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.
Linked to: Tasty Tuesday at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam
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