Healthy Homemade Breakfast Burritos

Well, I made the kids mad at lunch today.  I stood there making 20 breakfast burritos and wouldn’t even let them eat one.

Instead, they had to eat tuna.   I was heartless enough to actually make them wait until next week to eat the Breakfast Burritos.   Hey, I’m just trying to get ahead here.  Someday when they become the parent, they too might have a Breakfast Burrito agenda and make their children settle for tuna.  And then they’ll come back to me and tell me how sorry they are for being mad about the 2010 Withholding of the Breakfast Burritos.

Someday.

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Homemade Breakfast Burritos

1 pound turkey sausage, browned
12 eggs, scrambled
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (I use Landmark Raw White Cheddar)
2 cup salsa (more or less to taste)
20 whole wheat tortillas*

*Tortilla Hint:  If you’re making your own tortillas (and if you aren’t, you really should be, because YUM)…try this tip to make burrito forming so much easier!   As you roll your tortillas, cook them on just one side, leaving the other side softer and more flexible.  Also, I find it works best to form the burritos within two or three hours of making the tortillas…before the tortillas have been refrigerated.

To put together the burritos:

Stir together scrambled eggs, cooked sausage, cheese and salsa.  (I leave out the salsa at first and make up some salsa-less burritos for a couple of boys in my life who don’t like salsa.  Then I add salsa to the remainder of the mix and make a few with salsa for the rest of us!)

breakfastburritos2smPlace a nice spoonful of burrito mixture onto a tortilla.

breakfastburritos3smFold in the ends.

breakfastburritos4smFold up one side, and then the other.

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Place burritos in a freezer bag and store in the freezer for up to three months.

To reheat:  Place desired number of thawed or frozen burritos on a baking sheet.  Heat in a 350° oven for 10-20 mintues until heated through.

P.S.  The children weren’t mad for long.  They really like tuna…but just temporarily forgot that fact when they smelled the sausage cooking.  They happily ate their tuna and will ever so much more happily eat their Breakfast Burritos some morning next week when I have yet another agenda:  the-hurry-up-and-eat-breakfast-so-that-you-can-start-your-handwriting-and-math…agenda.

Comments

  1. Barbara says

    This is totally off topic, but I can’t wait for you to tell us how you kicked your Pepsi addiction. You see, I too am addicted (to Diet Coke) and I hope your story will help me. Love your blog by the way!

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    Laura Reply:

    Sorry I’m having such a hard time getting to it. It will be a part of the Healthy Eating Journey series I’m writing…but WOW I feel behind on posts I’m trying to write! Maybe just a few more weeks?

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  2. says

    Those look yummy, Laura =)
    So, do you have a press/whatever for making your tortillas?? We eat entirely too many tortillas to not be making our own. :s {but tonight espec. it sounds like the one-more-thing I can’t do}

    I’m calling it a day ~ thanks for the smiles

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    Laura Reply:

    I do have a press that my husband brought me from Mexico a few years ago, but it doesn’t work very well for me. Takes too much muscle. I much prefer rolling them with a rolling pin. Now that I’m so used to making them, it really only takes about a half an hour for me to roll out a double batch (24 tortillas). And it is SO worth it. Homemade does not even compare to store bought.

    I do understand what you’re saying about “one more thing to do…” Totally. I try to make extras any time I’m making them for our tacos or whatever so that I just have a nice stash of tortillas already made in the fridge so that I don’t have to go to the trouble of rolling them EVERY time we need tortillas.

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    Ranita Reply:

    I’ve been making my own tortillas for about a year and the taste
    is so much better than bought that my husband doesn’t want me to stop
    making them. You do get really fast at making them. My kids beg for
    them when they come hot off the griddle and my husband has one with
    eggs in the morning and one at lunch with cheese and he has so lost
    weight! I think it would be great to make breakfast burritos to freeze
    so that my kids can grab one for breakfast as we have given up on
    cold cereal. I do make egg muffins available for them to eat which is
    quick in the morning.

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  3. says

    I am not a big fan of sausage. Do you have any other ideas that would be healthy to throw in instead?

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    Danielle Reply:

    Steak, bacon(turkey or pork)

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    Danielle Reply:

    or ham,

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    Laura Reply:

    I REALLY like Danielle’s idea of using steak. My husband would LOVE that! Or, you could leave meat out entirely and just have eggs, salsa and cheese. OOH – or you could fry up some potatoes and stir them in!!! Okay, now I want to make another batch…

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    Rebecca Reply:

    Red peppers! Swiss Chard! Black Beans! Those are things we like in our breakfast burritos around here. Oh and mushrooms too!

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  4. Jill says

    These look amazing. I never thought that I could do burritos ahead. I might try the steak. That is my husband’s favorite plus he just barbecued some last night and we have leftovers.

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  5. says

    Laura,

    This is my first time posting a comment, but I am a faithful reader. I really enjoy your posts, I love your sense of humor and yet your words are filled with truth. Many times a specific post has really resonated with me. So, thank you for taking the time to share with us what God has laid on your heart! In addition to reading, I have also used several of your recipes with good success for my family! We are a homeschooling family of 7 and I am always looking for healthy ways to feed my family. I already make many things from scratch (including most of our bread type products) but am still on the healthy eating journey too. I have a question about the tortillas for your breakfast burritos. I have looked at your ebook for tortillas (I think it’s called Totally Tortillas?) but before I buy I am wondering if it will tell me I need to purchase a tortilla press? Is there a way to make tortillas without having a press? I can’t afford a press right now so I’m not sure the ebook will help me. Can you let me know? Thanks again for sharing. Oh, I did not vote in your age poll, but I’m 48. :-) (we got started on our family later in life, we have 5 children ranging from 12 to 5).

