Southwest {Freezer} Burritos

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.


Max helping me assemble our burrito stash... this was an ideal recipe for him to help with because we each had certain tasks in the assembly process, he got out the tortillas, placed them on the foil and added the cheese after I scooped the filling.


about half of our yield (I'd say a good outcome for only about 30 minutes of hands on work).

Southwest Burritos


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

Filling Directions:

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.

Burrito Assembly:

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.

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4 Responses to Southwest {Freezer} Burritos
  1. Kathleen Voeltner
    March 23, 2012 | 12:43 am

    Becca, you are the best cooker! thanks for all these tested and editted recipes, and I mean it. I treasure these pages…I picture a book with gold-leaf edges. And the cover is a-swirl with vines and leaves. In the center is an oval opening, circled in gold,with a small picture of all of you, outside. Max,in a swing that hangs from a huge tree, Andy pushing him and you stand before Max holding Calvin., yellow leaves all around…sun backlighting! On the very first page it says ” Be very careful with this book. It is full of precious words to save forever.” Something like that.
    At the end of the book on the very last page it says
    “Read it again!”

    • Becca V
      March 23, 2012 | 7:47 pm

      wow, thanks! what a beautiful image you paint and how sweet you are too say all that! thanks for reading and taking the time to be part of our journey and commenting on it! love you.

  2. Sarah
    May 22, 2012 | 3:34 am

    did you ever experiment with out the foil that is “bed” for your health? :-)

    • Becca V
      May 23, 2012 | 7:18 pm

      hahah. EDIT! not yet :)