Tuesday, October 19, 2010

80--- Frozen Burritos

Let me explain: Frozen burritos (found in grocer's freezer) are NOT an 80. But, what I discovered is that you can make your OWN that are much more 80, and much tastier! Freezer-section burritos are loaded with calories, fat, and sodium. My husband LOVES them. It's nice to have a zap-and-go meal from time to time, so I can feel good about grabbing these, because I know what is in them!

You can also add onions to these, but I would avoid salsa or any other veggies due to the possibility of having ice crystals form in your burrito!

Frozen Burritos
Serves 8

2 cups prepared spanish rice (or stir a drained can of Mexican-style tomatoes into cooked brown rice)
2 cups canned lowfat refried black beans
1/2 lb 93% lean ground beef or turkey, cooked and drained
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (optional)
8 flour tortillas (10") I used raw and cooked them -Bonus if you use whole wheat. Note: Corn tortillas do not hold up well in freezing
Wax Paper

Top each tortilla with 1/3 cup beans, 1/3 cup Spanish Rice, and 1/4 cup ground meat. Sprinkle on shredded cheese if desired. Roll tortilla, first folding in ends, then wrapping. Place burrito on wax paper and roll (in same fashion as burrito). Use packaging tape to secure. Place in freezer.

When cooking: place each frozen burrito wrapped in wax paper in microwave and cook for ~1 minute 45 seconds (cook times vary).

Nutrition Information per 1 burrito: 364 calories, 11 g fat, 28 g protein, 40 g carbohydrates

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