Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Beef, Bean and Cheese Burritos


If you are looking for a culinary adventure where I show you how to prepare some hard meal you have come to the wrong blog. Tonight's meal is half from a local restaurant and half some homemade quick taco meat. I guarantee my family will love it more than any five hour meal I slaved over. I sent the Tortured Teenager down to our favorite Mexican Restaurant, Casa Manana. She is a regular there. I have told her to try to get a job there to pay for her addiction to their beans. I didn't even make my salsa this week and had her pick up some of their red sauce. It will be awesome on some burritos! Add some of my Homemade Taco meat and dinner tonight was a cinch!

Beef, Bean and Cheese Burritos
1 1/2 pounds Hamburger
1/2 onion diced

Taco Seasoning (or buy your favorite from the store!)
1/2 to 1 tsp cayenne
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp oregano

Brown hamburger and onion until cooked thoroughly. Drain off grease. Return meat to the pan. Add the seasonings and 1/4 cup of water and let simmer for 15 minutes.

Warm up the tortillas. I am banished to using a griddle since my old kitchen in this new home is electric. Yes I am still complaining about it. I'm a gas stove girl.

Fill the center of the tortilla with what you like in your burrito. Mine has beans, meat and cheese. Dont overfill! I am so guilty of this time and time again.

Fold in the ends and roll over. It really is that easy. I am having mine WET, which is sauce on top. I like to top with cheese and stick under the broiler for a minute too. Top with a spoonful of sour cream and it is perfect!

3 comments:

Doña Masita said...

I loved this! It's so delicious and nutritious! You are adding vitamins, proteins, color and flavor in one burrito! Thanks for sharing this lovely way of cooking nutrition!

Doña Masita

missshalynn said...

What sauce are you using??

Shamrocks and Shenanigans said...

Medium Red enchilada sauce. Just grab your favorite brand. We like medium heat.

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