Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Easy Beef and Bean Burritos


I showed a photo of this creation back in June (on this post) with a note that the recipe would be coming soon - well, sooner or later, here it is. I really think you'll like it.

I also have a confession to make...

Since living in Texas and eating seriously ahhhmazing Mexican food here, I crave it pretty much every day. Literally. It tends to be enchiladas mostly (sorry, I know.. this is a burrito post..) but really, I daydream about them almost daily. The kind with melty cheese everywhere, super soft tortillas so the whole thing is just luscious. Know what I mean? If not, I have a few restaurants to show you next time you're here... in the mean time, try these frozen ones (I'm a little head over heals for them):


Beef and Bean Burritos
Recipe adapted from The Pioneer Woman

2 pounds ground beef
1 can enchilada sauce (reserve a little for drizzling over top of each burrito)
Cumin, oregano, chili powder, garlic, salt and pepper to taste
1 can (28 oz) black beans
3/4 cups grated cheddar cheese (plus a little extra for sprinkling)
Large flour sized tortillas (enough for the number of people you'll feed)
*Any additional ingredients you want to add - onion, corn, Mexican rice...

Brown beef and add in seasonings. Pour in sauce and simmer over low heat, adding water if it becomes dry. Add in the rinsed beans and lastly the cheese. Heat tortillas in microwave for one minute (this makes a difference, trust me). Spread on the beef/bean mixture, fold over ends and roll up. Place two burritos on a microwave safe plate, drizzle with some leftover enchilada sauce and sprinkle with cheese. Microwave for one minute or until cheese is melted and burritos are hot.

We love this easy tasty recipe and make enough to have leftovers for a few more meals - bonus! Let me know what you think.


Amber said...

You're such a nerd did you really just describe an enchilada as LUSCIOUS?! You're silly. And cravings, ehh??? :) :) :)

Marissa said...

Yes, luscious! :) And they're typical cravings-for-one ;) Texas'll do that to a girl!

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