August 18, 2010

Homemade Frozen Burritos


Before I delivered Addy, I knew that a few frozen meals would help out a lot during those first few weeks.  I splurged on all the necessities to make freezer burn a horror of the past (which it truly was with my first post-partum preparations)....and found some creative recipes to work with that we would actually enjoy eating.  This is my absolute favorite!


Mix and Match Per 8-inch Tortilla Burrito: 
generous 1/4 cup cooked rice or cooked Spanish rice
1/4 cup chopped cooked protein – cooked beef, chicken, pork, or tofu
generous 1/8 cup grilled veggies
generous 1/8 cup cooked beans (black and/or pinto beans work well)
generous 1/8 cup grated cheese
1 tablespoon cooked salsa, optional
18-inch flour tortilla
Mix and Match Per 10-inch Tortilla Burrito: 
1/3 cup cooked rice or cooked Spanish rice
1/3 cup chopped cooked protein – cooked beef, chicken, pork, or tofu
1/3 cup grilled veggies
1/3 cup cooked beans (black and/or pinto beans work well)
1/3 cup grated cheese
1/8 cooked salsa, optional
1 10-inch flour tortilla

To make individual burritos for the freezer, center a tortilla on a piece of freezer paper, wax paper, or parchment paper.
Leaving about an inch margin at the bottom, layer ingredients in a single line down the center of the tortilla as in the photo below.

Fold up the bottom of the tortilla, fold one side over, and roll up as tightly as possible. foldthe paper over the burritos, tucking in both sides, the tightly rolling the burritos in the paper as in the photos below.

Pack paper wrapped burritos in a zipper top plastic freezer bag. When ready to eat, remove burritos from the paper and put on a microwave safe plate. Unwrap and microwave on high for about 2 minutes. Carefully turn the burritos over – careful, it will be hot!  Microwave another minute. Remove from oven and enjoy. Add additional salsa and/or hot sauce as desired.

I made a few different varieties with whatever I had, a few bean & cheese, some with ground beef and lots of chicken & black bean with rice and grilled veggies.  Yum!  I think it's about time to make some more.  Check out this link to get some more tips.

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