These super simple Low Carb Breakfast Burritos are a great thing to whip up and have in your freezer for those mornings you or your family need breakfast fast. Loaded with scrambled eggs, bacon, onions and peppers, and cheesy goodness makes it easy to be glad you started your day out with a hearty breakfast! They are delicious and so easy to change up that you’ll never get tired of them!
What Do You Do With Eggs, Eggs, and More Eggs!
Have you every found yourself with an over abundance of eggs in the refrigerator? So many in fact, that you’re wondering if your family will be able to eat them all before they go bad?
No? Yes? Just me? Okay, well if you are there with me my lovelies this post is for you! My egg cup is overflowing and really I’m not mad at about it. How can that be a bad thing these days?
So, like so many other families this year, we decided to take up the reigns of raising our own chickens back in early spring in hopes to establish a reliable food source for ourselves in case there were major shortages.
That is so strange to thing about even now as I type that. Crazy 2020!
After a few mishaps and a lot of mumbling and fussing under my breath, I have survived my first 8 months of being a chicken lady. Thankfully they have all started to lay.
Well, except for the rooster of course, lol. But he’s around because he’s my pretty bird and the defender of my lady birds!
I’d say we have definitely hit a stride with our flock because they are suppling about 5 to 6 eggs a day! That means we have that steady supply of eggs for the three of us, plus we are able to share with family and friends in need of a organic and healthy protein source as well.
If there is one thing 2020 has taught me, it is that we need to be prepared for anything when it comes to food and household supplies. I mean come on, did you every think we’d all be on a scavenger hunt for toilet paper? Yeah, me either friends!
But let’s not waste time on trying to figure that one out, lets talk about one way I’ve found to take advantage of all my extra eggs and to feel more prepare for things to come! Whether there be more shortages or just busy weekday morning where you need breakfast fast!
How Do You Make Low Carb Burritos Freezer?
Of course there are a lot of different ways to customize the breakfast burrito for you and your family, but my go-to version (this recipe I’m sharing today) is the version I do the most for my family.
My husband and son like the more meat the better so sometimes I add both bacon and sausage if I’m feeling extra nice! This recipe version below in the recipe card includes:
- scrambles eggs
- crumbled bacon or sausage
- sautéed onions
- sautéed peppers
- shredded Cheese
- low carb tortillas or your favorite low carb wraps
You can see that I chose to keep mine very simple when it comes to ingredients, but these just happen to be my husband and son’s favorites.
If I were making them all for myself I’d toss in some more veggies like mushroom or spinach. But even with these simple five ingredients I promise you they are flavorful and very filling.
The steps for making these freezer burritos are just as simple as picking out your favorite ingredients. With just a little veggie prep and about 20 minutes cooking you can have all the ingredients ready to go.
After the ingredients are cooked it is important to give them some time to cool completely before you assemble and wrap your freezer burritos.
Letting all the filling ingredients completely cool before rolling them up will help decrease the amount of liquid that will form in the freezing process.
If we were to roll all the warm filling up without letting it cool this would cause a lot of moisture to release into the tortilla causing them to be soggy and mushy and trust me that doesn’t make fore a pleasant breakfast experience.
Once everything is cooled the rest is easy peasy! You’ll need to add about 1/3 cup of the egg filling into you tortillas (the medium ones that are about 6 net carbs). Fold the ends in on both sides and roll it up. I get about 14 to 16 out of this recipe.
After you have completed rolling all of them you are ready to wrap them for freezer storage. Sometimes I wrap mine in parchment paper then in foil but if I only have one of the other I’ll just use what I have.
Yes, I said foil! Listen friends, I know there are some that do not like to use aluminum foil and that is totally fine, but please keep in mind that we each are free to use what works for us, okay?
After I’ve rolled and wrapped each of them I place them all in a large freezer bag and put them in me big freezer for later when needed.
We can find about 32 of these breakfast burritos out in that freezer right now thanks to my sweet laying hens!
Reheating Frozen Breakfast Burritos in the Oven or Microwave
Though it’ll take longer than with the microwave, the oven method is my family’s preferred way to reheat these yummy burritos. It is also the way I’m going to recommend that you reheat them as well.
