Big Batch Burrito Bowls (Freezer Meal)

Yields 6 portions

This seems like a lot of prep, but it actually comes together pretty quickly. The secret is that few of the individual parts need to be *cooked* before assembling the bowls in freezer containers…just mixed or lightly heated.

For the rice (cook the rice first; it’s the part that takes the longest and you can do other prep while it cooks):

  • 1 c brown rice
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 c minced cilantro

Cook the rice in your usual way. Allow to cool. Add lime juice, salt, and cilantro to taste. Mix well.

For the beans:

  • 2 cans black beans, mostly drained (leave a little juice to make it saucy)
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 Tbl dehydrated onion

Mix everything together in a bowl. No need to heat.

For the TVP:

  • 1.5 c textured vegetable protein (TVP)
  • 2 c water
  • 1 packet taco seasoning mix

Mix all ingredients together in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Cover, remove from heat, and let stand 10 mins or so. Note, if you don’t like TVP, you can omit, or sub more beans, or brown a pound of ground beef, turkey, or pork with the taco seasoning.

For the veggies:

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 med onion, diced
  • 1 large red bell pepper, diced (you can also add hot peppers, if you like)
  • 1 large zucchini, diced
  • 2 c corn kernels (cut from 4-5 cobs of corn, or frozen)
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp salt

Sautee the onion and pepper in the olive oil until the onion starts to go translucent. Add remaining ingredients and cook until crisp-tender (a little undercooked).

To assemble:

Use 3 cup flat containers. Fill each corner with one of the dishes. Put a hefty dollop of salsa in the middle. Cool, seal, and freeze.

 

Advertisements

1 Comment

  1. Nancy O said,

    September 4, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    Brilliant – thank you for sharing!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: