Monday, September 7, 2009

Homemade Frozen Breakfast Burritos

Supplies needed for homemade frozen breakfast burritos:

Tortillas (10-in)
Eggs (about 2/3 of an egg per tortilla)
Bacon (we used turkey to try to keep it nutritious)
Potatoes (roughly 1 med potato for every 10 tortillas)
Cheddar Cheese (1 lb will fill ~25 tortillas)
Vegetable oil spray
Salt and Pepper (optional)
Gallon-sized freezer bags

Step 1: Spray large non-stick skillet with spray and heat to medium.
Step 2: Whisk 10 eggs at a time in a bowl.
Step 3: Scramble eggs in batches until no longer runny.
Step 4: Cook bacon in microwave.
Step 5: Shred cheese.
Step 6: Dice potatoes, and saute until tender in sprayed non-stick skillet.
Step 7: Setup assembly line--it doesn't matter what order.
Step 8: Spray the inside of a freezer bag.
Step 9: Place about 2 heaping tablespoons of eggs, 1 heaping tablespoon of potatoes, 1 slice of bacon, and 2 heaping tablespoons of cheese on tortilla. (Anymore than this, and the burrito gets too full.)
Step 10: Roll up the tortilla as tightly as possible without ripping it.
Step 11: Place burrito in freezer bag. You can fit about 6-8 burritos per bag.
Step 12: Freeze.

When you are ready to eat them, you can heat them individually in the microwave, or several at a time in the oven (350 F for 10-15 min).

So is it worth all the effort?

A box of 6 small frozen breakfast burritos at Wal-mart costs $3.74 or $0.63 per burrito. My supplies cost me $25 and I made 90 burritos (or $0.28 per burrito). That's a savings of just over half.

Furthermore, I think our burritos were probably healthier than the ones I priced at Wal-mart, because we could control the fat and salt content.

And finally, my kids LOVE me! Because now they are not doomed to eat cold cereal for breakfast every morning before school.

  • Invite a friend. I can't take all the credit for this post. My friend, Heather, actually invited me to do this with her. It was fun to share the work with someone, and we saved money buying in bulk for two families.

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