Breakfast Burritos

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My friend Kristina is a genius. Truly she is. A couple of years ago, I was lamenting the fact that the Irishman barely ate breakfast in his haste to get out the door. He isn’t a fan of cereal and I didn’t want to buy frozen breakfast foods because they’re filled with sodium and preservatives. Well, she told me how she makes breakfast burritos in advance and freezes them so that after a quick zap in the microwave, a homemade breakfast is ready every day of the week. See, genius!

So, of course, I’m sharing it with you. I didn’t photograph the first step, but all you have to do is scramble eggs in one pan and brown sausage in another. If I have salsa on hand, I’ll add a couple of tablespoons to a pan and cook off the liquid for 4 minutes or so. Then, I’ll add in the eggs to give them a southwestern flair. Another tip is to use Jimmy Dean’s Sage sausage. From what I remember (since I haven’t had meat in 18 months), it has a great flavor and the Irishman still prefers it.

The other ingredients that you need are flour tortillas and shredded cheese. For 8 tortillas, I generally need 6 eggs, 1 cup of shredded cheese and the entire roll of sausage.

I generally lay a big piece of saran wrap down on the counter and make an assembly line. Then, I add the eggs, sausage and cheese.

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Be careful not to overfill each burrito because you want them to roll up completely. Cut a square of saran wrap and put your rolled burrito inside it before wrapping it tightly.

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Then, just stack your burritos in the freezer. When you’re ready to eat one, heat it in the microwave for 45-50 seconds and enjoy! Trust me, the carnivores in your life will thank you.

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