April 14, 2012

Beef and Bean Burritos

These enchilada-style burritos were made entirely out of my pantry/freezer/fridge "on-hand" staples. I made them last week sometime when I knew I wouldn't be able to get to the store and didn't have a proper meal planned for that particular evening. This recipe magically popped into my head when I was taking inventory of my stash o' groceries, and I was excited to find that I had everything to make them. I'd been wanting to try these burritos out for some time, so it was very fortuitous that it all worked out. I love it when dinner happens on the spur of the moment, without my having to drag three ornery children to the market. Woot!!!

Beef and Bean Burritos
From: The Pioneer Woman website

2 pounds Ground Beef
1/2 whole Medium Onion
1 can (7 Ounce) Mexican Tomato Sauce Or Enchilada Sauce
Salt And Pepper, to taste
Cumin, Oregano, Chili Powder, Garlic To Taste
1 can (28 Ounce) Refried Beans
3/4 cups Grated Cheddar Cheese
12 whole Burrito-sized Flour Tortillas (I used whole wheat tortillas)
Extra Grated Cheese, For Sprinkling
Extra Sauce, For Drizzling
Cilantro Leaves, Optional

Brown ground beef with onion and season to taste. Pour in sauce and simmer over low heat. Add water if mixture gets too dry.

Heat refried beans in a saucepan. Add cheese and stir in till melted. Keep warm.

Heat tortillas in microwave for one minute.

Spread a small amount of beans on each tortilla. Add meat. Fold over ends, then roll up. Place two burritos on a microwave-safe plate. Drizzle red sauce over the top and sprinkle with more grated cheddar. Microwave for one minute, or until cheese is melted and burritos are very hot. Serve immediately.

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