Quick Freezer Meals: Bean and Cheese Burritos

This is a great recipe because it keeps things simple, inexpensive and freezes well. You can add a variety of ingredients to change up the recipe any way you want depending on the ingredients you have on hand in your pantry, fridge or freezer. Below is my simple recipe with some ideas for changes.

If you find that ground beef is not on sale, you could use ground turkey, shredded beef or shredded chicken.


Frozen Burritos are another homecooked meal idea  from the freezer and something that I make a lot of and always try to make sure I have a zip-loc freezer bag of them in the freezer. They are one of the first items to disappear from our freezer each month. In fact, last night when I attempted to make some, a few of them disappeared quickly. I use burrito size tortillas, cooked pintos, taco meat, and grated cheese. Super easy!

Bean and Cheese Burritos

 

Makes: 30 burritos

 

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups taco meat
  • 4 cups pinto beans
  • shredded cheese
  • burrito size tortillas (I usually buy them at Costco)

Directions: 

Mix taco meat and beans together in a large bowl for filling.

Spread about 1/4 cup of filling  onto tortilla and top with cheese, fold up sides and roll up.  


Tip:  If tortillas are dry and not bending well, heat in microwave for about 10 seconds to soften them up. 

(optional step:)  Top with a little cheese and bake in a 350 degree oven for about 15-20 minutes.
Frozen Tortillas: I don’t recommend thawing, that makes them soggy, just cook in aluminum foil for 30 minutes in a 350 degree oven.

Garnish with your favorite toppings if you choose like: sour cream, diced tomatoes, black olives, jalapeno slices, green onions, guacamole, salsa, hot sauce , taco sauce (recipe coming soon), or anything you like!

Some changes you could make:

  • use no meat at all
  • use refried or black beans
  • add cooked onions and peppers for more of a “fajita” style burrito
  • omit spices
  • use green salsa
  • add brown or white rice


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