I am a lover of all Mexican food. When asked where I want to eat out, it’s usually Chipotle or a local Mexican restaurant. I usually order nachos, but burritos are never out of the question.
We’ve been purchasing Aldi burritos for years now, and in our house, they go pretty fast and are usually my go-to easy lunch food. Aldi sells other Mexican foods, too, such as tortilla chips, hard and soft shells, salsa, con queso, taco seasoning packs, and many of the other fixings you might need for a taco, nacho bar, or other Mexican-themed meal.
The Casa Mamita Bean and Cheese Burritos are a Regular Buy, which means you can find them in stores every day. They currently cost $2.95 for a pack of 8, or about 37 cents per burrito. (They also sell an 8-pack of beef and bean ones, but I don’t think I’ve ever tried those.)
There are 8 servings per bag, with each serving obviously being one burrito. Each serving has 240 calories, 5g of total fat, 0.5g of saturated fat, 40g of carbohydrates, and 250mg of sodium. As for allergens, they contain wheat, milk, and soy.
To cook them, you can use a conventional oven or a microwave oven. For the conventional oven, you preheat it to 375 degrees and remove the burrito from the bag. You then cook it for 35-40 minutes if it’s frozen, or 20 minutes if it’s thawed.
I usually use the microwave oven method, which is a lot faster. If thawed, you put a burrito on a plate and cook it for 30 seconds, flip it, and cook it for 40 seconds. If the burrito is frozen, you cook it for 40 seconds, flip it, and cook for another 40 seconds. I cook mine from frozen and find the package’s cooking times aren’t always enough, with the inside of the burrito still cold. So I cook it for 50 seconds, flip it, and cook it for 40 seconds. Your mileage may vary.
They may be cheap burritos that definitely aren’t restaurant quality, but they’re solid if you add the right things to them. After I cook the burrito for the initial 50 seconds, I flip it and add mozzarella cheese to it. Once it’s fully cooked, I add salsa and occasionally sour cream. Other toppings, such as guacamole or queso can also be added to spruce it up.
The Casa Mamita Bean and Cheese Burritos are solid for cheap burritos. The flavor isn’t bad, and the toppings bring the already decent quality up a notch. I get them almost every time we go to Aldi, and they are something I don’t intend to stop purchasing any time soon.