Anyone out there getting tired of cooking?!
Make a big batch of these Spicy Bean and Egg Burritos and you'll get some free meals over the next couple weeks. The key is to load up the beans with tons of flavor -- once you do that then everything else is just a bonus.
Sure, you can add any other fixings that you consider crucial for your breakfast burritos, but you might be surprised how satisfying this simple combo can be.
How To Make Bean and Egg Breakfast Burritos
Chipotles are the secret weapon in these burritos -- it's such a quick way to infuse the beans with smoky, fiery flavor.
I used 3 chipotles and a spoonful of adobo sauce from the can for this batch -- for a milder batch you can start with a single chipotle and go from there.
The seeds tend to harden over time, so I'm in the habit of scraping out most of them. More info on working with chipotles.
We'll start by cooking 1/2 onion and 2 peeled garlic cloves in some oil over medium heat. You can leave the garlic cloves whole as this is all going in the blender eventually.
Once the onion is starting to brown we'll add:
1 can black beans (drained and rinsed)
3-4 chipotles in adobo
1 tablespoon adobo sauce from the can
1/2 teaspoon cumin
freshly cracked black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt (plus more to taste)
1/2 cup stock (or water)
Bring everything up to temp and then give it a whirl in a blender or food processor.
These are some fiery, flavorful beans and if you're new to them you're in for a treat!
Note: normally you'll need about 1/2 teaspoon salt to fully season these beans, so feel free to add salt to taste. But I went light on the salt in the beans (and the eggs) knowing that the cheese would be bringing plenty of salt to the table.
You'll need 12 eggs if you want to make a big batch of freezer burritos -- yes 12!!
That will give you enough for 4-5 full-sized burritos using 10" tortillas, or 7-8 mini-sized burritos using 8" tortillas.
I also added 2-3 tablespoons of finely chopped onion and jalapeno to the eggs.
That equates to about 1/8 of an onion and a single jalapeno.
Briefly cook the onion and jalapeno in some oil over medium heat. You can optionally add a knob of butter (I did!).
When the onion has softened you can add the eggs and cook them over mediumish heat, stirring regularly.
Once cooked you can set aside the eggs to cool for a few minutes. When it's possible I try to build the burritos with room temp ingredients -- this can help prevent soggy tortillas when you thaw them.
To assemble the burritos you'll want to start by warming up the flour tortillas -- this makes them easier to roll. I typically just plop them in the oven for a couple minutes.
I used 8" flour tortillas for this batch. This will give you 7-8 mini burritos that are still big enough for a quick meal.
Each tortilla gets a layer of beans, eggs, and shredded cheese.
Fold the ends in and roll tight. How to fold a burrito.
There were enough fixings in this batch for 8 mini-sized burritos.
I wrapped these individually in foil and stuck 'em in the freezer. Some general freezing tips.
To reheat I usually just plop them in the oven for 20 minutes or so, but you could also remove them from the foil and nuke them.
And when possible please crisp them up in a dry skillet before serving. This final reheat gives them some crunchy edges and is highly recommended.
If all went according to plan you've got an ultra-satisfying egg and bean burrito on your hands.
And yes, you can add all sorts of other fixings to these burritos, so feel free to let your stomach run wild! Some options to consider:
- Freshly chopped Pico de Gallo
- Chorizo or Bacon
- Salsa Verde
- Pickled Jalapenos
But when the beans are loaded with flavor you might be surprised how satisfying this simple combo is -- please keep it in mind as your foundation for a big batch of freezer burritos. You'll be rewarded with plenty of no-cooking-involved meals in the coming weeks 🙂
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Spicy Bean and Egg Burritos
- Eight 8" flour tortillas (or five 10" tortillas)
- 12 eggs
- 2-3 tablespoons finely chopped onion
- 2-3 tablespoons finely chopped jalapeno
- 1/4 lb. cheese (I used Jack)
- olive oil
- 1 knob of butter (optional)
For the beans:
- 1 can black beans (drained and rinsed)
- 1/2 small onion
- 2 garlic cloves
- 3-4 chipotles in adobo
- 1 tablespoon adobo sauce from the can
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon salt (plus more to taste)
- freshly cracked black pepper
- 1/2 cup stock (or water)
- Start by peeling 2 garlic cloves and roughly chopping 1/2 onion. Cook the onion and garlic in a glug of oil over medium heat (you can leave the garlic cloves whole).
