Sunday, December 15, 2013

Freezer burritos

While I like to cook fresh food every day, it frequently doesn't work out due to time constraints. To stick with healthier fast food options, I prepare a variety of fast foods. Freezer burritos and veggie pockets are my husband's favorites. Prepare a large amount and just pop them in a bag in the freezer. They thaw and taste like fresh. An added benefit is the lack of meat in these.

10 large burrito-size tortillas
4 cups of black beans
4 cups of jasmine rice
4 cups of Mexican cheese mix
3 tbsp Sriracha hot sauce
salt to taste

Cook a large quantity of black beans (4 cups) by soaking them in warm water overnight, then simmering them in a large cast iron pot for 5 hours with the water seasoned using cumin, chili powder, garlic powder and some salt. Drain, freeze the excess in a bag.

Prepare two cups of jasmine rice in a rice cooker. Mix rice with beans and cheese. Stir in salt and hot sauce.

Fill a cup of bean and rice mix into each burrito. Roll up tightly and wrap in aluminum foil. When reheating, place in 400F preheated oven for 20 minutes. Serve with salsa and sour cream.

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