Fajita Burritos with Ground Beef & Black Beans

source: Mama Jan Original
yields: 10-12 burritos

  • 1 pound ground beef, chicken or turkey (for vegetarian option, substitute two cans black beans)
  • 2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • taco seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 bell peppers, thinly sliced (I used red, orange and yellow)
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4-1/2 pound shredded Cheddar or Mexican blend cheese
  • 10-12 tortillas

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Cook your ground meat until brown, drain.  Add 2 cans of black beans.  Add in taco seasoning and cook according to seasoning's directions.
  3. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a frying pan.  Add peppers and onions. Sauté.
  4. When your meat mixture and pepper mixture are ready, scoop 1/3 to 1/2 cup meat mixture onto a tortilla shell.  Add a scoop of the pepper mixture and top with a small handful of cheese.  Fold sides and roll into burritos.
  5. Place burritos in an ungreased 9x13 baking dish.  Bake in preheated oven for 12-15 minutes until the shells begin to brown.
  6. Enjoy!  Serve with a fresh fruit salad.

After rolling your burritos, place on a baking pan in the freezer for a couple hours ("flash freeze").  Once frozen, roll individually in plastic wrap then place in a ziploc freezer bag.  Label (with the date!) and freeze for up to 3 months.  Try to remove as much air as possible from the freezer bag.  To cook, thaw and follow baking instructions above.