Make Ahead Burritos


With school starting again and things getting even busier I like to keep easy and tasty dinners/lunches/snacks on hand that take a minimal amount of preparation before you get to eat it.   A few months ago I came across a great recipe on pinterest from shutterbean.  I am so glad I saved it and made it.  These Make Ahead Freezer Burritos are excellent!  They’re 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.

I deviated a bit from Shutterbean’s recipe substituting a box of Spanish Rice for the homemade rice and since I didn’t have any refried beans in the pantry I omitted those but that’s the beauty of this recipe.  You can make it your own by using ground beef, chicken, leftover roast, pork, shrimp….whatever you want.

Make Ahead Freezer Beef Burritos

Rating: 51

Yield: 10 burritos


  • 2 pounds of ground beef
  • 1 packet of taco seasoning
  • 1 box of Spanish Rice {follow directions on box}
  • Large flour tortillas
  • Optional: Refried beans, olives, etc.


  1. Brown ground beef and drain.
  2. Add taco seasoning mix and water following directions on the packet.
  3. Make Spanish Rice according to the directions on the box.
  4. Once the rice and meat are ready proceed to the next step
  5. Using a tortilla steamer or Shutterbean's method {take a dish cloth and run under water to moisten, wring out and lay on counter. Place tortillas in the towel, loosely wrap and microwave for 1 minute so the tortillas are easier to work with.}
  6. Begin assembling tortillas
  7. Place your rice, meat, cheese and anything else you wish to add to the burritos on your tortilla.
  8. Fold your tortillas.
  9. Wrap in aluminum foil.
  10. Place in freezer or place in a ziplock bag or other freezer container including directions for reheating.
  11. Reheat
  12. Unwrap frozen burrito from foil.
  13. Wrap burrito in a damp paper towel.
  14. Microwave for 3 minutes on high.
  15. Wait to cool, add desired toppings, eat!

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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!
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  2. Mary Beth, those burritos sound great! What a great way to have a delicious meal ready in a snap!
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  3. Looks good! I’m all for make-ahead meals!
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  4. Yummy, can’t wait to try freezing them!
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  5. These look delicious!! Such a great idea to make ahead a freeze! Thannks for sharing!
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  6. LOVE that these are make ahead! PERFECT.
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  7. 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!
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  8. 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 :-)
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  9. We love burritos and this sounds like a great make-ahead meal. I could really use some of those right now!
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    Have a great day!

  10. The Hubster would LOVE these! Thanks for sharing.

  11. 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! :)
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  12. We LOVE burritos at our house! I might have to try these!
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  13. If it is in a tortilla it is in demand in this house! Must try to go with my taquitos…kids (and me) will love it.
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  14. Great Idea! I have to do this. I am actually burritos tonight.

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

  16. Yum! Cant wait to try this out.
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  17. This is such a FANTASTIC idea.. especially with the start of school and sports! Thanks for sharing with the Pink Hippo party!
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  18. That is an amazing idea. thank you