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Make-Ahead Freezer Burritos

Batch cooking is one of my favorite time and money savers. Today I want to share with you these easy and delicious make-ahead freezer burritos.

Make-ahead freezer burrito ready to serve with salsa and sour cream on top on a white plate

These are great for snacks for the kids, quick lunches, and easy dinners.

Stack of make-ahead freezer burritos wrapped in aluminum foil and ready for the freezer.

These are not only good to keep on hand for your own family but if you know someone that needs to have some ready-made meals this would be a wonderful addition to their freezer.

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    How to Make: Make-Ahead Freezer Burritos

    Start with room temperature tortillas so if you have them in the refrigerator or freezer, take them out before starting this recipe.

    They’ll be the perfect temperature and consistency when you’re ready to start the assembly process.

    Meat mixture and cheese on a flour tortilla for make-ahead freezer burritos

    Allow the meat mixture and the rice to cool slightly before assembling the burritos or else the tortilla will be soggy.

    Make-Ahead freezer burritos individually wrapped burrito

    Wrap the tortillas individually.

    Make ahead freezer burritos individually wrapped in aluminum foil and in a zip lock bag with reheating directions.

    Place in a freezer ziplock back with the directions clearly visible.

    If I didn’t do this my family would ask me every single time how to reheat so it’s a time saver and it minimizes the threat of my eyes rolling out of my head.

    Frozen burritos will stay fresh and delicious for up to 3 months in the freezer so also be sure to write the date on the bag.

    Sharpies are your friend when doing any make-ahead cooking and freezer meal making.

    Directions for reheating make ahead freezer burritos

    Make Ahead Freezer Beef Burritos

    Mary Beth
    Easy and delicious make-ahead freezer burritos. These are great for snacks for the kids, quick lunches, and easy dinners.
    No ratings yet
    Prep Time 5 mins
    Cook Time 30 mins
    Course Dinner, lunch, Snack
    Cuisine Mexican
    Servings 10 burritos


    • 2 pounds of ground beef
    • 1 packet of taco seasoning
    • 1 cup cooked white rice
    • 10 Large flour tortillas
    • 16 ounce can refried beans
    • ½ cup chopped onion
    • 8 ounces favorite salsa
    • 1 cup favorite shredded cheese


    • Brown ground beef and onion until ground beef is fully cooked and no pink remains.
    • Drain well.
    • Return to pan and add taco seasoning mix and water following directions on the packet. Reduce heat to low and allow to simmer for approximately 2 to 3 minutes.
    • Make rice according to package directions.

    Once the rice and meat are ready proceed to the next step

      Begin assembling tortillas

      • Layer tortillas with refried beans, beef mixture, rice, salsa, and cheese.
      • Fold your tortillas.
      • Double wrap each burrito individually in aluminum foil.
      • Place in freezer in a ziplock bag or other freezer container and include directions for reheating.

      To Reheat

      • Unwrap frozen burrito from foil.
      • Wrap burrito in a damp paper towel.
      • Microwave for 3 minutes on high.
      • Wait to cool, add desired toppings, eat!


      Nutrition Facts
      Make Ahead Freezer Beef Burritos
      Amount Per Serving (0 g)
      Calories 0
      % Daily Value*
      Fat 0g0%
      Saturated Fat 0g0%
      Trans Fat 0g
      Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
      Monounsaturated Fat 0g
      Cholesterol 0mg0%
      Sodium 0mg0%
      Potassium 0mg0%
      Carbohydrates 0g0%
      Fiber 0g0%
      Sugar 0g0%
      Protein 0g0%
      Vitamin A 0IU0%
      Vitamin C 0mg0%
      Calcium 0mg0%
      Iron 0mg0%
      * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
      Keyword make ahead, freezer friendly, batch cooking
      Tried this recipe? Let me know what you think!Mention @TheHowToHome or tag #thehowtohome!

      I’ll be sharing more easy make-ahead freezer-friendly recipes soon and will update this page when I have more to link to.

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      Recipe Rating


      Monday 24th of September 2012

      That is an amazing idea. thank you

      Mary Beth

      Tuesday 25th of September 2012

      Thank you, Debra!

      5 delicious freezer meals | My Family Blog

      Thursday 20th of September 2012

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      amie @ Pinkapotamus

      Sunday 16th of September 2012

      This is such a FANTASTIC idea.. especially with the start of school and sports! Thanks for sharing with the Pink Hippo party! xoxo Amie @ Pinkapotamus


      Friday 14th of September 2012

      Yum! Cant wait to try this out.


      Friday 14th of September 2012

      Thanks, Beth. : )

      kelley @ Miss Information

      Thursday 13th of September 2012

      Ok you are on a roll! You were the most viewed link on I Freakin' did it Friday! Parties on come link again!