Freezer burritos have to be one of the easiest ways to get started with freezer cooking. They are super easy to make, taste great and only take a few minutes of your time to reheat.
I love these especially on nights where I won't be able to get into the kitchen until after our normal dinnertime. I pop them into the crockpot in the morning and leave all day to get hot. Then I can throw a few taco-type toppings on the table and we have dinner in 5.
Rice & Bean Burritos
3 cups refried beans (homemade or store-bought)
1 1/2 cups cooked Mexican red rice or your favorite red rice
1-2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
12 to 15 burrito (10-inch) flour tortilla shells
Please note: These filling amounts are an estimate. I've never actually measured when making these. I just place the filling on until it looks right. Be careful not to place too much though or your shells can tear.
Make sure all your ingredients are at room temp before starting.
Add 3 tablespoons of bean filling, 1-2 tablespoons of rice and cheese to each burrito.
Place fillings near the edge and roll up burritos. Start by folding the edge over the filling. Next fold in sides. Continue rolling until other side is reached.
You may find you have a little filling left. You can freeze it for later or eat it with some tortilla chips as a snack.
To defrost, place the desired number of burritos in the fridge overnight and then warm in the oven at 350*F before serving. Or you can defrost, straight from the freezer, in the microwave or oven. Burritos can be warmed for 10-15 minutes in the oven or 2 minutes in the microwave.
Or you can reheat these my absolute favorite way. I roll each burrito individually in aluminum foil, place them in the crockpot frozen and cook them on low for about 6 hours. This will thaw them and warm them to the perfect temp by dinner time.
Serve with your favorite salsa. Enjoy!
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