After a busy day that included my husband becoming a Godfather to a beautiful baby, Lucas James followed by yard work, I opted for a simple meal in the form of beef and bean burritos. I saw Ree Drummond, the Pioneer Woman, make them a couple of weeks ago. They looked simply yummy on the TV and they didn't disappoint!! I amped mine up a little with green chilies. While the meat mixture was cooking, my husband said he felt like he was sitting in a Mexican cantina! The meal took about 45 minutes from start to finish because I used canned refried beans, sliced olives and green chilies. This would be a great meal any day of the week!
Beef & Bean Burritos:
(Originally posted on The Pioneer Woman)
1 lb ground beef
1 small onion, diced
1 tbsp paprika
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 cup water
1 small can green chilies
1 small can sliced black olives
1 tomato, diced
1 can enchilada sauce
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
Preheat oven to 350*F. Brown beef and onion over medium heat. Drain off the grease. Mix spices together in a small bowl. Add spices, chilies and water to the beef mixture. Mix all together. Cook for 10 minutes over low heat. Heat the refried beans per the can directions to soften them.
Build your burritos by layer the beans, meat, olives, tomato and a pinch of cheese. Lay each completed burrito in a 9x13 casserole dish. Drizzle enchilada sauce and the remaining cheese over all the burritos. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Garnish with cilantro, sour cream and guacamole if you wish and enjoy!!