Beef Burrito Skillet
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Love skillet meals for crazy, busy weeknights - they are fast to prepare and can usually be done and on the table in 20 minutes. With this one we are freezing the ground beef and sauce, that will be reheated later. It will still take the same amount of time, as if you were to cook it fresh. BUT...there’s something about knowing that you’re half way done with the cooking process and not having to stress about what’s for dinner. From freezer to table, you can quick thaw this and have it done in 30 minutes (thaw-cook-serve!)

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 1 - lb(s) ground beef
  • 1 - Tbsp minced onion
  • 1 - tsp garlic powder
  • 1 - Tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 - 10 oz diced tom & green chile
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) black beans
  • 1 - green bell pepper(s)
  • - Salt and pepper
  • 4 - flour tortillas
  • 2 - cup(s) shredded Monterrey Jack cheese
  • Side: - avocado slices**
  • Side: - salad**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Seed and chop the green bell pepper.
  2. Open, drain and rinse the can of black beans.
  3. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef with the minced onion, garlic powder and ground cumin. Drain and return to the skillet. Stir in the diced tomatoes with green chilies, diced green bell pepper, drained black beans, salt and pepper to taste. Combine well and bring to bubbling over medium low heat.
  4. Slice the tortillas into 4-inch by 1-inch strips using a knife or pizza cutter.
  5. Float the tortillas strips on top of the beef mixture and then top with shredded cheese. Let simmer for another 3 to 5 minutes, to allow cheese to melt.
  6. Prepare the salad. Slice the avocado.
  7. Serve Beef Burrito Skillet with shredded cheese garnish, avocado slices and salad.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Brown 2 lbs. ground beef with 2 Tbsp minced onion, 2 tsp garlic powder and 2 Tbsp ground cumin. Drain and set aside to cool.
  2. Seed and chop 2 green bell peppers.
  3. Open, drain and rinse 2 cans of black beans.
  4. Open 2 cans of diced tomatoes with green chiles.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • Half of the browned ground beef
  • Half of the green bell peppers
  • Half of the diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • Half of the black beans

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to the skillet to reheat as directed.

Special notes

Do not add the tortillas or cheese at the time you freeze the meat. Both can be frozen in their packages and pulled out when you make this meal.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Omit cheese garnish for dairy-free meal.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when made with strips of corn tortillas.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Beef Burrito Skillet

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and reheat in skillet. Once warmed through, add the tortilla strips and top with shredded cheese. Simmer for 5 more minutes.
Serve with avocado slices and salad.