Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. It kick-starts your metabolism and it starts off the entire day! I believe that you always have to have a good breakfast- that’s why I usually wake up just a little earlier than in the mornings before work, so that I can cook my meal and sit down and enjoy it. I recently started going to the gym in the mornings before work and I just can’t prepare a huge meal before I run, and sometimes I really just like that extra 20 minutes of sleep! So I went a little crazy last week and made a bunch of food in advance. The mornings of the week following were a breeze! Every morning, I had a delicious breakfast burrito waiting for me to eat and all I had to do was microwave it for 2 minutes.
So I cooked up breakfast burrito filling, rolled it up in large tortillas, wrapped each in foil, freeze or refrigerated all of them (depending on how fast I knew I was going to eat them), and they were ready to be eaten throughout the week! I highly recommend this idea if you have a busy schedule. I can imagine if you have kids, this could make getting everyone ready in the morning a breeze as well. This also works well for a starving boyfriend who will only want to make cereal for breakfast and if we run out he starves…
(Makes 6 large burritos)
- 8 eggs
- 5 medium potatoes
- 1/2 yellow onion
- 4 chicken apple sausages
- Shredded cheese
- 6 large tortillas (I prefer wheat, but they only had flour tortillas at the store that were large enough)
- Olive oil
- Seasonings: salt, pepper, rosemary, thyme, paprika, cayenne
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
Start by chopping the potatoes, onion and sausage. Put all of it in a bowl and coat with a little olive oil and your desired seasonings (pepper, thyme, rosemary, paprika). Then spread it out onto a cookie sheet and roast for about 20 minutes or until the potatoes are soft.
*Note: I like to use chicken apple sausage but regular bacon or pork sausage can be used here as well. If you decide to go the pork route, don’t include it in the roasting pan, but cook it separately in it’s own stove-top pan.
While the potatoes, onion and sausage cook, scramble the eggs: whisk the eggs in a bowl and add a dash of milk along with salt and pepper. If you like a little spice in your burritos, add cayenne pepper as well. Cook in a non-stick pan with a little olive oil.
Once the potato mixture is done, lay out all of the ingredient in a line and begin filling the burritos. Step 1) lay out a piece of foil, 2) heat the tortilla of the stove-top flame, 3) fill each with egg, cheese, potato/onion/sausage mixture, 4) roll up the burrito, closing each end, 5) wrap up in foil.
Refrigerate if you plan on eating them within the next three or four days or freeze for longer. Once you are ready to eat, remove from foil and microwave until hot. YUM!