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Make-Ahead Breakfast Burritos Recipe

Make-Ahead Breakfast Burritos Recipe

Burritos for breakfast? Why not! These zesty little handfuls will wake up your taste buds and start your day with a smile. And you can make and freeze them ahead, then just pop them into the microwave for a quick meal. —Linda Wells, St. Mary's, Georgia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:12 servings


  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 1-1/2 cups frozen cubed hash brown potatoes
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1/4 cup diced green or red pepper
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 12 flour tortillas (8 inches), warmed
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Picante sauce and sour cream, optional


  • 1. In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add the potatoes, onion and pepper; cook and stir for 6-8 minutes or until tender. Add eggs; cook and stir until set.
  • 2. Spoon filling off center on each tortilla. Sprinkle with cheese. Fold sides and ends over filling and roll up. Serve with picante sauce and sour cream if desired.
  • 3. To freeze and reheat burritos: Wrap each burrito in waxed paper and foil. Freeze for up to 1 month. To use, remove foil and waxed paper. Place one burrito on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave on high for 2 to 2-1/4 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 165°, turning burrito over once. Let stand for 20 seconds. Yield: 12 burritos.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

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TNorthstar User ID: 8840485 247293
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2016

"Easy to make, convenient, and tasty."

sherrylzinke User ID: 8487996 237902
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2015


buffetfan User ID: 4035139 234337
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2015

"After seeing these made at the Taste of Home Cooking School in Orlando, I had to make them for my youngest son. He loves just about anything in a tortilla and this recipe was no exception! I used red pepper because I find green pepper to be bitter. I also cooked bacon and cut it up adding to the mixture for even more flavor. I did add salt and pepper as seasonings too, only because I always season my eggs. We had them the morning I made them and have not tried them after being frozen but they will make a great quick, hearty breakfast on school mornings next week. As a Taste of Home Volunteer Field Editor, I highly recommend this recipe. A great choice for a brunch buffet too.

Suggestion: Don't overfill the tortillas. Doing so will make it difficult to roll up the burritos."

JADunn User ID: 3183986 230406
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2015

"Great flavor and easy to make!"

golliwog User ID: 1278273 41923
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2014

"For my husband to ask for "more" especially when it is not Oatmeal/Bacon/eggs it has to be worth it!!"

Isolda User ID: 2915263 39471
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2009

"I've been making these burritos for almost twenty years. They will be a favorite forever with my family."

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