"We have two children who keep us busy, so I love meals I can just pull out of the freezer," writes Jennifer Shafer from Durham, North Carolina. The burritos are wrapped individually so it's easy to take out only the number you need. "I serve them with canned refried beans and Spanish rice from a boxed mix," she adds.
My husband and I have two sons, ages 5 and 3. With our demanding careers, main dishes like this one that can be prepared in a flash are essential for us. I always have the ingredients for this recipe on hand. Cooking the rice and shredding the cheese the night before save precious minutes at dinnertime.
—Beth Osborne Skinner
"I made up this recipe a couple years ago after trying a similar dish in a restaurant," recalls Dolores Zornow from Poynette, Wisconsin. "Our oldest son tells me these burritos are 'awesome'! Plus, they're easy and inexpensive.
A woman in our congregation shared the recipe for these delicious burritos. They soon became a fast favorite in our home, and when I serve them at church potlucks, they disappear fast.—Kathy Ybarra, Rock Springs, Wyoming
"I'm constantly trying to incorporate healthy but tasty meals into our menu," writes Pam Masters of Derby, Kansas. "Both kids and adults love these mildly spiced burritos that combine filling lentils with crisp zucchini."
Green chilies, salsa and jalapeno peppers add lots of zip to these meaty burritos from Deb Poitz of Fort Morgan, Colorado. "Instead of cooking the filling on the stove, it can be simmered in a slow cooker," Deb suggests.
“With three children in school, evenings are often hectic and short on time—especially during the holiday season,” says Ginger Burow in Fredericksburg, Texas. “I can put this dish together after school and still have time to run back to town for evening activities. Best of all, the kids love it.”
Packed with fruit, veggies, nutrition and flavor, this lighter, whole-grain twist on traditional burritos is sure to be a big hit with your family. “Even our pickiest eater loves these with the sweet-spicy fruit salsa. Yum!”
Lisa Eaton - Kennebunk, ME