Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Easy Beef & Bean Burritos

My kids claim not to be fans of Tex-Mex, but they consume the odd taco or burrito.  I don't follow any particular recipe beyond occasionally making Laura's taco seasoning mix, and I certainly don't have a recipe on paper. 

Last week I wanted to use up some bits of this and that I had in the refrigerator.  All the "this and that" pointed to burritos.  Imagine my surprise when it got a two thumbs up from four out of five family members (one abstained as she doesn't much care for beef beyond the occasional hamburger). 

I scrambled to get the recipe on paper ASAP because any meal that gets a two thumbs up from the majority is a keeper.

Easy Bean & Beef Burritos:

1 lb. ground beef, browned and drained
3 TBSP. (or one packet) taco seasoning
1 c. water
1 c. cooked rice (white or brown)
1 c. cooked black beans
2 oz. green chiles (save the other half of a 4 oz. can in the freezer)
8 oz. shredded cheese (cheddar or mexican blend)
6-8 large flour tortillas, warmed

Combine ground beef, taco seasoning, water, and rice and bring to a simmer for 2-3 minutes.  Add black beans and chiles and simmer 2-3 more minutes.  Spoon hot beef filling onto warmed tortillas, sprinkle with cheese and fold.  Serve immediately or allow to cool completely and freeze. Easy!

I love the  S-T-R-E-T-C-H of this recipe.  The rice and beans are very filling and frugal, and now that we're are serving them more, I often have this part of the recipe on hand and prepped.

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  1. I understand having picky eaters! My children will turn up their noses at things they have eaten - and enjoyed! - in the past. This does sound like an easy meal. I'm going to print it out now so we can try it sometime soon. Thanks!

    (I can use all the easy meals I can get right now. Soon I'll be stocking up the freezer for after the baby comes. And this meal sounds perfect!)

  2. Yum! We LOVE Tex-Mex! I also do this for a quick lunch with a can of refried beans, some salsa, lettuce, left-over veggie stir-fry, and a wrap. Hmmmm...I need to add those beans to my grocery list.

  3. What a great idea to add rice! It sounds yummy!

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