Monday, May 7, 2012

beef, bean, and cheese burritos (freezer-friendly!)

Cinco de Mayo week is here at The One Where She Dreams and today we have bee, bean, and cheese burritos that happen to be very freezer-friendly. 

A blog I love to follow (The Frugal Find) made similar burritos that were perfect for freezing. Easy to pop in the oven and make every night Cinco de Mayo.

There is no formal recipe, but we tested this out a couple weeks ago. The awesome thing is you can decide what you want in your burritos (the original recipe didn't use beef to save on costs and had Mexican rice instead).

We cooked up some beef we had leftover with some diced onion and some of our homemade fajita seasoning

We simply used this beef/onion mixture, a can of refried beans (you could make your own) and some shredded Mexican cheese. 

We set up a little station (complete with holiday tin foil...). We took a couple spoonfuls of refried beans and spread it on the bottom third to bottom half of the warmed tortilla shells (we used 8 inch ones). Then a couple spoonfuls of beef/onions. Topped with a sprinkling of cheese and you're good to go!

Simply roll it up about half way, fold over the edges, and finish rolling it up all the way. 

Good to go! We got about 6 made in the 8 inch size with what we used, but making a huge batch of these would be such a time-saver when you want a quick dinner. I cooked these in a 350 degree F oven for about 20 minutes. 

We cooked three and froze the other three. The ones you freeze just need to be wrapped up in tin foil and we stored them in a freezer bag. Again, cooked in a 350 degree F oven for about 20-25 minutes. 

Serve with guacamole, sour cream, or even some of that secret special sauce we make to pair with Mexican food. Easy, super filling, and perfect for Cinco de Mayo celebrations! Or just another Monday night. 

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