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Vegetarian Breakfast Burrito Perfect for Meal Prep

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There is nothing better than starting your day with Mexican food and this vegetarian breakfast burrito is the perfect make ahead breakfast. Stock your freezer with them and you’ll have healthy breakfasts all week long!

Yet another journey into my use of vegetarian sausages!

Since we’ve gone part-time vegetarian (is this what you call flexitarian?) we’ve been experimenting with recipes using vegetarian sausages. So far we’ve done a toad in the hole and a sausage casserole (coming soon to the blog!) and now these vegetarian breakfast burritos.

Vegetarian breakfast burrito on a striped cloth and wrapped in foil on a marble background

Every now and then I like to imagine I’m the type of person who has a freezer stocked with healthy breakfasts. My weekday breakfasts tend to be severely lacking.

Most days I’ll eat a yoghurt at my desk once I get to work but every now and then I wonder what it would be like to be able to grab a delicious breakfast on my way out the door instead.

And then I create something like this vegetarian breakfast burrito.

Vegetarian breakfast burrito in foil on a striped cloth

Guacamole for vegetarian breakfast burrito

My favourite thing about this easy breakfast burrito recipe has to be that it freezes so well. I made a batch to freeze a couple and when we got them out the freezer and put them in the oven they came out so so well.

What do you put in a breakfast burrito?

  • Kidney Beans – Or any other type of bean you like. I like the heartiness of kidney beans but this would work great with black beans or even cannellini beans so use whatever you like or have on hand.
  • Cooked Rice or Quinoa – This helps to add extra texture and make these breakfast burritos extra filling. This is a great way to use up extra grains or cook whatever you like to use in the burritos.
  • Vegetarian Sausages – For these breakfast burritos we used Linda McCartney Chorizo Sausages but you could use whatever brand you prefer. Or you could even use meaty ones if you prefer. Or leave them out all together and add a little extra grain.
  • Spinach Leaves – Or another leafy green, kale would be delicious too!
  • Eggs – To add the egg to these burritos I lightly scrambled them and then stirred them through the rice  and they add that extra bit of protein which helps to fill you up.
  • Cheddar – Or you could switch it up for another cheese if you like but I like a classic bit of cheddar.

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Vegetarian breakfast burrito on a striped cloth

How to freeze a vegetarian breakfast burrito

These breakfast burritos are so easy to freeze for a later date. Simply make the burritos and wrap them in foil or cling film then leave them to cool and freeze until ready to use.

How to reheat frozen vegetarian breakfast burritos

I often eat these burritos straight from frozen by reheating them in the oven. Place the frozen burrito in a preheated oven at 200°C for half an hour. Alternatively you could defrost the burrito overnight and pop in the oven or in a sandwich grill for a couple of minutes to warm through.

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Vegetarian breakfast burrito on a striped cloth over a marble background

How do you make an easy vegetarian breakfast burrito?

  1. Start by frying the onion on low then add the garlic and spices and cooking until softened. Add the cooked rice or quinoa and stir to coat in the spices.
  2. Push the rice to one side of the pan and pour in the egg. Wait a minute for the eggs to start cooking then stir to scramble before stirring through the rice mixture.
  3. Add the beans, cheese, sausages and spinach and stir through until the spinach has wilted.
  4. Place 2-3 spoonfuls of the mixture on a tortilla and roll into a burrito. Repeat with the rest of the burritos. Wrap in foil and either freeze or serve.

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Vegetarian breakfast burrito wrapped in foil

Vegetarian breakfast burrito on a striped cloth over a marble background

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Vegetarian breakfast burrito on a striped cloth

Vegetarian Breakfast Burrito Perfect for Meal Prep

There is nothing better than starting your day with Mexican food and this vegetarian breakfast burrito is the perfect make ahead breakfast. Stock your freezer with them and you'll have healthy breakfasts all week long!
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 burritos
Calories: 300kcal
Author: Amy

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Onion chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic crushed
  • 1 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1 tbsp Cumin
  • 2 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tsp Coriander
  • 1 tsp Chilli Powder
  • Pinch Chilli Flakes
  • 200 g Leftover Cooked Rice or Quinoa
  • 3 Eggs
  • 50 ml Milk
  • 4 Vegetarian Sausages cooked to packet instructions and chopped into chunks
  • 2 big handfuls Spinach Leaves
  • 1 400g tin Kidney Beans drained
  • 50 g Cheddar grated
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 4 Tortillas
  • Sour Cream, Hot Sauce and Coriander to serve

Instructions

  • Heat the oil over a medium heat and fry the onion for a couple of minutes before adding the garlic and all of the spices. Cook for another couple of minutes until fragrant.
  • Add the cooked rice or quinoa and stir to coat in the spices. Beat the eggs with the milk and season to taste. Push the rice to one side of the pan and pour in the beaten egg, wait for a minute for the egg to begin to set and then gently scramble for another minute or so before stirring into the rice.
  • Add the kidney beans, vegetarian sausages, spinach and cheddar and stir everything together. Scoop 2 spoonfuls of the mixture into a tortilla and wrap into a burrito. Repeat with the remaining burritos. 
  • Either wrap in foil and leave to cool before freezing or eat straight away.
Nutrition Facts
Vegetarian Breakfast Burrito Perfect for Meal Prep
Amount Per Serving
Calories 300 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 136mg 45%
Sodium 782mg 33%
Potassium 224mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 25g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 5g
Protein 18g 36%
Vitamin A 21.5%
Vitamin C 4.1%
Calcium 18.2%
Iron 28.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Notes

Nutrition information is an estimate and will vary depending on the exact ingredients used.

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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Danielle
    26/10/2018 at 8:10 AM

    Breakfast burritos always go down well in our house. I love having a stash of them in the freezer too!

    • Reply
      Amy
      27/10/2018 at 6:05 PM

      Definitely!

  • Reply
    Mary Bostow
    26/10/2018 at 8:28 AM

    Now this is my favorite breakfast! This recipe looks super easy and full of ingredients my family loves. Looking forward to trying soon.

    • Reply
      Amy
      27/10/2018 at 6:07 PM

      Thanks Mary 🙂

  • Reply
    Annissa
    26/10/2018 at 8:36 AM

    Great idea of make ahead breakfast burritos! Looks so delish!

    • Reply
      Amy
      27/10/2018 at 6:05 PM

      Thanks Annissa!

  • Reply
    Ellen
    26/10/2018 at 10:20 AM

    What a great way to start the day or as a mid morning snack. So much flavor!

    • Reply
      Amy
      27/10/2018 at 6:05 PM

      Thanks Ellen!

  • Reply
    kim
    26/10/2018 at 10:38 AM

    This looks absolutely delicious! I’m so glad you shared… I know my whole family will love this!

    • Reply
      Amy
      27/10/2018 at 6:06 PM

      Thank you!

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