Friday, July 31, 2009

Beef Burritos

This is an easy meal to make early in the day. . .and refrigerate. . .or wrap separately and freeze to have individual servings to heat up later. I buy Uncle Bens Spanish Rice to serve with the burritos. . .I quickly pop it in the microwave while I am shredding lettuce and grating a bit of cheese. I also prefer sun dried tomato tortilla shells. . but you can use whatever you like.

Beef Burritos. . .makes 12 large burritos

  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 large yellow onion .. chopped
  • 1 large sweet pepper. . chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 small can green chili peppers
  • 2 cans beans in tomato sauce
  • hot pepper sauce to taste
  • 12 large tortilla shells
  • 1 can refried beans
  • grated cheddar or monterey jack cheese
  • shredded lettuce
  • chopped red onion
  • salsa
  • sour cream
  • guacamole
  1. In a large fry pan. . .brown the ground beef and add the onion, sweet pepper, garlic until the beef is browned and the onion and peppers tender.
  2. Add seasonings and green chili peppers.
  3. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Add the beans in tomato sauce.
  5. Heat the tortillas slightly in the oven in foil.
  6. Divide the refried bean evenly between the shells. . and spread around the center to make a bed for the beef sauce.
  7. Using a ladle. . .divide the beef sauce between the shells.
  8. Sprinkle a little cheese on each one.
  9. Fold the sides in and then roll together.
  10. Spray a 9 X 13 pan with Pam. . .and lay the burritos in the pan seam side down.
  11. Sprinkle with cheese.
  12. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes.
  13. Shred lettuce, and red onion and bell pepper to serve with the burritos. . and accompany with salsa, guacamole and sour cream.

If you want to bake them all. . you'll need more than one pan. I pan the ones I want to bake. .and wrap the remaining in plastic wrap and put them all in a ziploc freezer bag. When you want to serve them.. . .either thaw to bake or pop them in the microwave for a quick meal.

16 comments:

  1. Hello, I've never seen a wonderful blog like this. It's really amazing! Every day I have to watch first your blog.It is a pleasure in the morning. I hope, you can understand my words,ma english isn't very good. I'm from germany (Hannover).

    Many greetings from Sabine

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  2. I'm going to buy the ingredients and make those this weekend. I need something to put in the freezer for an easy lunch! Thanks!

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  3. I love burritos! Simple, filling, and yummmm!

    I really enjoy your blog!

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  4. I love burritos! This really looks like a great crowd pleaser :0)

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  5. These sound absolutely fabulous. My mouth is watering just from thinking about them! You ladies are amazing.

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  6. On these hot day, anything that can be made ahead or outside sounds the best! Thanks again for some good instructions and tips.

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  7. These look Wonderful Can't wait to try them this weekend!

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  8. I love visiting your web site every day. Todays post looks delicious.

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  10. These would be so easily made with my gluten-free tortillas....and I love the freeze-ahead for a quick meal. Thank-you, Lovella!

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  11. Great burritos..yum, I can almost taste them!

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  12. We love burritos, and freezing them seperatly is a wonderful idea. This recipe is a little different from what I usually make, but this will be on the meny this week for sure. Yours look fantastic! Kathy

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  13. I am expecting baby #3 anytime now and this is just the type of recipe I was looking for. Make ahead and freeze so my husband can help cook when our little one gets here! Thanks for sharing, we can't wait to try it!

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  14. Just made a whole bunch of these to stick in the freezer. Got a wee babe on the way and this will be an easy meal for my husband to 'prepare.' Thanks!
    Melissa

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  15. This was a huge hit with my family. I made them exactly as stated, but covered them with Anneliese's "chicken enchilada" sauce and then the shredded cheese. I will definately, put this one in my mexican night rotation!

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  16. What a delicious burritos, It looks fantastic, this is one of my favorite food. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

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