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Ham, Egg & Green Chile Homemade Frozen Breakfast Burritos

Homemade Green Chile & Ham Frozen Breakfast Burritos - Make a big batch of breakfast burritos at home! Freeze them, then just microwave as needed. |

When it comes to breakfast, there’s probably two camps of people: those who are starving and need to eat something as soon as they wake up, and those who always skip breakfast. I fall somewhere in the middle. In general, I could take it or leave it. If there’s a granola bar around, or I feel like making a smoothie, I’ll have a little somethin’ somethin’. Other days, I just skate by on a cup of coffee and wait for lunch. However, I know breakfast is the most important meal of the day yada yada yada, so I am trying to become a regular breakfast eater.

It’s certainly a lot easier when you have something filling and delicious, pre-made and almost ready to eat, on hand. Breakfast burritos are the ultimate portable breakfast, but the packaged frozen ones (and the ones from the drive-thru) can be full of sodium and aren’t as customizable as I would like. That’s why I’ve started making big batches of my own homemade frozen breakfast burritos. Here, I used a simple combination of scrambled eggs, ham, green chiles and Monterey Jack cheese made with milk from members of the United Dairy Industry of Michigan. Wrap these babies up in foil and throw them in the freezer. Then, all you need to do is pop them in the microwave for a few minutes when you’re ready for a hot meal in the morning!

P.S. Check out these great tips from The Kitchn for making all kinds of burritos freezer-friendly!

Homemade Green Chile & Ham Frozen Breakfast Burritos - Make a big batch of breakfast burritos at home! Freeze them, then just microwave as needed. |

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Ham, Egg & Green Chile Homemade Frozen Breakfast Burritos

Yield: 8 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 4 minutes plus reheating


  • 12 eggs
  • Pinch of kosher salt and ground black pepper
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 can (4 ounces) diced green chiles, drained
  • 8 burrito-sized flour tortillas
  • 6 ounces fulled cooked smoked ham, cubed
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • Sour cream and salsa, for serving (optional)


  1. In large bowl, whisk eggs, salt and pepper until well beaten. Spray large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; pour in eggs. Cook over medium heat 4 to 6 minutes or until fully cooked, stirring to scramble frequently. Stir in green chiles. Transfer to plate and let stand until cool.
  2. Working with a few tortillas at a time, microwave tortillas 10 to 15 seconds to soften. Lay tortillas on work surface. Spoon cooled scrambled eggs down center of each tortilla; top with ham and cheese. Fold tortilla over filling; then fold in sides of tortilla and continue rolling to form burrito. Repeat with remaining tortillas and fillings.
  3. Wrap each burrito individually in aluminum foil. Place all burritos in large freezer bag and transfer to freezer.
  4. To reheat: Unwrap and discard foil. Place burrito on microwave-safe plate; cover with paper towel. Microwave on high 1-1/2 to 2 minutes or until hot. Serve with sour cream and salsa, if desired.

Adapted from Iowa Girl Eats.

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Disclosure: This post is part of an ongoing relationship I have with The United Dairy Industry of Michigan for recipe development. Posts like this help me pay for the costs associated with this blog (groceries…lots of groceries), and help support me as I pursue a career in recipe development and food photography. All opinions are 100% my own.


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7 Responses to “Ham, Egg & Green Chile Homemade Frozen Breakfast Burritos”

  1. Nancy @ gottagetbaked — September 18, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    I used to be a big advocate of eating breakfast every morning but in the last year, I’ve become so damn lazy. I wake up at the last possible minute, gas it to work and then just have a cup of tea while munching on crackers at my desk till lunch. Terrible! And sad because breakfast is my favourite meal! Your breakfast burrito looks delicious. I’m literally drooling right now thinking about scrambled eggs. I have a weird thing about not wanting to eat frozen food but I need to get over myself. Having ready made, homemade meals is where it’s at!


    • Lori Yates replied: — September 18th, 2014 @ 9:34 pm

      Haha yeah, some two sons (freezing + microwaving) add up to a success here 🙂


  2. hubstown — September 24, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    Soooooo bummed I was out-of-town for work when you made these.  I love breakfast and one of my favorites is breakfast burritos.  I imagine these were quite tasty . . . So much so, you might have to make them for me some upcoming weekend morning!


  3. Sian Ractliffe — February 4, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    these sound great but I’m new to freezer meals and don’t know what foods are and aren’t good to freeze – is it okay to freeze scrambled eggs? Just seems kind of weird to me.


    • Lori Yates replied: — February 4th, 2015 @ 10:39 pm

      Hi Sian – I tested this recipe a few times (freezer and all) and it came out great for me. Let me know how you like it, if you try it.


  4. Daina — March 19, 2015 at 12:28 am

    Hi, I was just wondering if you knew another way to reheat them besides the microwave. I’m ok with freezing foods, but not always down to microwave. Would it work to stick them in the oven or broiler inside the foil? Thanks


    • Lori Yates replied: — March 19th, 2015 @ 2:02 pm

      Hi Daina! I haven’t tried reheating them any other way, so I’m just not sure, sorry. If you do try it, let me know how it turns out!


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