Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Beef, Bean, and Cheese Burritos

First of all, I rarely make these just to eat for dinner … they are dinner … PLUS about 30 more burritos. If I’m gonna be making burritos, I might as well roll dozens at a time and freeze them for easy meals later.

This is one of my favorite recipes. It’s adapted from Pioneer Woman's burrito recipe … just a little more simple.

beef bean and cheese burritos fast cheap and easy

4-5 cups homemade refried beans (if you MUST you can use a few cans of store bought, *cringe*)
1-2 lbs ground beef
1 can red enchilada sauce (I use mild)
cheddar cheese
frozen tortillas (that have been cooked, of course … I use Tortilla Land, from Costco)


Brown the ground beef and season with garlic salt. Add the can of enchilada sauce to the beef and simmer for a few minutes to break up the tough chunks of beef. Add the refried beans (as much or as little as you want). Add a handful of cheddar cheese (not too much). Stir everything until it’s well combined.
Place about 1/2 cup bean mixture in the center of a tortilla, sprinkle with cheddar cheese, and roll up, tucking sides in. Store in snack sized Ziplocs … and then in gallon sized freezer bags. Like this:

breakfast burritos fast cheap and easy 5

And this:

homemade frozen burritos 2

To heat them from frozen, just cook on one side for 45 seconds, flip it over, and cook another 45 seconds. Infinitely better than store bought burritos. And it will cost about $.35/burrito. Verses $1/burrito. Even cheaper if you don’t add the beef!

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