Easy Breakfast Burrito Recipe
on Jan 26, 2021
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Breakfast burritos made with eggs, bacon, and tater tots are perfect to meal prep in advance or enjoy for any meal.
Breakfast burritos are one of my favorite breakfast for dinner meals. They are quick, easy, and freeze well if you want to make a double batch for later.
I am not a lover of cereal for breakfast. On the occasion that my kids eat cereal, I find that they are asking for snacks an hour later. I like to provide them with something that will stick to their bones a bit before heading to school or going about their day.
We’ve had breakfast burritos in the morning or for a quick and easy dinner. I like making a few extra so we can grab and go for a quick meal in the morning too. Or I’ll throw some in the freezer to eat later.
The addition of cooked tater tots in this recipe is so great. It takes the flavor to the next level in my opinion.
Can breakfast burritos be made vegetarian?
Yes! You can make breakfast burritos vegetarian by replacing the protein with sautéed vegetables and onions.
What goes with a breakfast burrito?
I think breakfast burritos can stand alone, but they would be great served with salsa, avocado, or a side of fruit.
More easy breakfast recipes:
- Easy Egg and Potato Breakfast Casserole
- 8 Simple Smoothie Recipes
- How to Make Overnight Oats – 5 Easy Recipes!
Easy Breakfast Burrito Recipe
- 1 bag tator tots,, about 32 ounces
- 12 to 16 ounces thick-cut bacon
- 12 eggs
- 1 to 1.5 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
- 1 chopped bell peppers
- 1 cup chopped tomatoes
- 8 freshly cooked tortillas
- hot sauce and/or salsa to taste
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Arrange your oven racks so that they are in the upper middle position and the lower middle position.
- Place the tator tots on a rimmed baking sheet.
- Cover a second rimmed baking sheet with foil and then put the raw bacon on the foil in an even layer (it’s ok if it over laps a little).
- Place the tator tots and the bacon on the two racks in the oven. Bake for 12 minutes and then switch their positions in the oven. Bake until the tator tots are crisp and the bacon is crisp, about 20-24 minutes of cooking time. If one pan gets done faster than the other, that’s find, take it out and let the second pan continue cooking as needed.
- While the potatoes are cooking, preheat a large nonstick or cast iron skillet over medium to medium high heat. Oil lightly. Crack all of the eggs into a medium bowl, scramble, and then cook the eggs in the hot skillet until cooked through. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- When the eggs are cooked through set aside.
- When the bacon is cooked through place it on a few layers of paper towel to absorb the extra grease. When it is cool enough to touch, chop it roughly into small pieces.
- To make your breakfast burritos add a few tator tots, a little crumbled bacon, some scrambled eggs, cheese, bell pepper, and tomato to a warm cooked tortilla. Add hot sauce, salsa, or ketchup to taste.
- Roll them up and enjoy.
- You don’t have to bake the tator tots and the bacon but it’s easy. Feel free to cook them however you prefer! Sometimes I’ll air-fry both or air-fry the tots and cook the bacon on the stove top. Do what’s easiest for you.
- There’s a lot of flexibility here! Swap out the bacon for cooked ham or sausage if you’d like and change up the veggies to taste.
- If you’d like to freeze these: omit the tomatoes and any salsa, they don’t freeze well and can be added when you reheat and serve them. Add your ingredients to the tortilla and roll them up tight. Place the rolled burrito on a square of foil and roll it up in the foil and tuck in the ends. Place multiple prepared breakfast burritos in a zipper-topped freezer bag. Label and freeze. See the post for details on three different ways to reheat the breakfast burritos.
Here’s how to fold your breakfast burrito:
Here’s how to freeze breakfast burritos:
If you’d like to freeze these:
- Omit the tomatoes and any salsa, they don’t freeze well and can be added when you reheat and serve them.
- Add your ingredients to the tortilla and roll them up tight.
- Place the rolled burrito on a square of foil and roll it up in the foil and tuck in the ends.
- Place multiple prepared breakfast burritos in a zipper-topped freezer bag. Label and freeze.
- See the post for details on three different ways to reheat the breakfast.
How to reheat frozen breakfast burritos:
- To reheat, thawed overnight in the refrigerator: (Best results and great if you remember)
Transfer burrito to the refrigerator the night before. Bake in foil, in a preheated oven 425 F 20 minutes, turning halfway. Unwrap foil and bake uncovered 5 minutes. Optional, you can also broil 2 to 3 minutes at the end to toast.
- To reheat direct from freezer to oven: (Best results if you forget to thaw the burritos, but takes longer)
Bake in a preheated oven 425 F 45 minutes turning halfway. Unwrap foil and bake uncovered 5 minutes. Optional, you can also broil 2 to 3 minutes at the end to toast. Let stand 2 minutes before eating.
- To reheat direct from freezer to microwave (Least favorite results, but quickest option) Remove the burrito from the foil and place on a microwave safe dish, cover with a paper towel microwave 1 minute. Turn then cook an additional 1 to 1 1/2 minutes. Let stand 2 minutes before eating. (optional, brown on a skillet 2 minutes on each side to toast, or broil 2 to 3 minutes.
How long can breakfast burritos stay in the freezer?
You can expect breakfast burritos to stay good in the freezer for up to 3 months if they are frozen properly in an airtight container.
You can’t go wrong with breakfast egg burritos made with eggs, tots, and of course bacon. Put this on your regular recipe rotation because they are so fast and fun!