Fast. Easy. Breakfast. Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Burritos

February 25th, 2009 by katie

Blogging the Recession: Freezer Food

Getting a good, satisfying breakfast into our bellies is the surest way to start the day right.  It makes it easier to make healthy food choices for the rest of the day when you aren’t starving or the victim of plummeting blood sugar.  This is different for everyone but if fiber does it for you then you are pretty much covered by some high fiber oatmeal or a breakfast bar or some other portable fiber delivery method.  For me, it is protein that keeps me clear headed and satisfied.  I eat fruit and vegetables and whole grains throughout the day but at breakfast I need a quickly deliverable dose of protein.

Breakfast tacos are a great solution to this.  They are completely customizable, easy and cheap, and they are hot and steamy in a few minutes and ready to be eaten on the way out the door.  You can add cooked sausage, hash browns, mushrooms, onions, salsa, beans, whatever you like, but my personal favorite is the basic bacon, egg, and cheese.   Also, feel free to use whole wheat or burrito sized tortillas but I like the soft, homemade fajita sized flour tortillas the tortilleria puts out at our store.

Freezer Breakfast Tacos

makes 12 tacos, prep 15 min, cook time 20 min
  • 1 dozen eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 lb bacon (12 slices)
  • 6 oz cheese
  • 12 flour tortillas
  1. First cook bacon or sausage or any other ingredients.  I used this method for the bacon and was able to start the eggs and do all the prep while the bacon cooked.
  2. Combine eggs and milk, beat.
  3. Pour into hot skillet and scramble.
  4. Allow to cool while preparing an assembly line station for making the tacos.
  5. Let your ingredients cool  before making the tacos because too much heat will steam them and make them wet.  We aren’t eating them now so it doesn’t matter if its cold-in fact, it is better.
  6. Warm up the tortillas (I know I just said it should all be cold, but not the tortillas or they will tear) by heating them in the microwave covered by a damp towel for about 1 minute, until they are soft and pliable.
  7. Lay out a tortilla, add a small slice of cheese, a small scoop of egg, and a small scoop of whatever else you are adding, a slice of bacon, etc… Don’t try to over stuff the tortillas or they will rip or leak and you won’t have your handy portable breakfast.
  8. Fold in the sides the roll the tortilla up so all the filling is enclosed. Place seam side down to cool. Continue with remaining tortillas and filling.
  9. Once tacos are cool roll them up in parchment or wax paper or plastic wrap. Freeze.
  10. To reheat:  If wrapped in paper, place in the microwave and microwave in 30 second bursts for about 2 minutes or until hot through.  If wrapped in plastic, remove plastic wrap and wrap in a paper towel to microwave.

Cost Analysis:

  • 1 dozen cage free eggs: $2.19
  • 1/2 cup organic 1% milk: $0.19
  • 1 lb bacon: $3
  • 6 oz white American cheese: $2.30
  • 12 fresh flour tortillas: $2.21
  • Total cost for 1 dozen breakfast tacos: $9.89 or 82¢ per taco

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14 Responses

  1. Lisa@The Cutting Edge of Ordinary

    We have breakfast burritos quite a lot. I never thought to freeze them! What a great idea!

    I get farm fresh eggs every week from a man I work with…he charges $1 a dozen. I told him he can never leave! It’s such a joy to have fresh organic eggs all the time.

  2. Liz

    What a great idea! We spend far too much on those microwaveable breakfast sandwiches; it would be so much more cost-effective to make our own in large batches like this! I don’t know why I never thought to do this on my own :)

    One question – for the reheat instructions you listed, do you defrost the frozen burritos first or put them directly from the freezer into the microwave?

    Nuke them straight from the freezer. That’s what makes it so great in the mornings! -katie

  3. Jill

    We make these all the time, my kids love them! We add cooked chopped potatoes in the mix.

    Since my eggs come from the chickens out back, they are pretty cheap.

    I’m with you on the protein in the morning! Got to have some eggs or something or I’m starving by 10!

    Jill

  4. noble pig

    Yep, who doesn’t love the breakfast burrito….but we’ve never tried freezing them…sounds good!

  5. oh magada

    I make a taquito pretty much every morning. I know this is a budget thing, but cutting calories, I substitute the shredded cheese for a laughing cow wedge and go for the wheat tortillas. Delicious. =)

  6. Melissa

    This may be odd, but I have a THING for breakfast burritos (or tacos). Like badly. They actually rank way up there on my list of favorite foods. Haha. I’m so refined.

    You just made me very hungry for a mid-morning bite. I have to remember to make these again soon.

  7. Carmen

    this is such a good idea! i’ve been trying to think of more creative breakfast ideas to pack for my husband to bring to work.

  8. liv

    No, no, no… you’re doing it all wrong!!! :)

    It’s tortilla, then sour creme, then salsa, then eggs, bacon, a pinch of southwest seasoning (my own blend of course) followed by lettuce and tomatoes!

    Now that’s breakfast!

  9. Marisa

    This looks supergood & supereasy. For some reason I’ve never thought of putting bacon & eggs in burritos, but will for sure be trying it out very soon!

    And how cool is it that you can freeze it??

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  11. Sarah Hetland

    Hello there,

    I just discovered your blog recently and wanted to say hi!

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  12. Kelly

    This is so timely! I’m glad The Happy Housewife featured this post. Just yesterday, I scored 7 packages of multi-grain tortillas for $.69/each and I needed to find some freezer-friendly recipes to use them up. This is going on my list!

  13. Keila @ Ridiculously Delicious

    These look delicious and need some quick breakfast heat ups for my teens. Thanks for sharing. Love your blog.

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