Frozen Mexican Breakfast Burritos

Frozen Breakfast Burritos are easy to make in advance and provide a convenient way to get a protein packed breakfast every day!

This post is sponsored by The Ohio Beef Council. All opinions are my own.

Make Ahead Frozen Breakfast Burritos are a convenient way to get a protein packed breakfast!

I don’t know about you, but when I think of breakfast foods, my first thought isn’t usually BEEF! I usually relegate beef to the lunch and dinner tables, where it can be thrown into a casserole, tacos, or between two buns.

However, buying and freezing a side of beef does tend to change your perspective on these things. With piles of ground beef hanging out in my freezer, I decided I needed to find a way to bring beef to the AM.

These Frozen Mexican Breakfast Burritos combine two of the most versatile ingredients I have in my kitchen: homemade taco seasoning and ground beef.  With these two things on hand, I know I’m not far from a quick and easy weeknight meal. And, as it turns out, the same thing applies to breakfast. Here classic taco seasoned beef is combined with peppers, onions, eggs, and plenty of cheese for a filling, healthy, and protein packed way to start the day.

I am loving these Breakfast Burritos for so many reasons. First, they’re easy to make. You can invest about 30 minutes to make 16 burritos, and you’ll have easy breakfasts for weeks. Secondly, they’re incredibly versatile. When I’m at home, I like to add fresh salsa, sour cream, and cilantro to the top, but you can also add hot sauce, Sriracha, avocado, or guacamole. Plus, they really fill me up. With tons of proteins and vegetables, this breakfast lasts me all morning long.

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Needless to say, I’ll be making several more batches of these before baby comes. I know having a protein-loaded breakfast waiting for me in the freezer is going to be a lifesaver when my brain is functioning at a level only slightly above a zombie.

If you, like me, are somewhat of a burrito rolling novice, I’ve prepared a few photos to show you how to get a tight roll that will keep all that tasty filling inside your burrito instead of all over your new white shirt.

Frozen Mexican Breakfast Burritos are a convenient make ahead option to get a protein packed breakfast.

The key is all in the fold. I like to set up a little burrito rolling station when I make these with the beef filling, cheese, and egg all close at hand. I layer the filling ingredients slightly to one side of the center of the burrito.

Then I tuck in the top and bottom around the filling. From there, simply tuck and roll from left to right. You’ll be left with a compact, sealed burrito that can withstand the freezer, microwave, or oven. I lay the rolled burritos out on a sheet pan and flash freeze for 1-2 hours before placing them in a sealed ziplock bag for storage. You can thaw frozen burritos overnight, or simply take them straight from freezer to the microwave or oven. Either way, you’ve got a simple, quick, no fuss meal in minutes.

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Along with being a good source of iron and 10 essential nutrients, one 3 ounce serving of beef has half the daily recommended amount of protein.

These Tex Mex Breakfast Burritos make increasing your protein convenient, affordable, and most importantly, delicious. Make a batch today, and enjoy the benefits of a high quality breakfast throughout the week!

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Frozen Tex Mex Breakfast Burritos

Yield: 16 burritos
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

These Tex Mex Breakfast Burritos are the perfect make-ahead breakfast. Loaded with eggs, ground beef, bell peppers, and cheese, you can assemble the burritos and pop them in the freezer for a quick and hearty breakfast any time!


  • 1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
  • 1 small yellow onion
  • 1 sweet bell pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons homemade taco seasoning
  • 12 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 cups shredded cheese of your choice (I like pepper jack or Mexican blend)
  • 16 flour burrito shells


  1. Place the ground beef in a large, deep skillet and use a spatula to break it up. Cook over medium heat until starting to brown. Add onions and pepper and continue to cook until vegetables are soft and no pink remains in the beef. Sprinkle with homemade taco seasoning and stir until well distributed. Drain any excess grease then set aside.
  2. Whisk together the eggs and milk in a large bowl. Heat the olive oil in a large non stick skillet over medium heat. Add the eggs and cook until they're are softly scrambled, stirring often. Be careful not to overcook so you don't end up with rubbery eggs! Remove from heat and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. To assemble the burritos, gather the beef, eggs, cheese, and tortillas on a clean surface. Place a spoonful of cheese slightly to one side of the tortilla then top it with a scoop of eggs and a scoop of beef. Fold in the bottom and top of the tortilla then roll tightly from left to right. Place the burrito on the baking sheet and repeat with remaining tortillas. Freeze until solid, then remove from the tray and place in a freezer safe ziplock bag for storage.
  4. To reheat, thaw overnight then microwave for 30-45 seconds or until heated through. Serve with sour cream and salsa.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 763Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 201mgSodium: 400mgCarbohydrates: 104gFiber: 4gSugar: 1gProtein: 36g

Please note nutritional information for my recipes is calculated by a third party service and provided as a courtesy to my readers. For the most accurate calculation, I always recommend running the numbers yourself with the specific products you use.

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  1. This recipe sounds great!…But….I have read the instructions twice and nowhere does it mention when to add the Homemade Seasoning?
    I am an experienced I had no problem…but for first time cooks this could be!

  2. Hi Courtney, These look great! How long do you think they’d last in the freezer? Would 2-3 months be pushing it? Thanks!

    1. Mine have definitely kept that long! If you know they’re going to be in the freezer for awhile, you might want to wrap them individually in Saran Wrap before putting them in a ziplock freezer bag. Hope you enjoy!

        1. I finally got around to making these and my husband loves them! It’s so nice to have something like this in the freezer for when he wants something substantial for breakfast, but doesn’t want to cook first thing in the morning. Thank you for sharing!

  3. Hi! I like your recipe and would like to know where you are getting your eggs from. It is easy to eat healthier by buying eggs that come from free-range pastured hens, who have been eating grass as opposed to grains. This ensures that you are supporting a better lifestyle for the hens as well as giving yourself the nutritional elements that come from grass-fed chicken eggs.

  4. I need to get better at making my own freezer meals. They are so handy to have around and much better than what I would buy at the store.

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