Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Freezer Burritos

Last week marked the official start of school for everyone (who hadn't already started), including the newest student in our household-- my husband!!

To help with ease of meals for him, I made two different kinds of burritos that we froze. They turned out to be really delicious and froze great! I was worried with freezing the tortilla shells that they would get soggy over time but, I took one to work the other day with me and it was yummy!

Variety #1: Black Bean and Rice Burritos

  • 3 cans of black beans
  • 3 cups of rice
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 2 packets of taco seasoning (or make your own with this recipe here)
  • 8 oz of pepperjack cheese, shredded.
  • 8 oz. monterey jack cheese, shredded.
  • This recipe makes approx. 16-20 burritos (accommodate with that many shells)

Make it:
  • Make your rice according to package.
  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Place 1-2 tablespoons of the filling on a tortilla, roll up like a burrito- tucking in the ends.
  • Wrap the burrito in tin foil.
  • Place in a freezer bag.
  • Pull out of freezer when you are ready to eat and microwave 1-3 minutes, to warm.
Variety #2: Beef, Refried Beans, & Rice Burritos


  • 1 can of refried beans
  • 2 cups of rice
  • 1 lb. of ground beef
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 can of enchilada sauce
  • 1 can of golden & white corn
  • 1 package of shredded mexi-cheese
  • chili powder, cumin, onion powder, and garlic all to taste.
  • This recipe also makes 16-18 burritos (accommodate with that many shells)

Make it:

  • Cook ground beef in a skillet until browned.
  • Make rice according to package.
  • Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.
  • Place 1-2 tablespoons of mix on a tortilla shell.
  • Wrap it up like a burrito, tucking in the ends.
  • Wrap the burrito in tin foil and place in a freezer bag.
  • When ready to eat, pull burrito out of freezer and microwave 1-3 minutes, to warm.

I enjoyed mine with a little guacamole on top!!

recipes adapted from Pinterest pins: black bean and refried beans

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  1. These would perfect for our lifestyle!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  2. This looks so easy and convenient! Going to have to save this for later!


  3. This is SUCH a great idea! My husband could probably eat these every single day for lunch!

  4. They look good! I freeze breakfast burritos and they're perfect to take to work.

  5. Those look delish! I am just getting into freezer cooking, and will definitely be adding these soon. Though I may have to edit the amounts of ingredients- I'm only one person! Stopping by from the linkup!

  6. These are such a great idea!! I've never thought of doing burrito freezer meals. Genius I tell you. I've been wanting to stock up the freezer with meals for winter, so these will be going on my list! Thanks for sharing. :)

  7. These look and sound delish and I know my Hubby would love them! Thank you for the idea, definitely trying these very soon! :)

  8. I love burritos and Mexican food! I want to find a recipe to make breakfast burritos that can be frozen and heated to go in the mornings for work!

  9. We love making burritos ahead and freezing them for later: my husband makes the best breakfast burritos! Your black bean and rice ones look amazing! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Delicious Dish Tuesday!