Freezer Bean & Cheese Burritos


This copycat version of store-bought frozen burritos is perfect for meal prepping. Make a big batch to store in the freezer for healthy packable lunches or a quick campsite meal.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
8 burritos


  • 1 ½ cups chopped grape tomatoes

  • 4 scallions, chopped

  • ¼ cup chopped pickled jalapeño peppers

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans low-sodium pinto beans, rinsed

  • 4 teaspoons chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

  • 8 8-inch whole-wheat tortillas, at room temperature


  1. Combine tomatoes, scallions, jalapeños and cilantro in a medium bowl.

  2. Mash beans with chili powder and cumin in a large bowl with a fork or potato masher until almost smooth. Add cheese and the tomato mixture and stir until combined. Spread about 1/2 cup of the filling mixture on the bottom third of each tortilla. Roll snugly, tucking in the ends as you go. Wrap each burrito in heavy-duty foil. Freeze for up to 3 months.

  3. To heat in the microwave: Unwrap a burrito and place on a microwave-safe plate. Cover with a paper towel and microwave on High until steaming hot throughout, 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 minutes.

  4. To heat over a campfire: Place foil-wrapped burrito on a cooking grate over a medium to medium-hot fire. Cook, turning once or twice, until steaming hot throughout, 5 to 10 minutes if partially thawed, up to 15 minutes if frozen.

    Freezer Bean & Cheese Burritos


To make ahead: Freeze for up to 3 months; defrost for up to 1 day in a refrigerator or cold cooler.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

336 Calories
12g Fat
41g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Serving Size 1 burrito
Calories 336
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 15g 30%
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Vitamin A 1084IU 22%
Vitamin C 6mg 7%
Folate 65mcg 16%
Sodium 750mg 33%
Calcium 350mg 27%
Iron 3mg 17%
Magnesium 36mg 9%
Potassium 332mg 7%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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