When times are tough- us moms have to stick together, right?
A former coworker just gave birth to twins a couple weeks ago. She also has an adorable 20 month old girl that was in my son’s daycare class before we transferred locations.
Twins + Toddler = no time to cook (or sleep, or shower, or anything else)
A group of us moms have gotten together to make some freezer meals for this sweet family and my contribution is breakfast burritos.
I’m making two different kinds- one with turkey sausage, cheese, and potatoes, and one with black beans, cheese, and potatoes. These are super easy to make and so convenient to have in the freezer for a quick morning meal.
Ingredients: (for 16 burritos- 8 sausage, 8 bean)
Milk (just a splash)
Sour cream (about 3 tablespoons- optional)
1 pound turkey sausage
1 can of black beans
1/2 bag of shredded cheese
1/2 bag of frozen hash browns
Butter or Ghee (about 2 tablespoons for cooking the eggs)
Brown sausage in a bit of olive oil or non-stick spray. Set aside.
Brown potatoes in olive oil or non-stick spray. Add salt and pepper. (sidebar- season your food, y’all! salt and pepper goes so far!)
Combine eggs, milk, sour cream, and seasonings and whisk until blended.
Now, let’s talk scrambled eggs. Please, please, please do not cook your eggs too hot too fast! They come out sooooo much better when you cook them low and slow. Seriously. no more than 50% heat on your stove, and only stir them occasionally. My husband, who is a much better cook than I am, taught me this technique and I’ve never looked back. I have enjoyed my eggs so much more over the past 9 years since I met that man.
Again, turn on the stove to no more than 50% heat and add your butter or ghee. (highly recommend ghee)
Then add your eggs. Cook them sloooooooooooooow. If there’s any brown on them, they are overcooked!
Now it’s time to build your burritos. Add your ingredients, roll your burritos tight, and wrap in plastic.
Now, let’s talk plastic. I know it’s not exactly popular these days to use plastic wrap due to sustainability and health. I don’t normally like to use plastic wrap, but I have not had success freezing these in foil. I’d love to hear some suggestions on how my readers have made foil work for freezing and/or if you have other non-plastic tricks.
Once you have these wrapped, just throw in the freezer until you are ready to eat!
To warm up, the best technique in my experience is to leave in the plastic and warm up in the microwave for about 90 seconds. This keeps the tortilla from drying out. If you’re iffy about the plastic in the microwave, I’d suggest wrapping in a damp paper towel and placing on a microwave safe dish for 90 seconds. The paper towel will help the tortilla retain it’s moisture.
I hope you enjoy these breakfast burritos! If you make them, let me know how you like them!
I especially hope my friend and her family enjoy these and that it helps take a little bit of stress away from them as they care for their sweet family!