Freezer Batch Cooking, Day 1 (5 different frozen burritos)


 Freezer Batch Cooking

freezer burritos

For Valentine’s my present to Scotty was 50 freezer burritos. He has been begging me for them and I have to gear up to do it because it is a little bit of work – ok A LOT bit of work. But SO nice when they are done for healthy grab-and-go meals. If you break it up into 2 days like I did this time instead of one day, it was really doable.

He takes them frozen to work and they thaw during the day. He eats them just like that, or toasts them in a toaster oven. When I eat them at home, I just leave them in the fridge and they un-thaw. I then toast them in a cast-iron skillet to melt the cheese. I love hot food and a toasted tortilla.

I made these 5 burritos:

freezer burritos rolled up

Here is the breakdown of what I did.  I broke it up into 2 days, but if you had more time you could do it in a day, it might be a long one though:).

Day 1

Step 1: Make your chicken. I just get it going in the crockpot and move on to the other items at hand.

Step 2: Next I tackle the brown rice. I like to use Lundberg’s short grain brown rice, it is my very favorite. I cook it in a rice cooker. I let it happily cook while I do everything else. I don’t do anything special with the rice other than add a spoonful of coconut oil and sea salt.

Step 3: Roast your veggies.

  • Heat your oven to 425.
  • Put your butternut squash on a cookie tray and drizzle olive oil on it, salt and pepper it well.
  • Put sweet potatoes on a cookie tray whole, just wash them well. I even leave the skins on.
  • Put both in the oven. Roast them until you can easily stick a fork in the cubes of butternut squash and the whole sweet potato. When you can put a fork in with no effort they are done.

Step 4: While everything is cooking away, get the quinoa going. If I had two rice cookers I would use that, but I don’t so I do it on the stove top. Here is how to make perfect quinoa. If you cook it in broth it has more flavor, but this time I just used water.
Step 5: Make your veggie curry. We ate some of this along with some of the quinoa for dinner and saved the other half for making burritos the next day.Step 6: Put your roasted butternut squash, roasted sweet potatoes, quinoa, brown rice, and chicken in separate containers in the fridge to use on the day 2 freezer session.

And for more fun here is Day 2’s instructions.

And for fun, what is your favorite burrito?

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16 Responses to Freezer Batch Cooking, Day 1 (5 different frozen burritos)

  1. Hannah says:

    What kind of tortillas do you use?
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  2. I don’t care for burritos but I tried your fajita chicken burritos (but didn’t have the chicken on hand) and loved them! Thanks for making yummy healthy food for all of us to enjoy.
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    • admin says:

      hi Jessica! Oh great! I am so glad you guys liked them. I love hearing that. I like the filling for the burritos on salads too!

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  4. Janell Frangel says:

    We are so tired of sandwiches for lunches around here, and I am excited to make a batch of frozen burritos to have ready to go. I am going to make some for my pregnant sister to have on hand too, she could use a break since this is her fourth baby!

    • admin says:

      Hi Janell! Oh your so sweet to make them for your sister. Yes they are SO nice to have on hand for busy days, a break from the norm, or to give away to people. They also save me every time my brother who is in college comes over hungry. If I have no food in the house I always have those on hand!

  5. Heather says:

    Not sure how you got to 50 burritos? Did you double all 5 recipes?

  6. Gloria Moore says:

    I’m trying to get to your Frozen Chocolate Peanut butter Bites but it just takes me back to the Day 15 Freezer Batch Cooking. Help me get what I want.

  7. Stacy says:

    Wrong Link: On the right side of this page, the Frozen Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites takes me to this page when I click on it :(

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  9. Tracy says:

    Do you happen to have a grocery list for all the recipes when making the 50 burritos? I noticed the first recipe only makes 4 burritos, do you just double everything? Thanks!

    • Desi says:

      Hi Tracy! I don’t…… but that is a great idea! I should. If you create one let me know and I will add it. Or when I get a free minute should create one!

  10. Carey says:

    Hi, Can you please provide the recipe for Christmas breakfast burritos listed in Christmas tradtions? Thank you!!!

    • Desi says:

      Hi Carey! The breakfast burritos I don’t have a recipe, but I will write how I make them here. I actually had them at a restaurant once and LOVED them and tried to replicate them at home. So first I fry up veggie sausage in a frying pan. We have made them with real sausage and with the veggie sausage and we like them better with the veggie sausage. Then I scramble some eggs. I add the sausage to the eggs when they are almost done cooking. I then make some black beans, I have the recipe on my site. If I am short on time I just use plain canned black beans brown rice, sharp cheddar cheese, and green salsa verde. The rice I make beforehand and have in the fridge. I roll them up and toast them on a cast iron skillet on each side to melt the cheese. Then I put them in the oven on low to stay hot. I also use the uncooked tortillas. They are my favorite and have the least ingredients of store bought tortillas. I cook those for just a minute to make sure they are doughy. I dont’ overcook them though because when I toast the burritos they get cooked all the way through. Does this make sense??!! Sorry for the long explanation!

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