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Make-Ahead Burritos

We have two children who keep us busy, so I love meals I can just pull out of the freezer. 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. —Jennifer Shafer, Durham, North Carolina.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + freezing Bake: 50 min.
  • Makes
    16 burritos

Ingredients

  • 3 cups shredded cooked chicken or beef
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) salsa
  • 1 can (16 ounces) refried beans
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies, drained
  • 1 envelope burrito seasoning
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 16 flour tortillas (8 inches), warmed
  • 16 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, cut into 5-inch x 1/2-in. strips

Directions

  • In a large skillet, combine the meat, salsa, beans, chilies, seasoning and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes or until heated through.
  • Spoon about 1/3 cup off-center on each tortilla; top with a cheese strip. Fold edge of tortilla nearest filling over to cover. Fold ends of tortilla over filling and roll up. Wrap individually in aluminum foil. Freeze for up to 2 months.
  • To use frozen burritos: Place foil packets on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 50 minutes or until heated through. If thawed, bake for 25-30 minutes.
To use frozen burritos: Place foil packets on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 50 minutes or until heated through. If thawed, bake for 25-30 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 345 calories, 13g fat (6g saturated fat), 50mg cholesterol, 846mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 3g fiber), 21g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat, 1 fat.
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  • indigo4
    Jan 9, 2015

    Very appealing recipe. The burrito mix is delicious and makes enough to feed a family. It's got a kick, even with the mild salsa that I used!

  • ojc0806
    Jul 3, 2013

    I used ground beef and wrapped them in wax paper first to prevent the foil from sticking. Removed from both foil and wax paper wrapped in paper towel and microwaved for 2 minutes for a quick and easy meal.

  • Hayley2003
    Nov 7, 2012

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  • 2princesses2love
    May 30, 2012

    This recipe is so easy & good. It's nice to be able to pull a quick lunch or dinner out of the freezer when I'm short on time.

  • DaphneHope
    Sep 26, 2011

    So easy, makes a lot, and very yummy!

  • jennerlynn03
    Mar 13, 2011

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  • matteliz
    Mar 12, 2010

    Simple, cheap, and good! I omitted the burrito seasoning and chilies, just using chicken, salsa, and beans.

  • KingGeld
    Aug 1, 2009

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  • mlandis16
    Mar 2, 2009

    these were great to be able to take out quickly when you need them!

  • angus16
    Mar 2, 2009

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