Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Basic Burritos

These are pretty basic, nothing exotic or special, burritos. Tasty, hearty, filling, easy. Nothing gourmet here! But, they are Craig's favorite to have in the freezer for quick lunches. I like to have them, too, for a fast dinner that requires no thought save to preheat the oven. This recipe is for 40 burritos. Nice for stocking the freezer and better for you than commercial frozen burritos! 


2 lbs lean ground beef (I always stick with organic when it comes to my meat)
1/2 cup taco seasoning
1 1/2 cup water
6 cups PREPARED rice
1 cup OR one can of: (make sure to rinse beans {except the refried ones} if using canned)
Black beans
White beans
Refried beans
4 cups (or one quart jar) salsa
2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp cumin

5 cups shredded cheese

40 burrito size tortillas 
Foil (pre-cut from Costco is best!)

Begin by browning beef. Once cooked, add water and taco seasoning and let simmer for a bit. Meanwhile cook rice according to package directions. In a LARGE bowl, combine beef, rice, beans, corn, salsa, and seasonings. Mix well. Get a 2/3 cup measuring cup. Fill tortillas with scant 2/3 cup filling. Sprinkle with cheese. Roll. Wrap in foil. Freeze. 

Bake on 400 for about 20 minutes. 

(photo from Chicken Burritos showing how to fold)

Best way to foil wrap...

1 comment:

  1. These sound good! I haven't been able to find any organic meat here. I think maybe it is because most of the people around here are beef cattle Ranchers...anyway I might try these sometime.