Cheesy Bacon Loaded Breakfast Burritos stuffed with cheesy hashbrowns, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage and much more. Seasoned to perfection, and grilled. Perfect for grab-and-go breakfast for any day.
Check out this Cheese and Veggie Frittata and these Meat Lover’s Breakfast Sandwiches for other make-ahead breakfast ideas.
These loaded breakfast burritos are something special in this household! With the kids going back to school recently, it has been a struggle to get back into our everyday routine. This year we are adapting to the virtual school situation.
Does that not sound like a wonderful time, or what!? Fortunately for us, the teachers and school district have streamlined the schedules. With that being said, these loaded burritos are a lifesaver indeed!
Can I make them ahead and freeze or refrigerate them?
Absolutely! Make them ahead of time, eat a couple right away, and freeze the rest. Or, let them cool and freeze them all. Simply wrap them in aluminum foil and compile them in a large freezer zipper bag.
Label the bag, and freeze them up to a month. Since they are individually wrapped, it is easy to take them out as needed.
Once the kids (or you) are ready to head out, grab a burrito, take it out of the foil and wrap it in a moist paper towel and warm it up, and go! We are all about simple and easy over here, so these are perfect.
How to make the loaded breakfast burritos:
Gather all of your ingredients:
- Large flour tortillas
- Breakfast sausage
- Bell pepper, onion– Keep these in freezer at all times! They make life so much easier.
- Potatoes for hash browns
For the hashbrowns:
Dice onions and bell peppers, or use the pre-diced frozen blend. Add ½ cup oil to a nonstick skillet and begin cooking the shredded potatoes and bell pepper onion. Season the potatoes prior to flipping them over.
Cook in one even layer and cover the pan with a lid, for 7 minutes. Now flip them to the other side. Continue cooking process until they are golden brown and cooked through
Next, cook the bacon in the oven (which I prefer), place the cooling/baking rack over a baking sheet and lay the bacon out flat. Place in the oven that is already preheated to 350 degrees, take out midway through to flip it, and place it back in the oven
Next, begin browning the breakfast sausage. Add any remaining bell pepper or onion if desired. Using the spatula, break the sausage up into small pieces as it cooks.
After the sausage is cooked thoroughly, set aside on a paper towel lined plate to drain excess grease.
Begin to scramble your eggs in a bowl, scramble thoroughly to break the yolk and incorporate as much air as possible. Incorporating air during scrambling helps achieve a light fluffy egg! Cook the eggs in a non-stick skillet until done.
Remove the cooked bacon from the oven and let it cool. Once the bacon is cooled, crumble it and set aside.
It is time to build the loaded breakfast burritos! Start with sprinkling a small handful of cheese into the center of the tortilla. After that, layer the additional ingredients on top- use your best judgement to ensure there are enough for all of the tortillas.
Wrap the tortillas by folding one edge toward the center, then fold the outer edges towards the middle and begin wrapping. Grab the filling and roll as tightly as possible until the burrito is closed.
Grill the breakfast burritos:
Once all of the burritos are rolled, heat ½ cup vegetable oil in a clean skillet. Place the burritos in the oil SEAM SIDE DOWN. Cook the burritos for 2-3 minutes per side until they are golden brown.
Or, if you own a grilling pan, use this to achieve beautiful grill marks on the tortillas. No need to worry though, the skillet creates a beautiful golden brown crust as well. The point is, we want a crunch when biting into the burritos!
Remove them from the pan and enjoy immediately with your favorite salsa. If you would prefer to store them, place them in a freezer bag and freeze up to a month.
How do you reheat the burritos?
When you are ready to eat a frozen burrito, remove one from the freezer bag. Take it out of the foil, wrap it in a moist paper towel and microwave on high for 3 minutes.
Microwave times may vary depending on individual settings.
- 8 large Flour tortillas
- 4 Eggs, scrambled
- 5 pieces Bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 1 cup Breakfast sausage, cooked and crumbled
- 4 small to medium Potatoes, peeled and shredded
- 2 cups Cheddar cheese, Shredded
- 1 Bell pepper, diced (see notes)
- ½ Onion (see notes)
- ½ cup Vegetable oil
Seasoning (to taste)
- 1 tablespoon Seasoning salt
- ½ tablespoon Black pepper
- 1 teaspoon Garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon Onion powder
- Add ½ cup vegetable oil to a skillet. Season potatoes in a large bowl, place shredded potatoes in the hot oil and cook until golden brown and crispy.
- Cook bacon and crumble, then set aside. Add diced bell pepper to the breakfast sausage as it is cooking. After thoroughly cooked, set aside.
- Scramble eggs and set aside.
- Add the other ½ cup vegetable oil to a clean skillet over medium heat.
- Begin assembling burritos, place a small handful of cheese in the center of the tortilla, layer with hashbrown potatoes, eggs, sausage, and bacon.
- Fold one side of the tortilla to the center, then fold the 2 opposite sides towards the middle, and roll the tortilla with the stuffing as tight as possible until closed.
- Place burritos in the skillet with hot oil- seam side down. Grill on each side until golden brown, approximately 2-3 minutes per side.
- Remove from pan and let cool. Enjoy immediately, or place in a freezer bag and freeze up to 4 weeks.
Use pre-cut frozen bell pepper and onion blend in place of fresh if desired.
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Serving Size:1 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 640Total Fat: 40gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 26gCholesterol: 144mgSodium: 1393mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 4gSugar: 2gProtein: 24g
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