Hey Hey...Today I wanted to share with you my GO-TO meal to make ahead and freeze. It's been on my big "before baby arrives" list for about 6 months to start making freezer meals to stash away for our first few months. Well, I finally got around to doing my first one (since it's always my standby). It always feels so good to make a ton of something and have it tucked away in the freezer to just take for an easy meal! Now I need to get to work on a few more meals!
We LOVE breakfast burritos here at our house - but so many of those frozen ones in the store are so full of junk! And there aren't many options that fit my dairy free/gluten free requirements. The cool thing about these burritos is that you can make them however you want, with whatever ingredients you've got on hand. We also have been known to take them as easy lunches to-go!
The first time I made these was for our big annual family & friends brunch tailgate party. I made a huge batch of regular ones, a handful of super spicy ones and a couple GF/DF ones for me and my GF buddies. They were a hit on a cold Colorado game day morning.
There is no specific recipe for this. Once you get into the swing of how this works, you will find yourself making all different versions of this easy meal! The amounts really depend on how many burritos you hope to make. I've made up to 50 at a time!
Pardon the poor picture quality. I always seem to make these at night with horrible indoor light...and let's face it, blobs of meat and beans aren't the most photogenic!
Here's what I use per 10 burritos (estimates)
1 extra large sweet potato peeled and shredded
1 lb Lean Ground Turkey (or natural breakfast sausage)
Shredded Veggies - I like zucchini and carrots - load it up!
1 can of black beans
Cheese of your choice (optional)
WARNING - the way I make these takes a bunch of dishes. But you will get done SO MUCH FASTER this way!
In one pan - scramble eggs. Add some salt and pepper.
In a large pot - start cooking your shredded sweet potatoes and whatever veggies you are using. Add a little oil if needed as well as some of the mexican seasonings.
In another pan - cook your ground meat. Season as much as you would like. Less seasoning is needed if you're using sausage.
In a smaller pot - empty your can of drained black beans and toss with lime juice and garlic. Simmer over low heat.
Spread your tortillas out individually on top of tinfoil pieces.
Sprinkle them lightly with the cheese of your choice (optional, of course).
Top them with sweet potatoes, then meat and beans, then eggs.
I always end up with tortillas all over every surface of my kitchen...so hopefully your pets have some self control! Miss Oakley kept a close eye on them, but never tried to snag a bite!
Add hot sauce if you want some extra kick.
Roll the burritos and wrap tightly in the foil.
Label if needed.
As you can see - I made my GF batch with half tortillas this time. Mostly because I didn't have tons of tortillas on hand - and I don't mind a little bit smaller serving size. I just folded them in half instead of rolling.
Place in freezer bags to have on hand whenever you like!
Reheating tip: If you're thinking ahead, it helps to move your burrito to the fridge to defrost the night before. Don't forget to unwrap from the tinfoil before placing in the microwave!
NOTE: I don't use salsa because it makes the burrito soggy. We usually add salsa on top after we reheat them.
Vegetarian option - leave out the meat, and add extra beans
Vegan option - use vegan cheese, tofu and extra beans
Gluten Free Option - use a GF tortilla - I like La Tortilla Factory's Ivory Teff Wraps or Rudi's Spinach Tortillas.
1 Burrito (give or take depending on how YOU make it!
Calories: 417 Carbs: 55 Fat: 13 Protein: 24 Fiber: 8 Sugar: 11
how about you?
Do you keep your freezer stocked with easy meals to heat and eat?
What were your go-to recipes to make to prep for baby? I need ideas!!
It's great to see you! I'm Alyssa and I blog about all the things I've found "essential" in my life as a fit mama and football coach's wife. You'll find all kinds of fun stuff here like workouts, oily info, football stories and more!
Subscribe here for the latest blog post delivered to your inbox!
I am not a licensed medical professional. All views expressed on this website are based on my own personal research and experiences. Please consult your doctor with any medical issues before beginning a training program.
In order to support all of this blogging fun, affiliate links will appear on this blog from time to time. Purchasing from links on my blog provides me with a commission but will not affect your prices. I only promote products I use and love!
I really appreciate your support!