How long do breakfast burritos last in the fridge?

In this article, we will answer the question “How long do breakfast burritos last in the fridge?”, and how to make meal prep breakfast burritos?

This article also includes a brief guide on how to safely freeze and reheat breakfast burritos along with its side-dish serving options. 

How long do breakfast burritos last in the fridge?

Breakfast burritos only last 3-4 days in the fridge. Freezing increases the shelf-life of the breakfast burritos up to 3 months. More on freezing burritos in the article below.

How to make meal prep breakfast burritos?

Ingredients 

Eggs: The tip is to slightly undercook your eggs so that the cooking process is completed in the residual heat.

Sausage: Sausage links or patties cut into julienne shape or turkey sausage can also be used instead of the regular pork breakfast sausage. Bacon or ham also makes for a good substitute.

Salsa: A slightly thicker version is perfect but you can go with whatever is available.

Cheese: Pure cheddar cheese is added after shredding. However, other types of cheese particularly shredded Swiss, Monterey Jack or Pepper Jack cheese would work too.

Flour tortillas: Make the burrito-size big because duh!

Optional ingredients: add sriracha if you like the taste of it. Hash brown or diced potatoes, peppers, onions, jalapenos, etc can also be added If that’s what you’re into. It all comes down to personal preference.

How to freeze breakfast burritos?

Pre-freeze the burritos by placing them on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Make sure the burritos do not touch each other and spread in a single layer on the sheet pan. When the burritos are firm enough, transfer them to a heavy-duty freezer bag. 

Put a label on it if you like and pop it in the freezer. The label won’t be a problem because these burritos will freeze for about 2 weeks or so.

Can I reheat breakfast burritos?

Let the burritos thaw in the fridge overnight. Then reheat the burritos in the microwave. Burritos can also be reheated directly from the frozen. Watch out for any hot spots. To avoid the hot spots, check your burritos after regular intervals of microwaving.

What to serve with breakfast burritos?

Breakfast burritos are best served with some fresh fruits, salsa, sour cream, jalapeno slices, guacamole. This step is completely optional as the burritos are fine on their own too. 

Other side dish options for breakfast burritos include Mexican salad, Mexican coleslaw, Nachos, Mexican Black beans, Pico De Gallo, Esquites, and Mexican rice with Chipotle.

Meal prep breakfast burritos recipe 

Ingredients 

  • 12 eggs, beaten
  • 1 pound sausage, browned and drained
  • ¾ cup salsa
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 24 flour tortillas

Instructions 

  1. Make the scrambled eggs. Turn off the heat before the eggs are about to be fully cooked. Splash some salsa and toss in the cooked sausage strips.
  1. Warm the tortillas safely in the microwave. Take them out and cover them with a damp paper towel until you use them to assemble the burritos.
  1. Spread the flour tortilla and pack it with some egg/sausage mixture and cheese on top.
  1. Roll the burrito and voila! Homemade burritos are ready. 

Nutrition information 

The following nutrition information applies to 1g serving of the breakfast burritos prepared by the above-mentioned recipe.

Calories 200Sodium 473mg
Total fat12gCarbohydrates 16g
Saturated fat 5gFiber 1g
Unsaturated fat 0gSugar 2g
Cholesterol 105mgProtein 10g

How to prevent breakfast burritos from becoming soggy?

It all starts with the filling. The filling should be at room temperature before the burrito is rolled. The steam trapped inside from the hot filling makes the burritos go soggy in most cases. 

Tightly packing the burritos is another factor that can prevent them from becoming soggy by blocking out all the air. 

Double wrapping the burritos is also very helpful. Wrap first with a plastic sheet and then using aluminum foil. Reheat your breakfast burritos in the microwave or toaster oven if you want them nice and crispy.

Why does tortilla size matter?

When making breakfast burritos, you need to specifically look for ‘Large’ tortillas. These often come in the range of 10-12 inches. 

Using smaller tortillas will end up breaking or fail to wrap around the filling and nobody wants their burrito filling falling apart! 

When it comes to the best type of tortilla to make burritos, go for the whole wheat ones. The corn tortillas don’t freeze well. Besides, they are difficult to wrap due to their crumbly texture. 

Conclusion

In this article, we answered the question “How long do breakfast burritos last in the fridge?”, and how to make meal prep breakfast burritos?

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