Beefy Bean Burritos
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Beef and bean burritos made with a few simple ingredients that turn into a magical, gooey, delicious meal you'll crave again and again. The beauty is that it also that works well as a freezer meal and is adjustable to serve a crowd.
Serves: 5 Burritos
Grocery List
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • Taco seasoning
  • 1 can refried beans
  • 8 oz. cheddar cheese, freshly shredded
  • Ortega taco sauce
  • Flour shells
Here's how...
  1. Begin by browning 1 pound of ground beef. Once it's drained, add Homemade Taco Seasoning and water just like you would for tacos.
  2. Shred up 8 oz. of sharp cheddar cheese . Of course, you can use Monterey Jack or Mexican cheese or whatever else floats your boat. I just like the tang of cheddar for these guys.
  3. On a flour tortilla, spread a couple Tablespoons or so of canned or homemade refried beans, ¼-1/3 c. of seasoned beef, and a sprinkle of cheese. I also add just a little drizzle of Ortega Taco Sauce which I will use on the top later. Though it's tempting to fill them with more, if you do, you won't be able to close them so use caution, and the amount will vary based on the size of the tortilla you use.
  4. Roll it up starting with the right and left sides, trying to keep as much goodness inside as you can, and then place them in a 9x13 (or equivalent size) pan.
  5. When you have them all in the pan, drizzle enough taco sauce to cover them. Pour some on the top and use the back of a spoon to evenly coat them. Try to get some on the ends so they don't dry out. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes at 350. If you need them later, you can just pop them in the fridge and bake them later, but give them closer to a half an hour to warm through.
Recipe by That Which Nourishes at