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Frozen Breakfast Burritos Pioneer Woman

Freezer Breakfast Burritos from Pioneer Woman are a delicious, nutritious breakfast meal prep that you can grab and go any time of the day! They’re full of all of your favorite breakfast fixings, protein-rich, and will satisfy your hunger all morning long.

These Pioneer Woman Frozen Breakfast Burritos are packed with healthy ingredients, can be frozen ahead of time, then quickly reheated in the microwave or toaster oven. They are the perfect handheld breakfast to take with you.

Frozen Breakfast Burritos Pioneer Woman
Frozen Breakfast Burritos Pioneer Woman

Ingredients That You’ll Need:

You’ll love the Pioneer Woman recipe for Frozen Breakfast Burritos! They’re loaded with eggs, home fries, beans, sausage, cheese, and more! Scroll down for the full recipe.

Main Ingredients:

  • Eggs: Breakfast burritos are perfect with scrambled eggs.
  • Italian Sausage: You may use whatever variety you prefer but I prefer spicy Italian sausage.
  • Cheese: Freshly grated cheddar cheese is my favorite, but you can use any cheese you like!
  • Beans: You could use pinto beans instead, but I prefer canned black beans drained and rinsed first.
  • Tortillas: It’s best to use large tortillas. I like the 10″-12″ sizes!

Quick Home Fries:

  • Ghee, Butter, or Oil: Ghee has a rich flavor, but you can use whatever you have on hand.
  • Garlic: Freshly minced garlic always tastes best.
  • Potatoes & Veggies (for quick home fries): Make home fries with onions, green bell peppers, red bell peppers, and russet potatoes.
  • Seasonings: A simple mixture of garlic granules, paprika, sea salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper gives the filling so much flavor.

Recipe Variations

Your Pioneer Woman Frozen Breakfast Burritos can be made with pretty much anything you like (but not everything!). The trick is to ensure that you don’t make them soggy by using too much liquid.

For these freezer breakfast burritos, here are some other ideas:

  • Add bacon – With the home fries, you can bake the bacon on a sheet pan or cook it in a skillet!
  • Swap the potatoes – Instead of diced potatoes, use cinnamon roasted sweet potatoes, tater tots, or shredded potatoes. Be sure to cook them first!
  • Spice them up – Add some heat to your burritos with diced jalapenos or green chiles. I love mixing them in with scrambled eggs.
  • Add other add-ins! – Scallions are my favorite ingredient, and I chop them finely so they will blend well with the filling.
  • Make them vegetarian – Add more beans and leave out the meat!
  • Use another meat – You can substitute diced ham, chicken, chorizo, and breakfast sausage for Italian sausage.

What To Avoid In Your Breakfast Burritos Recipe If Freezing?

There are so many ingredients you can use for freezer burritos, but there are a few that you should avoid:

  • Avocado: You should serve your reheated burrito with avocado or guacamole instead, as it doesn’t freeze well.
  • Dairy: Cheese is fine, but I would not recommend other dairy ingredients such as sour cream. As they thaw, they become watery and can make your burrito soggy.
  • Watery ingredients: Salsa, guacamole, lettuce, and raw tomatoes, which are more liquid than solid, should not be put in the freezer. They get too watery when thawed and can cause texture problems. Instead, top your Pioneer Woman Breakfast Burritos with them when you’re ready to eat!
Frozen Breakfast Burritos Pioneer Woman
Frozen Breakfast Burritos Pioneer Woman

How To Make Pioneer Woman Frozen Breakfast Burritos?

For the Home Fries:

  • Heat the oven to 375°F. In a large ovenproof skillet, heat the ghee over medium heat until hot, about 5 minutes.
  • To the skillet, add the minced garlic, diced onion, and diced pepper. Cook, stirring often, for about five minutes or until the vegetables are slightly soft.
  • Stir in the potatoes and cook for about ten minutes, if the potatoes stick to the pan, add more ghee.
  • Add in garlic, paprika, salt, pepper, and cayenne, and mix until well combined.
  • Transfer to the oven and bake for about 25 minutes or until the potatoes are soft, tender, and golden brown.
  • Allow cooling slightly. Put in a bowl and set aside to assemble.

Cook Eggs:

  • In a bowl, crack the eggs and whisk them. Season with pepper and salt.
  • Cook the eggs in a hot greased skillet over medium heat until they are fluffy and cooked through, but don’t overcook! Place aside.

