They are quick and easy to put together.
- 1 Soft-taco size flour tortilla
- 2 heaping tablespoons refried beans (homemade or from a can)
- Cheddar cheese, shredded or cut in a strip
- Meat of your choice (optional)
- Toppings (optional) - salsa, chopped tomatoes, sour cream or feta cheese, shredded lettuce or cabbage, chopped onions)
Put a line of refried beans down the center of the tortilla, top with cheese and meat (if using). Fold the ends in and then the sides over until you have formed a roll. That's it! If you are going to eat it immediately bake, fry, or microwave - you can even eat it without heating if you like since all the fillings are already cooked. This makes one small burrito. Either make several of these for one serving, or use a larger tortilla, increasing the filling ingredients as needed. To freeze, wrap tightly in parchment paper, foil or plastic wrap and put in a freezer baggie. I prefer parchment paper, because it can go right into the microwave without unwrapping.
The picture above shows the progression from refried beans to cheese to meat (leftover carnitas). The picture below shows how to fold the burrito. Once folded, the next step is to cook or wrap for the freezer.
Here is an easy variation that works well for breakfast. Heat tortilla briefly (microwave or in a dry skillet), fill with scrambled eggs, sausage or bacon (optional) cheese, chopped onion, chopped tomato, shredded lettuce or cabbage, and/or salsa).
These are so quick and easy that you can have a batch in the freezer, just waiting to grab to take to work for lunch or to make a quick meals when you don't have much time.