Check this out: if you have an hour, you can make a whole stack of these burritos for the freezer. That's eight meals or more for the price of one! As Tracy of Shutterbean puts it, "Your future self will thank you." It's insanely easy to make your own freezer burritos, and after microwaving countless Amy's Burritos over the years, I can't believe this didn't occur to me sooner. As Tracy demonstrates, you just gather your favorite burrito toppings, grab a stack of tortillas, and roll away. Wrap each burrito in aluminum foil and freeze.
To re-heat, you just remove the aluminum foil, wrap the still-frozen burrito in a damp paper towel, and microwave it for three minutes. Could it get any easier?!
I love the fact that you could make these burritos entirely from the pantry if you want to by using things like canned beans and jars of salsa. But then it's equally easy to get fancy with leftover meat, tofu, fresh vegetables, and sautéed greens. These burritos can be a really great way to clear out any leftovers or other fridge denizens that have been lingering for a little too long.
• Check Out the Tutorial: Freezer Burritos from Shutterbean
Do you ever make freezer burritos? What are your favorite fillings?
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(Images use with permission from Tracy Benjamin of Shutterbean)