15 Minute Supper: Burrito Mix with Gourmet Gardens Giveaway

First of all, I want to give a shout-out to our Sponsor, Gourmet Gardens. They sent me some awesome fresh spices tubes to use in this dinner. To all of my friends: I can’t believe you never told me this type of product existed! I am so thrilled to have the chance to try out the different types of spices that Gourmet Gardens offers. I thought that my only two options for spices were fresh or dried. I’m so excited to have a way to eat fresher food but still have the convenience of being able to easily pull these out of the fridge or the freezer. See Gourmet Garden’s full line of Herbs and Spices here.

15 Minute Burrito Mix with Gourmet Garden Spices #15MinuteSuppers

There are four main things that go in our Burrito Mix: Beans, Rice, Chicken, and Salsa. We also use cheese as a topping.

Beans and Salsa

Beans and Salsa are usually the easiest parts of our burrito mix. I use canned beans, usually Great Northern Beans or Pinto Beans. I used to have to kind of smash the beans up so that my husband would eat them, but luckily after a few years of eating this he is used to eating beans now.

Usually I use store bought salsa, but I didn’t know that we were out of it until I had already started everything else- so this time I made my own salsa as well. If you are quick with chopping it could be done in the 15 Minutes as well. It took me quite a bit longer because of my little helper in the background.

 #15MinuteSuppersMy salsa doesn’t look the prettiest, and I’m not even going to give you a recipe because it was mostly just stuff I happened to have around the house- tomatoes, frozen peppers, frozen onions, as well as the spices from Gourmet Garden- Cilantro and Chili Pepper. I chopped and threw all of that together and blended it in the blender. We used approximately one cup of salsa for the burrito mix.

Chicken

 #15MinuteSuppersThe chicken is another pretty easy ingredient- leftovers from earlier in the week. We had grilled chicken with Montreal Steak Seasoning earlier in the week, and it went perfectly with the rest of the burrito mix.

I used about one chicken breast and shredded it in the blender- it took approximately 10-15 seconds. More chicken is always better in our house though!

Rice

Cilantro Rice #15MinuteSuppersThe rice is the most time consuming so be sure to start making it first. The rice itself is very tasty and would be a great side dish to any type of Mexican food or otherwise! I used the Gourmet Gardens Lemon Grass and Cilantro this time- it turned out amazing and reminded me of Chipotle’s Rice that I have been craving.

Rice to add to the Amazing Burrito Mix
Recipe Type: 15MinuteSuppers
Cuisine: Mexican
Author: Monica
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 Cup Dry Rice
  • 2 1/3 Cups Water
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Taco Seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon Gourmet Gardens Lemon Grass
  • 1/2 teaspoon Gourmet Gardens Cilantro
Instructions
  1. Add the rice, water, olive oil, taco seasoning and Lemon Grass to a small pot. Heat on high until boiling. Reduce heat to medium, so that it is still boiling.
  2. When there is hardly any water left, add the Cilantro and let the rice continue cooking for a minute or two. Now the rice should be ready to add to the rest of the burrito mix. (Or dished up as a side dish to something else)

Mixing the Burrito Mix

Once everything is ready, all that needs to be done is to mix the burrito mix together. We prefer a mix, because it makes for easy lunches for the next couple of days and it tastes so much better to have everything mixed in.

Burrito Mix in a too-small bowl #15MinuteSuppersSo I’ve already mentioned it above, but we use 1 can of beans, 1 cup of mild salsa, 3(ish) cups of rice and 3(ish) cups of shredded chicken. You can work with the sizes of everything depending on what you have around the house and what your family likes too!Yummy 15 Minute Burrito Mix Recipe #15MinuteSuppers

 

I have been meaning to get a bowl back from a neighbor- but I tried putting everything in a smaller one. Needless to say, it didn’t work. I just wanted to explain why the burrito mix was put into a Christmas bowl for awhile.

