My husband likes having a supply of frozen burritos. Make rice and veggies or salad, nuke the burritos and there’s a quick meal. But he couldn’t find any in our grocery stores. Not the cheap No Name ones. Just a few fancy and/or “healthy” ones, at three times the price.
This went on long enough that he googled the frozen burritos shortage. He did not get the answer. But he found many others asking the same question: What happened to the basic, cheap frozen burrito? And some suggestions, like making your own for the freezer. So he tried it. Here’s what he did.
Flour tortillas and filling
You need a package of large (10”) flour tortillas, a can of refried beans and grated cheese (Monterey Jack is good).
Stir some chopped onions into the refried beans. Add finely chopped jalapeño or other hot peppers. You can also add bits of beef, chicken or pulled pork.
Put grated cheese along the centre of the tortilla, staying away from the ends because you’ll want to tuck them in. Spoon some of the bean mixture on top. Tuck in the ends of the tortilla then wrap the sides around the filling.
Lay them in a flat container with a lid and put in the freezer. If you want to eat them right away, as we did, microwave them and serve with sour cream and salsa on top.
Don’t tell Galen Weston but I don’t care if his No Name burritos never come back. These are much better. Easy too!
Note: The tortillas in these photos are 8 inch ones. That’s what we had. So the ends couldn’t be tucked in. Works fine for eating right away, but the larger ones make for tidier burritos.