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Meal Prep Breakfast Burritos

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At $2.00 a burrito, Meal Prep Breakfast Burritos are a budget friendly way to stock up your freezer for future meals! Breakfast Burritos are great for starting your morning. Plus they make a wonderful lunch and dinner! In fact it is one of my go to recipes for lunch! We conducted several experiments with different types of burritos, measurement of ingredients, and figuring out how to roll a burrito. Based upon our research and experiments, we are providing 7 Tips for Making Breakfast Burritos. We are sharing answers to commonly asked questions and step by step instructions! And as a bonus a short video of how to roll a burrito using an assembly line approach. The video is not perfect and shows when I make any mistake. But I believe in presenting cooking as it really is and everything does not always go to plan!

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Four Meal Prep Breakfast Burritos on a platter with sour cream and salsa
Meal Prep Breakfast Burritos

7 Tips for Making Breakfast Burritos

  1. Selecting a Burrito: Select a good quality flour burrito because it is important that it stretches so it does not tear when rolling. Do not use a tortilla wrap since they tend to tear when rolling. My preference is Mission Flour Tortillas Large Burrito Super Soft. (This is not a paid endorsement.)
  2. Rolling a Burrito: If you want to know how to roll a burrito, go to a Mexican burrito place like Moe’s and watch how they roll a burrito. 
  3. Burrito Size: We found the ideal size is 10 to 12 inches to make it easier to roll. 
  4. Peppers Moisture: After cutting the peppers wrap in paper towels to remove any excess moisture. 
  5. Hash Browns: Select a frying pan that has a large base to brown more potatoes at a time. Allow them to brown without turning too often. The more you turn them, the longer they take to cook and brown. 
  6. Scrambled Eggs: Crack each egg into a separate small bowl in case eggshells end up falling into the broken egg. Brown eggs make it easier to see those eggshells! 
  7. Cool Cooked Ingredients – After cooking your ingredients, cool them before rolling the burritos if you are freezing them. Place the cooked eggs and potatoes in large, flat containers and place in the refrigerator uncovered to help with the cooling process. 
Two Meal Prep Breakfast Burritos stacked with sour cream and salsa in front of them
Breakfast Burritos with Scrambled Eggs

Common Questions About Breakfast Burritos

Below are answers to a few questions when making Meal Prep Breakfast Burritos. Let us know if you have other questions we can answer.

How Do You Reheat Breakfast Burritos?

Remove burritos from the freezer the prior night thawing in the refrigerator. When ready to enjoy, remove the foil, then place on a microwave safe plate and microwave for 60 – 90 seconds. It does not take long to reheat them so start on the conservative side. If the burrito is frozen, then add more time. 

Another option is to reheat in the oven. Preheat to 350 degree, leave the burritos in their foil, reheat for about 10 – 15 minutes until desired temperature. If reheating from a frozen state, add more time.

How Do You Keep Breakfast Burritos From Getting Soggy?

If making burritos as part of your meal planning to enjoy later, make sure your cooked ingredients are cooled before rolling. Otherwise condensation can build within the burrito. We found that cooking the peppers led to a wetter burrito once thawed. Instead we chop the peppers and then dry with a paper towel to remove excess moisture. Lastly, tightly wrap with aluminum foil. Some people like to first wrap the burrito with plastic wrap.

How to Freeze Breakfast Burrito?

Wrap each burrito with aluminum foil. Label and date each burrito. Place them in a single layer in a freezer safe Ziploc bag. Remove the air from the bag when sealing. Once frozen, stack the burritos in a freezer ziplock bag. 

Three Meal Prep Breakfast Burritos on top of each other on a plate with a small plate of salsa in front of them and plates behind them
Breakfast Burritos

How to Roll a Breakfast Burrito?

  1. Workstation: Create a workstation with all the ingredients in an assembly line in order of placing onto the burrito. Place 8 foil wraps with a burrito wrap on top on your workstation.
  2. Cheese: Standing in front of the burrito, add the shredded cheese in a row from left to right by the edge closest to you. You are starting a “line of ingredients” that is important when rolling the burrito. Try to keep the ingredients away from the edges and closest to you to avoid them pushing out when rolling. 
  3. Potatoes: Add the potatoes on top of that “line of ingredients'”.
  4. Peppers: Place the peppers on top of the potatoes.
  5. Scrambled Eggs: Add the scrambled eggs. 
  6. Chives: Garnish with dried chives. 
  7. Repeat: Repeat the process for all 8 burritos before you start to roll them. 
  8. Folding From Left and Right: Standing in front of the assembled burritos, start with folding the left and right side into the center. 
  9. Fold Closest Edge: Then fold the edge closest to you into the center portion and then finish rolling the burrito. It is key to not remove your hands and keep pressing the ingredients into the burrito and away from the edge. This helps with rolling the burrito reducing ingredients spilling out.
  10. Final Wrap: Finish rolling the burrito pressing the ends into the burrito. Immediately roll tightly with the aluminum foil that helps with forming the burrito. 

Rolling a Breakfast Burrito Video

The below video shows me rolling Meal Prep Breakfast Burritos. There is not any audio or verbal instructions in this video. It visually demonstrates the written instructions in the above section on How to Roll a Breakfast Burrito. One burrito broke and a second did not roll too well. I remade them with clean burritos. If reheating in the oven, then a burrito with a small tear is not a problem since the aluminum foil will help keep the ingredients inside. You can see me doing that in the video. Immediately wrap in foil because it helps seal the burrito. Sometimes I start rolling the burrito by folding in the edge closest to me and then the sides. Try both options to see what works best for you. I hope you find this video helpful!

