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Make Ahead Breakfast Burritos

Keep mornings easy with these wonderful freezer breakfast burritos. Make them ahead of time, freeze and microwave for an easy grab and go breakfast. These delicious Huevos Rancheros breakfast burritos are filled with spicy black beans, onions, garlic, and eggs.

a burrito with scrambled eggs, cheese, and beans on a plate next to a cup of coffee.

Today is the beginning of a new school year here in Texas and over the weekend, I made a batch of these huevos rancheros breakfast burritos to make our mornings easier.

Each of these burritos is filled with black beans, eggs, cheese and cilantro and individually frozen.  In the mornings, we grab one and put it in the microwave to heat and can enjoy a delicious breakfast in minutes.

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I make these for my husband and daughter but if you're one of my readers who come to One Dish Kitchen for single serving recipes, these breakfast burritos will be perfect for you.

Why I Love This Recipe

  • Convenience! Although I enjoy making breakfast each morning, there are some days when I simply don't have time. This is when a breakfast burrito comes in handy.
  • The flavors in this burrito are incredible. They're perfectly spiced and filled with so much flavor.

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burritos individually wrapped in plastic wrap on a plate next to a pink tray filled with eggs.

Ingredients

See recipe box below for ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions.

  • butter
  • onions
  • ground cumin
  • salt
  • garlic
  • chipotle peppers
  • black beans
  • eggs
  • tortillas (store-bought or homemade)
  • cheddar cheese
  • cilantro (optional)

How To Make Breakfast Burritos

These freezer breakfast burritos come together so quickly.

Step 1: Open up a can of black beans, rinse them and drain them. Heat them in a pan along with chopped onions and garlic and a few chopped chipotle peppers.

Pro Tip: I like my breakfast burritos a little spicy but if you don't, just leave the chipotle peppers out.

A bowl of black beans, chipotle peppers, and onions on a metal tray with a small bowl of sliced limes

Step 2: Spread a layer of the black beans on top of a tortilla, then layer with scrambled eggs, cheese and a little cilantro.

a hand holding a half of a burrito dipping into a bowl of chili sauce.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Freeze Breakfast Burritos?

These breakfast burritos take literally minutes to make and after the burritos are assembled, wrap them in plastic wrap and store them in a large zip top bag.

How Do I Heat Frozen Breakfast Burritos?

If heating from frozen, unwrap and microwave on high for 1 to 2 minutes or until heated through.

What Should I Serve With Breakfast Burritos?

You might consider serving any of these recipes with your breakfast burritos:
Hash Browns
Baked Oatmeal
Tropical Smoothie

individually wrapped burritos next to a large ziptop bag sitting on a silver tray next to a bowl of shredded cheddar cheese.

Ways To Use Leftover Ingredients

If you have any ingredients left over from these freezer burritos, you might like to consider using them in any of these single serving and small batch recipes.

These easy breakfast burritos will surely make your morning easier.  A healthy, protein-packed breakfast that will take the stress out of the breakfast rush.

Expert Tips

  • You control the spice level of your burritos. Feel free to leave the peppers out if you prefer your breakfast burritos to be less spicy.
  • To prevent soggy burritos, make sure that the filling is room temperature before rolling the burritos and roll them tightly to keep out moisture.
  • Breakfast burritos will last in the fridge for up to 3 days.

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Make Ahead Breakfast Burritos

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Breakfast
Keywords: burritos
Servings: 10 burritos
Calories: 217kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons salted butter , divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 3-4 ounces canned chipotle peppers almost 1/2 can of a 7- can of Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce. (I used Goya brand)
  • 1 15-ounce can black beans , rinsed and drained
  • 8 large eggs , lightly beaten
  • 10 tortillas
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves

Instructions

  • Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the onions, cumin, and salt and cook stirring occasionally for 5 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes longer.
  • Add the chipotle peppers and cook for a minute, stirring.
  • Add the beans and cook for a minute more. Remove from heat. Set aside.
  • In a separate skillet, melt the remaining tablespoon butter, swirl pan to coat. Add the eggs; cook 4-5 minutes or until eggs are cooked. Remove from heat, transfer eggs to a plate and set aside to cool slightly.
  • Place tortillas on a work surface. Add a large spoonful of the beans in the center of the tortilla, followed by another large spoonful of the eggs (roughly 1/4 cup), followed by 1 tablespoon of shredded cheddar cheese, and 1/2 teaspoon chopped cilantro.
  • To fold the burrito: Fold the sides in, use your thumbs to bring up the bottom of the tortilla, roll up the tortilla tightly.
  • Wrap each burrito in plastic wrap and place burritos in a large plastic bag. Store for up to 3 months.
  • If heating from frozen, unwrap and microwave on high for 1 to 2 minutes or until heated through.
    If heating from thawed, microwave 60 to 90 seconds.

Notes

Expert Tips
  • You control the spice level of your burritos. Feel free to leave the peppers out if you prefer your breakfast burritos to be less spicy.
  • To prevent soggy burritos, make sure that the filling is room temperature before rolling the burritos and roll them tightly to keep out moisture.
  • Breakfast burritos will last in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 217kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 166mg | Sodium: 469mg | Potassium: 123mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 400IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 139mg | Iron: 1.8mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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15 thoughts on “Make Ahead Breakfast Burritos”

  1. Looks very interesting, going to make a batch for freezing. While in California, the Huevos Rancheros burritos contained shredded roast beef, really was delicious. Have not found any recipes on the internet, guess I could just throw some in and see what happens.

  2. These look delicious! I’ll be making them for a girlfriend’s trip to the beach. Couple of questions. So, flour tortillas right? 10 inch? Defrost then heat how? Microwave? Time/Temp? Traditional oven? Time/Temp? Or fried? Thanks for all the wonderful recipes. Can’t wait for the cookbook! ! !

    1. Hi Sharon,
      Thank you for catching that I didn’t add the reheating instructions. They have been added to the recipe card.
      Yes, use 8 or 10-inch flour tortillas.
      Reheating instructions: If heating from frozen, unwrap and microwave on high for 1 to 2 minutes or until heated through.
      If heating from thawed, microwave 60 to 90 seconds.
      Enjoy your trip!
      Joanie

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