The burrito is a classic from /r/SundayMealPrep.

To be honest though, the tortilla calories turn me away from burritos, but seeing them everytime I go to reddit has made me want to eat some. Along with that, my stash of frozen [black bean and chicken taquitos] (https://quantumlion.com/chicken-black-bean-corn-taquitos/) had run out, so it was time to create a new frozen meal option.

This came out to 261 calories each with breakdown of 32.7g carb, 8.7g fat (hmm), and 14.5g protein.


Ingredients

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  • 7 10-12-inch tortillas
  • diced bell peppers (I had frozen ones from Trader Joe's and used half the bag)
  • 1/2 onion
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 turkey sausage (Got them on sale at some point and found them buried in the freezer. Next time I'll probably omit this from the recipe to have less fat)
  • salt + pepper
  • refried beans (ended up using 150g)
  • whatever seasonings out heart desires. I ended up using tumeric, chili pepper, and oregano.

Methodology

I started out by prepping the four eggs for scrambling later.
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I like to add a bit of milk or water to them to get them a bit more fluffy when they cook.

Set aside.

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Grab your half onion and dice it up.

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Throw the onion in a pan to cook until translucent.

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Slice the casing of the sausage so we can just cook up the ground meat inside.

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Toss in the peppers and seasoning.

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Mix around and let everything cook down and flavors marry.

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Add in the egg and mix around the scramble.

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Of course, with me being me, I had to add more greens in.

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Continue to season to taste, and then the filling is done!

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Get the burrito-making station prepped.

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Spread some refriend bean on. Looks appetizing, huh.

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Add about a 1/4 cup of filling, or whatever your heart feels will be the perfect amount to fill the tortilla fully without bursting.

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Fold her up.

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Lay on a tray! I'm prepping these for freezing, so laying the burritos in a flat layer will help everything freeze faster.

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Results

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I ended up with 7 burritos--six of which I am freezing now and waiting to wrap up/stick in a bag, and one that I ate.

It was ok--nothing special. The pleasure:carb ratio in this recipe is pretty low, however, I do like the idea of having ready-made food that I can just microwave for a few minutes or pop into the oven during times where there's not much in the fridge or I'm just too lazy to cook.

After these run out though, I think I'll just make another batch of those taquitos, haha.

Later edit: JK, these were actually super good when pulled out of the freezer and popped into the microwave for 3 minutes for quick bites before running off to the train. Might make again.