Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Hoping this post finds you all happy and healthy! :) It is a beautiful day here...in the 30's...a much loved temp after the -35 degree temps we had last week.
The other day we went to Sam's Club to do a little shopping. As I walked up and down the isles I noticed many people throwing boxed foods into their cart. I also noticed that the frozen food section seemed to be a very popular place to be. I saw that frozen burritos, enchiladas and lasagna were piled into many carts. This started me thinking.....maybe people just do not realize how easy it is to make your own homemade food and freeze it in single serving packages just like you find in your local grocery store!
Today I decided to show you how to do this. I hope you will try this yourself!
BEEF and BEAN ENCHLADAS
or BEEF and BEAN BURRITOS
2 pounds extra lean ground beef
1 - 16 oz. can fat free refried beans
1 - 10 oz can enchilada sauce
shredded mexi blend cheese (your desired amount)
olives - sliced
1 onion diced
1 small can diced green chilies peppers
salt and pepper to taste
taco seasoning or burrito seasoning
Brown the hamburger and add onion.
Cook until no longer pink and onion is cooked.
Add seasoning and 1/2 cup of water.
Add 1/4 cup enchilada sauce.
Bring to a boil and then add refried beans.
Let cook on low heat for 15 minutes.
Heat tortilla shells.
Put a heaping 1/4 cup of filling
on the shell. Roll up.
If you want BURRITOS then
place the rolled burritos into a
ziplock bag and freeze.
When you are ready to eat-
simply take the frozen burrito
out of the freezer, open the bag
a bit and heat in microwave until
hot and heated through.
Place the filled tortillas
on a cookie sheet. Pour
enchilada sauce over each
tortilla, sprinkle cheese and
olives on each one. Now
just stick this pan into the
freezer to flash freeze. When
they are frozen package
each one individually in ziplocks.
To heat--open ziplock a bit
and heat in microwave until
hot and heated through.
I just store all of the individually
wrapped burritos or enchiladas
in a ziplock bag. The kids can
now take one out and heat
it for a simple and healthy
meal or snack.
Now wasn't that simple?
I know it does take some time
but I feel it is worth your time
and effort. Your homemade
enchiladas or burritos will
taste sooo much better than
store bought and also they are
soooo much better for you without
all the preservitives. I hope you take
an afternoon and give this a try!
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