Make Ahead Breakfast Burritos

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Make Ahead Breakfast Burritos. These would be great for camping, traveling, vacation, or just to keep in the freezer for busy mornings.

Do you find yourself rushed in the mornings?
Does that mean skipping breakfast sometimes?
Me, too.

The first time I made these Make Ahead Breakfast Burritos was for a family camping trip. We often make pancakes when camping, but this year I was looking to drastically simplify the entire breakfast process. My requirements were no prep, no dishes, no clean up, just heat and eat. This recipe hit every mark! And they were so delicious the kids asked me to make them again at home.

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You’ll need aluminum foil, soft tortillas (any kind of soft tortilla will work including the low-carb varieties), shredded cheese (I used cheddar), pre-made rectangular hash browns (available in the frozen foods section at your grocer), bacon (I used the pre-cooked kind to save time), and eggs.

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Start by soft-scrambling some eggs. Cook 3 eggs for every 4 burritos you’re making (i.e. 3 eggs makes 4 burritos, 6 eggs makes 8 burritos, etc.). It’s important not to overcook your eggs. You want them very soft set. As soon as all the liquid is set, they are done enough. Once set, I like to use my spatula to divide the eggs into serving sizes right in the pan. This helps to make sure each burrito gets enough eggs.

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Start the assembly process by placing each tortilla shell onto a piece of aluminum foil. The aluminum foil rectangle needs to be about the same size as the tortilla.

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Now start the layering! First place shredded cheese in the center of each tortilla. When reheated, the cheese will melt everything to the tortilla. Yum! Next add the hash browns, bacon and then place the eggs on top.

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Now it’s time to fold up the burritos to make them nice and portable.

  1. Position the burrito on a flat surface in front of you so the hash brown sits horizontally.
  2. Fold each end of the tortilla into the center.
  3. Fold the bottom of the tortilla upward.
  4. Roll the burrito forward onto the top flap.
  5. Reposition the burrito into the center of the aluminum foil.
  6. Repeat the same process with the aluminum foil.
    Fold the right side of the aluminum foil into the center.
  7. Fold the left side of the aluminum foil into the center.
  8. Fold the bottom of the aluminum foil upward.
  9. Roll the burrito forward onto the top flap.

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Voila! Individually wrapped breakfast burritos ready to be heated and devoured!
Place the burritos into a zip-top bag and store in the refrigerator. Use within 3-4 days.

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How you heat your burrito depends on how you enjoy them best.

To keep the tortillas soft, leave them wrapped up in the aluminum foil. Place them onto a baking sheet and heat at 425 degrees for 10-15 minutes.

If you enjoy tortillas with a little crunch, unwrap the burritos before placing them onto a baking sheet. Heat at 425 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned around the edges.

Need a low-carb option for Make Ahead Breakfast Burritos?

Use low-carb tortillas and substitute sautéed veggies in place of the hash browns. I like to sauté onions, green and red bell peppers, mushrooms and spinach in a little olive oil. Low calorie, low carb and full of flavor!

Make Ahead Breakfast Burritos

Finding Time To Fly
These Make Ahead Breakfast Burritos are perfect for busy mornings or for even for camping!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Breakfast &amp, Brunch
Servings 4 breakfast burritos

Ingredients
  

  • Aluminum Foil
  • 4 Soft Tortillas
  • 1/2 cup Shredded Cheese
  • 4 Hash browns
  • 8 slices pre-cooked Bacon
  • 3 Eggs

Instructions
 

  • Soft scramble 3 eggs. As soon as the liquid is set, they are done enough. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Place each tortilla on a piece of aluminum foil about the same size as the tortilla.
  • Divide the shredded cheese and place an equal amount onto the center of each tortilla.
  • Place a hash brown on top of the shredded cheese.
  • Break each piece of bacon in half. Place 3 half pieces on top of each hash brown.
  • Top each with a small amount of the scrambled eggs.

How To Fold the Burritos...

  • Position the burrito on a flat surface in front of you so the hash brown sits horizontally.
  • Fold each end of the tortilla into the center.
  • Fold the bottom of the tortilla upward.
  • Roll the burrito forward onto the top flap.
  • Reposition the burrito into the center of the aluminum foil.
  • Repeat the same process with the aluminum foil.
  • Fold the right side of the aluminum foil into the center.
  • Fold the left side of the aluminum foil into the center.
  • Fold the bottom of the aluminum foil upward.
  • Roll the burrito forward onto the top flap.

How To Cook the Burritos...

  • For soft burritos, leave them wrapped in aluminum foil. Place on a baking sheet and heat at 425 degrees for 10-15 minutes.
  • For crunchy burritos, unwrap the burritos and place on a baking sheet. Heat at 425 degrees for 10-15 minutes.
  • For camping, leave them wrapped and heat over a grill for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool a few minutes. The burritos will be slightly crunchy when heated on a grill.
  • For a low carb option, use low-carb tortillas and substitute sautéed veggies (onions, green and red bell peppers, mushrooms and spinach sautéed in olive oil) instead of the hash brown.
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6 Comments

  1. Do you cook the hash browns before? Or you place them frozen in the burrito and it cooks fine in the oven?

    Looks delicious!

    1. Valerie,
      Yes, I did cook the hashbrowns before. I wanted a little crunch to them. If you don’t want the extra crunch, you don’t have to precook them. They will be heated through when reheating them.
      Thanks!
      ~Melisha

    1. Hi, Cindy!
      Yes, we have frozen these. They are a little trickier to heat up, though. I’ve had the best results reheating them from frozen by removing the aluminum foil, wrapping in a damp paper towel and heating at 50% power in the microwave for 90 seconds. Then I rewrap in the foil and bake at 350 for 5-10 minutes. If you like them crispier, leave the foil off when baking.
      My kids are less picky. They will remove the aluminum foil, wrap in a damp paper towel, heat at 50% power in the microwave for 90 seconds. Then they will microwave on high for about 1 minute. They don’t always heat evenly when reheated this way, though.
      Hope that helps!
      Thanks for asking!
      ~Melisha

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