Skipping breakfast will be a thing of the past with these simple and easy ham, egg & cheese freezer breakfast burritos… Make ahead frozen breakfast burritos are the perfect way to meal prep breakfasts for the week!
This post is sponsored by The Hillshire Brands Company. All comments and opinions are my own.
Easy Freezer Breakfast Burritos
Of course I know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I mean, it’s been drummed into my brain for as long as I can remember. But in reality? Yeah, not happenin’…
There are FAR too many days when breakfast looks like a cup of butter coffee that I’m slurping while trying to shoo all of my kids out the door for school. And inevitably, what seems like merely an hour later, I glance at the clock and realize it’s nearly 1:30pm (almost time for them to get home!) — and I’m absolutely ravenous.
You too? Well, I’m aiming to solve this problem over my next few posts with some simple meal prep breakfasts, starting with these freezer breakfast burritos. Together, let’s make breakfast skipping a thing of the past!
My criteria for these easy meal prep breakfast recipes:
- Minimal ingredients that I typically already have in my kitchen or are easy to source locally
- Simple recipes that don’t take a lot of time to prep
- Recipes that refrigerate or freeze well and reheat easily
- And they have to taste good!
Make Ahead Breakfast Burritos
These make ahead breakfast burritos check off every box on my list. The ingredient list is super short (just 4 ingredients plus a bit of milk and butter), the prep time is fairly minimal, and they’re delicious when reheated!
I attribute the amazing flavor to the Hillshire Farm® Premium Carved Slow Roasted Seasoned Ham that I used in these freezer breakfast burritos. This new premium deli meat is truly like buying from a butcher or carving from a baked rotisserie item — except you can just grab it from the packaged lunch meat section in Walmart and be on your way!
Or in my case, I used Walmart Online Grocery Pickup to place the order for the ingredients for these easy breakfast burritos, which saves me a TON of time and headaches… My husband truly HATES shopping with me, because I almost always end up backtracking 2-3 times to pick up items I forgot. OOPS!!! So yeah, OGP is a total sanity saver for me.
How To Make Breakfast Burritos
As I mentioned, I kept this easy breakfast burrito recipe super simple — just scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, and the Hillshire Farm Premium Carved Slow Roasted Seasoned Ham, all wrapped in a flour tortilla. But even with the minimal ingredient list, these freezer breakfast burritos pack a ton of flavor.
Making them is as simple as preparing a batch of scrambled eggs on the stovetop, pan-frying the ham to give it a bit of caramelization, and then assembling the breakfast burritos. How’s that for easy prep?!
A few tips for best results:
1| Tortillas vary widely in size. I recommend using flour tortillas in the 10-12″ range to prevent the burritos from falling apart while you’re eating them.
2| Don’t overcook the eggs. Just scramble the eggs until they’re mostly set but not completely cooked through. No one likes rubbery reheated eggs!
3| Don’t skip pan-frying the ham. It adds such a tasty boost of yumminess! Is that even a word, LOL?
4| Allow both the eggs and the ham to cool before assembling the breakfast burritos. This prevents the tortillas from becoming soggy.
5| Wrap the breakfast burritos in aluminum foil and freeze in one layer on a baking sheet. When they’re completely frozen, you can transfer them to a zip-top freezer bag.
How To Reheat Frozen Breakfast Burritos
Reheating freezer breakfast burritos can be done one of two ways: in the microwave or in the oven. Obviously, reheating them in the microwave is the quickest and easiest way. Just remove the aluminum foil, place them on a plate, and microwave for 4-6 minutes or until heated through, turning once.
I haven’t owned a working microwave in years, so I place a still-wrapped frozen breakfast burrito on a quarter-sheet pan in my countertop oven and bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for about 25 minutes. If I remember to pop it in as soon as I wake up, the timing is just right for me to sit down to a hot and fresh breakfast burrito after getting my four oldest kids out the door!
Easy Breakfast Burrito Recipe
That’s it! One 30-minute meal prep session to make this easy breakfast burrito recipe should yield 12 frozen breakfast burritos, which lasts me quite a while since I’m rotating them with some of the other breakfast meal prep ideas I’ll be sharing soon.
By the way, my favorite way to eat them is topped with lots of restaurant-style fresh salsa from the refrigerated produce section!
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P.S. Find Hillshire Farm Premium Carved Meats with the packaged lunch meat in the perimeter coolers at Walmart. In addition to the Slow Roasted Seasoned Ham, you can also find Oven Roasted Turkey Breast and Rotisserie Seasoned Chicken Breast. These would also be delicious in this easy breakfast burrito recipe!
P.P.S. If you want to give Walmart Online Grocery Pickup a try, use this link to receive $10 toward your first order!!!
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