On the seventh day, right before siesta, God created Mexican food.
The burrito, often worshipped, very rarely prepared with confidence in your apartment.
That is, until now.
For years I have been combing the interwebs looking for the perfect burrito recipe which could be prepared on the fly with little to no prep time. Which is why I was so relieve to come across The Pioneer Women’s (Ree Drummond) favorite beef and bean burritos. These lovely little meat and cheese pockets are perfect for a late night meal, or even a weekday treat.
Here is what you need:
1 Yellow Onion
4 small cans of Mexican style tomato sauce
4 cups of shredded cheese
1lb of ground beef or turkey
8 Flour Burrito tortillas
1 can of refried beans
1/2 tsp of cumin
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
Chili powder to taste
A few dashes of Tobasco or your favorite hot sauce
First, dice the onion and sauté lightly in some butter until translucent.
Once the onion is fully cooked, add your meat.
While the meat is browning put your refried beans in a sauce pan on low heat. Mix in about a cup of shredded cheddar cheese.
Once your meat is brown, start adding your seasoning. Use as little or as much as you want. Then add about a half a can of the tomato sauce to the meat. Its important not to drown the meat, but to “lightly coat”. A mushy burrito is no fun at all. Allow it to cook in the sauce for about 5 minutes.
Don’t forget about those beans! Remember to keeping stirring until the mixture looks something like this.
Once these two main components are done you can start assembling your burritos. I highly recommend microwaving the tortillas for 30 seconds covered in a damp paper towel. This adds a little moisture to the tortillas making them much more pliable.
Add a layer of the bean dip followed by a few spoonfuls of the meat mixture, then roll it up. Not sure how? Watch this YouTube video.
Pour your leftover tomato sauce over the burritos followed by as much cheese as you can handle. Once you feel satisfied place them in the oven uncovered at 350 for 25 mins.
When they’re done, say hello to quick and easy cheesy goodness.