One of the most popular recipes that I have seen on Pinterest I have seen has been the make ahead breakfast burrito. I swear I've seen ten different varieties of the same darn burrito, but none ever seemed that great to me, nor did they seem that healthy. In light of that, I developed my own spin on the burrito, and I must say, it is really tasty and filling.
Total time: 30-45 minutes (depending on how fast you can fold a burrito)
Servings: about 16 burritos, depending on how full you make them
Ingredients and gear:
- 1 qt of egg whites
- 8 whole eggs
- 2 C shredded part skim cheese (I've used mozzarella and Mexican blend)
- 2 small cans on diced green Chile peppers
- 2 packages of large whole wheat flour tortillas (in the picture I have the white flour tortillas because I went grocery shopping at a small store this week)
- 1 pound bag mixed pepper strips,or another vegetable if you so desire
- desired seasonings (salt, pepper, garlic, paprika, cayenne, whatever you want)
- aluminum foil - torn into squares that are about the size of the tortillas
- Put the eggs, egg whites, Chile peppers, peppers (or other veg), and seasonings into a large skillet. Whisk until the entire skillet is well mixed and the whole eggs are broken. You can do this in batches, but I don't because I don't want to double my work.
- Cook the eggs on medium, scrambling the mixture as it cooks.
- Once the eggs are cooked, set up your assembly line. You can use my method as a guide (see picture below).
- Assemble the burritos: Put a spatula full of eggs on the bottom third of the tortilla, sprinkle with some cheese, and fold the burritos. Here is a good video that shows exactly how to fold a burrito. Mine never look that good.
- Wrap in foil and place in the freezer.
- To reheat, remove foil (or don't and see a really awesome light show in your microwave), and heat up for 3 minutes on high. Then flip the burrito over and cook for another 2 minutes. Time varies by microwave.
- Eggs on the left, work space in the middle, bowl of cheese to the right, and tortillas waiting on the right. When assembling, I place a tortilla on the foil and then fold the burrito in the foil.