Can You Freeze Burritos – How to Freeze Burritos

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can you freeze burritosWith the chaotic after school life my family has, sometimes we are forced to eat supper at different times.  It can be hard to plan things so that the baby eats on time and the ten-year old eats before or after her skating.  With the delicate balance it is nice to have something my daughter can grab quickly after a practice if the rest of us have already eaten.  It is also nice as it is something that she can grab from the freezer and warm up on her own.

Flour tortillas are best to use as they are least likely to tear when you wrap them.  You want a thick, pliable tortilla that is about 10 inches.

You can use plain rice in your burrito but if you want to add a little extra pizazz, try adding a little lime juice, some sale, and chopped cilantro.

I like to have beans in my burrito and will use different varieties.  Refried beans are great but I have also used black beans and pinto beans.  If you are using canned beans, make sure they are well drained.

Can You Freeze Burritos?

Yes! In fact it is a great way to save time with dinner preparation. Making freezer burritos is a great way to use up left-over meat as well.  Slice up your left-over chicken, pork, or beef and throw it into your burrito for extra protein.

Add in a vegetable as well.  This is another great way to use some left-overs or you can prepare something to add in.  It is a good idea to use vegetables that do not have a high water content as you do not want your burrito to be soggy when you heat it up.  Also avoid vegetable you do not want to eat hot such as lettuce or cucumber.  Good vegetable choices would be:

  • Fried mushrooms
  • Roasted sweet potato
  • Roasted cauliflower or broccoli
  • Corn
  • Onions

If you like some spice you could also consider some chipotle chili or jalapeno.

We are a cheese family and pretty much every meal needs cheese.  Choose a cheese that melts well and will add a boost of flavor!

Set up your work station for assembly so that you have everything at the ready.  To make sure your burrito is sealed on all sides follow these steps:

  1. Lay the tortilla in front of you and spread on your rice and beans across the tortilla horizontally.  Pile on about a cup of the other fillings (meat, veggies, and cheese).
  2. Fold the left and right sides of the tortilla in over the filling.
  3. Starting with the edge closest to you, roll the tortilla away from your body.

How to Freeze Burritos – Tips and Techniques

Below are the simple steps required for the freezing process:

  1. Put each burrito on individual sheets of aluminum foil.  Make sure the seam is down.
  2. Wrap them tightly and label them with a sharpie.
  3. To keep your freezer organized you can put them into a bag or container to keep them all in one place in the freezer.

When you want to eat one just pull it out of the freezer, take the foil off, and wrap it in a damp paper towel.  Put your burrito on a plate in the microwave on high for 2-3 minutes.  It is time to dig in!  Feel free to grab a little sour cream and salsa and enjoy.

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