ingredients for assembly.

This included, flour tortillas, cheese, and squares of aluminum foil.

I put one large scoop of the egg/sausage mixture in the center of a tortilla.
Topped it with cheese,
Rolled it up to form a burrito.
Then rolled the burrito up in foil, twisting the ends to seal.

Next, I tossed em in the freezer. And they were ready to feed my hungry morning crew.

All they need to do is pull one out of the freezer, unwrap the foil.
pop it in the microwave, and heat it for approx 1-2 min. that's it.
it couldn't be easier!

They freeze beautifully and will last in the freezer for more than two months!
I don't know how much longer because Mine have never lasted that long! ;)

You can add any ingredients your family likes.
I've often added hash brown potatoes as well and they turn out wonderful!
You could add Ham.
Play with different cheeses.
Or bacon. You name it! Add what you like.

Tomorrow I'll show you how I make 20 individual sized Pizza Meatloaves.
Including the recipe.

Go forth and Fill Those Freezers! :)

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  1. Awesome!! Thanks for sharing! I might scale this back a bit, since I only have one hungry husband, and a toddler. But I love the technique.

    Thanks again!

  2. Oh, yes! I am going to be making some of these. And I will DEFINITELY be back for the recipe for pizzas. Thank you, thank you.. from my family!

  3. Now this is the sort of post that is what blogging is all about. You have come up with a thrifty, timely, and immensely practical technique for providing breakfast to your family, and then you break it down into steps and share it with us. Fabulous job!


  4. Wow 84!??
    Cool! I'll have to do something like this, makes school morning way easier!

  5. Oooooh, I LOVE this! :-) I'm printing right now to share with DH. I know that *I'm* doing this weekend!
    ~Angela :-)

  6. WoooHooo! Guess what I'll be doing this weekend! In fact, these look so darn good that I might have to break down and make a couple for dinner tonight. :o)

  7. This. is. amazing. I'm having morning breakfast fights and these may work.

    I am bowing down to your greatness.

  8. Those sound great and so easy to make! I will be back tomorrow to see the pizza recipe (yum).

  9. Mmm, those look so good. I will have to give that a try :)

  10. Can I start by saying that I wouldn't have ANY IDEA how to begin to season 6 DOZEN eggs? Good grief, woman, you rock! Pizza? Did you say pizza?

  11. What a great idea! I am busy in the morning too and having a quickie breakfast item is a SUPER idea!


  12. I'd love to do something like this. Homemade convenience food. Thanks for posting this--will be back to see what is next!

  13. Can these be heated in the oven?
    I am not a fan of the microwave.
    I guess I will try.

  14. Barb - they are great to re-heat in the oven!
    Just leave them in the foil and heat them until warmed through.

    I often do that when I am reheating a lot of them and time is not a factor.

    I'd start it at 350 for 20 min then check them to see if that's long enough. :)

  15. That is great! We often eat breakfast burritos when we camp at a folk music festival we go to, but I don't think we've ever made them at home. Certainly not in bulk the way you describe.

    On the other hand, between my wife, my daughter and myself, those 84 burritos would probably last quite a while. We might try making a quarter sized recipe or something like that.

  16. This is a GREAT idea! My hungry husband has had to deal with breakfast shakes and an energy par for breakfast and he will think he has died and gone to heaven with these. Thanks a bunch...or should I say a batch?:)

  17. These look wonderful! I'll need to make some space in my freezer. I have some frozen hash brown potatoes, so I'll probably use them in this. How many freezers do you have anyway? ;)

    Thank you for all your great recipes!

  18. Cindi,

    We have our fridge/freezer and one chest freezer. Both are pretty darn full 99% of the time.
    We have a beef calf growing for meat... we will need another freezer for him in a few months when he is ready....
    ugh! ;)

  19. I made a bunch of these this week-end. You have no idea how happy my husband was this morning to have a hot meal from home!
    This makes even me look like a good wife!
    Thank You Dana!

    Tina Co.

  20. I just got done making about 30 of these...what an excellent idea..thanks!


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