Cook Meat:

  • Heat a medium skillet with ghee or oil of choice for the Italian sausage.
  • Add the sausage to the pan and cook until completely cooked through and no pink remains.
  • Remove the sausage from the heat and let it cool for a few minutes.
  • Pulse the sausage once or twice in a food processor, or chop it finely.

Black Beans:

  • Rinse and drain black beans and set aside.

To Assemble:

  • After heating the tortilla, spread it out flat and fill the middle with 2 tablespoons of sausage, 2 tablespoons of home fries, 1/4 cup of eggs, and 2 teaspoons of black beans, followed by the cheese.
  • Fold the sides in and roll, making sure to keep all of the fillings inside when you roll.

To Eat and Store:

  • You can either serve right away or wrap tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Individually freeze on a sheet tray, and once frozen, place them in a labeled bag for long-term storage, for up to 3 months.

To Reheat from Frozen:

  • Unwrap the wrapping and place it on a plate seam side down.
  • Reheat in a microwave for 3-5 minutes or bake at 375 for 30 minutes, wrapped in foil, until heated through.

What To Serve With Frozen Breakfast Burritos?

Frozen Breakfast Burritos Pioneer Woman
Frozen Breakfast Burritos Pioneer Woman

How To Warm Your Tortillas For Rolling?

  • In a skillet: Heat a skillet on medium heat, and warm the tortillas on each side until they are warm.
  • In the microwave: Warm up a stack of tortillas by wrapping them in damp paper towels or damp kitchen towels and microwaving them for 15-30 seconds.

How To Properly Fold Your Burrito?

These Pioneer Woman Frozen Breakfast Burritos are great because they’re easy to grab and go. However, if they aren’t folded correctly, the filling will spill out and you’ll wind up hungry and nibbling off an empty tortilla.

Here is my method for rolling a burrito:

  • Heat the tortilla in the microwave for a few seconds to soften it (or warm it on the stove as described above)as it will be much easier to work with.
  • Fill the tortilla with the fillings at the bottom/center.
  • Fold the left and right sides of the tortilla together.
  • As you wrap the tortilla, pack the filling in with your fingers or a spoon.
  • Put a little bit of water on your finger and rub it around the edge of the tortilla to seal it.
  • Wrapping to freeze: Layout your foil, wax paper, or plastic wrap diagonally. To wrap it tightly, fold over the foil, plastic wrap, or wax paper that’s underneath. Label and store!

How To Store Frozen Breakfast Burritos?

You can keep the assembled Pioneer Woman Breakfast Burritos either in the refrigerator or in the freezer for an extended period of time!

How to freeze them:

  • Wrap each burrito individually in plastic wrap, wax paper, or aluminum foil. Place your foil/wrap on a diagonal for easy wrapping!
  • Once the burritos are wrapped, place them on a sheet pan, and flash freeze until solid, If you’re short on time you can skip this.
  • When frozen, store in a ziplock bag for long-term storage.

Note: If you cannot wrap your food well (it happens! ), wrap it again before freezing.

Frozen Breakfast Burritos Pioneer Woman
Frozen Breakfast Burritos Pioneer Woman

Freezing Tips & Tricks:

Here are a few of my best tips for storing Pioneer Woman Frozen Breakfast Burritos!

  • Wrap individually – The burritos are wrapped up separately in plastic wrap, wax paper, or foil so they are easy to heat up one at a time.
  • Roll diagonally – Whenever I wrap a burrito, I fold it up in the foil at a diagonal. This makes it very simple to wrap and unwrap.
  • Flash freeze – Before storing them all together, freeze the burritos on a sheet pan until solid.
  • Store in bags – Once the burritos have been frozen, transfer them to a large ziplock bag so they can last longer.
  • Label – You can keep track of how long the burritos have been in the freezer if you date the bags. This makes it so much easier to determine when they were made.

How Do I Keep My Frozen Breakfast Burritos From Getting Soggy?

There are a couple of ways you can ensure that your frozen breakfast burritos don’t get soggy:

  • Don’t over-cook the eggs: Eggs can “weep” or release moisture when cooked too long. To avoid this, cook them only until they are fluffy. You should also cook them uncovered to allow the moisture to evaporate.
  • Don’t use ingredients with high water content: Watery ingredients such as salsa can result in soggy burritos. Use thin sauces as dipping sauces instead of adding them to the burrito.
  • Pre-cook the veggies: Since vegetables release a lot of moisture while they cook, always sauté the veggies before adding them to the burrito to remove all the moisture.
Frozen Breakfast Burritos Pioneer Woman
Frozen Breakfast Burritos Pioneer Woman

How Long Can Frozen Breakfast Burritos Last In The Freezer?

