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How to Make Delicious Homemade Breakfast Burritos

How to Make Delicious Homemade Breakfast Burritos

Getting yourself and your family out the door on time each morning can be a challenge. Add in getting everyone to eat a healthy breakfast as well and that’s a stress you just don’t need. Breakfast Burritos are an easy make-ahead meal you can have ready in the freezer for those mornings when you need to grab and go.

Taking a bit of time on the weekend or a week night to prepare and freeze these homemade breakfast burritos can make the difference to getting your family where they need to be each morning not only on time but knowing they’ve had a nutritious breakfast that will power their bodies until lunch.

Homemade Breakfast Burritos

Ingredients to make Homemade Breakfast Burritos:

  • 2 packages of 10″ tortillas (we used whole wheat)
  • 10 to 12 large eggs
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 each of red and green peppers
  • 1 lb of ground pork
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ¼ tsp dried thyme
  • ¼ tsp dried parsley
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne
  • Pinch of rubbed sage
  • 2 cups of grated cheddar cheese

Note: If there’s a favorite breakfast sausage meat that you really like, feel free to substitute that for the ground pork and spices. I used to use that until I couldn’t get our favorite sausage meat anymore and decided to make our own and we discovered we liked this version better.You can also add in things like sliced mushrooms. Or if someone in your family doesn’t like onions or peppers or is allergic to them, leave them out.Do a bit of experimenting to discover what your family likes best.

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To make the filling for the Breakfast Burritos:

Finely chop the onion.

Chopping onions for the Breakfast Burritos

Chop the green and red peppers.

Chopping green peppers for the Breakfast Burritos

Crack eggs into a measuring cup (<-affiliate link) until you have 2 cups of eggs.

Crack 10 eggs into a large measuring bowl

Beat well to combine yolks and whites.

Beating the eggs for Breakfast Burritos

Scramble fry the ground pork, breaking the meat up into small pieces as it cooks.

Scramble frying the ground pork

Add the spices.

Adding the spices to the ground pork for Breakfast Burritos

Continue to fry the meat mixture until it is thoroughly cooked then transfer it to a large mixing bowl.

Continue to cook ground pork

In the same pan, sauté the chopped onions and peppers until the onions are translucent.

Sauteeing the onions and peppers

Add the fried onions and peppers to the bowl with the meat mixture.

Turn the burner down to medium low. Pour the beaten eggs into the pan… no need to clean it.

Pouring the beaten eggs into the frying pan

Scramble fry the eggs.

Scrambled eggs for Breakfast Burritos in frying pan

This will take a few minutes but hurrying the process by trying to fry the eggs on a higher heat will result in tough, rubbery eggs.

Add the eggs to the bowl with the meat mixture and onions and peppers.

Ground pork, egg and veggie mixture in a large bowl to make Breakfast Burritos

Allow this mixture to cool for at least half an hour. You want it cool enough so that when you add the cheese it doesn’t melt into a big glob.

Once the eggs and meat mixture have cooled, add the grated cheddar cheese.

 Grated cheese added to the bowl with the breakfast burrito mix

Mix thoroughly.

Ground pork, egg, veggie and cheese mixture ready for filling breakfast burritos

To make the breakfast burritos:

Scoop egg, meat and cheese mixture on to a tortilla. I use a 1/3 cup measure. But you can add more or less if you like. Just be careful not to add too much or you won’t be able to roll the tortilla around the mixture to form the burrito.

Scooping the breakfast burrito mixture on to the tortilla

Fold the end closest to you over the filling.

Fold closest side over to start the roll for the breakfast burrito

Here’s another view of what that will look like.

Different angle showing how to roll the first edge over for the Breakfast Burrito

Fold in one side:

Folding over the left hand side of the tortilla

Fold in the second side.

Two sides of tortilla folded in shot from a different angle

Roll the tortilla to form the breakfast burrito.

Fold over the right hand side of the tortilla

Place the burrito inside small zip bags. It should fit perfectly into the snack size zip bags.

Placing the breakfast burrito in the snack bag

Continue to make burritos until you run out of filling or tortillas, whichever comes first.

Breakfast Burritos in snack bags

Place finished burritos into a large one gallon plastic zip bag. Freeze for up to 3 months.

But if your family loves them as much as ours, you’ll be making another batch of these freeze ahead breakfast burritos long before that.

Adding packaged breakfast burritos to a large freezer bag

2 packages of tortillas should get you 2 one gallon freezer bags of Homemade Breakfast Burritos to make those on the go mornings flow more smoothly.

Two large freezer bags full of breakfast burritos

To reheat:  Microwave one burrito on high for 1 to 1 ½ minutes. If cooking more than one, adjust the time.

Each microwave is different so you may need to experiment to find which timing works best.

Serve them with some fresh blueberries or your favorite fruit.

Breakfast burritos served on a white plate with blueberries

One or two of these for breakfast will definitely keep your family going until lunch time.

Homemade Breakfast Burrito served with blueberries on a white plate

Speaking of which, they’re also great to add to lunches. Pop them into the lunch bag still frozen and they’ll be thawed and ready to eat by lunch time.

Breakfast Burritos for lunch


Another great make ahead and freeze meal to add some variety to your morning are these homemade breakfast muffins.




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Note: How to Make Delicious Homemade Breakfast Burritos was originally published on Super Mom – No Cape Feb, 2012. It has been completely updated with new photos and recipe instructions.

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  • Rachel
    July 29, 2018 5:46 am

    That’s an intriguing idea. Sounds delicious!

  • Lynn H @ Turnips 2 Tangerines
    May 28, 2013 2:10 pm

    Stopping by from Empty your Archive~ What a great idea!! My hubby loves breakfast burritos and he will be so thrilled when I have a freezer full of these:) Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

  • Kim
    February 20, 2012 12:01 am

    I cook the sausage 1st with the onions then cool. Add to scrambled mix and bake the eggs in 8×8 glass pan – then I cut rectangles which are much easier to roll in the tortillas.

  • Raelene
    February 3, 2012 8:12 pm

    Thanks Super Mom. You aremakingMYkids think I am a Super Mum!
    They loved your muffins, and they are going to
    love these even more, great start for school days to keep the going !

    Thanks again,

  • Sandra :)
    February 3, 2012 7:04 pm

    YUMMY – these would be great for an after-work snack too! That hour between getting home from work and supper being ready is apparently an hour too long for my kids to wait to eat, LOL!

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