Circling back around to my frozen sandwich project, I decided to give frozen breakfast burritos a try. The best part of this is it is very cheap and makes a large quantity to freeze. If you purchase a breakfast burrito in a restaurant in the morning it will cost you around 2 to 3 dollars. This recipe brings the price down to 59 cents per burrito. I went to the store and got the following ingredients…

Ground sausage $2.50
Two cans black beans .78 per can total $1.56
Salsa $2.49
Shredded cheddar cheese $2.50
Onion $1.30
Two dozen eggs $2.44
Flour tortillas 3 packs of 10 $1.59 each total $4.77

Grand total $17.56

Per burrito .59

This recipe will make 30 breakfast burritos. You can easily substitute or add anything you would like. My first step was to brown the ground sausage.

While this was going on I chopped up the onion. I used a large yellow onion, but you can use any kind you would like…

I also washed the black beans under cold water and set aside. I then cracked all the eggs into a bowl and beat them.

After the ground sausage was browned I added the onion to cook a little bit…

Cooking such a large quantity of eggs takes a little longer than normal. Just make sure to stir them a lot to avoid burning. After this is all done I set up a little assembily line to make the burritos.

Take a few large spoon fulls of the egg and place it in the middle of the burrito a little near the bottom. I then added a few spoon fulls of the sausage mixture and a few spoon fulls of black beans. Top it off with some salsa and cheese.

Now it is time to fold the burrito. This takes a little practice, but you will soon get and hang of it. First fold two edges towards the middle…

Then all you have to do is roll it up. Once the burrito is rolled up I wrapped each individual burrito in plastic wrap. This process made 30 burritos which I then froze.

To heat up the burrito just remove the plastic wrap and wrap a paper towel loosely around the burrito. Place it in the microwave for about two minutes. Each microwave is different so you might have to play around with this. The whole process took me about an hour and a half. Time well spent to save so much money!


Frozen Sandwich Project

February 8, 2009

I keep seeing all these different types of frozen sandwiches at the grocery store. Unfortunately they are very expensive. I was thinking that maybe I could make my own sandwiches and freeze them. For me this is all about convenience. Sometimes I am running out the door for work and don’t have time to make a sandwich. I thought it would be nice to have a bunch of them in my freezer. Looking at the different variates available, I decided on trying a turkey with cheese and bacon bits on white bread. I did not add any mayonnaise.

I then used the ziploc freezer bags and air removal pump to seal them real tight. This really flattened the sandwiches out. I thought it would be better to get as much of the air out than to have the sandwich look nice.

A lot of my friends think I am crazy for trying this. I was very careful about what I used. I know mayonnaise is very bad to freeze. When ready to eat, just take it out of the bad and microwave for between one and two minutes. It is going to be interesting to see if this works. Anyone have any ideas about this?