Before I start with this wonderful recipe, I just gotta tell you. If you have children who live for snow days, you need to move to Chattanooga, TN. This is the woosiest city ever when it comes to school closings due to weather. A two-hour delay today because it was cold this morning. Tomorrow: closed. Because of a chance of an inch or two of snow....mixing to rain (above freezing....no ice on the roads). Holy Smokes! What will these kids do when they become adults and have to go to work when it's below 40 degrees and a chance of rain?!!!! Not like when I was in grade school and had to walk 6 miles in the snow and then 10 miles uphill to get back home.
Anywho......back to the recipe. Have you ever had a "bad food" secret you kept to yourself? You know, something you'd never admit to anyone you ever wanted to impress? Well, (one of) mine goes back to my 20's when I was working and never, ever had time to fix breakfast and make it to work on time. Back in the early days of the microwave (and the days of living paycheck-to-paycheck) I used to rely on those frozen 3 for $1 bean and cheese burritos (I think the beef and cheese were on the high-end, maybe 2 for $1). I'd zap one and then hop in the car on my way to work. While maybe not the most nutritious, it satisfied my morning hunger and got me through until lunch, or at least morning break.
I guess because of this, I'd never made or even ordered a real burrito. Really. I guess I thought they were all 90% tortilla and 10% tasty glue. But a year or two ago I ran across this recipe for Freezer Burritos and it took me right back to 1980's OKC and my early days of adult employment. Surely these must be more substantial (and tastier?) than those burritos of old. Could it be? Didn't know and really didn't want to try. So I've sat on this recipe for almost two years.
What a waste! They are wonderful. We ate two of them last night and the other four are in the freezer waiting for that morning drive to the gym. I can hardly wait to try the frozen version.
FYI: I cut this recipe in half which should have made 8 burritos. I don't know if I over-stuffed mine, but I only got 6 out of the recipe. But let me tell you, these are six substantial burritos. I only ate half of one at dinner and ate the other half at lunch the next day.
SUPER BEAN BURRITOS (16 servings)
Recipe Source: http://www.melskitchencafe.com/super-bean-burritos/