Apr 30, 2012

Freezer Burritos

I love my freezer. I love that I can buy bulk perishable foods (hello costco), stash it in my freezer, and not have to worry about waste. I also love having frozen back up meals in the case where, let's say, I don't feel like cooking. Anyone....anyone?
This week I made a batch of freezer burritos. These little gems are the perfect addition to a don't-want-to-cook weeknight or perhaps if you're expecting a little one soon and want to stock up (OK, that last one is just me).

It does take some time, but the results just blow my socks off. Imagine this: dinner in less than 5 minutes. Aaah, serenity. Thankfully, the word "burrito" is not necessarily a synonym for "unhealthy". Choose nutritious ingredients and - as always - keep portions on the small side.

Step 1. Gather your ingredients
I went the bean, cheese and avocado route.

Step 2. Assemble and stack.

Step 3. Wrap in foil and freeze

My goal was to make these for "emergencies", but in truth they're so delicious I don't think they'll make it that long. Oh well, I'll just have to make more.


  1. Great idea! I'm working on my freezer meals for when the baby comes... I might have to add these to my collection. :-)

    1. I'm already halfway through our stash and it's only been a few weeks! Did I mention these make great on-the-go lunches?? If you come across any other good freezer meal ideas, let me know because I have to stock up :)

  2. Soup works really well in the freezer. It is pretty efficient to make a big pot of soup and then divide it up for use later. I freeze it in 2-3 cup packages and stack in the freezer.

    Can't wait to try the freezer burritos! I saw guacamole in the picture--did the guac work out OK in the freezer?

    1. The guac held well in the freezer burritos. I didn't use too much - probably about 2 tsp per burrito. Freezer soup is a great idea! Thanks Jen!