- Once the onion is starting to brown, approximately 5-8 minutes, add 1 can beans (drained and rinsed), 3-4 chipotles in adobo, 1 tablespoon adobo sauce from the can, 1/2 teaspoon cumin, 1/4 teaspoon salt, freshly cracked black pepper, and 1/2 cup stock (or water). Let simmer for a few minutes until heated through and then add everything to a blender, combining well. For a milder batch start with a single chipotle.
- Take a taste for heat and seasoning. To increase the heat simply add more chipotle. Note: 1/4 teaspoon of salt is the bare minimum for these beans as they usually prefer 1/2 teaspoon of salt. But I underseasoned the beans and eggs in this recipe knowing that there will plenty of salt in the cheese as well.
- For the eggs, start by finely chopping 1/8 onion and a single de-stemmed jalapeno -- this should give you approximatley 2-3 tablespoons of each. Cook the onion and jalapeno in some oil over medium heat. Once the onion is softened you can add 12 whisked eggs along with a pinch of salt. Cook the eggs over medium heat until cooked through, stirring regularly.
- Shred 1/4 lb. of cheese -- I used Jack but any melting cheese will work in this reipe.
- To assemble the burritos, start by warming up the flour tortillas -- I usually just put them in the oven for a couple minutes. Each tortilla gets a layer of beans, eggs, and cheese. Fold the ends in and roll tight. Keep going until all the fixings are gone -- this batch made 8 mini-sized burritos using 8" tortillas.
- Wrap them individually in foil and store them in the freezer in a Ziploc freezer bag. To reheat I usually just plop them in the oven (400F) for 20 minutes or so, but you could also remove them from the foil and reheat in the microwave. If possible, try to give them a couple minutes in a dry skillet over medium heat to crisp them up before serving.
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Thanks for this! I'm going to make 12 and keep them in my freezer at work for emergency meals.
You're welcome Jimmy!
I used leftover taco meat instead of beans, worked great. the reheating did take at least a 1/2 hour though. Thanks for the inspiration.
Hey thanks for mentioning your adjustments Rick. Cheers.
A very tasty worthy breakfast sandwich!
Using 4 Chipotes puts the heat level up nicely but maybe too much for some.
To amp it up, have it with pickled Jalapenos!!
Good dish and well worth the effort for an easy on hand meal!
I love this recipe Patrick. I also have enjoyed making quite a few of your others. They are all favorites now. I wanted to share with you I added Yukon Gold potatoes to mine. Blanched and browned cut into cubes. I like my papas. Thank you Patrick you are one awesome cook.I share your link always and recommend you always. Are you on Twitter?
Hey Tom thanks for the feedback, so glad you are finding some keepers on my site!
I do share the weekly recipes on Twitter:
These TOTALLY did not make it to the freezer. 😂
Ha I am glad to hear of this hijacking on the way to the freezer 🙂
These turned out awesome! I added a little more adobo sauce because I like spicy, but all else was as the recipe recommends.
Awesome, thanks much for letting me know Greg. Cheers.
These are a keeper and I will make them again. I need to practice burrito folding however!
Ha thanks Debbie!
I did this exactly, starting with the beans. I had some with some home fried tortilla chips. Hmmmm! Then I made the burros with eggs and cheese. So good! My personal tip: Do the eggs very low, in a well seasoned cast iron skillet with both olive oil and butter. On an electric stove that is no more than 2 and it will be at least 7 minutes or so.
Hey thanks much for your feedback Kevin, so glad this one is a keeper for you! Cheers.
Gonna try a version of this with peruano beans and some fresh salsa sitting in the fridge, thank you for the inspiration!
Oh snap that sounds wonderful 🙂