15 Minute Burrito Mix #15MinuteSuppers

After everything is mixed, it can be dished onto a tortilla. We then will sprinkle cheese on top, and sometimes add more salsa. If you need to melt the cheese or heat up the burrito make sure to heat it up before folding it.

How to Fold a Burrito #15MinuteSuppers

That’s it! All of this can be done in 15 minutes and you will have a delicious dinner for your family! Everyone in my family loves this dinner- especially my two year old son (as long as he doesn’t eat all of the ingredients before they are put together- he must have drank a 1/2 Cup of Salsa this time!).

Before you take the time to make this recipe see if you can score some of the ingredients from Gourmet Gardens for free! They are providing the same line of refrigerated spices that I received! See my Instagram post here.

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4 Make Ahead Breakfast Ideas for Future Busy Days

4 Make Ahead Breakfast Ideas for Future Busy Days

When I’m not feeling sickly for months at a time (stupid morning sickness!) I try to make breakfast on the weekend atleast a couple times a month. On days where I have a little extra time I make a big breakfast with plenty of leftovers that I can freeze for later. This has been a huge help now that I don’t feel like doing anything, other than the fact that we are running out of almost everything!

Muffins

Strawberry Muffins

I love freezing muffins because no one in my house really appreciates muffins as much as I do and if I freeze them they won’t go to waste!

Freezing Method: Just put them in a Zip-Lock bag and Freeze!

Reheating Method: Microwave for about 30 Seconds each

Some Muffin Recipes:

Cornbread Muffins
Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
Strawberry Sealed with a Kiss Muffins

Breakfast Burritos

Breakfast Burritos

We love making breakfast burritos, but we are stuck just making our favorite- Bacon, Egg and Cheese. My grandfather is the king of breakfast burritos, he makes a mix of ‘breakfast burrito stuff’ and eats it for breakfast everyday for days on end. His burritos are different every time, he uses whatever ingredients he has on hand. One of his main ingredients is potato chunks.

Freezing Method: Lay finished burritos on a cookie sheet or flat surface and freeze for an hour or two. After that time transfer the burritos to a Ziplock bag.

Reheating Method: Microwave for 2-3 minutes, until heated throughly

Our Breakfast Burrito Recipe:

4 Make Ahead Breakfast Ideas for Future Busy Days
Author: Monica
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 10
Ingredients
  • Package of Bacon
  • Dozen Eggs
  • 10 Burrito Size Tortillas
  • Cheese
Instructions
  1. Cook the bacon and Scramble the Eggs. Season the eggs to taste while cooking. Crumble bacon into small pieces and mix with eggs. Set Eggs and Bacon aside.
  2. Cook tortillas on the pan that the bacon was cooked in, just for 30 seconds-1 minute on each side.
  3. Put a few spoonfuls of egg and bacon mix into the center of the tortilla and sprinkle a generous amount of cheese on top.
  4. Fold the burrito closed, and enjoy!

 

Pancakes

Pancakes with Apple Topping

We love pancakes here. Not only are they super easy to make, it is easy to make a huge batch (especially if you have a huge skillet) and be able to eat them whenever you want afterwards!

Freezing Method: Lay flat for 30 minutes in the freezer, then transfer to a ziplock bag. Refrigerate extras until you have time to freeze all of the pancakes.

Reheating Method: Microwave for 30 seconds for each pancake.

 

Hot Pockets

Blackberry Hot Pockets on Arizona Mama

I love making hot pockets, but I also take the time to make my own dough. Making the dough is super time consuming so I don’t make these very often. If you buy premade cresent rolls dough or puff pastry it can be a really easy breakfast to make and freeze for later. My husband loves eating these because they don’t take long in the microwave and taste delicious. There are better instructions on my Berry Recipes post- go check that out for the full details. What I didn’t list over there (because I just did berry ones that time) was the many other combinations of what we put in them.

Eggs, Bacon and Cheese

Lunch Meat and Cheese

Nutella and Peanut Butter