Saturday, April 14, 2012

Vegan Breakfast Burritos for 24 (1 bowl and 1 skillet)

2 bell peppers chopped
1 large red onion chopped
2-3 carrots peeled and chopped

5 med. tomatoes seeded and chopped
1 or 2 blocks firm or extra firm tofu
4 cloves garlic minced
1 cup nutritional yeast flakes
1/2 t chili powder (vary this to how spicy you want it)

2 cans black beans
2 cans kernel corn

olive oil for pan
24 burrito size tortillas

Prep veggies. Saute peppers, onion and carrots in skillet. While those cook prep tomatoes, tofu and garlic. Move veggies to large bowl. Saute garlic , tomatoes and tofu. Mix in yeast flakes and chili powder. When hot move to the large bowl. Add beans and corn to the mix. Stuff and fold into tortillas. Below are pictures of the finished product ready for freezing.

There are a couple nice aspects of this recipe. First, while it takes a very large bowl it only takes one normal skillet.  Second, to eat we take one out of the freezer the night before to thaw in the fridge and microwave in the morning. The convenience of the microwave in the morning is great (we cook for 1:20 (my husband has it down to a science) but this may vary depending on your microwave). Third, as far as breakfast goes this is about as healthy as you are going to get. Forth, it is simple to adjust for taste and seasonal preferences. Last and perhaps most important, it tastes excellent.  :)

To evenly divide the veggie mix I spoon out into the tortillas with them folded like this.

Plastic wrap is between all of them accordion style for freezing. 


  1. This sounds delicious. I have got to make this recipe!

    1. Thanks! It also works well to double the beans or tofu in order to increase the protein content. (By the way-I love your blog!)

  2. any idea what heating instructions would be without a microwave?

    1. I have never tried it. I'd love to hear what works if you end up trying it. :)

  3. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe with wonderful step-by-step pictures and directions. I see this as a new weekend ritual for my daughter and me.

    1. Have fun! It's one of those recipes that through the years I keep coming back to. If you like making burritos ahead another great recipe to try for lunches and dinners are sweet potato and bean burritos. is a good one.

  4. I just stumbled upon your site! I’m not vegan but my sister in law is. She just had a baby and I’m trying to make her some meals to help out. What is the purpose of the yeast flakes in this recipe? Could I skip this ingredient?

  5. What a kind gift! I would not suggest skipping. In vegan cooking the yeast flakes provide a “cheesy” flavor and help make the liquid into a sauce. The yeast flakes also provide some important nutrients for vegans. If you can’t find it in stores I would suggest adding some soy sauce in its place.