Sunday, February 22, 2009

Homemade Frozen Burritos

Homemade Frozen Burritos

1 lb. ground beef or ground turkey
1 packet of taco seasoning
1 can rinsed black beans, or 2 cups of rehydrated and cooked dried black beans
shredded cheese (I use either cheddar or monterey cheddar, but you could use something else)
flour tortillas (taco size can be hard to roll, so I'd suggest the burrito size)

Brown ground beef/turkey and drain (you can also rinse the meat to get rid of residual grease if you so desire). Add the meat back into the pan with the black beans and follow the directions on the back of the seasoning packet.

Once the meat and beans are done cooking in the seasonings, it is time to roll your burritos. Microwave a couple of flour tortillas in the microwave for 20 to 30 seconds so they are more pliable (don't do more than a couple at a time so they don't dry out or get hard). Place a couple spoonfuls of taco meat and the desired amount of cheese on top of each tortilla. Roll, being sure the ends are tucked in (see picture to the left), and wrap in saran wrap. Place in a freezer ziploc bag and pop into the freezer (I use a gallon sized ziploc and place all the burritos in it). When you want to use the burritos, pull out as many as you need from the freezer and microwave 2 to 3 minutes, or until they are heated all the way through.

***Note: If you have leftover, unseasoned rice, you could also add it to the ground beef before seasoning with or with out the beans. It'll help stretch the meat in the same way the beans do.

1 comment:

  1. I've heard you shouldn't freeze your food until it has cooled off all the way.


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