    Blessings,
    Pam

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    Laura Reply:

    I just use a regular ol’ rolling pin for the tortillas! It works best for me, for sure!
    No tortilla press neccessary!

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  6. Lizz says

    Fantastic! I have been scouring the internet for a way to make ahead breakfast burritos, freeze them, and leave them in the freezer for my son’s youth retreat at church. I wanted them to be able to just take them out and heat in the oven, but everything I read said to individually wrap in a paper towel and heat in the microwave. Tell that to a bunch of 11-year-olds scrambling to get dressed for church after staying up all night! Thank you so much for this, I will check out your other posts.

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    Laura Reply:

    Glad you found my site! Hope you and all those kids enjoy these burritos!

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    Lizz Reply:

    They heated them all in the oven at one time, and my son said everyone was talking about how good they were. Thank you so much!

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    Megan Reply:

    Me, too! We are serving Easter breakfast for 75 in two weeks making the microwave not at all feasible. On our annual vacation, we stop in a small town that serve over a thousand handmade, frozen and reheated in roasters burritos. I can’t find those instructions anywhere, but your oven instructions should be more translatable than microwaving. Thanks!

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  7. Lisa says

    I recently purchased your e-book for tortillas. I made them this evening for our chicken fajita’s. They were absolutely delicious. I hope I never have to resort to store bought tortillas again. We also spread a little butter and a cinnamon/turbinado sugar. WOW!!!!!

    As a homeschooling mom of three, I don’t have a lot of time for the computer but your site gets checked daily. Thanks for all your hard work. You have inspired me in our journey to a healthier diet. We’ve switched to coconut oil and organic beef/chicken. The tortillas are just one more step toward a healthier us. My one wish is that Azure Standard delivered to central Indiana.

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  8. Crystal says

    Do you think you could heat these up in the microwave instead of the oven? Would be a great thing to grab on the go! Looking forward to making these!

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    Lizz Reply:

    I’ve heated mine in the microwave wrapped in a wet paper towel for about 2 mins, and they’ve worked great!

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    Stacey Reply:

    Did you bake them in the oven first?! Or just like this, freeze, and then microwave?!

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    Lizz Reply:

    I made them like the instructions and individually wrapped each in
    foil, then stuck them all in a gallon ziplock. It took awhile to
    wrap them, but it was worth it to pull one out, unwrap the foil,
    wrap in a wet paper towel and heat in the microwave. Super easy
    on-the-go breakfast. The paper towel keeps the tortilla from drying
    out. Just make sure not to overheat. I do about 1:45.

    Stacey Reply:

    Thanks for your help :)

  9. says

    I think I’ll add a bunch of peppers instead of salsa. I love the stuff, but not with eggs. I also look forward to making the turkey sausage for it. I have most of the spices already.

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  10. Megan D. says

    These look great!! Do you know of a way to make them without scrambled eggs? My son can’t eat eggs (but he can eat egg cooked into something, like bread, cake, etc.). A friend told me about your breakfast cake recipe, and the kids love it! So I’ve been sitting here for the last hour looking at your breakfast recipes to see what I could make for my family tomorrow. Thanks for having such a great site!

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    Lizz Reply:

    My son has the same type of allergy. I made some for him with frozen
    tater tots instead of the eggs.

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  11. Chelsea M says

    I just made your stromboli with your sausage recipe for dinner last night, it was a HUGE HIT! I’m going to try making these burritos with cheese, the turkey sausage and instead of regular eggs use my “green eggs” recipe I got from the deceptively delicious cook book. Basically you just wilt then puree a lb of spinach and whisk it into your eggs and them scramble cook them. I think they’d be a hit in these burritos! (add some oj or orange slices or anything high in vitamin c with the same meal and your body will more easily absorb the iron in the spinach.)

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  12. anna says

    how do you get them not to crack when folding them up?

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    Laura Reply:

    I create the burritos when my tortillas are fresh and still warm. Otherwise they do crack! Or, I warm them up on the stove a little bit to make them pliable again.

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  13. says

    Do you share your whole wheat tortilla recipe? I just found your website and cannot wait to try all the recipes…I think I’ve pinned every one! Are you on pinterest too? Thanks so much!

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    Laura Reply:

    My tortilla recipe is in an ebook: http://heavenlyhomemakers.com/totally-tortillas-ebook. I am just now on pinterest and will hopefully have it up and running soon. Thanks for pinning my recipes!

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  14. Elizabeth says

    Hi laura

    I’ve just purchased your tortilla book. Very nice!

    Could you clarify please which sort of wheat berry you have found to work the best for the whole wheat flour?

    Many thanks

    Elizabeth

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  15. Elizabeth says

    Hi laura

    I’ve just purchased your tortilla book. Very nice!

    Could you clarify please which sort of wheat berry you have found to work the best for the whole wheat flour?

    Many thanks

    Elizabeth

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    Elizabeth Reply:

    Just made a batch with about 2/3s hard white and the rest Kamut.

    Extraordinary.

    Thank you Laura!

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    LindseyforLaura@HHM Reply:

    Laura uses hard white wheat berries.

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  16. Kathylyn says

    I just purchased the Tortilla e-book and I’m looking forward to making them. I will fry them for my family but can they be baked? I’m trying to lose some weight and they sound way to delicious fried:)

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    Laura Reply:

    I’m assuming you’re talking about frying the finished product, fried for tostadas? If that’s the case, yes you can bake them for that. :)

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