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Freezer-Friendly Denver Omelet Breakfast Burritos

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Servings 8

Wimpy breakfast burritos, get outta here. These babies are packed with egg, cheese, potatoes, peppers, and a ton of hearty and rich ham. This is a freezer breakfast that'll keep you full until lunch. ...MORE+ LESS-

Wholefully Wholefully
September 8, 2017

Ingredients

1/4
cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, divided
1
large onion, diced
1
large red bell pepper, diced
1
large green bell pepper, diced
1
package (16 oz) Cascadian Farm™ Frozen Organic Country Style Potatoes
Salt and pepper, to taste
Cooking spray
12
eggs, beaten
8
oz sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1
cup diced ham
8-10 Old El Paso™ flour tortillas for burritos

Steps

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  • 1
    Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add in the onion, red bell pepper and green bell pepper, and cook until tender, about 5 minutes.
  • 2
    Add in the remaining butter and the frozen potatoes. Cook, stirring frequently, until the potatoes are brown and soft, about 8 minutes. Remove from heat, season with salt and pepper, and set aside.
  • 3
    Heat a second large skillet over medium heat and spray liberally with cooking spray. Add in the eggs and scramble until cooked through, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in the cheese and ham. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.
  • 4
    Assemble the burritos by placing a heaping 1/3 cup each of the potato mixture and the egg mixture into the middle of a tortilla. Roll burrito closed.
  • 5
    Repeat with remaining ingredients. You should be able to get at least 8 burritos, but you might get up to 10 depending on how full you go.
  • 6
    To freeze: Roll each burrito in a square of aluminum foil. Then place in a gallon-size zip-top freezer bag.
  • 7
    To reheat in microwave: Remove frozen burrito from aluminum foil and wrap in paper towel. Microwave on high for 2-3 minutes or until heated through.
  • 8
    To reheat in oven: Place foil-wrapped burrito directly on the rack in a 350°F oven for 40-45 minutes. You can cut this time back to 10-15 minutes by defrosting the burrito in the fridge in the night before.

Expert Tips

  • Meal prepping is all the rage right now, and it really does work for a lot of folks, but here’s the honest truth about all those beautiful meal preps you see gracing Instagram—chances are, the person behind it spent hours and hours prepping all those meals. Now, I don’t know about you, but my limited weekend time is wayyyyyy too precious to devote half of it to cooking. Just because massive scale, Instagram-perfect meal prepping isn’t right for everyone, it doesn’t mean you can’t glean some awesome ideas from those meal prepping rock stars. Here is exactly how to get your food in the door of meal prep without it taking over your life: pick one area to focus on. Maybe you are terrible about having healthy snacks on hand. Or maybe your evenings are so packed that getting dinner on the table is almost impossible. Whatever your personal pain point is, identify it, and use meal prep to help you fix it. For me, it’s all about the breakfast. I know breakfast is important, but I more-often-than-I-care-to-admit fill up on coffee, use my caffeine high to jump right into work, and then don’t realize until lunchtime that I skipped breakfast. Not so healthy. Meal prep helps me solve that. I make my breakfast on the weekends, and then have it stashed in the freezer and ready to go. On weekday mornings, I just heat and eat. It takes longer for me to brew my pot of coffee! These Denver Omelet Breakfast Burritos are my latest meal prep breakfast fave. They are so hearty and filling! I can eat one of these babies first thing in the morning and not feel hungry again until lunch time (which is, honestly, somewhat of a miracle).

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
480
Calories from Fat
260
% Daily Value
Total Fat
28g
44%
Saturated Fat
13g
66%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
Cholesterol
335mg
111%
Sodium
880mg
37%
Potassium
470mg
13%
Total Carbohydrate
33g
11%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
4g
Protein
24g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%
30%
Vitamin C
40%
40%
Calcium
30%
30%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • Meal prepping is all the rage right now. It really does work for a lot of folks, but here’s the honest truth about all those beautiful meal preps you see gracing Instagram—chances are, the person behind it spent hours and hours prepping all those meals. Now, I don’t know about you, but my limited weekend time is wayyyyyy too precious to devote half of it to cooking.

    Just because massive scale, Instagram-perfect meal prepping isn’t right for everyone, it doesn’t mean you can’t glean some awesome ideas from those meal prepping rock stars. Here is exactly how to get your food in the door of meal prep without it taking over your life: pick one area to focus on.

    Maybe you are terrible about having healthy snacks on hand. Or maybe your evenings are so packed that getting dinner on the table is almost impossible. Whatever your personal pain point is, identify it, and use meal prep to help you fix it.

    For me, it’s all about the breakfast. I know breakfast is important, but I more-often-than-I-care-to-admit fill up on coffee, use my caffeine high to jump right into work, and then don’t realize until lunchtime that I skipped breakfast. Not so healthy. Meal prep helps me solve that. I make my breakfast on the weekends, and then have it stashed in the freezer and ready to go. On weekday mornings, I just heat and eat. It takes longer for me to brew my pot of coffee!

    These Denver Omelet Breakfast Burritos are my latest meal prep breakfast fave. They are so hearty and filling! I can eat one of these babies first thing in the morning and not feel hungry again until lunch time (which is, honestly, somewhat of a miracle).

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