Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Mexican Night: Beef & Bean Burritos

It's hard to believe it has been almost 2 months since my last post!  I've been cooking and snapping photos along the way, but have not had time the post at night.  My life seems to have been reduced to going to work and toting my kids from some activity or another.  As much as we run, I try to make dinner at home.  It's healthier, less expensive and gives us the time to share our day with one another. Don't think I'm not sorely tempted to go through a drive-thru or call up the pizza delivery guy!  

Last night, I made a really easy beef and bean burrito recipe.  I garnished it with fresh guacamole and queso.  This meal was done in about 45 minutes! The guacamole is a recipe from the Deen brothers and comes together in less than 10 minutes.  The queso is just Velvetta queso cheese melted with a can of rotel diced tomatoes which takes 5 minutes.  

Beef & Bean Burritos:


1 lb ground beef
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1 can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1 can black beans, drained and rinse
1/2 cup water
1 cup tomatillo verde sauce or adobo sauce
2 cups brown rice, cooked 
8 tortillas
Shredded cheese
Lettuce, shredded
1 tomato, diced
1/2 vidalia onion, diced
Guacamole, sour cream, queso & salsa for garnish


Cook rice per package directions, set aside. Brown beef over medium heat.  Drain excess grease.  Add minced garlic to beef and cook 2-3 minutes until soft. Add the chili powder, cumin and cayenne pepper.  Cook an additional minute.  Add the drained and rinsed beans, water and verde sauce.  Simmer over low heat for 6-8 minutes.  Gently some of the beans and fold in the rice, cooking for 5 minutes to warm through.  Heat each tortilla on a warm griddle or skillet for 15 seconds or so per side. Fill the tortilla with 1/3 cup of the beef and bean mixture along with some shredded cheese.  Wrap and garnish.  Enjoy!!

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