Saturday, September 26, 2009

Freezer Ham, Egg, and Cheese English Muffins and Breakfast Burritos

We’ve enjoyed making breakfast burgers and breakfast burritos for awhile now; they are so convenient and delicious on work day mornings. This morning I restocked our stash, making 12 of each. This time I varied the breakfast sandwiches by making Ham, Egg, and Cheese English Muffins and changed up the burritos a little by mixing the eggs and cheese with the sausage while cooking.

I tallied up the price of making each:

  • English muffin sandwiches – $.62 a piece or $7.45 for 12 with coupons, without is $11.45
  • Breakfast Burritos – $.84 a piece or $10.11 for 12 with coupons, without is $12.23

If nothing else, these are one good reason for Monday to come…

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12 English muffins, toasted
12 eggs, beaten
6 American cheese slices, halved
12 deli ham slices

Scramble eggs; while eggs are cooking, split and toast muffins. Once eggs are cooked and cooled, set up an assembly line of muffins, eggs, cheese, ham; assemble and then wrap in plastic wrap.

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Freeze wrapped egg sandwiches in freezer bags or freezer boxes. I place the wrapped sandwiches back into their original bag.

To heat: Wrap in a paper towel and microwave for 45-65 seconds. Be careful it will be nice and hot.

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Recipe courtesy of Real Mom Kitchen

Freezer Breakfast Burritos

You can also stir salsa into the egg mixture, but Andy prefers to have the salsa on the side for dipping.

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12 eggs, beaten
1 lb bulk sausage
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
12 flour tortillas

In a large skillet, cook and drain sausage.  Add eggs to the sausage and scramble until done. Remove from heat, stir in shredded cheese. (You could mix in 1/2 cup salsa here if you’d like). Warm tortillas in microwave 20-30 seconds or until warm and flexible. Place 1/2 cup egg mixture into tortilla; roll burrito-style. Freeze burritos in single layer on a cookie sheet. When fully frozen (in about 1 hour) place burritos in large zip-top freezer bag; freeze.

To heat: Wrap in a paper towel and microwave until heated through, about 90 seconds.

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Recipe courtesy of Real Mom Kitchen


Danko Family said...

Wow Jess...this is such a great idea. I think I might make these one day for Eric and surprise him with them. He makes himself a "2 egg wrap with cheese" every morning. It would be so much easier for him to get ready and get out the door in the morning by microwaving these! I'm stealing it from ya!!!!

craftycook said...

Great post. If you ever want the eggs to look more like the Mcdonald's ones, you can use a tuna can. Basically, you cut the top and bottom of the can off using a can opener. Clean the ring that's left really, really well. lightly oil the ring. Place in on your griddle, and pour the whisked egg into the ring. easy.

craftycook said...

btw, have you ever made english muffins from scratch? I'm tempted to try it, but have never made them...I didn't know if you have any good recipes!

Jessica @ JJsVinBlanc said...

I've not made Eng Muffins but have wanted to as well. This is a recipe I have on file to try making. I'd swap for half whole wheat flour - says you can make into a loaf or traditional muffins.