Ground Beef Burritos

This is another recipe that I’ve gotten from my dad, and it’s just as easy as browning beef in a skillet and using a microwave to heat other ingredients up. These burritos aren’t authentic Mexican food by any stretch of the imagination, but they are tasty and easy to make. You’ll only need a few ingredients and one pan.

  • 1.5 lb ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Mixture of cumin, garlic powder, paprika, chili powder
  • 1 can refried or black beans
  • Shredded cheese of your choice
  • 1 package of flour tortillas
  • Any other toppings you want on your burrito (salsa, tobasco, jalapenos, etc.)

To make these burritos, you only need to do one step on the stove. First, heat a large frying pan to medium high heat and add 2 tablespoons of olive oil. When the oil is hot, add the ground beef and spice mixture. There’s no exact ratios for this spice mixture, as long as you come about with 3-4 tablespoons of spices, you should be fine. Stir and brown the beef until it is fully cooked.

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Once the ground beef is done, set it aside. All you need to do next is to heat your beans and then tortillas up in the microwave, and add what you want to your burrito. This recipe goes well with the rice recipe that I used in the enchiladas post, but the burritos can also be eaten alone or with regular rice. If you feel like you want something different, don’t feel worried about customizing this recipe to what you want. It is really flexible, and just about anything that you add will probably work in burritos.


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