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Make-Ahead Beef and Bean Burritos

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Make-Ahead Beef and Bean Burritos
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 8
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These easy, homemade burritos are freezer-friendly and can be reheated in the microwave. Just a little bit of prep work yields a batch of the best grab-and-go burritos you’ll ever have!
Updated Jul 24, 2018

Ingredients

  • 1 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ original taco seasoning mix
  • 1 cup Old El Paso™ traditional refried beans (from 16-oz can)
  • 1 cup hot cooked rice
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 8 Old El Paso™ flour tortillas for burritos (8 inch; from 11-oz package)
  • 1 cup shredded pepper Jack cheese (4 oz)
Make With
Make With
Old El Paso

Steps

  • 1
    In 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in water and taco seasoning mix; heat to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until thickened.
  • 2
    Heat beans as directed on can. In small bowl, add hot rice, lime juice and cilantro. Stir to combine.
  • 3
    Heat tortillas as directed on package. Spread 2 tablespoons of the beans in middle of each tortilla, leaving 1-inch border around edges. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons cheese over beans. Spoon 1/4 cup beef mixture and 2 tablespoons rice mixture evenly down center of each. Fold bottom of each tortilla 1 inch over filling. Fold sides in, overlapping to enclose filling. Fold top over sides.
  • 4
    To freeze: Wrap each burrito in foil. Label 1-gallon resealable freezer plastic bag. Transfer burritos in single layer to bag; remove as much air as possible, and freeze up to 1 month. To heat: Remove 1 burrito from foil, and wrap in lightly dampened paper towel. Place on microwavable plate; microwave uncovered on High 3 minutes to 4 minutes 30 seconds, turning once, until heated through (at least 165°F).

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Try serving the burritos with chopped red onions, Old El Paso™ jalapeños slices, sliced avocado, Old El Paso™ salsa and sour cream.
  • tip 2
    Adding a touch of lime juice and fresh cilantro to cooked rice gives it loads of flavor that pairs well with the beef and beans.

Nutrition

330 Calories, 15g Total Fat, 17g Protein, 32g Total Carbohydrate, 0g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
330
Calories from Fat
140
Total Fat
15g
23%
Saturated Fat
7g
33%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
Cholesterol
50mg
16%
Sodium
860mg
36%
Potassium
210mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
32g
11%
Dietary Fiber
2g
9%
Sugars
0g
Protein
17g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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