Make Ahead Bean Burrito Recipe {Freezer Friendly}

  • Author: She Likes Food
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 1x
  • Category: Meal Prep, Vegan
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mexican


These Make Ahead Bean Burritos are perfect for stocking the freezer with for a quick and easy meal anytime!


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/3 cup diced onion
  • 1 (15 oz) can refried beans
  • 1 (15 oz) cans pinto beans, drained and rinsed (or about 3 cups)
  • 1 (15 oz) can petite diced tomatoes, drained and rinsed
  • 3/4 cup cooked rice, white or brown
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 68 large tortillas


  1. Heat a large pot over medium heat and add olive oil and onion.  Cook onion until softened, 3-5 minutes.  Next add all the remaining ingredients and mix until combined.  Cook until heated through, 7-10 minutes.  Remove pot from the heat and let mixture cool completely.
  2. Lay out your tortilla and in the middle add 1/2 – 1 cup burrito mixture.  How much you add will depend on how large your tortillas are and how big your want your burritos to be.  I had large tortillas and added about 3/4 cup mixture to them.
  3. Form the mixture into a little log in the middle of the tortilla and fold the sides over.  Then roll up your burrito kind of like you are wrapping a present.  You may need to cut off any excess tortilla at the bottom if they are really large.
  4. Wrap each burrito in plastic wrap and then store in a freezer friendly container for up to 3 months.
  5. Cook burritos from frozen: Bake in a 425 degree oven for about 40 minutes, flipping once, until heated through.  Microwave on high for 5-7 minutes.  Cook in a sauté pan until browned and heated through, 15-20 minutes on each side.
  6. Cook burritos from thawed: Bake in a 425 degree oven for 20-25 minutes, flipping once, until heated through.  Microwave on high for 2-3 minutes.  Cook in a saute pan until browned and heated through, about 10 minutes on each side.