Sunday, June 27, 2010

Easy Burritos

Burritos are a staple in our house. If my kids had to choose only one food to eat for days on end, burritos would be their choice. It is one of the only things that all SIX of my kids LOVE.

2 lbs ground beef
1 packet taco seasoninglarge can of refried beans
flour tortillas
shredded cheddar cheese
salsa (optional)

Brown the ground beef. Pour ground beef into a metal collander. Let it sit for at least 5 minutes to fully drain off as much grease as possible. (ground beef can also be rinsed with HOT water to remove even more grease). Transfer ground beef back into frying pan. Add taco seasoning and water according to package directions.

Heat refried beans in a large sauce pan. When beans are HOT and water has cooked out of ground beef, mix the the beans and the ground beef together.

Wrap flour tortillas in a clean dish towel and microwave on high power for 45 seconds. (I usually heat about 10 at a time, heat for less time for fewer tortillas)

Place tortilla on a plate. Add filling and sprinkle with shredded cheese, add salsa if desired. fold both sides in, then start at one edge and roll up.

Burrito mix can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week and is easy to reheat in the microwave.  My 12 yr old and 10 yr old will eat this for lunch daily during the Summer and they can fix it for themselves.

1 comment:

Yukari - The Kitchen Fairy said...

Love your blog and your tips! Check out mine when you have some time! :)