Close-up of Convenience Store Burritos
Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Convenience Store Burritos

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr
  • Active: 45 min
  • Yield: 12 burritos
These make-ahead breakfast snacks are perfect to keep in the freezer, ready for a grab-and-go start to the day. They are inspired by the burritos sold in gas stations and convenience stores.



  1. Add the sausage, onion and peppers to a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook, breaking up the sausage into small pieces, until it is brown and cooked through and until the vegetables have softened, 6 to 7 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, add the refried beans to a small pot over medium heat until warmed through. Set aside.
  3. Stir the enchilada sauce into the sausage mix. Remove to a bowl and set aside.
  4. Wipe the skillet and return it to the heat. Add 2 tablespoons butter and let melt.
  5. Meanwhile, whisk the eggs and milk in a large pitcher or bowl. Sprinkle with a good pinch of salt and pepper. Add the egg mix to the skillet and scramble to your preferred consistency. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  6. Build the burritos by spreading 3 tablespoons beans in the middle of the first tortilla. Top with 1/2 cup each of the sausage and egg mixes. Top with 3 tablespoons Cheddar, then tuck in the sides and roll it up. Set aside and repeat until you’ve rolled all 12 burritos.
  7. Melt 3 tablespoons butter in a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Fry the burritos in 3 batches until golden and crisp, 1 to 2 minutes on each side, adding butter as needed. Remove and drain on a paper towel-lined pan. Eat immediately, or, if freezing, let the burritos cool, 15 minutes.
  8. Wrap each burrito in parchment paper, then place in a bag and label. Store in the freezer.
  9. To reheat, place a burrito on a plate and microwave for 3 to 3 1/2 minutes, flipping halfway through.