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Monday, October 25, 2010

Freezer Burritos

Freezer Burritos = lifesaver meal. seriously.

they're super easy to make, you can put in whatever you want & they're literally ready to eat after 3 min in the microwave (or you can even throw them in the oven for 10 min or so)

you can make them with beef, chicken, pork, vegetarian- etc etc. the only things i'd suggest leaving out would be lettuce & anything else that doesn't freeze well. but who needs lettuce?
but you can choose to use re-fried beans, peppers & onions, greek yogurt- blah blah. endless options!

ok- so here is my Freezer Burrito- Chicken Version.
i usually use hamburg- but we were out & i needed to use up some tortillas- so chicken it was.

Freezer Burritos

You Need:

- Tortillas (the nice big ones)
- Taco Seasoning

Filling: (this is what i used)

- corn (i used Mexi-Corn)
- chicken
- shredded cheese (i use taco cheese)
- rice
- sauce (i used about 2 cups sour cream mixed with Texas Pete's Hot Sauce & 1-2 tblsp taco seasoning)


- cook your rice according to directions
- drain the corn & add it to the rice (once cooked)

- toss in some seasonings (i have a Southwestern Seasoning from Pampered Chef- you can use whatever. just make it taste good!)
- cook your chicken (i used canned chicken & simply shredded it) with the taco seasoning
- mix up your sauce (i used sour cream, hot sauce & taco seasoning) in a bowl

Making your Burritos:

- set up an assembly line:


- foil
- tortillas
- all the fillings

- start filling your tortillas:

- you can stuff them pretty good- but don't overstuff because you need to be able to roll them up without everything squeezing out. i usually layer the filling closer to me (so not directly in the middle) - seems to make the rolling much easier.

this is how i layer:

- rice/corn mix
- a good dollop smear of sauce
- meat on top of rice/corn
- cheese

so fill all of your tortillas (i had 6 large shells but i usually have 8):

and now it's time to start rolling:

- use whatever method works for you. i like to bring up the sides first & roll (tightly) tucking as i go. seems to work the best. if a little sauce squeezes out near the end, do not fear. it's all good.

as you roll, wrap nice & tight with the foil (no plastic wrap is needed))- so when you're done they should look something like this:

sort of Chipotle'ish.

then i date them all with a Sharpie & put them into a freezer bag:

Pop them into the freezer & they're good for several months. they never last that long in this house- but just in case.

To Re-heat:

-unwrap from foil & place on a plate. pop in the microwave for 2 minutes on 1 side. flip over & microwave for 1 more minute. DONE!

we like to eat it with some salsa or extra sour cream on the side.

these are EXCELLENT to have on hand. specially if you're having a baby soon (hello) and you want to be able to feed your spouse or kids something quick but filling.

so make away! fill with whatever you'd like & have fun with them!

p.s. you can also make these into breakfast burritos. think eggs, sausage, ham, cheese, etc etc. like i said, ENDLESS options people!

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