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Freezer Burritos Recipe
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Freezer Burritos Recipe

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I love burritos, but the frozen ones are so high in salt and chemicals. So I created these. They're great to have on hand for quick dinners or late-night snacks—I've even had them for breakfast! —Laura Winemiller, Delta, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1-1/4 cups salsa
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium taco seasoning
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 12 flour tortillas (8 inches), warmed

Nutritional Facts

1 burrito equals 345 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 36 mg cholesterol, 677 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 22 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 2 lean meat, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in salsa and taco seasoning. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 2-3 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl; set aside.
  2. In a food processor, combine pinto beans and water. Cover and process until almost smooth. Add to beef mixture. Stir in cheese.
  3. Spoon 1/2 cup beef mixture down the center of each tortilla. Fold ends and sides over filling; roll up. Wrap each burrito in waxed paper and foil. Freeze for up to 1 month.
  4. To use frozen burritos: Remove foil and waxed paper. Place one burrito on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave on high for 2-1/2 to 2-3/4 minutes or until a thermometer reads 165°, turning burrito over once. Let stand for 20 seconds. Yield: 12 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Freezer Burritos in Healthy Cooking August/September 2008, p51

Nutritional Facts

1 burrito equals 345 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 36 mg cholesterol, 677 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 22 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 2 lean meat, 1/2 fat.

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Reviewed Apr. 23, 2015

"I mixed a batch of these for my family. They never made it to the freezer. They are delicious!!"

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Reviewed Apr. 19, 2015

"Just made this recipe and it was delicious and easy. Haven't tried using them from the freezer yet but hoping they'll be just as good reheated."

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Reviewed Apr. 15, 2015

"Love the filling over nachos too. It's delicious."

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Reviewed Sep. 18, 2014

"I made this recipe. They are amazing...I just love them."

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Reviewed Aug. 18, 2013

"I can't keep enough of these in the freezer - everyone loves them!"

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