Trader Joe’s Beef Steak Burrito with Seasoned Beans Review

Trader Joe's Beef Steak Burrito with Seasoned Beans

Trader Joe’s really does carry a little bit of everything, so we shouldn’t be surprised to find frozen burritos in their freezers. We love a good frozen burrito here at Freezer Meal Frenzy, so we couldn’t wait to raid the freezer aisle of our local Trader Joe’s and take their Trader Jose’s Beef Steak Burrito for a spin.

These burritos don’t come in a pretty package. It’s just a plastic sack with a couple stickers on it (and whoever put together the package we used in our main photo didn’t even bother to center the sticker on the front). But packaging is definitely not what makes or breaks a good frozen burrito, so we’re more than willing to look past this.

We don’t always follow advice here at Freezer Meal Frenzy, and this is a case where we decided to shy away from the cooking instructions and use our tried-and-true frozen burrito cooking method. We preheated the oven to 375 degrees fahrenheit, then wrapped a burrito in tinfoil and cooked it for 45 minutes, flipping it over at about the halfway point. This is a lower heat but a longer cook time than the packaging calls for.

Of course, we did end up having to give this a little extra cooking time after our 45 minutes were up. In fact, we ended up giving this about an extra 20 minutes to really get nice and crispy. That’s what happens when you cook things at a lower temperature than the package calls for.

Trader Joe's Beef Steak Burrito with Seasoned Beans

The beef inside this burrito has a very powerful charcoal flavor to it, which we absolutely love. That’s mixed in with some pinto beans, a few bits of jalapeños, and a lovely selection of veggies. Of course, the real bulk of the flavor comes from the “natural grill flavor” that was added to the beef. We’re not really sure what that is, but we like the way it tastes.

We didn’t notice much spice to this, though afterward our sinuses felt a bit clearer than they did earlier. For some, that might be too spicy, but for us it was just perfect.

Each burrito contains 390 calories (80 from fat), so there’s no use in pretending this is a healthy meal. To make matters worse, a single burrito also has 1,070 mg of sodium, so these burritos are off the charts when it comes to sodium overload. If you’re watching your sodium levels, keep these burritos far, far away. Oh, and if you eat a full package, which contains two burritos, you’ll have to double those numbers. 2,140 mg of sodium is no joke, so be careful.

Trader Joe’s Beef Steak Burrito is a killer burrito with a lovely grilled taste. We hope you love it as much as we did!

To learn more about the nutrition info or ingredients in these Trader Joe’s burritos, check out our package scan below.

Trader Joe's Beef Steak Burrito with Seasoned Beans