Freezer-Friendly Bean and Rice Burritos

Freezer-Friendly Bean and Rice Burritos

Easy individually-wrapped bean and rice burritos for the freezer! These burritos are simple and delicious!

Yield: 

8 burritos

Ingredients: 

4 cups cooked pinto beans (or beans of your choice)
4 cups cooked rice (1 1/3 cups dry rice, cooked)
4 cups (16 ounces) shredded Mexican or cheddar cheese
Salt, to taste
Hot sauce, optional (we like Tapatio or Cholula)
8 burrito-size flour tortillas
Sour cream or hot sauce, for serving

Instructions: 

1. In a large bowl, toss together the beans, rice, cheese, and some splashes of hot sauce (if using). Add a little salt if you haven't already salted your beans or rice.

2. Spread about 1 1/2 cups of the beans and rice mixture on each tortilla. Fold into burritos (see below). Wrap individually in pieces of foil.

3. Place foil-wrapped burritos in a gallon-size freezer Ziplock bag, removing excess air if possible. Label with name and date. Freeze for up to 6 months (if tightly wrapped).

See a photo tutorial for this recipe here!

Reheating instructions:

From frozen: Place frozen burritos a few inches apart directly on oven rack. Turn oven on to 375 degrees and bake for 35-40 minutes, until hot inside. Serve with sour cream or hot sauce!

From thawed (or freshly made): Place burritos a few inches apart directly on oven rack. Turn oven on to 375 degrees and bake for 25 minutes, until hot inside. Serve with sour cream or hot sauce!

Freezer burritos

Freezer burritos

Bean and rice burritos for the freezer

Folding the burritos

See video below (2nd video) for a demo of how told fold the burritos!

Additional Notes: 

You may also add seasoned taco meat to these burritos! That is Joshua's favorite. The taco seasonings permeate the beans and rice, as well, making for a delicious, flavorful burrito!

Here is a video of me making these burritos:

And a video demonstrating how I fold the tortillas into burritos:

Preparation Time: 

10 minutes (if beans and rice are already cooked)

Cooking Time: 

25-40 minutes

Tammy's Review: 

These freezer burritos are one of my favorite freezer-friendly meals! The burritos are just as good -- or maybe even better! -- than freshly-made burritos, and it's just SO handy to have them already made and in the freezer (no thawing necessary!). I cook a large amount of beans and rice and make 16+ of these at one time.

The last time we moved, I made these burritos and put them in the oven at our new house. I kept the oven on WARM after they were hot inside, and our friends/family who helped us move enjoyed hot burritos for lunch. It was much cheaper than buying pizza or other restaurant food, and allowed anyone to eat as they got hungry or had a spare moment. Definitely a frugal success! :)

My favorite homemade freezer meals can be found here!

Comments

Tammy I would love to hear about how you do your chicken for these burritos...the bean ones are a HUGE hit at my house but I would love to mix things up a bit and try some of the yummy chicken ones that you posted a picture of.

Thank-you so much for taking the time for the video, it was AWESOME! :)

Rating: 
5

Hey Tammy, these are really good. I did add some cumin, onion powder and Mrs. Dash chipotle seasoning. I would have never thought to wrap them in foil before they are frozen, then bake them in the foil. Keeps them nice and moist. Oh and the video of how to fold them was really helpful for me! I appreciate the money/time savings ideas that you share with us. Thanks! :)

Rating: 
5

These are amazing. They're the perfect antidote to a hectic school/work schedule and two lazy dude roommates who refuse to cook. ;) I add sauteed onions, cumin, and garlic powder for a little extra oomph. I also use Valentina sauce because it's like $.48 a bottle and delicious.

One tip, if you're going to microwave them instead of heating the burritos up in the oven, let them thaw out before you do. I find that microwaving them while still frozen gives the rice/cheese a strange texture I'm not too keen on.

Rating: 
5

These were sooo good!! Better than I expected. I added sauteed onions as well. Great (and cheap) way to feed a big family! All the kids loved it.
Thank you for sharing these recipes with us!

Rating: 
5

This recipe is absolutely fabulous! We had them tonight for dinner along with Tammy's Olive Garden Salad. Very, very satisfying meal. My husband rarely eats with us as he hardly ever gets home before 9pm. This is an easy meal to heat up for him. My batch made 12 burritos so I have enough for two more meals in the freezer. Big bonus. Next time I may have to try them with the addition of the taco meat. You did it again Tammy! Thanks.

Rating: 
5

My family loved these burritos. I used canned beans, so I rinsed them and added a bit of cumin. We also were out of aluminum foil, so I baked them, seam side down on a cookie sheet. My teen boys devoured them and hubby and I were quite pleased as well. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

Rating: 
5

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