This time of year it’s always a good idea to have fast snacks at the ready. Maybe you’re having a lazy football Saturday, or some friends pop over unexpectedly.
In situations like those, these little mini turkey burritos are so great to have in your freezer. You can make a big batch and they freeze perfectly. Or pile up a few and make a dinner out of them!
The start of these burritos is a mixture of ground turkey and diced onion plus some taco seasoning. Brown the turkey well until it’s cooked through. Then add the taco seasoning and onions. I recommend adding about 1/2 cup of water with the taco seasoning to help it work into the meat.
Once the onions have softened, add the drained black beans and cooked rice. This filling is great for so many Tex-Mex dishes. You could even stuff it in tacos or enchiladas if these burritos don’t catch your eye.
To make these little guys, work with one tortilla at a time. Microwave them for 10 seconds to loosen them up a bit. Then add a few spoonfuls of filling to the tortilla with a handful of cheese.
Fold the ends over the tortilla and roll it into a tight burrito!
When you use these small tortillas they have a tendency to fall apart once they’re rolled, so here’s how I fix that problem. After you roll the burritos, place them seam-side down on a baking sheet lined with foil.
When all the burritos are rolled, add another piece of foil on top of the burritos and then top them with a second sheet pan (making a sandwich). Bake these for 10 minutes at 350ºF.
The slight pressure and heat will seal the burritos perfectly!
You can eat these right away if you just can’t wait!
If you want to freeze them for later, let them cool and then wrap them tightly in a double wrapper of foil. Store them in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
To reheat them, bake for 20-25 minutes at 350ºF until the cheese is melted. You can also microwave them in 1 minute bursts on high until the center is warm. Personally, I prefer the oven method because the tortilla gets nice and crispy.
These are a major snack win!
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