Make-Ahead Burritos


A delicious lunch wrap. Make, freeze, and reheat.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs
16 burritos


  • 1 cup uncooked brown rice

  • 4 cups water

  • 4 (1 ounce) envelopes taco seasoning mix

  • 4 (15 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans pinto beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 (10 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained

  • 1 (10 ounce) container salsa

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 16 (10 inch) flour tortillas

  • 1 cup shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese

  • 1 cup shredded reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese

  • cooking spray


  1. Combine rice, water, and taco seasoning in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until tender, 35 to 40 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool; it will be soggy.

  2. Combine black beans, pinto beans, corn, salsa, onion, cumin, garlic powder, oregano, salt, and pepper in a large bowl; toss to mix. Mix in cooked rice, Cheddar, and Monterey Jack.

  3. Divide the bean-rice mixture evenly among the tortillas and roll up.

  4. Spray a cookie sheet lightly with cooking spray. Lay tortillas in a single layer on the cookie sheet and place in the freezer until fully frozen, about 2 hours. Wrap each tortilla in plastic wrap or foil and place in a large zip-top bag to store in the freezer until ready to use.

Cook's Note:

To serve, unwrap a burrito and place on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave on high for 2 minutes. Or, place a foil-wrapped burrito on a baking sheet and bake in a 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven for 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

470 Calories
9g Fat
79g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 470
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 1745mg 76%
Total Carbohydrate 79g 29%
Dietary Fiber 12g 44%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 4mg 22%
Calcium 239mg 18%
Iron 6mg 31%
Potassium 656mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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