This post has been sponsored by the Ohio Poultry Association. Making Loaded Egg Burritos and freezing them is a great way to have a hot breakfast ready for the week in no time at all.
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By now it isn’t a secret that I do not like to make breakfast. Well, in the morning that is.
I am all for making a batch of Skinny Banana Oatmeal Pancakes or Taco Egg Muffin Cups in the AFTERNOON and freezing them for the week. My brain just does not wake up early enough to be cooking on a hot stove or cutting things with a sharp knife.
Although with our kids getting older, I am realizing that I need to start doubling the batches of food that I am freezing. I make pancakes and freeze them for the week. The kids eat pancakes for breakfast, and in two days the pancakes are gone.
We had some sausage to use up last week, so I used that along with some scrambled eggs, peppers, hash browns, bacon, and cheese to make a batch of loaded egg burritos.
Each of these burritos is a full meal. I stuffed each tortilla with a healthy portion of loaded eggs. Eggs have a high-quality protein that helps keep you fuller longer. This also means more energy longer into the day. My kids need this energy and protein to keep them from being hungry while they are in school.
Did you also know that eggs can help form muscle tissue, build muscle strength, and repair muscles after working out? Sounds to me like I should be preparing more egg breakfasts for my hungry kiddos to start their mornings with.
During the holidays, eggs are one of the most important and most used ingredient in baking. Just think of all those cookies and cakes that you make for family and friends…how many eggs does each recipe use? There is a very good chance that you are using Ohio eggs. Ohio is the second largest state for egg production in the entire country. That’s a lot of eggs.
This past spring I was able to visit an egg farm with the Ohio Poultry Association. There I watched firsthand the chicken and farmer relationship. They really do love their hens and try to keep them as happy as possible. A happy chicken lays more eggs. More eggs means this girl can bake more Chocolate Chip Cookies and Cream Cookies. I mean more egg burritos and casseroles. Wink, wink.
I really did enjoy watching the path of the egg as it went from the henhouse through all the cleaning and inspection stations. These eggs get thoroughly washed and disinfected before being packed and shipped out to your grocery stores.
Ok, so about these egg burritos. You can get away with using one pan. Scramble the eggs first, then transfer them to a bowl and cover them to keep them warm.
Saute the onion, peppers, and hash browns in a little bit of oil. Then stir in the sausage, bacon, and eggs. Of course you cannot forget the cheese! It melts and holds everything together in the tortilla. I divided the egg mixture into 12 tortillas. Like I said, this is a very hearty burrito. But just think of how much protein you are feeding your muscles.
After rolling the tortillas up around the eggs, you can lay them flat on a baking sheet and freeze for 30 minutes to an hour. Then package them in a freezer safe ziplock bag. I was able to fit 6 in each bag.
These frozen burritos can be wrapped in a paper towel and microwaved for 1-2 minutes when you need a hot breakfast in a hurry. Perfect for the next few busy holiday weeks.
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