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    I am always buying burrito shells in large quantities and freezing because I have tuna in a shell everyday at work for lunch. recently I made a bunch of bean and beef and bean burritos and froze them but when I thawed them out the shells were kind of, not sure how to describe it but mushy, slimy sort of. does anyone make their own and freeze them, is it something I am doing?

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    Default Re: freezing homemade burritos

    Are you freezing the shells by themselves at first, then thawing, filling, and then freezing the burritos?? If that is true, the tortilla shells are having all the moisture drawn out of them which would make them definitely mushy. Have you tried baking the burritos briefly in the oven first before freezing. That might improve your results.
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    Default Re: freezing homemade burritos

    Quote Originally Posted by mcnerd View Post
    Are you freezing the shells by themselves at first, then thawing, filling, and then freezing the burritos?? If that is true, the tortilla shells are having all the moisture drawn out of them which would make them definitely mushy. Have you tried baking the burritos briefly in the oven first before freezing. That might improve your results.
    thanx I am not sure if they were frozen first, but probably I will try it with fresh ones and will also try the oven thing

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    Default Re: freezing homemade burritos

    I cook mine in the oven then package them for the freezer. I haven't had any problems but I use all fresh items to cook with.

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    Default Re: freezing homemade burritos

    I have made up fresh ones, and frozen them with success. I try to make sure there isn't too much liquid in the seasoning; I mix beans in (unless my kids are watching), I usually try to let the meat cool. Then I wrap each burrito individually; flash freeze and then put in a large baggie.

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    Default Re: freezing homemade burritos

    I've only frozen the filling before, with really good success, but after seeing this thread, I'm going to try these suggestions.

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    Default Re: freezing homemade burritos

    Normally when we make ours, I take the tortilla, fill it with whatever fillings (refried beans, seasoned meat -chicken or beef), sauteed onions and peppers, cheese on top) than fold them into shape and slide them, uncooked onto cookie sheets. I place the entire cookie sheet into the freezer, freeze'm and then take them out and slide the frozen burritos into vacuum seal bags (or ziploc bags).
    When we're ready to use them I usually place 4-6 in a casserole dish, top lightly with salsa, or enchilada sauce or a sprinkle of cheese and bake at 350F for about 50-55 minutes. I do NOT thaw them out first. I have not had any problems with them being "mushy" at all.
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    Default Re: freezing homemade burritos

    I do the same and it works for breakfast burritos, too!

 

 
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