Freezer Bean Burritos

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.

These Freezer Bean Burritos are so simple and easy to make and are delicious grab-and-go lunches or dinners. Our family loves them!

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 Freezer Bean Burritos are so simple and easy to make and are delicious grab-and-go lunches or dinners. Our family loves them!

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!

These Freezer Bean Burritos are so simple and easy to make and are delicious grab-and-go lunches or dinners. Our family loves them!

If you go the easy route and use canned beans and premade tortillas, this is a project that will┬ábe 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.

Enjoy!

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    Scott
    February 15, 2016 at 9:52 am I used to make (and freeze) burritos all the time! Well, that was when I had some free time - now it is store-bought for me. Scott recently posted...Arming Kids With Engineering KnowledgeMy Profile
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      Jessy
      February 15, 2016 at 10:48 am As long as you're getting that burrito fix :)
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    Huub Ricardo
    February 15, 2016 at 10:05 am Food to go is always a good tip. But i'm not really for this bean burrito. I think i'm with you on this one.: TAco time :) Good luck with the further preparations. Huub Ricardo recently posted...Tips & Tricks from the set design of "The Intern".My Profile
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      Jessy
      February 15, 2016 at 10:52 am Thank you :) I won't turn down a bean burrito, but give me tacos any day :)
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    Alyssa
    February 16, 2016 at 8:04 pm Genius idea! I just visited a friend who served burritos for breakfast and she was telling me to make them for when our baby arrives. I'll definitely be using this! Is it bad that it JUST occurred to me I need meals for Dalton as well as Eric and I when baby comes? Alyssa recently posted...Our 24 hour vacationMy Profile
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      Jessy
      February 16, 2016 at 9:32 pm It's not bad at all. I have those kind of light bulb moments every day. I had a small thing of chicken thighs that I made tonight and it was just the right amount for the 3 of us (and yes, A had 3 helpings! So I kind of consider her another small adult-size helping). While we were eating, I couldn't help but think "oh man, at this time next year the amount of chicken I had frozen won't be enough for the four of us!" Crazy.
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    CJ Huang | Morsels of Life
    February 18, 2016 at 1:10 pm I'm loving this idea! We're on Team Burrito over here. Being able to just pull a burrito out of the freezer and having a premade meal both sound like wins to me. :) CJ Huang | Morsels of Life recently posted...Roasted BroccoliMy Profile
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      Jessy
      February 22, 2016 at 11:42 am Thank you- keeping it easy is key :)
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    Gaye @CalmHealthySexy
    February 24, 2016 at 12:58 pm Hi Jessy - This is a great idea. I love to make and freeze meals ahead of time, or just make some extra and freeze it. And it sounds like things are about to get exciting in your life! Thanks for sharing with the Let's Get Real party.
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      Jessy
      February 25, 2016 at 11:20 am Thank you- it's all about convenience :)

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