Beef steak burritos recipe

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Burritos are another Mexican favorite recipe, very similar to enchiladas. In this recipe, flour tortillas are filled with a beef steak and bean mixture, folded like an envelope, topped with a tomato based chili sauce and cheese and baked until the cheese melts. Burritos can be served as a starter or main dish, together with Mexican condiments.
Preparation time: 10 minutes, Cooking time: 20 minutes, Serves: 6 


For the beef mixture
1 lb sirloin steak, finely diced or ground
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 (16 oz) can pinto or red kidney beans
1 cup peeled and chopped tomatoes
1 cup finely chopped onions
2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce

For the chili mixture
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 - 1 cup fresh green chilies, chopped
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp oregano
1 Tbsp paprika
1 cup peeled and chopped tomatoes
1 tsp corn starch dissolved in 2-3 Tbsp water
Salt to taste

For the burritos assembly
6 flour tortillas
2 cups mild cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese, shredded

For garnishing
1 cup peeled and chopped tomatoes
1 1/2 cups shredded lettuce
1 1/2 cups finely chopped onion


Prepare the beef mixture
In a large saucepan over medium to high heat add the vegetable oil and brown the steak. Add the beans, 1 cup of tomatoes, 1 cup of onion and Worcestershire sauce and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes.

Prepare the chili mixture (while the beef mixture is cooking)
In a small saucepan over medium heat add the chilies, onion, garlic, cumin, oregano and paprika and cook stirting constantly until the onions are soft. Add the tomatoes and corn starch and stir well. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Taste and season with salt, to taste.

Assemble the burritos
Preheat oven to 400 F.

Place a tortilla on a plate and spoon 1/6th of the beef mixture along the center. Fold the tortilla like an envelope and place it in a lightly greased baking dish, seam down. Repeat the procedure for the remaining 5 tortillas, placing each one next to the other on the baking dish. Top with the cooked chili mixture and the cheese.

Bake in the oven for 8 to 10 minutes, until the cheese melts and turns slightly brown.

Serve with the chopped tomatoes, lettuce, onion and sour cream.

Notes and tips

You can adjust how hot the burritos will be by altering the amount of green chilies used. You can also substitute the chili sauce with your favorite tomato or tomatillo based sauce.
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