Beef and bean burritos recipe Share this recipe on Facebook
A classic Mexican dish, beef and bean burritos are flour tortillas filled with a beef and bean mixture, topped with cheese and baked in the oven. Serve with sour cream and salsa and Mexican fried rice for a complete meal.
Preparation time: 5 minutes, Cooking time: 30 minutes, Serves: 4
For the beef and bean filling
1 lb. ground beef (chuck or similar cut)
1 medium onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
3 Tbsp cumin
30 oz. canned pinto beans, rinsed and drained
14.5 oz. beef broth
4 oz. chopped green chilies
4 green onions, thinly sliced
For the burritos
8 flour tortillas
2 cups grated cheddar or Jack cheese
Place a large skillet or frying pan over medium high heat. Add the ground beef and cook for 5 to 6 minutes, or
until brown, breaking up any lumps that may form.
Add the onion and garlic and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir
in the cumin and cook for 1 minute.
Add the beans and beef broth and cook for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally and crashing the beans with the back of a spoon until the sauce is creamy and thick. Add the green onions and stir well.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
To assemble the burritos divide the beef and bean mixture among the tortillas. Roll up each of the tortillas and place them seam side down onto an oiled baking dish (it should be wide enough to hold a tortilla lengthwise and long enough to hold 8 rolled up tortillas). Top tortillas with the grated cheese and bake in the oven for 10 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly.
Serve with sour cream and salsa.
Notes and tips
You can optionally top the tortillas first with a chili gravy sauce, then with the cheese.
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