Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Beef and Bean Burritos {Freezer Fare}

Looking for a quick, simple lunch, or a light supper meal? Make these Beef and Bean Burritos for the freezer, and pull one out to heat up in the microwave (or oven, or skillet), and you'll have a tasty, nutritious meal in a short amount of time.

I've made these burritos for many years (it is a recipe that my hubby loves - he is so pleased whenever I make these burritos), but never thought of freezing them until just recently. I discovered some other burrito recipes online, and also in a cookbook of mine that recommend preparing and freezing burritos. I should have known - you can easily purchase frozen burritos, so why not make your own, using your favorite recipe?

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Beef & Bean Burritos

Source: Family Favorites
Course: Main Course
Serves: 8


  • 1 dozen tortillas
  • 1 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1 can tomato paste small
  • 1 can refried beans
  • 1 onion, small or 1 teaspoon dry onion
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese grated


  1. Brown beef, drain. Add other ingredients.
  2. Heat tortillas in microwave.
  3. Fill tortillas and add grated cheese.
  4. Fold over ends. Serve hot.

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I doubled my burrito recipe last month on one of my "In the Kitchen" afternoons, and put a bunch of them in the freezer (individually wrapped), along with a doubled recipe of some favorite bar cookies. 

I usually heat the frozen burritos up in the microwave, but am curious if there are other methods that are even better. Also, sometimes I add a slice of cheese during the last portion of time in the microwave; sometimes I don't. What is your favorite way to heat up frozen burritos?  

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  1. Hey everyone... I am Cherry's lucky husband! Just chiming in to say that this is one of my all time favorite recipes at our house. And it's easy enough to make that I have made it many times myself. Our sons love it too...

  2. I am making burritos tonight, and have never thought of freezing them, what a great idea! I hope I have enough left so I can stash some away for a future hungry day! Thanks for the tip!