Breakfast sandwiches and burritos are high in protein; protein rich foods are satisfying (fill you up) and are a great way to jump start your metabolism in the morning. The frozen breakfasts that you can buy at the grocery store aren’t too bad but they are a little bland and usually pretty expensive.
If you make your own freezer breakfast sandwiches or burritos, not only do you save some money but you can customize them to your taste. It’s easy to make a bunch at once that are different varieties so you have some options and don’t have to eat the same thing every day.
These aren’t terribly elegant but they sure are tasty. The amount of each ingredient you will need depends on how big you make your sandwiches/burritos and how many you make, so the ingredients listed below are a ball park based on what I used. My recommendation is to make the eggs after every thing else and be conservative about it. If you end up needing more, scrambled eggs are easy to whip in a few minutes. If you have extra bacon or sausage, you can always save it for a saturday morning omelette.
If you’re like me and bring these in to work, I’d recommend putting the wrapped sandwich or burrito in a zip bag or a lunch bag/box. That way if the cling wrap comes undone you won’t end up with eggs everywhere!
I made 7 breakfast burritos and 3 sandwiches using 6 eggs, about 10oz breakfast turkey sausage, a few slices of canadian bacon, shredded cheddar, salsa, and pepper jack cheese.
Make your own freezer breakfast to go
|Prep time||25 minutes|
- 6 eggs
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 7-9 tortillas or english muffins
- 4-5oz cheese
- meat of choice (bacon, canadian bacon, turkey sausage)
- extras (salsa, veggies, hot sauce)
|1.||Prepare all of your ingredients. Slice cheese for sandwiches, or shred cheese for burritos. Cook bacon and/or turkey sausage, or brown canadian bacon. Combine eggs and milk and wisk until they are foamy.|
|2.||Put sections of cling wrap out on a table for easy assembly. If you are making burritos, wrap the tortillas in a wet paper towel and microwave them for 20-30 seconds to make them more flexible. Put one tortilla and/or english muffin out on each section of cling wrap.|
|3.||For tortillas, scramble eggs then layer meat, cheese and egg in tortillas.|
|4.||For sandwiches, pour about 3 tbsp of eggs out onto pan and let it set like you're making an omlet; flip to finish cooking then use the spatula to fold each sheet so that it will fit on the english muffin. Layer muffins with meat, cheese and egg.|
|5.||Allow food to cool for about 10 minutes before wrapping them up in the cling wrap and putting them in the freezer.|
|6.||To reheat, wrap frozen sandwiches or burritos in a paper towel and heat for about 1:15 to 1:45 minutes on high, stopping to flip it half way through. The cooking time will depend on how thick your sandwich/burrito is and how powerful your microwave is, as well as whether or not you've let them thaw at all.|