An airtight container or ziplock bag will keep these burritos fresh for up to three days in the fridge or for up to three months in the freezer, keep in mind that Freezing them for longer than three months can cause them to lose moisture and develop freezer burn.

How Do You Reheat A Frozen Breakfast Burrito?

You can easily reheat your Pioneer Woman Frozen Breakfast Burritos either in the microwave or in the oven!

When reheating in the microwave, unwrap and place the seam side down on a plate. Microwave for 3-5 minutes or until heated through.

When reheating in the oven, preheat it to 375 F, keep them wrapped tightly in foil and bake them for 30 minutes until warmed through! If you want your tortilla to crisp up, remove the foil halfway through the baking time.

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Pioneer Woman Frozen Breakfast Burritos Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving

  • Calories 394.9
  • Total Fat 25.1g
  • Saturated Fat 10.1g
  • Cholesterol 225.8mg
  • Sodium 1019.1mg
  • Potassium 97mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 19.5g
  • Dietary Fiber 11g
  • Sugars 0g
  • Protein 21g
  • Vitamin A 13.5%
  • Vitamin C 5.6%
  • Calcium 20.4%
  • Iron 7.6%

Nutrition Facts Source: Source

Frozen Breakfast Burritos Pioneer Woman

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 20 minutesCook time: 30 minutesRest time: minutesTotal time: 50 minutesServings:8 servingsCalories:394.9 kcal Best Season:Available

Description

Freezer Breakfast Burritos from Pioneer Woman are a delicious, nutritious breakfast meal prep that you can grab and go any time of the day! They’re full of all of your favorite breakfast fixings, protein-rich, and will satisfy your hunger all morning long.

Ingredients

    Breakfast Burrito Fillings:

  • Home Fries:

Instructions

    For the Home Fries:

  1. Heat the oven to 375°F. In a large ovenproof skillet, heat the ghee over medium heat until hot, about 5 minutes.
  2. To the skillet, add the minced garlic, diced onion, and diced pepper. Cook, stirring often, for about five minutes or until the vegetables are slightly soft.
  3. Stir in the potatoes and cook for about ten minutes, if the potatoes stick to the pan, add more ghee.
  4. Add in garlic, paprika, salt, pepper, and cayenne, and mix until well combined.
  5. Transfer to the oven and bake for about 25 minutes or until the potatoes are soft, tender, and golden brown.
  6. Allow cooling slightly. Put in a bowl and set aside to assemble.
  7. Cook Eggs:

  8. In a bowl, crack the eggs and whisk them. Season with pepper and salt.
  9. Cook the eggs in a hot greased skillet over medium heat until they are fluffy and cooked through, but don’t overcook! Place aside.
  10. Cook Meat:

  11. Heat a medium skillet with ghee or oil of choice for the Italian sausage.
  12. Add the sausage to the pan and cook until completely cooked through and no pink remains.
  13. Remove the sausage from the heat and let it cool for a few minutes.
  14. Pulse the sausage once or twice in a food processor, or chop it finely.
  15. Black Beans:

  16. Rinse and drain black beans and set aside.
  17. To Assemble:

  18. After heating the tortilla, spread it out flat and fill the middle with 2 tablespoons of sausage, 2 tablespoons of home fries, 1/4 cup of eggs, and 2 teaspoons of black beans, followed by the cheese.
  19. Fold the sides in and roll, making sure to keep all of the fillings inside when you roll.
  20. To Eat and Store:

  21. You can either serve right away or wrap tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Individually freeze on a sheet tray, and once frozen, place them in a labeled bag for long-term storage, up to 3 months.
  22. To Reheat from Frozen:

  23. Unwrap the wrapping and place it on a plate seam side down.
  24. Reheat in a microwave for 3-5 minutes or bake at 375 for 30 minutes, wrapped in foil, until heated through.
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Nutrition Facts

Servings 8


Amount Per Serving
Calories 394.9
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25.1g39%
Saturated Fat 10.1g51%
Cholesterol 225.8mg76%
Sodium 1019.1mg43%
Potassium 97mg3%
Total Carbohydrate 19.5g7%
Dietary Fiber 11g44%
Sugars 0g
Protein 21g42%

Vitamin A 13.5%
Vitamin C 5.6%
Calcium 20.4%
Iron 7.6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.