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Vegetarian Freezer Burritos

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Vegetarian Freezer Burritos
Servings: 16
Calories: 444kcal
Author: Hannah Stewart


  • Large Stovetop Skillet


  • 6 cups or 3 (14.5 oz) cans cooked black beans
  • 1 1/2 bell pepper, diced (Any color)
  • 1 large Yellow Onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, diced
  • 4 cup shredded cheese of preference (I like Mozerella)
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 4 tbsp fresh lime juice juice of 2 limes
  • 16 medium tortillas (of dietary preference)
  • 3 cup cooked rice of preference (I love basmati rice) more if making burrito bowls



  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat and melt butter. Once melted add oil.
  • Add in the bell peppers, onion, cilantro, beans, spices and lime juice and sauté on high for 2-4 minutes. (Everything will stay fresh and crunchy and its just a perfect texture in the burritos or over rice...YUMMMM)
  • Remove skillet from heat and set aside.
  • Serve over rice at this point if making burrito bowls or continue on to step 5 if making burritos.
  • Add 1/4 cup bean mixture plus desired cheese and rice and wrap burrito by folding over edges. Continue for as many burritos as making.
  • Optional: Crisp up burritos on stovetop! Add some oil to a heated large skillet and place burritos on skillet for 1-2 minutes, or until each side is golden and crispy. Then serve warm with salsa and guacamole!

Freezer Directions:

  • Label Freezer bag with recipe name, cooking from frozen directions and expiration date (todays date plus three months).
  • Follow directions to make burritos.
  • Wrap each burrito individually in aluminum foil. (If making burrito bowls freeze filling in a labeled gallon freezer bag).
  • Add all ingredients to labeled gallon freezer bag.
  • Store in freezer for up to three months.

Cooking from Frozen Directions:

  • For burritos: Remove desired number of burritos from freezer and cook in preheated oven (450 degrees) for 35-45 minutes.
  • For burrito bowls: Thaw gallon freezer bag with bean mixture and heat on stovetop in skillet. Serve over rice.


  • The bean mixture for these burritos is great for nachos, bean dip, a bean salad, tacos, burritos, burrito bowls and so much more!