Freezer-Friendly Bean and Rice Burritos
Easy individually-wrapped bean and rice burritos for the freezer! These burritos are simple and delicious!
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
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).
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!
See video below (2nd video) for a demo of how told fold the burritos!
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:
10 minutes (if beans and rice are already cooked)
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! :)