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Friday, March 13, 2009

Frugal Friday ~ Low Point Burritos

I love frozen burritos!!  Between those and chocolate pop-tarts, my diet is toast!

My love for frozen burritos dates all the way back to college.  I ate them for almost every meal. I have continued to make them a weekly staple in my diet, especially for lunch.  But those burritos are 7 Weight Watchers points EACH!  That's 2/3 of my daily point goal, if I eat two for lunch.  Not really worth it.  But, I crave them!  So, I decided to work on making my own.

Here is a picture of the frozen burrito and the one I created. The yummier looking one is actually the one I created (on the bottom).  In my first batch I used fat free refried beans and 93% lean ground beef, because we always eat the beef and bean frozen burritos.  They worked out to have more points than I wanted.  So, I came up with this recipe:

10 Mama Lupe High Fiber 75 calorie wheat tortilla shells (used wheat instead of white)
2 cans fat free refried beans
1 can black beans

In a pan I combined all of the beans and heated through.  I put a couple of tablespoons of the mixture on the tortilla shell and rolled it up.  (Wow, this is hard, huh??)  Then I put them in a 9x13 baking dish and stuck them in the freezer.  Once they were frozen completely through I transferred them to a freezer bag.  

When I want one (or two!!) I simply do what I always did with my frozen burritos.  I put them on a plate, microwave them for 2 minutes, poke them with a fork, microwave for another minute, add a tablespoon of fat free sour cream and all the salsa I want to each burrito, and Voila!

It seriously takes about 15 minutes to fix 10 burritos, and only takes 3 minutes to heat them up for a quick, yummy, filling, fulfilling lunch!

And the comparisons???  The store-bought frozen waffles typically cost about 30 cents each and are 7 Weight Watchers points each.  My homemade version (which is so much healthier) costs about 43 cents each and is 2.75 Weight Watchers points.  I can eat two for less than the points of one of the frozen variety.

Is this one worth the work??? You bet!!!

Need other recipe ideas?  Head over to the Recipe Swap hosted by Gayle.


  1. Love this!! I am going to try this, it sounds so good and not so fatty.

  2. I love making homemade burritos. I also will make my own refried beans from leftover beans - usually pinto, but sometimes kidney beans. It's a good way to control the sodium content.


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