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A very good idea to simmer the ground beef, as opposed to browning it. It doesn't take as long as readers have found to cook-off the liquid either; maybe 20 - 30 minutes. I added some bell peppers, red onion, cumin, and garlic, and I think it came out even better.

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np_brennan December 18, 2012

Good grief this was good! I am kicking myself for all those years of making burritos by browning the meat in a pan instead of boiling it! My husband (who is the pickiest eater I have ever met) LOVED it!!! We loved the consistency of the meat, even our 3 year old who doesn't like beef ate half a burrito (she thought it was a bean burrito). I cannot wait to make this again! The only changes I made were adding cumin and melting the cheese in with the meat. Thanks so much for this recipe! It is a definite keeper!!!

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bizlas January 21, 2011

These were great! We will definitely be having these again. Next time I may add a few things to the burrito to make it more interesting (rice, black olives, some re-fried beans) but I will never make meat for a burrito another way and am looking forward to trying meat like this on tacos and in enchiladas as well. Thanks!

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tiffanylynn444 August 24, 2010

Such a simple recipe to put together! I love that it is not time consuming! Kiddos ate this up! Will be making it again in the future. Thanks for posting this recipe!

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Husker Fan August 01, 2010

I loved the texture of this meat and the way it tasted. I will definitely make this again and probably use this method anytime I make 'taco meat'. Thanks for sharing!---- Edited to say that I made this last night using ground turkey and it was also delicious! What a great method. I also started using the leftover meat, mixed with some chili beans, green chilies, salsa etc for the chili/bean mixture on top of nachos. Its perfect! Like an order from the pub!----

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Island Girl 525 May 04, 2010

Absolutely delicious. I didn't change a thing. I never would have thought to make meat this way. My husband thought it was the best...and he is really picky! He said we don't have to go out for burritos anymore. I also used the same meat filling for enchiladas and it was the bomb as well. I just want to say thank you for such a great recipe and such I great idea that I would never have up with on my own!! You're awesome!!!!!!

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angiek1966 August 17, 2009

This came out amazing! I used taco bell chipotle seasoning mix the first time I made it and am making another batch right now using ortega taco seasoning mix. This is so handy to keep in the frig (heats really well in the microwave) for those quick burrito cravings. This is very similar to the way that you cook the ground beef for Cincinnati Chili which I have made before. This is definately the only recipe I will use for burrito filling from now on. Just perfect. Thanks for posting

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Tess #2 August 01, 2009

Wow! I used to work at a Mexican restaurant, and I watched the cooks fix the beef this way,but never thought to do it myself. The difference is amazing. I added a little minced garlic, and some cumin. Thanks!!!!

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Retro Kali May 28, 2009

Like some others, I was a little worries about boiling meat. But I was so pleased with how it turned out!! Reminds me of the texture of taco bell meat. We filled our burritos with this meat, rice, beans, and cheese. So good!! Thanks for sharing this!!

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iluvmythomas February 14, 2009

This was delicious! The meat is so much more tender when it is simmered. I used packaged seasoning, 2 cloves of garlic and all of the suggested toppings. The kids liked it and my 3yr old had two! Next time I might remove the kids meat and spice up ours. Very easy to throw together. Thanks.

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MichelleAnne1 February 06, 2009
Ground Beef Burritos