The guys in this house LOVE Mexican food, and Beef & Bean Burritos have been a hit here for years. They are pretty easy to make, freeze well, and you can easily add, subtract, or replace ingredients to suit your personal tastes. It hadn’t occurred to me to share this particular recipe, because it’s very simplistic and easy, but some friends have asked for it a few times, and I thought that since they were interested, perhaps some of you might be too!
These are the basic 6 ingredients that I use. The cheese hadn’t been grated yet, but that is the 7th ingredient. *Updated: I forgot to add the Louisiana Hot Sauce, Tabasco Sauce, Taco Seasoning
To begin, start browning the ground beef. This is probably close to 1.5 pounds, that’s the size package my local grocery store sells. I have RA and problems with my hands sometimes, so when it’s flared, I buy frozen chopped onions so I don’t have to chop. I chop the jalapenos (For milder flavor, toss the ribs and seeds, for spicier, leave them) and saute the onions and jalapenos together with a dab of butter until they are cooked through. Nick likes to add hot sauce to this mix. He uses Louisiana Hot Sauce and Tabasco Sauce, use your discretion with the amount, depending on how spicy you like your food! Brown the ground beef, add in the taco seasoning according to package directions. When it’s ready, toss in the cooked onions and jalapeno mixture and let it simmer for a few minutes.
Meanwhile, I spread out the tortillas in the pan and on cutting boards. I divide the beans evenly, spreading across the center of the tortilla, top to bottom. Divide the beef mixture evenly across each tortilla and top with shredded cheese. Fold the top and bottom in, then roll up the sides. I place in my 9×13 dish (spray first with cooking spray!) seam side down. Pour the enchilada mix over the top, and add more shredded cheese. I use about 1 cup of cheese for the inside and add another cup to the top.
This is what the dish looks like right before it goes in the oven. I wish I had a finished product to show you, but I have a bad habit of taking pictures through the entire process, then get rushed as it’s done and serve it to the family before capturing the final picture! As they’re eating, I say OH NO, I need a picture! But, it’s too late! I have made a note on my meal planner to take a final picture for you the next time I make this 🙂
- 1.5 pounds ground beef
- 1 package burrito size tortillas
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 jalapenos, chopped
- 1 can refried beans
- 1 can enchilada sauce
- Taco Seasoning
- Tabasco Sauce, if desired
- Louisiana Hot Sauce, if desired
- 2 cups shredded cheese and 1 jar queso cheese dip
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
- Spray 9x13 pan with non-stick cooking spray
- Brown ground beef, add taco seasoning according to package directions
- Saute onion and jalapeno in a dab of butter, add tabasco and louisiana hot sauce, if desired, amount depending on personal preference of heat level.
- Layer beans, beef mixture, and cheese onto tortilla
- wrap burrito
- place seam side down in pan
- top with enchilada sauce and jar of queso cheese dip
- Bake for 20 minutes until heated through and cheese melted