by Texas Homesteader ~
We keep a small flock of hens her on the Homestead. Not only do they provide free pest control (and they LOVE their jobs!) but also plenty of fresh eggs. When they provide more than we can eat I make my own convenience food: Freezer Breakfast Burritos.
Free-Range Eggs More Nutritious
We buy young chickens each spring. When they’re about 20-25 weeks old we finally get to collect eggs each day from our small flock of free-range chickens.
This post on Mother Earth News indicates that pastured poultry lay more nutritious eggs than the supermarket counterparts. According to the article:
Pastured Poultry’s Egg Nutrition
- 1/3 less cholesterol
- 1/4 less saturated fat
- 2/3 more vitamin A
- 2 times more omega 3 fatty acids
- 3 times more vitamin E
- 7 times more beta carotene
- 4-6 times more vitamin D!
Wow, that’s a powerful nutritional punch! You GO girls!
So I want to make sure none of these precious eggs goes to waste. To put them to good use I’m coming up with ways to use them while they’re fresh, nutritious and delicious.
Today I’ll be making breakfast burritos. And I’ll make a lot so we can enjoy one of our favorite supper options; ‘Breakfast For Dinner’ tonight.
Then I’ll assemble & freeze the remainder of the breakfast burritos for future meals. Here’s what I did:
Making Breakfast Burritos
I like my breakfast burritos with potato, sausage, egg and cheese. But you can add bacon, grilled onions & peppers – whatever you like!
To prepare my breakfast burrito I first grated a raw potato into my oiled cast-iron skillet and cooked it until it was tender & slightly crisp. Then I added a couple of cubed pre-cooked breakfast sausage patties and heated it all through.
(NOTE: sometimes I make my own Breakfast Sausage using the ground pork we aaaaalways have in the freezer. It’s so much cheaper to just add these Homemade Breakfast Sausage Seasonings and go!)
Finally I add the beaten eggs and cook everything to a fluffy goodness. A handful of shredded cheddar cheese stirred into the mix is delicious too.
RancherMan & I really enjoyed this first batch of pastured-egg breakfast burrito goodness topped with salsa and rolled into a tortilla. Having breakfast for dinner is one of our faves.
My Own Convenience Food In The Freezer
To preserve the remainder I lined up tortillas, added some of the egg mixture to the middle of each tortilla, topped with some shredded cheese and rolled them up into an open-top envelope.
Once they were rolled up I placed them into a zippered plastic bag (well, actually a repurposed zippered bag from the tortillas!) and placed them in the freezer.
After they are fully frozen I’ll place this bag into a freezer bag to further protect them from freezer burn.
Although to be perfectly honest I’m not sure these will stay in the freezer long anyway!
This make-it-yourself convenience food will make quick heat & eat meals for RancherMan & me. Those fresh eggs get put to a good use and I have my own freezer convenience meals at my fingertips for pennies.
And it would also make a nice hot healthy breakfast for the kiddos before they head off to school. Or even yourself when there’s just no time for breakfast. These breakfast burritos can be eaten with one hand.
No need to buy those overpriced pre-packaged breakfast burritos from the store. They’re super simple and very inexpensive to make them yourself.
Plus, you know, they’re delicious and fully customizable!
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