Now that Autumn is upon us, the days are shorter, and there is less daylight for hiking. This is the time of year that I stop backpacking solo and try to make more elaborate dinners with friends to pass the hours between sundown and bedtime.
Making bean and rice burritos for dinner is a simple, but satisfying meal that you can make using dehydrated refried beans from Fantastic Foods, instant rice, some hot spices, and hard cheese slices. I’m planning to bring it on my next section hike in a few weeks and it’s also a pretty easy meal to resupply if you’re on a longer hike.
If you’re new to freezer bag cooking, here’s a great video by Sarah (Sarbar) and Kirk Kirkconnell on how to cook Bean and Rice Burritos.
As you can see, freezer bag cooking is an easy way to prepare interesting food from premixed ingredients and helps you avoid having to clean up the dishes after dinner!