If your days have been anything like mine lately, you appreciate having easy dinner options when you get home late from work or the gym, or don't have much time/desire to cook. Or are about to head out the door and want to grab something for lunch ;)
Luckily I came across tracy's post on freezer burritos and before I knew it I had some of my own stashed in the freezer. The possibilities are endless here, get creative with your own combination of ingredients!! If you end up with any leftover filling, it's easy to throw into some eggs the next morning for breakfast or keep as a snack.
adapted from Shutterbean
1 onion, chopped
1 can diced tomatoes w/green chiles, drained
1-2T fresh chopped cilantro or parsley
1 can refried beans
1 can red kidney beans, rinsed & drained
1 bag frozen sliced onions and tri-colored peppers
greek yogurt (mixed w/some hot sauce, if desired)
10-14 burrito-sized flour tortillas (I used TJ's Habenero Lime)
Cook rice using your favorite method-- I combined my rice, chopped onion and a hefty shake of chili powder in my rice cooker along with some water and let it go to work.
After rice is cooked rice, add drained tomatoes and chopped herbs, mix well and set aside. Prep the rest of your ingredients, including a pile of foil squares to wrap finished burritos in.
Wrap tortillas in a damp paper towel and microwave for ~1min until they are soft and pliable. Remove one tortilla at a time and pile with fillings... rice mix, refried beans, cheese, kidney beans, veggies and schmear of greek yogurt on the side. Do the burrito wrap ;) (ends in, then roll up) and then wrap in foil. Repeat until you've made all your burritos. Label, then store in the freezer.
To reheat burritos, there are some options. The quickest way is to unwrap the frozen burrito, wrap in a damp towel, and microwave for 2-3min on high (my microwave must run hot, as they were steamy after 2min). If desired, crisp up the burrito in the oven or just let cool and eat. Alternatively, place frozen, unwrapped burritos on a baking sheet and bake in a preheated 450deg oven for 40min, then remove foil and continue to bake for another 5-10min until crisp.
What's your favorite kind of burrito filling??