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Healthy Homemade Frozen Burritos

Healthy Homemade Frozen Burritos

Make a batch of these healthy rice and bean burritos and freeze for on-the-go lunch or busy dinner nights.

Healthy Homemade Frozen Burritos | @tspbasil

Last year, I said bye bye to store bought wheat tortillas as I discovered this homemade whole wheat tortilla recipe from Lindsay @The Lean Green Bean.

These are so simple to make – the most laborious part is the rolling but that doesn’t even take all that long. My 7 year old loves to help make them and we’ve been eating a lot of quesadillas and burritos lately as a result.

So, for this month’s Secret Recipe Club Reveal Day,  I was assigned to Kirstin @Troyers Loving Life (–>more about her & her beautiful family here <—) and once I saw her Homemade Frozen Burritos post, I knew I was going to make them because despite all this burrito making going on in my kitchen, I’ve never actually frozen them (smack to the head.)

Make a batch of these healthy rice and bean burritos and freeze for on-the-go lunch or busy dinner nights. @tspbasil

Kirstin was motivated to make these as a way to save some money and create a less processed frozen burritto, which sure appeals to me. Even the “healthier” store bought versions are loaded with sodium- mainly for preservation- so when you make them yourself, you can cut out a lot of extra sodium by using fresh ingredients.

I made, froze and re-heated a twist on Kirstin’s rice & beans version.

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Healthy Homemade Frozen Burritos | @tspbasil

Healthy Homemade Frozen Burritos

  • Author: by Deanna Segrave-Daly, RD
  • Yield: 8 servings. 1x


Make a batch of these healthy rice and bean burritos and freeze for on-the-go lunch or busy dinner nights.


  • 1 cup uncooked brown rice
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika, optional
  • 1 (15 ounce can) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 6 ounces Colby Jack or Monterey Jack cheese, grated
  • 8 whole wheat tortillas (recipe for Homemade Wheat Tortillas)


  1. Cook rice according to package. Cool slightly
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil.
  3. Add garlic and pepper, stir frequently and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Add chili powder, cumin and smoked paprika; stir and cook an additional minute.
  5. Add in black beans and heat through for about 2 minutes.
  6. Add rice, mix together well and cook for about another 2 minutes until everything is heated through.
  7. Remove from heat and mix in cheese.
  8. To make burritos, spread about 1/8th of bean and rice mixture down the middle of tortilla. Fold each end slightly and roll lengthwise.
  9. To freeze: wrap each burrito in foil or simply stack in plastic freezer bag.
  10. To reheat: place in 350 degree oven for 30-40 minutes in foil OR remove foil and heat on HIGH in microwave for about 1 minute.


Adapted from Kirstin @ Troyers Loving Life’s Homemade Frozen Burritos

And the best thing about this recipe is you can make vegan, vegetarian, cheese lover’s burritos – everyone’s favorite! Here are some more burrito filling ideas:

Healthy Homemade Frozen Burritos |

What’s your favorite burrito, quesadilla or taco filling? Ever make your own frozen burritos? 


Monday 6th of April 2015

yeah these are getting made REAL soon :)


Wednesday 18th of March 2015

How handy to have these in the freezer for those o-so-busy times you really don't have time to cook. On my to-make list!!

Heather Mason @Nutty Nutrition

Tuesday 17th of March 2015

ahh, so smart! Who knew you could make your own frozen burritos? I used to love those frozen burritos in the orange packages... I will give this healthier version a try!

Deanna Segrave-Daly

Tuesday 17th of March 2015

Right? Such a simple "aha" concept - let me know how they turn out!


Tuesday 17th of March 2015

These look amazing! I haven't tried freezing burritos yet, but I think I'll give it a go with your recipe. Great post!


Monday 16th of March 2015

I've never made my own frozen burritos but this is a wonderful idea. Great post!

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