Emergency Snack Burritos

Sometimes my refrigerator is empty and I have to go out and buy food. It gets expensive and truthfully, sometimes I just really don’t want to go outside. So I don’t. And I get very hungry/grumpy.

I already had some leftover vegetarian chili, and I was at the the supermarket and became inspired; tortillas were on sale and I didn’t want to pay the price of the kosher/vegetarian frozen burritos I saw there. So I decided to make my own frozen snacks. These are my emergency snack burritos:


Some are prettier than others, but they'll all keep me from starving.


  • 1 (12 count) package of tortillas
  • Leftover vegetarian chili
  • Salsa
  • 1 can of corn
  • A handful of cheese. I used mozzarella, because that’s what I had.


  1. Place tortillas on a flat surface
  2. Spread salsa on the bottom
  3. Place a generous spoonful of chili in the middle
  4. Sprinkle with corn
  5. Fold the top and bottom of the tortilla in
  6. Roll, starting at one side, leaving the crease at the bottom
  7. Place rolled burritos on a greased cookie sheet and sprinkle tops with cheese, if desired. I sprinkled half of them.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes – you can eat them now, but these are my emergency frozen snacks, so I didn’t.
  9. Let cool
  10. Wrap individually in plastic wrap
  11. Place in zip-top bag and freeze