Thursday, February 1, 2018

Freezer Burritos for Our Girl

I love cooking in big batches for the freezer. 
Setting aside one messy, busy, dish washing day in exchange for dinners that I can pop into the oven without mush forethought on another day is my idea of fun.
Sending smaller meals back with LPP to college is difficult with her small freezer and being in a dorm. 
BUT, I found a recipe where I can combine my love for prepping freezer meals AND my college girl.
It is really as simple as tossing items in a bowl, stirring, filling and wrapping. 
I use a combination of my homemade salsa and a green salsa verde.
Lots of combinations would work wonderfully as well.
 I don't add the sour cream in the burrito before freezing.
Figure anyone who wants to add that later can.
Setting up an assembly line makes the job even faster.

These are a great, healthy, grab and go item.
Do you have any recipes you like for college students living in a dorm?
Do tell.

(How I make them)
4 cups cooked quinoa
4 cups shredded chicken
4 cans drained and rinsed black beans
4 cups salsa (I use a jar green salsa verde and the balance with my homemade)
Salt and pepper
Flour tortillas

Mix all but cheese and tortillas together in bowl. 
Taste for seasoning.
Scoop into tortilla, top with cheese.
Roll tortilla, tucking ends in.
Wrap in plastic wrap.
At this point I freeze in a single layer on a baking sheet until firm.
Transfer to a zip-lock freezer bag and store in freezer.
To heat, remove  from plastic wrap and roll in a paper towel.  
Depending on the size of the burrito, microwave.
About 2 minutes.
LPP also leaves one out during the morning classes and it is mostly defrosted by lunch.

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