High Five Recipes: Super Simple BurritosBy
All this time, I thought burritos was spelled “b-u-r-r-i-t-o-e-s”. Duh, I know. Spelling is not my gift. (You’ve probably figured that out by now.) I had “burritoes” typed in this recipe, but it just didn’t look right.
So, I did a swag search for “burritoes” and you know what it asked me?
“Did you mean burritos?”
Well, that answered my question. But sheesh, it’s like the computer is mocking me when it does that, you know?
Super Simple Meat and Cheese Burritos
Brown meat in a large pan. Salt to taste. Remove from heat and stir in salsa and shredded cheese. Spoon 2-3 tablespoons onto a tortilla and wrap.
To Freeze: Lay burritos barely touching in a 9×13 freezer safe dish. If you are freezing more than one layer of burritos, place wax paper or parchment paper between the layers to prevent them from sticking together.
To Re-Heat: Place burritos on a baking sheet. If burritos are thawed, warm in the oven for about 15 minutes until heated through and through. If burritos are frozen, leave them in the oven for about 30 minutes. They might get a little crispy on the outside, but yum!
Super Simple Bean and Cheese Burritos
Mix beans, salsa, cheese and salt. Wrap 2-3 tablespoons in each tortilla. Freeze and reheat as above.
Not flavorful enough for ya? Add any one or more of the following (which will mean that this recipe will no longer be a High Five Recipe…but who’s counting?):
- 3 Tablespoons chopped onion
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 cup chopped olives
- 1/2 cup cooked sweet corn
Or, make the ingredients go a little farther by stirring in 1 cup cooked brown rice.
Why This is One of My Very Favorite Recipes:
- Everyone in my family loves them. The boys cheer when I make them.
- They are SO easy to make!
- They freeze VERY well. In fact, instead of making them just before serving time, I much prefer to make a triple batch of these, freeze them and have them ready to go for a quick meal.
- When I have them made ahead of time, they are the EASIEST lunch to serve: Heat…eat…done.
- They are very low in cost, especially if you use beans.
- They are good and healthy.
- They are a PERFECT item to take to someone who has just had a baby or a surgery or a whatever. The recipient can warm them up as they need them. I take these to people ALL the time!
- They keep my children full for longer than ten minutes.
- Last but not least, I now know how to spell them correctly. ;)