Friday, February 19, 2010

Easy Beef and Bean Burritos

Here's a very easy, fast, and yummy recipe for beef and bean burritos.  I browned some lean ground beef, added a can of refried beans, and some taco seasoning and other spices.  That's it!  Then, I wrapped the mixture up in some burrito-sized flour tortillas, and browned them in a little bit of oil in a large skillet. Serve with light sour cream, mixed with salsa. 

When it comes to wrapping the burritos, I really didn't know what way was best, to keep the filling all contained in the tortilla "packet".  Thank goodness for YouTube- it's where I learned to cut a pineapple, also!  :)  I found a great little how-to vid, showing how to make burritos, snugly folded in their tortillas.  I think one "trick" is to not overfill them.  If you do, you won't be able to fold them properly.  I got 8 burritos out of this recipe.  Here is that burrito-folding demo.

Although these are super simple, they're a lot better than the "burritos" I used to make when I was first married.  Take a can of refried beans, rolls some tortillas around the plain beans, and bake until heated through.  Lol.  Hey, it worked!! 

I meant to add cheese to the filling, but forgot.  I'll still include some optional cheese in the recipe though. 

Easy Beef and Bean Burritos
by What a Dish!

1 pound very lean ground beef (8% fat)
1 16-oz. can fat-free refried beans
1 tablespoon taco seasoning (I used homemade)
sprinkle garlic powder
salt and pepper, to taste
cheddar cheese, optional
one package burrito-style (or larger) flour tortillas (there were 8 in my package, which was perfect)
2 tablespoons canola oil

sour cream mixed with salsa, for serving, optional

In a large skillet, brown ground beef.  If there is any fat after browning, drain.  Add the can of refried beans and heat through.  Add the taco seasoning, garlic powder, salt and pepper and stir until combined.  Fill the flour tortillas with this mixture, folding into burrito shapes.  If desired, add a sprinkle of shredded cheese on top of the filling before folding. 

Heat the canola oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Brown the burritos on both sides.  I was able to fit just 2 at a time.  Drain on paper towels.  (These would be great without the extra browning step, too.  I just like mine a little crispy on the outside). 
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Sonya said...

I've been folding them incorrectly You can find anything on you-tube! LOL Thanks for that..Im going to wrap like that from now on..espically when I try this recipe:)

Debbie said...

Love burritos..they look so good!

LadyJayPee said...

I munna make these, Dishy. Thanks!

LadyJayPee said...

We had these last night and they WERE easy and very good! Thanks!