I finally made my first attempt at freezer burritos. I can definitely declare them a success! My family loves them and my girls are reaching for them instead of asking for other less-than-ideal foods for lunch. They are super easy and super inexpensive to make.
Here are the ingredients:
1 lb. ground beef (I bought a half of a side of beef, or basically a quarter cow, in December. We have lots of grass-fed, organic beef to use up!)
black beans ( I have these cooked, drained, and stored in 1 cup increments in the freezer)
shredded mexican cheese blend or whatever cheese is handy
24 tortillas (buy a big bag cheap at a wholesale club)
First, I cooked the rice according to my spanish rice "recipe".
Meanwhile, I cooked, rinsed, and drained the ground beef. I added a half-packet of taco seasoning and somewhere between 1/4 cup-1/2 cup of water. I eyeballed it. Basically I just wanted the meat to be moist, but not swimming.
After the rice and meat were ready, I warmed a few tortillas in the microwave for a few seconds to soften them up. I put them between some kitchen towels to keep them warm. I only took out one at a time to work with.
Be sure you don't go all the way to the edges of the tortilla!
Then I folded the burritos like an envelope. (You really can't tell by the angle of the pictures, but the ingredients are a little more towards me on the tortilla, rather than right in the center). I folded the tortilla away from me, then folded the ends in, and rolled it the rest of the way. I made sure the flap was on the bottom so that the tortilla wouldn't flop open on the pan.
My girls rave about these and love the convenience of having a reasonably nutritious snack or lunch in a matter of minutes. My DD 10 needed a quick snack on-the-go one day and this was mess-free for the car ride. I can't argue with that!