Ground Beef Burritos
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- Ready In:
4 whole burritos
- 1 lb 90% lean ground beef
- 1 5⁄8 ounces dry burrito mix (1.62 ounce package McCormick Burrito Seasoning Mix. Can substitute with Taco Seasoning Mix - the Best!)
- 3⁄4 - 1 cup water, warm (Up to 1 cup. The more water added, the longer cooking time to boil it down.)
TORTILLA and CONDIMENTS
- 4 burrito-size flour tortillas
- 6 tablespoons sour cream
- 1 cup four-cheese Mexican blend cheese (Kraft fancy shred)
- 2 roma tomatoes, diced
- 4 green onions, sliced into thin rings
- 8 tablespoons salsa (Fresh Mexican Salsa)
- With your clean hands start by adding 3/4 to 1 cup of warm water and the burrito seasoning packet in a large pot. Place the raw hamburger in the liquid and use your hands to break all down so there are no chunks. Bring the mixture to a full boil then reduce the heat and allow to simmer, stirring occasionally, until all the liquid has been absorbed.
- Place a tortilla on a plate and cover with a damp towel. Microwave on high for 15 seconds. Remove tortilla from the microwave, uncover. Slightly off center of the tortilla, spread on 2 tablespoons of sour cream on the tortilla. Place 1/4 of the ground beef on top of the sour cream. Place 1/4 cup of the cheese blend on top of the ground beef. Sprinkle on tomatoes and green onions. Top with 2 tablespoons of Recipe #311703.
- Fold the front of the tortilla over the filling. Tuck the left and right sides of the tortilla inside as you roll. Roll the belly on top of the back so the weight of the filling holds it together. Use a small piece of masking tape if necessary, but remember to use only edible tape. : ).
Wonderful. I roll up with cheese, spray all over with cooking spray and bake for 18 minutes, they crisp like a chimichangas! I use homemade taco seasoning without salt. You can add diced cooked potatoes, black beans. You can use cream cheese (very low salt) cheddar etc. so versatile! Microwave for soft burrito. See my pic.
We love our burrito made this way. I used my own homemade taco seasoning, added a bay leaf during boiling/simmer time & removed it when it was done. My Mexican hubs says his mother also boil/simmer down ground beef this way, it makes the meat soft fine texture. I also tried this with ground turkey the only thing i do differently is add a teaspoon of better than beef bullion and eliminate salt in my homemade taco seasoning and add a little chopped bellpeper.
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!!!
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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I loved this recipe! Made it awhile back and am going to make again this week. It is definitely a great recipe for the meat. I made up my own dry burrito mix but used smoked chipotle powder instead of chili powder. Turned out good but would probably add more smoked chipotle powder next time. Thanks for a great recipe!!!