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Meal Prep Breakfast Burritos

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At $2.00 a burrito, Meal Prep Breakfast Burritos are a budget friendly way to stock up your freezer for future meals! Breakfast Burritos are great for starting your morning. Plus they make a wonderful lunch and dinner!
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Course: Breakfast, Freezer Meals, Make Ahead Meals
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Meal Prep Breakfast Burrito
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8 Burritos
Burritos
Calories: 614kcal
Author: Bernice
Cost: $2.00 a Burrito

Equipment

  • 2 Large non-stick frying pans
  • Large cutting board, optional

Ingredients

Burrito Ingredients

  • 8 Flour Burritos Mission Large (10 inch)
  • 8 Foil Wraps
  • 2 2/3 cups Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese Shredded
  • 2 cups Sweet Peppers chopped
  • Dried Chives

Hash Browns Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp Canola Oil
  • 1 cup Sweet Onions chopped
  • 4 ½ cups Potatoes Hash Browns (small diced or shredded)
  • 2 tsp Season Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper freshly grounded
  • 2 tbsp Butter

Scrambled Eggs Ingredients

  • 16 Large Eggs Grass Fed
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Toppings Ingredients (Optional)

  • Salsa
  • Sour Cream

Instructions

Hash Brown Preparation

  • In a large frying pan, heat canola oil.
  • Add hash browns and onions.
  • Add half the seasoned salt and pepper. Cook 8 minutes.
  • Flip, add remaining seasoning and add butter. Cook 8 minutes
  • Flip again cooking another 5 minutes or until desired brownness. At this point you can add the peppers if you want them cooked.

Scrambled Eggs Preparation

  • Whisk the eggs together with salt and pepper.
  • Melt butter in a large non-stick pan.
  • Pour in scrambled eggs and gently stir and turn until cooked through.

Measurements Per Burrito Preparation

  • 1/3 cup Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/3 cup Hash Browns
  • 2 tbsp Pepper Mixture
  • ½ cup Scrambled Eggs

How to Roll a Breakfast Burrito

  • Workstation: Create a workstation with all ingredients in an assembly line in order of placing onto the burrito. Place 8 foil wraps with a burrito wrap on top.
  • Cheese: Standing in front of the burrito, add the shredded cheese in a row from left to right by the edge closest to you. You are starting a “line of ingredients” that is important when rolling the burrito. Try to keep the ingredients away from the edges and closest to you to avoid them pushing out when rolling.
  • Potatoes: Add the potatoes on top of that “line of ingredients' '.
  • Peppers: Place the peppers on top of the potatoes.
  • Scrambled Eggs: Add the scrambled eggs.
  • Chives: Garnish with dried chives.
  • Repeat: Repeat the process for all 8 burritos before you start to roll them.
  • Roll Left and Right: Standing in front of the assembled burritos, start with folding the left and right side into the center.
  • Fold Closest Edge: Then fold the edge closest to you into the center portion and then finish rolling the burrito. It is key to not remove your hands and keep pressing the ingredients into the burrito and away from the edge. This helps with rolling the burrito reducing ingredients spilling out.
  • Final Wrap: Finish rolling the burrito pressing the ends into the burrito. Immediately roll tightly with the aluminum foil that helps with forming the burrito.

Video

Recipe Notes

Calories are approximate based upon ingredients and serving size. Cost per burrito does not include optional toppings of sour cream and salsa. Cost per serving can vary based upon price of ingredients.
My preference is to use Mission Flour Tortillas Large Burrito Super Soft. This is not a paid endorsement.
The attached video shows me rolling a Breakfast Burrito. There is not any audio or verbal instructions in this video. It visually demonstrates the written instructions provided in this recipe card on “How to Roll a Breakfast Burrito”.
  1. How Do You Reheat Breakfast Burritos?
    Remove burritos from the freezer the night before unthawing in the refrigerator. When ready to enjoy, remove the foil, then place on a microwave safe plate and microwave for 60 – 90 seconds. It does not take long to reheat them so to be safe start on the conservative side. If the burrito is frozen, then add more time.
  2. Another option is to reheat in the oven. Preheat to 350 degree, leave the burritos in their foil, reheat for about 10 – 15 minutes until desired temperature. If reheating from a frozen state, add more time.
Nutrition Facts
Meal Prep Breakfast Burritos
Amount Per Serving (8 Burritos)
Calories 614 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 378mg126%
Sodium 1405mg61%
Potassium 840mg24%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 2151IU43%
Vitamin C 62mg75%
Calcium 427mg43%
Iron 8mg44%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

19 comments

    1. Thank you! I like to bring them to work for my lunch. Or I bring a Kale salad. I don’t like to go out for lunch. So I have a few go to lunches that are easy to make ahead of time.

    1. Thank you! Once I realized that using wraps was not a good idea it got easier. And watching Moe employees rolling them. Glad you like the tips!!

  1. What a fabulous lunch! These are so much fun to make and then you get the satisfaction of filling up the freezer for an easy grab and go meal. Great job!

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