I found a link to this Brown Bag Burrito recipe on Money Saving Mom while researching for FREEZE-O-RAMA and boy am I glad I did!
I decided to give these puppies a test drive before making a commitment for FREEZE-O-RAMA… a blind date night so to speak… a girl can’t settle for any old burrito ya know.
I started out with 2 lbs extra lean ground beef and fried her up.
I heart cooking with extra lean ground beef. It is much lower in fat and many times there is no fat to drain. So, if you need to drain… that’s your biz-ness, but me –I went on to the next step
Cheese snobs hide your eyes…Next I grated up 1/2 a brick of 2 % Velveeta.
Then I threw it in with the ground beef and it smelled so yummy I tried to restrain myself from eating it then and there. No comment on if I succeeded
Then it was time for the canned goodes
2 cans refried beans and 1 1/3 cups enchilada sauce. This can was more than enough sauce… but it did make for a fun game of guess the what the heck is in that baggie with Puddie.
Toss in the beans and let them pose for their close-up.
Then pour in the sauce and 1/2 cup of water.
Time to spice things up a bit. Add 1/3 c. dried minced onion, 1 Tbsp. chili powder, 1 Tbsp. garlic powder,
1 tsp. Kosher salt and 1 tsp. dried oregano.
Mix’er up and prepare the shells
I just heated them up until they bubbled and flipped and they were done.
The recipe calls for 20 shells. I made (salvaged) 18 because two of my shells lacked patience and decided to burn while I was tending to the monkey for a moment.
That’s ok though, I don’t need needy sorts like them hanging around my kitchen anyhow so I threw them out
Next I took the well behaved shells and placed them on a paper towel that was on top of a piece of foil.
Added my heavenly mixture
And wrapped ‘er up in a perdy little package. Watch out Taco Bell, here I come!
Then I wrapped it up in the paper towel
And then the foil. Once they cooled I threw them in the freezer.
Well these puppies made the FREEZE-O-RAMA cut. We heart them. They are so yummy and SUPER convenient.
If you haven’t guessed, they were a lovely first date
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