Lately, I've been making and freezing a ton of food in preparation for Bubbles' imminent arrival in five(ish) short weeks. I'll definitely put a post together soon detailing all the delicious things that are waiting in our freezer for when we're right in the thick of newborn mania. I've been trying to think of what would be a good grab-and-go option for J to have for lunch and bring to work.
It just so happens that J loves bean burritos. So does A. I don't know what it is, as I find them to be a bit plain for my taste. I'm more of a taco supreme kind of gal. But when an item so simple can make J and A so happy, how can I not make them? So I made a big old batch of freezer bean burritos so that we would always have some on hand and ready to go.
These are so darn easy to make. I'll admit, I didn't make the beans or tortillas from scratch. I would have loved to, but my energy is a bit limited at this time. J and A don't mind at all. They're just excited to have bean burritos for when the craving strikes!
If you go the easy route and use canned beans and premade tortillas, this is a project that will be super quick to put together. Four ingredients and ten minutes later, you'll have a batch of Bean Burritos ready to pop in the freezer to eat later. Make sure you don't over fill them as they'll be harder to roll!
Freezer Bean Burritos
Source: The Life Jolie
- Flour Tortillas, fajita size
- Refried Beans (I get around 4-5 burritos out of each can)
- Sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
- Taco sauce (optional)
Lay out your tortilla and scoop some beans into the middle of the tortilla.
Put a generous sprinkle of cheese on top of the beans along with a bit of taco sauce, to your taste.
Take the end of the tortilla closest to you and fold it over the beans.
Fold the sides of the tortilla into the middle and roll the burrito away from you to close it.
Wrap in plastic wrap and freeze and a zipper freezer bag.
When you're ready to eat them, you can microwave the burrito- every microwave is different but start at one minute on high and go from there (J does his for 2 minutes). I'll bet you can bake these as well, though I've never tried it. I'd give it a go at 350 degrees for 20 minutes and add time as necessary.
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