Gooey rice and bean freezer burritos! Can you say YUM? When it comes to freezer meals, I really try and make them as easy as possible. Which means, very little to no cooking required before freezing. With my breakfast burritos, I find they take a little longer because you have to cook the bacon/sausage and get everything prepared before rolling the tortillas. So rice and bean freezer burritos recipe as follows.
You won’t have that issue with these. They are SO easy to prepare and very cheap to make as well. Which is always a plus, amirite? When you are at the store always try and purchase the following items to have on hand. Call them pantry staples.
1. Extra boxes of RICE-A-RONI Spanish rice. Easy to make and has a lot of servings, which means a lot of burritos will be made.
2. Can of diced tomatoes. I use diced tomatoes for so many recipes. I can’t stop at the grocery store without adding a few cans to my cart.
3. Cheese. I mean, hello? Who doesn’t want to have cheese on hand at home? You can either buy a block of cheese and shred it yourself, or you can buy a package of shredded cheese. I. use a Mexican blend for this recipe but feel free to use whatever kind of cheese you want.
What kitchen tools do I need to make these?
I like to have a conveyer belt of sorts set up for making rice and bean freezer burritos. No tools are necessary, but I find that it helps to have a large cutting board to assemble them on. Like I mention in all of my freezer recipes, buy gallon size ziplock bags. I buy them in bulk at Costco and I NOT need them.
Steps For Rice and Bean Freezer Burritos
Step 1: Gather your ingredients. Flour tortillas (burrito size), 1 box of Rice-a-Roni, 1 can of refried beans, 1 can of diced tomatoes.
Step 2: Cook the Spanish rice according to package directions, set aside once it’s cooked.
Step 3: Heat up the re fried beans, set aside.
Step 4: Take a few tortillas at a time and warm them up. They will be easier to fold if they are warm.
Step 5: Fill the burritos – spoonful of beans, spoonful of rice, sprinkle with cheese.
Step 6: Roll up the burrito and place them on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.
Step 7: Continue rolling up the burritos until you’ve used all of the tortillas.
Rice and Bean Freezer Burritos Instructions:
Place the sheet pan of burritos into the freezer and let them flash freeze for 30 minutes.
Once they are partially frozen – place the burritos in a large ziplock bag, or you can wrap foil around them individually.
How do I reheat my burritos?
To reheat – take out of the freezer, wrap a damp paper towel around the burrito, and place it in the microwave on high for 2 minutes.
Serve with toppings of choice.
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