Three ingredient freezer friendly burritos is a great lunch option or on the go meal. Quick to make and ready for your hungry family to enjoy!
I enjoy making these for my husband. Actually, Ryan likes them as well. These freezer friendly burritos only have three ingredients in them (besides the tortilla shells) and they are flavorful and great for lunches.
Now, being that hamburger cost the same as a small diamond right now, I don’t make this that often. However, with my great deal on hamburger on Black Friday, these burritos were the first thing I made. (Yes, I don’t Black Friday shop. However, I did score great at the local grocery store. Gotta love it.) Literally. I got home, put the other groceries away and starting cooking up the hamburger for these burritos. Ryan saw me and asked what I was making. I told him and he was very happy. I even got a yum.
How to make Freezer Friendly Burritos
To make these burritos, you simply fry 1 1/2 lbs hamburger until no longer pink. (Add salt and pepper to taste. You can also add taco seasoning if you would like.)
Then add 1 can of chili beans. (Or you can use black beans if you prefer.) Cook on medium heat and stir occasionally. I cook for about 10 minutes.
Add cheese and stir until melted.
Now comes the freezer friendly part. 😉
Take about 1/2 cup (or more if you prefer) of hamburger and bean mixture and place in a tortilla. Fold tortilla up like a burrito and place seam side down on lightly greased cookie sheet. Repeat until mixture is gone. Then “flash freeze” the burritos for two hours in the freezer. Remove from freezer and place in freezer bags.
To reheat, take burrito out of freezer bag and place on a plate. Cook in the microwave for about 1 to 2 minutes or until heated through. Eat immediately or wrap in foil and place in lunch bag.
These freezer friendly burritos are great to pack in lunches or when that teenager of yours needs a little something extra to eat. It is great to get out of the peanut butter and jelly or ham sandwich lunch rut. It’s a warm, healthy and enjoyable recipe.
- 1 to 1½ lbs hamburger
- 1 can chili beans (or black beans)
- 1 cup cheddar cheese
- Cook hamburger until no longer pink
- Add 1 can beans and cook on medium heat for 10 minutes
- Add cheese and melt
- Add ½ cup mixture in tortilla and fold over like a burrito (seam side down on sheet)
- Continue until all mixture is used
- Flash Freeze burritos for two hours
- Take out and wrap in freezer bags
- Place in freezer
- *To eat: Remove one burrito from freezer bag
- Microwave for 1 to 2 minutes or until thoroughly cooked through