1-2cupsshredded cheddar cheeseI recommend buying in a block and shredding at home
Soak the beans overnight (8-12 hours) in plain water. Drain the beans. In a large soup pot (like this) add the soaked beans, water, bay leaf, whole garlic cloves, and salt. Bring the beans to a boil, then reduce and simmer until soft (1-2 hours.)
Once the beans are soft, drain the beans retaining 1/4-1/2 cup of water to use for pureeing the beans. You may not need all this water. Use an immersion blender (like this) to puree the beans, adding water as needed, making refried beans. Mix the cumin, chili powder, salt, and garlic powder into the refried beans.
Add 2 tablespoons of bean filling and cheese to each burrito. Then, roll the burritos. You may have an extra cup of filling. Freeze the extra or enjoy as a snack.
To defrost, place the desired number of burritos in the fridge overnight and warm in the oven at 350F before serving. Or you can defrost, straight from the freezer, in the microwave or oven. Burritos can be warmed for 10-15 minutes in the oven or 2 minutes in the microwave.
Recipe by Live Simply | https://livesimply.me/freezer-bean-burritos-real-food-style/