Frozen Breakfast Burritos

We’ve been taking belly shots in the same outfit each month and here’s my 9 month picture – our little one has come such a long way since our 5 month pics. Believe it or not, my due date is exactly one week from today (on Labor Day, haha)!

Ever since I found out we were expecting, I’ve been looking forward to filling our freezer with meals in preparation for our little one’s arrival. We have stocked up on some convenience foods at Costco as well (orange chicken, pot stickers, spinach ravioli), but really there’s nothing more comforting than a homemade meal, and I had a lot of fun preparing everything!

One of my favorite bloggers, Annie from Annie’s Eats, had a really helpful post all about stocking the freezer before the birth of her daughter last year, so I followed her lead. When my mom visited a couple of weeks ago, we found these perfectly sized yellow disposable pans that you can freeze and also use in the oven. We made baked ziti (I didn’t follow a recipe, but it was full of spinach, red peppers, feta, spicy chicken sausage, ground turkey, and tomato sauce) and these delicious chicken enchiladas. We assembled both dishes and topped them with cheese, so all I have to do is thaw them the day before in the fridge and then warm them up and melt the cheese in the oven. I think each container holds enough for three to four dinners, and we have three containers of each dish. Last weekend I also made a big batch of white bean chicken chili, which I divided among two plastic containers.

I stashed some goodies in our freezer door too. I was craving banana bread, so I whipped up my favorite whole wheat loaf. After we enjoyed a couple of pieces, I cut the rest into thick slices, which I wrapped in plastic wrap and froze for quick breakfasts or snacks. And last but not least, I made these frozen breakfast burritos!

I prefer a really hearty breakfast and like to stuff my burritos as full as possible, so I filled each tortilla with two scrambled eggs, spicy chicken sausage, black beans, green chiles, cheese and salsa – yum! It will be so nice to be able to microwave these and enjoy a hot breakfast when we’re really tired.

Our little girl could arrive any day now, so if I disappear for a bit, you’ll know why! I have been working on a bunch of new recipes to post, so hopefully it won’t be for too long.

Frozen Breakfast Burritos
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 pound Andouille chicken sausage, chopped
1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 4-ounce can green chiles
16 extra large eggs
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon salt
8 burrito sized 8-inch flour tortillas
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup salsa

Directions:
Heat canola oil over medium heat in a large nonstick skillet and add chicken sausage to the pan. Saute for 10 to 12 minutes or until browned. Place chicken sausage in a large bowl and stir in black beans and green chiles.

Crack eggs into a large bowl and whisk in milk and salt until smooth. Pour eggs into the same pan the sausage was cooked in, and cook over medium heat, scrambling with a spatula every few minutes, for 6 to 8 minutes or until set. Mix in the bowl with the sausage, beans, and chiles.

Lay tortillas out on a clean surface and evenly distribute egg mixture among the tortillas. Top evenly with cheddar cheese and salsa. Fold each tortilla into a burrito by folding over the top of each tortilla, then folding in the sides, and then rolling up the bottom side of the tortilla. Wrap each burrito twice with plastic wrap and freeze. To reheat, discard plastic wrap, wrap burrito in a paper towel, and microwave on high for 1 to 2 minutes or until hot. Makes 8 burritos.

Nutrition: 487 calories, 23.5g fat, 3.1g fiber, 37.0g protein per burrito
Cost: $1.43 per burrito

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19 Responses to Frozen Breakfast Burritos

  1. Such an exciting time!! I’m bookmarking this post for the winter when we’re expecting our little girl to arrive. Thanks for all of the wonderful make-ahead meal ideas!

    I’ll be thinking about you guys, and sending healthy & happy baby thoughts =).

  2. You look fantastic and totally prepared!! Good luck :)

  3. Megan says:

    I love how prepared you are! Wishing you all the best and can’t wait to find out when she arrives!

  4. Daisy says:

    just look at that freezer! what a beautiful sight. you are so prepared for the little one. Can’t wait to “meet” her. :)

  5. Adrienne says:

    Wow, that is one full freezer! You guys are definitely ready :)

  6. Biz says:

    I love those breakfast burritos – super filling for sure!

    You look wonderful!! Hope your delivery goes well!

  7. Danielle says:

    Impressive! That’s all I can say! You are so smart and you will be SO glad you did this ahead. Enjoy the fruits of your labor (: Hee, hee!

  8. Astra Libris says:

    You look gorgeous!! So happy for you!! I am so impressed with your preparedness and with these gorgeous burritos!

  9. Sues says:

    Ahhh so soon! I’m so excited for you!! And I love that you’re due on “labor day!” Your freezer looks awesome and I’m in love with the idea of frozen burritos to grab and go in the morning!

  10. Julie says:

    I know you’ll be happy you did all that in advance! Many well wishes for your upcoming delivery.

  11. Juliana says:

    Great that you are all prepared…and it is so funny that I could recognize some of your freezer items :)
    You look beautiful Kerstin…love the idea of having the breakfast burritos in the freezer.
    Hope you are having a enjoyable week :)

  12. Annie says:

    Wow – I guess I haven’t peeked at your blog in longer than I realized. I didn’t realize you were expecting! Huge congrats on your impending arrival…it is totally cliche but being a parent really just the best thing in the whole world, ever.

  13. shannon says:

    holy packed freezer!! sounds like you’re all set :) can’t wait to meet your little girl!

  14. Helene says:

    You look good what a nice picture!

  15. Looks like you’re very well-prepared! I wish I had some breakfast burritos in my freezer. I’m going to have to steal that idea. Can’t wait to see photos of your baby girl!

  16. grace says:

    good luck with your labor, kerstin! glad you’re prepared. :)

  17. Ranjani says:

    Wow, the contents of your freezer sound amazing! You look great – best of luck with the baby’s arrival!

  18. Emily says:

    Yaaay! You’re going to have a baby! Good luck! This is so exciting. I’m glad you’re prepared. :)

  19. Aggie says:

    soooooo??? are you a couple days overdue I’m assuming? Good luck with everything, how exciting!!

    Great job on stocking up the freezer for yourself, that was something I did not ever do when I was pregnant that I wish I did! Love these breakfast burritos!

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