Kelli, over at Lets Start Saving Now, shares with us the secret to saving some money on breakfast. I love that this recipe is so easy and that I can make it as healthy as I want (or as the budget allows). She and I both suffer from fibromyalgia, so mornings can be hard for us to deal with. This easy recipe means a good breakfast for the family that I can make when I’m feeling good and serve when I’m not.
Do you have someone in your family that always wants to stop to get fast food breakfast? Usually, their excuse is they don’t have time to fix anything for breakfast. At least, that is my hubby’s excuse. I’m tired of the hubby stopping in the mornings before school to get fast food breakfast.
I hate getting up early (my fibromyalgia is not good in the mornings). So, I decided to cook a bunch of breakfast burritos and freeze them. All he (or my daughter) has to do is warm it up in the morning. It saves him time and money. Now, he can eat something he likes without waiting in the drive thru lane.
By making them my self, it will save us loads of money. In addition, I know what he is eating. He has diabetes, and needs to work on his diet. Don’t get me wrong, these aren’t the healthiest things in the world, but they are better than fast food.
On this occasion, I made 15. I made half of them sausage and egg, the other half were sausage, egg, and cheese.
My cost was about $5 for 15 breakfast burritos or about $.33 a piece. A pretty good deal if you ask me.
Make sure you label the bag with what type of burritos they are and the date.
Have fun!! Make them the way your family likes them. Change up the recipe, maybe add some onions, or potatoes either shredded like hash browns or small cubes. Check out the ingredients some of your favorite fast food places use. By doing them yourself, you can really cut down on the grease and make them healthier, while saving money.
Now for some variations . . . Mr. Money Saving Parent and I love a fully loaded burrito, so you can also use some butter in a skillet to saute some chopped onions and or green peppers. Frozen hash browns or chopped potatoes can be cooked and added to the mix. Don’t like sausage? Switch it up use cooked bacon or ham.
If you like this recipe, you may like some of her others too. Check them out!
- 1 lb breakfast sausage ($1 on sale, w/ coupon)
- 12 eggs (around $1.80)
- 1 c shredded cheese (about $1 - bought a huge bag)
- A little bit of milk for scrambled eggs (maybe $.25 worth)
- 15 tortillas (maybe $1 - bought a large bag, check Hispanic markets - they are cheaper there)
- Optional ingredients:
- Frozen Hash Browns
- Green Pepper
- Cut up the sausage into patties, and cook in a skillet.
- Put on paper towels, and pat down with paper towels to get rid of excess grease.
- Whisk the eggs together with a little bit of milk. (I didn't measure probably between ¼-1/2 c of milk.)
- I used the same skillet after I got rid of most of the grease to cook your eggs. I love having some of the sausage bits that are left in the skillet in my eggs.
- Cook your scrambled eggs. Break the eggs up into small pieces.
- Cut or break your sausage into small pieces.
- After everything is cooked, line up everything into an assembly line of tortillas, eggs, sausage, and cheese.
- Put a little bit of egg, sausage, and cheese on each tortilla (or half of them, like I did).
- Roll burritos by folding sides in a little bit, fold over bottom, then roll towards the top of the burrito.
- Place on plate with the smooth side of the burrito on top, and the end of the tortilla on the bottom. This way it won't unroll on you.
- Spray a skillet with non stick spray, or add a little bit of olive oil to a skillet.
- Place burritos in hot skillet to grill both sides until they are light brown.
- After the burritos have cooled, wrap each burrito in a little bit of wax paper or parchment paper (optional), and place in a freezer bag.