Freezer Cooking Series: Burritos

burritos

Do you cook in bulk? Freezer cooking is a great time saver if you don’t have a ton of time during the day to make dinner. Today we are making Burritos. Let’s get started….

Freezer cooking or cooking in bulk is perfect for me and my family.  This is the time of the year that the “off season” training begins. I spend a lot of time at the fields with my boys for football and baseball.  We don’t get a lot of time to even transition from school clothes to sports clothes let alone sit down for dinner.

Last year I would just stop at some fast food restaurant and get “dinner” but that can get very expensive and is so not healthy. After I discovered cooking meals and being able to freeze them, I was hooked!!

My hectic schedule begins this Monday so I decided to start making meals with items I already had at home. This is a great way to use up all those items in your pantry too. I hate wasting food.

burritos

Ingredients: 

*Ground Beef (I only had 1 pack in the freezer that was 1 lb)

*1 onion (chopped the whole onion but only used 1/2 of what I chopped. You can just add the leftover chopped onion in a ziploc bag and freeze for another time)

*1 Can of Refried Bean ( I only used 1/2 the can because of the small amount of meat I was working with)

*Taco seasoning ( I made my own….Recipe below)

* Mexican Cheese

*Pack of Burritos ( I like to use the bigger ones)

beef burritos

Directions: 

Add the ground beef, onions, taco seasoning and refried beans in a pan, on medium heat and brown till done.

beef burritos

Add the meat to the burrito and add cheese on top then fold.

beef burritos

Individually wrap the burrito in aluminum foil then place them in a gallon sized Ziploc bag and freeze

These burritos are great for a quick snack or on the go lunch. They heat up very quickly.  Just pop them in the oven for a couple of minutes and your done.

taco seasoning

I did not have any taco seasoning so with the help of Google :) I found this recipe online

Taco Recipe:

* 1 Tablespoon of Chili Powder

* 1 Tablespoon of Garlic Powder

* 1 Teaspoon of Salt

You can just double or triple this recipe if you would like to have extra on hand in your pantry.

What recipes do you cook and freeze? I would love to get more ideas for my family so please leave a comment below.