I had resigned to the fact that I would only be able to afford the Amy-brand knockoffs from Target when someone on Google+ reminded me of The Feed Zone Cookbook's version and explained how they wrap them up and freeze them for easy reheating. I had tried the recipe before and liked it quite a bit, but never really thought about the freezing part. Genius (whoever you were).
Okay, I will say this endeavor requires a bit more work than tearing a wrapper, but will stress that it is worth every single fold of the tortilla. It will also save you a burrito full of money, more on that to come.
Without giving up the entire recipe, which could be illegal (anyone have a free legal perspective on this?), you are going to need:
- Turkey Sausage
- Sweet Potato
- Brown Sugar
- Soy Sauce
- Wheat Tortillas
My Extra Additions:
- Bacon, diced (you MUST add this)
- Onion, diced
- Green or Red Pepper, diced
- Shredded Mexican Cheese
When you're done prepping the mix, fold them into small burritos and set them on a plate to cool. When they've reached room temp, use Glad Press'n Seal to wrap each piece - this keeps moisture in and makes storage neat and tidy. Place all of the wrapped burritos in a sealed freezer bag and throw them into the freezer.
When you're ready to eat, just unwrap the burrito from the plastic wrap, and then wrap it loosely in a paper towel and place it on microwave safe plate. Microwave for 1:45 - 1:55 and you should be good to go. This is actually the exact cooking instruction for the pre-packaged version and it works very well.
Saving Coin the Delicious Way
Today's batch yielded 16 burritos. My wife, who may love these more than me, estimates we spent $12 on the ingredients, meaning each lovely little meal comes out to a thrifty (and nutritious) $.75. I probably spent an hour from start to finish, but I do actually enjoy cooking from time to time - especially when it's something (healthy) both my wife and I can enjoy.
All natural ingredients, besides maybe the whole wheat tortillas, great taste and a great price. That is a win in my book.