Reheating them in the oven lends to a crispy outer tortilla if done right, which means you’ll be avoiding any chance of a soggy breakfast burrito which nobody would enjoy.
To use the oven method you could keep them wrapped in the foil and bake them for about 35 to 45 minutes at 350 and check them to see if they are ready.
However, I really suggest you pull them out the night before you need them and let them thaw overnight in the fridge, this makes things a lot quicker in the mornings.
Once they are thawed, simply unwrap them and place them on a baking sheet to bake at 350 degrees on the top rack for 25-30 minutes. For an added flavor I like to brush them outside with melted butter or coconut oil before baking. This also help crisp up the tortilla.
However, if you don’t want to use the oven each time, you can easily reheat these freezer breakfast burritos in the microwave. If you want to use this method first you’ll need to remove the frozen breakfast burrito from the foil and wrap it in a paper towel.
Next, place it on a plate and microwave for a total of 4 to 5 minutes on low power (if you have that option on your microwave). Keep in mind microwaves vary so much from brand to brand and wattage so I suggest starting with 2 minutes and do an additional minute each time until it is warm in the center.
Let stand for a minute or so to cool before eating the burrito because it will be very hot. You can also thaw your burrito overnight in the fridge for the microwave method as well which will cut your cooking time in half so I again recommend that.
Now that I’ve shared how to make these beauties and how to freezer them I hope you are ready to give them a try soon! Happy eating my friends and I pray you have many blessings around your table!
Freezer breakfast burritos make for a great filling breakfast loaded with eggs, bacon or sausage, veggies, cheese, and more. This easy, make-ahead breakfast recipe is great to have on hand for busy mornings or quick dinners.
- 16 low carb tortillas or wraps of choice
- 2 dozen eggs, beaten
- 2 cups of shredded cheese
- 1 1/2 cups of cooked bacon or sausage crumbles
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
- 1 medium green pepper, chopped
- 1 Tablespoon of oil (for sautéing onions and peppers)
- salt and pepper to taste
- Crack the two dozen eggs into a large bowl with salt and pepper to taste and beat well. Set aside and prepare the veggies.
- Add the oil for sautéing to a large skillet over medium heat. Add in the chopped onions, peppers, and cook them until they are tender.
- Once the onions and peppers are tender slowly poor in the egg mixture and scramble the eggs over medium low heat. Be care not to over cook them as they will end up super tough in the reheating process. I like to cook my eggs to a soft scramble then they cook more in the reheating stage without getting tough and dry.
- After the eggs are cooked remove them from the heat source and add the cooked bacon or sausage crumbles. Let them cool completely before filling the freezer burritos. When cool stir in all the cheese into the egg mixture.
- To begin making your burritos take a low carb tortilla or low carb wrap of your choice and fil it about 1/3 cup of scrambled egg mixture and fold in each end before rolling the burrito.
- Lastly wrap the burrito in parchment paper then in foil to protect it in the freezer. Continue filling and rolling the burritos until you have completed all of them.
- Place the wrapped burritos in a large freezer bag and freezer until you need to serve them.
- When you are ready to eat I suggest thawing them in the fridge over night for the morning you want them. For best results my family loves to remove the thawed burritos from their wrappings and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. This makes the inside so warm and tasty inside the toasted tortilla.
- These can be heated in the microwave by removing them from the foil and paper before wrapping them in a paper towel and warming for 1 minute before checking to see if they are warm enough. If they need more time I suggest doing it in 30 second intervals so you don't overheat the burrito. It will be come tough if overcooked.
Amount Per ServingCalories 270Total Fat 14gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 164mgSodium 485mgCarbohydrates 19gNet Carbohydrates 7gFiber 13gSugar 3gProtein 19g
I am not a nutritionist. If you have strict dietary needs I always recommend using an online nutrition calculator to calculate your totals using your exact brands you're using in this recipe as values may vary per brand.
I am a southern girl through and through that loves to laugh, cook, read and spend time with family. My passions outside of home schooling my son are ministering to those in need and creating art in the kitchen! Every day is an adventure in our little house and I wouldn’t trade it or the chance to share here with you for anything!