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Friday, March 30, 2012

Breakfast Burritos For The Freezer


I've made these twice in the past 2 weeks.  My family LOVES them, and I love that there is always something in my freezer when I hear "MOM, there is nothing to eat!"


I started out with 12 eggs.  I prefer feeding my family organic eggs from a local farm.  Fresh is best!


I cracked them all in a cup and used my handy dandy most favorite thing ever--my Cuisinart SmartStick Immersion Hand Blender.  If you have ever thought of buying one, DO IT, and use the above link if you so please?  If you do, I will get a lil' something to help with buying those darn expensive organic eggs!


I bought a bag of shredded potatoes from Trader Joes.  I saw on Pinterest that you could cook them on your waffle maker.  I think I needed to use more oil.  I didn't want to, so mine are not at pretty as the ones on Pinterest, but it worked!  Plus, I would be dividing them up over my burritos so pretty was not important.


My not so pretty potatoes.  


I laid out 12 burritos.  Ugh.  I keep misspelling that word.  Burritoes instead of burritos.  Remember, there are no toes in burritos.


I scrambled my eggs.  I don't add any milk or water when I scramble eggs.  I'm not sure why.  I guess I like to keep it simple.  I added seasoning salt and pepper.


I then sprinkled them with cheese.  I went very light on the cheese.  My kids complained about wanting more cheese next time, but they still devoured them!


This pic makes me wish I still ate animal products.  Sorta.  Sorta kinda.


I then added the potatoes as the finished cooking.  I made 3 batches with the waffle iron.  My kids took the left over shredded potatoes and have been making their own potato snacks in the waffle iron.  I love that they make their own, but I MUST teach them how to clean that thing.  Cleaning waffle irons take patience, all those little squares! 


I wrapped in parchment paper, and put in a ziplock.


When my kids wanted one, they would unwrap and put in microwave until hot.  We did have some issues with the insides being still frozen while the outside was too hot, I need to fiddle with our microwave settings.  We found if we cut them in half while still frozen, that helped.  My solution was to keep these in the refrigerator.  When I saw that the girls were eating them for afternoon snack and breakfast, there was no need to freeze.  With 3 girls and a husband, 12 burritos can easily be eaten in less than a week.

If you want to add meat to these, sausage or bacon, click here to see where I got the inspiration.  She makes a meat version.

Breakfast Burritos For The Freezer


12 eggs
12 tortillas
1 cup cheese
3 cups frozen shredded hash browns
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Blend & scramble the eggs. Season to taste.  Put about a cup of hash browns on your waffle maker, close and cook until lightly brown.  Repeat 2 more times (or brown up in a pan on the stove, according to package directions.)  Divide eggs among 12 tortilla shells. Divide cooked hash browns among the 12 tortillas.  Sprinkle each with cheese.  Roll up, wrap with parchment paper, put into a ziplock and freeze or refrigerate.  Will keep in freezer up to 4 months, in refrigerator 5 days.



19 comments:

  1. My husband loves shredded hashbrowns - I make a dandy pan fry potato but until the hashbrown on the waffle iron idea came about couldn't never figure out how to make the shredded hashbrown properly. He's oh so very happy now. However - I am not a fan of cleaning our waffle iron. Thing is huge and awkward. My husband suggested I try making the hashbrowns on our family size (though any size would work) George Foreman grill, thinking same concept, same results. Well, yup! It worked, plus it was easier to remove the hashbrowns and clean up was a breeze. The little bit of butter I used made it's way down into the tray so they weren't greasy either. Your burritos look yummy - no wonder your family is devouring them!!

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  2. Amy,

    Super. Thanks for sharing. I have always wanted to do this, but just never have. Also, you may can help me. I did a post today on Helping ME with Simple Frugal Meals that are healthy. If you have any tips would share them? Thanks.

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  3. @Missy--Great idea! Thanks for sharing.

    @Gotjoy3--you are welcome!!

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  4. Thanks! I'll have to try these using the Trader Joe's shredded potatoes. I usually use the Ore Ida Potatoes O' Brien when I make burritos for my kids.

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  5. They look delicious. So glad I found your blog. I've have stage II breast cancer. I started round 2 of chemo on Monday. I haven't went through all of your cancer journey posts but find comfort in the ones I have read so far. I am going to pick up the devotional you posted about. Praying for you while they figure out about your spot. God bless you!

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  6. @Lesley--TJ's are just shredded potatoes, nothing added which is nice, and its a big ol' bag!

    @Inspired by You--I just read your latest post. Such a familiar story. So sorry you have to deal with this. Hang in there, it gets so much easier after chemo. It feels so consuming during treatment, because it is. You will love the "Jesus Calling" book. Also, "Streams In The Desert" was a daily must read for me during cancer treatment. Keep in touch, so glad to know you..

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  7. Those look so good. Does using the microwave ever freak you out?

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    1. Yes! It does freak me out, but I'm ignoring it. Its that "change one habit at a time" thing...stop using microwave is way at the bottom of my list cuz I don't want to!!

      We do not use it often, but we do use it..

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    2. I was wondering the same thing about the microwave. You are right though to take one thing at a time. It completely denatures your food, including those expensive organic eggs, so perhaps it may deserve a better spot on the list. You will never miss it when it's gone.

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    3. I keep trying to move "get rid of the microwave" up on my list too. I still have it though. And I use it every few days. It's just so easy! :)

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  8. Fantastic idea! This will be amazing in the summer for us while we try to get to the park quickly C:

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  9. Love, love, love Neal's breakfast burritos! Used to have them in San Diego a lot and now we make them ourselves. Yum!

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  10. How do you think they hold up when you put vegetables in them?

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    1. I think they would do just fine. Especially peppers! Yum.

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  11. These look yummy! I used to make something like this for my son before he went to work in the mornings last summer. He really appreciated having a hot breakfast!

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  12. These are also a huge go to food for my family! I found if I wrapped the whole burrito in the paper like a burrito (ends tucked in) it really helped in the warming up process. the burrito gets steamed inside the paper and warms up evenly.
    I love roasting my potatoes by cutting them up and tossing them on a baking sheet with olive oil and spices. While they are roasting I lay my bacon out on a baking sheet and cook them at the same time. I also add caramelized onions. All of this thinking about them has made me want to go make some more!
    Have a great weekend

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  13. Try defrosting the shredded potatoes, they will cook faster, browner and crispier!

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  14. I just made and froze 12 of these today-- trying to be proactive about beginning of school so on those all-too-often hectic mornings I will have something quick, easy and healthy on hand. I made mine with eggs, bacon and cheese. I wish I'd looked at this post again though, cause I wrapped mine in plastic wrap since I figured that would hold them together better. But I'd prefer not to reheat in plastic. Next time I'll use parchment. Can't wait for kids to try them in August.

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  15. Laid out 12 tortillas, cute I love your tips. Great idea for mom's with hungry kids.

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