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.

    Make Ahead Freezer Beef Burritos

    Easy and delicious make-ahead freezer burritos. These are great for snacks for the kids, quick lunches, and easy dinners.
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    Directions for reheating make ahead freezer burritos
    Prep Time:5 minutes
    Cook Time:30 minutes


    • 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!

      As with any of my recipes, calorie counts and nutritional information varies greatly depending on which products you choose to use when cooking this dish.


      Serving: 0g | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg
      Servings: 10 burritos
      Author: Mary Beth
      Cost: $10.00

      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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      1. Hi MB! I can't even tell you what a hit thus would be around my home! My kids and hubby would love these and I would love not having to stress over dinner. Making these asap!

      2. Jenn/Rook No. 17 says:

        Mary Beth, those burritos sound great! What a great way to have a delicious meal ready in a snap!

      3. Vivienne @ The V Spot says:

        Looks good! I'm all for make-ahead meals!

      4. These look delicious!! Such a great idea to make ahead a freeze! Thannks for sharing!

      5. Yummy, can't wait to try freezing them!

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      7. Aimee @ ShugarySweets says:

        LOVE that these are make ahead! PERFECT.

      8. kelley @ Miss Information says:

        Oh I can't wait to try these, I make freezer breakfast burritos this week and they have been great! Thanks for linking up @ I Freakin did it Friday!

      9. Oh my!! These look so awesome!! I can't wait to try them, They'll be perfect for quick snacks and on the go lunches. Thank you for sharing 🙂

      10. Maryann @ Domestically Speaking says:

        The Hubster would LOVE these! Thanks for sharing.

      11. Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates says:

        Hope all is well with you Mary Beth! Thanks for this recipe - my son would love these! Great for an after school snack for a starving teenager too! 🙂

      12. Holly Lefevre says:

        If it is in a tortilla it is in demand in this house! Must try to go with my (and me) will love it.

      13. Great Idea! I have to do this. I am actually burritos tonight.

        1. I really like having something easy and good on hand ~ thanks for stopping by.

      14. kelley @ Miss Information says:

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

      15. Yum! Cant wait to try this out.

      16. amie @ Pinkapotamus says:

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

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      18. That is an amazing idea. thank you