I seriously cannot believe it! We are in the last week of July! What happened to summer?! This whole time-flying-faster-as-you-get-older thing is ridiculous. My hubs and I were discussing this with some friends yesterday and he said someone explained it to him this way – when you are 15, one year is 1/15 of your life. When you are 42, however, one year is 1/42 of your life. This is why the years literally fly by the older you get. Not sure I want to accept that. I choose not to. (that makes it real, right?)
Anyhoo, back to the summer being pretty much over. As it comes to a close and a new school year begins, I like to have easy breakfast items on hand for my crew. Only two of us are morning people (and one of them is not me), so quick and easy breakfasts are wonderful. I try to keep granola on hand, with chickens, we always have eggs to scramble, fry or whip up some bullseyes, but I also love to make these breakfast burritos and pop them in the freezer. Then they can be pulled out and tossed in the microwave to heat up. (We also regularly love breakfast burritos for dinner). As with a lot of my recipes, these are simple to make, and you can add/subtract whatever ingredients you’d like, according to your clan’s tastes.
(makes 12 burritos)
- 12 eggs
- 1 pound ground breakfast sausage, browned
- 2 bell peppers, diced (you could also add some diced jalapeños or your favorite peppers)
- 1 medium onion (red or yellow – or both), diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 Tbsp. butter or oil for sautéing veggies
- Seasonings (I like to add chili powder, cumin, dried oregano – about 1 tsp. or so of each, but feel free to use what you like, or leave them out completely)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Grated Cheddar Jack cheese
- 12 flour tortillas, warmed
In a large cast iron skillet, brown the breakfast sausage until no longer pink. Drain and set aside. Add butter or oil to skillet. Toss in diced onions, peppers, and garlic. Sauté over medium heat until tender. Crack eggs into a bowl and lightly beat. Add the sausage back into the skillet with the veggies. Pour in the eggs. Add in your seasonings, salt and pepper, and cheese. Let cook over medium heat until the eggs are done. Taste and adjust seasoning, if needed.
To assemble, place a heaping spoonful of egg mixture into the center of the tortilla and add a little more cheese. Fold in the sides of the tortilla and roll until it is closed. Wrap the burrito in foil and place in the freezer.
When you’re ready to eat one, place it in the microwave for about 2-3 minutes (depending on your microwave). Top with your favorite salsa or picante sauce and enjoy!
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