The night I came up with this recipe, I was REALLY hoping it tasted even remotely edible because I made a HUGE batch, and we (Andy) would be stuck eating it regardless! To my delight, it was delicious and the seemingly excessive amount will not last nearly as long as I expected.
Although the filling was tasty served fresh from the skillet in a soft tortilla the night I made it, the burritos are even better coming out of the freezer and toasting up in the oven! Plus, the beauty of freezer burritos is that you can prepare a large batch in advance and simply heat as needed. I have gradually been building my repertoire of meals/snacks with which to stock the freezer.
I definitely have a few go to recipes (including my Chocolate Granola Bars) and these burritos are certainly part of the rotation. They are: a.) healthy, b.) super easy for Andy to prepare if I am not home, c.) great to have on hand and share with others in need of a meal, & d.) perfect for nights that I am home and don’t want to cook!
What I especially like about this recipe is that because of the eggs/pork, they seem suitable for ANY meal, including breakfast.
8 eggs (pastured)
1lb organic ground pork
20 medium whole wheat tortillas (Ezekiel/sprouted grain tortillas are delicious)
2 T. taco seasoning + 1/4 c. water (I’ll post my recipe – I always make a big batch and then have it on hand for tacos, soups, etc. so I am not making it every time I need it; otherwise, this is equivalent to 1 packet of store bought taco seasoning)
1 small jar organic salsa
2 cups shredded cheese
In medium skillet, cook pork through.
In large skillet, scramble eggs.
Add pork into the eggs and add taco seasoning, water and jar of salsa. Simmer on low for 10-15 minutes.
Allow filling to cool.
Tear off 20 sheets of foil (larger than the tortillas)
Place one tortilla on each sheet of foil
Put one scoop of filling on tortilla, top with a pinch of cheese, wrap tortilla, and wrap in foil.
When all the burritos are assembled and wrapped, place in ziplock bag, date and place in freezer…DONE!
To Reheat: Preheat oven to 425. Place frozen burritos (in foil) on baking sheet and cook for 30-40 minutes (or remove from foil, wrap in damp papertowel and heat in microwave for 2-3 minutes, but this won’t yeild the crisp tortilla edges).
* Personal Note: I have heard that cooking in aluminum foil can be bed for your health. I have read a couple of opinions on this and the evidence is not entirely conclusive. In general, the majority of my meals are not cooked in foil and therefore I don’t feel it is the most pressing matter to give my attention in finding an alternative. However, I do want to experiment a little to see if the foil is absolutely necessary for the cooking process or if the outcome would be fine without it.