Ever zip through the drive through on your way to work or school? I like the breadfast burritos. They are cheap, good, and easy to eat in the car. When I started stay at home mommying I missed my fast food fix every morning. So I learned to make my own!
Simple ingredients and not much time yields a stash of ready-to-go breakfasts in the freezer. Just pull out one burrito, pop it in the microwave for 2 minutes or in the toaster oven for a few minutes and you are ready to go.
First step – a pound of sausage goes into a skillet. Brown it, drain it, put it into your largest bowl. Now scramble up a dozen eggs with a glug or two of milk in the skillet you just used for the sausage. Make sure you get the eggs chopped into small-ish pieces as you cook them. My tip? Use a rubber scraper for making scrambled eggs. Much easier, fewer grody brown pieces.
Now the eggs go into the gigantic bowl with the sausage. Add a can (4 oz) of green chilis and 2 or more cups of shredded cheese. Stir it all up–stir it all up.
Now go over to your table. Lay burrito size tortillas all over it. I usually use 14 – 18 tortillas, but it depends on the day, the size of my scoop, the number of kids biting my ankles at the time, and whether or not I am hungry. I have a large cookie scoop from Sam’s Club that I use to portion the egg/sausage mixture onto each tortilla. One scoop of filling goes on the middle of each tortilla. I would guess my scoop holds 1/3 cup. Spread it out a little and then make yourself a stack of paper towels. Standing at your stack of paper towels, pull over one tortilla with the filling on it and place it on your paper towel. Fold over the right side and the left side of the burrito and then start rolling the side closest to you away from you. Then wrap one paper towel around the burrito and place the whole shebang into the bag the tortillas came in. If I were using a toaster oven to heat these in the morning I would wrap them in aluminum foil instead.
Now continue doing this until all of the filling is used up and you have lots of burritos ready to go into the freezer. Put the bags of burritos in an easy to grab place in your freezer. Now clean up the mess. Don’t worry, it is worth it. You will thank yourself in the morning!
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