January 26, 2015

Mexican Breakfast Burritos

These Mexican Breakfast Burritos are crisp on the outside and creamy and delicious on the inside. They are very freezer friendly and were a family favorite easy breakfast!

These Mexican Breakfast Burritos are crisp on the outside and creamy and delicious on the inside. They are very freezer friendly and were a family favorite easy breakfast!

As you can probably tell, I’ve got Mexican food on my mind. Breakfast is my fav meal of the day and I’ve wanted to share these burritos for weeks. Let’s just say that after one bite, I went into a total food haven. I know, I’ve been holding out on you, but alas you don’t have to wait anymore! Introducing my new favorite make-on-the-weekend-for-the-entire-week-meal. Yup, I just made up that phrase.

These Mexican Breakfast Burritos are crisp on the outside and creamy and delicious on the inside. They are very freezer friendly and were a family favorite easy breakfast!-11

These Mexican Breakfast Burritos are probably one of the easiest meals I’ve ever made while making six separate meals at once. Yes, you read that right, this recipe not only makes six burritos at once, but it’s freezer friendly. Whether you are a busy mom, someone who doesn’t have a lot of time in the morning or just a human being who probably doesn’t want to have to cook breakfast every single day (cue: me and my hungry stomach), these will be perfect for you. You just have to pop them into the microwave into the morning and, self-tested, the taste just as great as the first day they were made.

Breakfast Burritos

So let me describe these for you. You get a mix of creamy mushrooms, onions, and bell peppers sautéed together, then creamy scrambled eggs, delicious, tart greek yogurt, shredded cheese and everyone’s favorite, salsa. These are all combined into a tortilla and each side is toasted so that you get a crispy toasted outside and a soft and creamy plus crazy flavorful inside. I like to think of this as an omelette inside a crispy tortilla except 10x better.

These Mexican Breakfast Burritos are crisp on the outside and creamy and delicious on the inside. They are very freezer friendly and were a family favorite easy breakfast!

As usual, this recipe is totally customisable. You could add tomatoes, more mushrooms, less cheese…anything you want to. Ensure you try these out! I promise they’ll become a favorite among your family members and will save your sanity in the mornings! Best of all? They are pretty healthy! You get a filling, protein packed recipe that’s about 220 calories each! I’m not sure what’s better…low calories and delicious, or super easy to make and freezer friendly, but I’m going to go with both factors and dive right into enjoying these all over again!

These Mexican Breakfast Burritos are crisp on the outside and creamy and delicious on the inside. They are very freezer friendly and were a family favorite easy breakfast!-8

Mexican Breakfast Burritos

Preparation 14 min Cook Time 26 min Serves 6     adjust servings

Ingredients

  • 6 8-inch tortillas
  • 1/2 large onion, chopped
  • 1/2 large bell pepper, diced (I mixed red and green)
  • 3 tablespoons mushrooms, sliced
  • 7 eggs
  • salt
  • pepper
  • dash of almond milk (per egg)
  • 6 tablespoons salsa
  • 6 tablespoons Greek yogurt
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 6 tablespoons shredded cheese

Instructions

Eggs

  1. In a pan over medium heat, scramble your eggs as you always would with salt, pepper and a dash of almond milk (or regular milk if you prefer). If you make all 7 at the same time like I did, it may take a while; about 5-8 minutes.

Seasonings

  1. While the eggs are cooking, at the same time heat a tablespoon of oil in another pan over medium high heat. Add the onion, bell pepper and mushrooms and sauté for about 5 to 7 minutes until onions are translucent.

Healthier Sour Cream

  1. Mix the greek yogurt and the garlic powder together. Set aside.

Assemble

  1. Spread 1 tablespoon of greek yogurt over each tortilla, leaving a bit of space around the edges. Add in the eggs, then the season mix on top, then a tablespoon of salsa. Roll the tortillas (towards you and then folding in the two sides) so that there are four sides. You can roll all of your tortillas at the same time before you heat them.
  2. In a large pan over medium heat, spray with cooking spray. When the pan is hot, add all six burritos into the pan, placing on the side where the rolling of the tortilla ended. Heat for 2 minutes on that side (so it's sealed off) and until golden brown and crispy, and then rotate until all four sides have been heated for 2 minutes each.
  3. Cut in half and serve immediately.

TO FREEZE

  1. After preparing the burritos, place in a freezer safe ziplock bag and place flat so that they freeze without touching each other. You should label the bag. I like to eat them within two weeks of when they were made. To defrost, prick with a fork a few times and microwave for 3 minutes, or you could prick with a fork and place in the toaster oven at 350 degrees for 6-8 minutes so that it's still crispy. Each microwave and toaster oven are different so test to see what time works best to defrost your burritos.

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21 comments

  1. Fabulous, Jessica! I love the idea of making these and freezing some leftovers for less work and a treat later. We have a Southwest breakfast or brunch at least twice a month and we need to make these soon. Thank you for sharing and have a great week!

  2. I love freezer friendly breakfast meals! These burritos sound fabulous! Hope you have a wonderful week. 🙂

  3. Breakfast burritos are my favorite! I love eating them for dinner too. I love your tip to freeze them. They don’t usually last long enough in my house to freeze them, but I should definitely try it!

  4. Monica says:

    These look totally delicious, Jessica! And I love anything that can be frozen and ready for a quick meal! The fact that it looks delicious is neat too! ; )

  5. Melissa Falk says:

    Hi, Jessica. I love Mexican breakfast burritos. And, anything I can make ahead is a bonus. Have a great day.

  6. We had breakfast burritos on Saturday and they were yummy. Even better that they can be frozen too.

  7. I just love that these are freezer friendly! Pinned!

  8. I love burritos because they are so versatile! 🙂 These look amazing Jessica!

  9. Tanaka says:

    I will have mine without the eggs please!! I know this is breakfast but I read this post during lunchtime and I wish I hadnt -drools-! Looks so delicious Jess <3
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  10. Such a FAB idea! Love the idea of making your very own frozen burritos!

  11. These burritos look gorgeous, Jessica! What a great breakfast to start the day out with. I love the mexican flavors in here! Delish!

  12. Tammy says:

    Wow! These look super amazing, Jessica. This has to be one of my favorites from you – after that delicious pumpkin mac n’ cheese you made ;D

    I must try this and I cannot wait to do so. Will be pinning! xo

  13. Ashley says:

    Mexican food is always on my mind!!! haha These burritos look fantastic – I love having freezer-friendly breakfast ideas so I don’t have to think during the week!

  14. I love the idea to freeze these Jessica! I would love to have one of these for breakfast right now!!

  15. Joanne says:

    This is exactly the kind of breakfast I crave CONSTANTLY. This weekend, I’m whipping up a big batch to eat all week!

  16. You have just made me get Mexican on my mind for supper.

  17. could those burritos BE more perfectly crisped? seriously loving the texture of these, they look so delish!! and extra points for being freezer friendly!

  18. We are always craving Mexican food! These breakfast burritos look amazing, Jessica! Love that they are freezer- friendly too!

  19. Breakfast Burritos are my favorite meal to order out. I love to see different variations on such a scrumptious dish. I love that you are able to freeze these; this would be a perfect weekday meal on the go! Thank you 🙂

  20. Sudha says:

    We made this last night and it turned out just perfect. Kids loved a warm breakfast this morning and I loved the fact that it was nutritious, filling, tasty and best of all.. took 2 minutes to warm it up in the microwave!

    Thank you for blogging and sharing your simple recipes that somehow turn into yummy food!

    • Jessica says:

      Hi Sudha,

      I’m SO glad to hear that!! You’re so very welcome and thanks for your feedback!!

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