Saturday, November 16, 2013

Quick Breakfast Tortillas

by Peg Cochran

Breakfast tortillas ready for the freezer

If you’re like me, you don’t like to eat breakfast the minute you roll out of bed.  I usually take my breakfast to work with me but occasionally I forget it.  I’ve taken to keeping some store bought, frozen egg-filled tortillas in the freezer at work.  They’re not inexpensive so I decided to try making my own.  It’s very easy.  They can be frozen and then microwaved when you need them.  You’re more than welcome to vary the filling—add something you love or leave out something you hate or make substitutions.  This is what I put in mine: 

4 tortillas (Fajita size)
4 eggs 
½ green pepper diced
½ jalapeno diced
Approx. 1/3 cup diced red onion or regular onion
4 sausage patties microwaved according to directions (I used turkey sausage)

Whisk eggs in a bowl.  Spray skillet with non-stick spray.  Add vegetables and sausage and cook, stirring for 2 minutes.  Pour in eggs and scramble leaving very slightly moist.

Lay tortilla on a piece of plastic wrap.  Fill with ¼ of cooked mixture.  Roll and then roll in plastic wrap.

Freeze for future use.  Heat approximately two minutes in the microwave (may take slightly longer—mine sit out while I drive to work.)   

Chopped veggies and sausage 

Two double-yolked eggs!  Isn't that supposed to be good luck?

Top with eggs and cook

Roll egg mixture in tortilla then roll in plastic wrap

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  1. Sounds good. I'll bet some of those frozen hash brown potatoes would be good in that too.

  2. Ever since my younger brother moved to Texas, he's loved making breakfast tortillas. I'll have to give him this recipe to see how it compares to his! For me, I'd probably use bacon in place of sausage. Looks delish!

  3. Hey, some great suggestions! These can be altered to suit your tastes. The great part is you can make a batch of them and then freeze them for a grab and go breakfast that's healthier than the drive-through.

  4. How easy is that! Perfect for foodies on the go!

    Daryl / Avery

  5. Such a clever idea Peg! And to have them stashed at work--brilliant.

  6. My husband does this each Sunday morning with the leftovers from Saturday night steak, baked potato and Sunday morning's scrambled eggs w/onion and red pepper...or a variation thereof. He loves his morning breakfast burrito when going to work.

  7. This is something completely different. I love it, Peg! So practical and ready to go.

    Thank you!

  8. What a nice, simple and tasty idea!

    I've run into only one double-yolked egg in my life. I was so surprised I said "Oh, hello" out loud to it, like it could hear me.

  9. Marc and I make breakfast burritos every so often and love them, but we never thought to freeze them (and microwave) for fast meals and snacks or lunches on the go. Brilliant idea! Thank you, Peg!