A Particularly Frugal Day- part IV

“Rice and beans” are go-to budget foods.

I love that we have long evenings in the summer After dinner I still had time to finish my plans for the chicken. When it had cooled I pulled the meat from the bones, added some rice, black beans, corn, shredded cheddar and taco seasoning. Mixed it all together and filled 28 tortillas. I got this idea from Tammy (http://www.tammysrecipes.com/freezer_friendly_bean_and_rice_burritos)

making burritos

I wrapped the burritos in foil and store in the freezer.

I love these burritos as a quick meal or snack and I try to always have some on hand in the freezer. Since they do not mess up the foil, each time I eat one I smooth the foil and save it for the next batch. I think I get 3-4 uses out of every sheet.

recycled foil

I recycle the zip-lock bag the tortillas came in by using it as a freezer bag for the burritos.

burittos for freezer

When I want to eat one of these tasty and filling burritos, all I have to do is pull it from the freezer and warm it up in the toaster oven for about 20 minutes.

Tomorrow I’ll conclude this series by enumerating my frugal ways.

 

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2 Responses to A Particularly Frugal Day- part IV

  1. unchienne says:

    I just did this very same thing except with pinto and cheese. I also made a few burritos with some leftover pot roast/veggies and a bit of cheddar. It was delicious! Reminded me of the steak and potato burrito at Taco Bell but much tastier with all that lovely slow cooked meat. Great idea with the burrito bag. I need to start re-using containers more.

  2. Rachel says:

    Thank you! I am always looking for freezer meals. This seems like a really cheap meal.

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