Beef and Bean Burritos

Have I mentioned that my daughter (who is half Chinese) does NOT like Chinese food?!  Nooooo, her favorite food is Mexican.  I guess that goes well with her spicy personality.  This was a definite treat for her and she loved every bite.

What’s not to love?  Creamy refried beans and seasoned ground beef all wrapped up in a flour tortilla, dripping with enchilada sauce and melted cheese.  THIS Chinese girl likes Mexican too!

I added a side salad of iceberg lettuce and tomatoes to cool down the palate.  A dollop of sour cream would have been even better, but we ran out of it, so there you go!

Start with browning your ground beef with minced onions.  Add seasonings too.

Microwave one can of refried beans with some cheese and smear it on a warmed flour tortilla.

Spoon over the lovely meat mixture.

And fold in the sides.

But you should definitely use two hands, unless you’re bored and want to give yourself a challenge.  My other hand was holding the camera (of course).

Then up like this.

And lay it fold-side down.

Get them all into a 9×13 pan and pour on the enchilada sauce.

Let the cheese rain down!

Put it under the broiler for a few minutes for the cheese to melt and call your family to the table for this easy and tasty meal.

This would be a simple make ahead meal too.  Just leave the cheese off and store in the fridge until you’re ready to bake it up.  When everything is warmed through, toss on the cheese and broil it up.

Beef and Bean Burritos

Adapted from The Pioneer Woman


2 pounds Ground Beef

1/2 whole Medium Onion

1 can (28 oz) Enchilada Sauce

Salt And Pepper, to taste

Cumin, Oregano, Chili Powder, Garlic To Taste

1 can (28 Ounce) Refried Beans

3/4 cups Grated Cheddar Cheese

12 whole Flour Tortillas

Extra Grated Cheese, For Sprinkling

Extra Sauce, For Drizzling

Cilantro Leaves, Optional

Optional Filling Ingredients: Mexican Rice, Sour Cream, Guacamole, Green Chilies, Pico De Gallo


Brown ground beef with onion and season to taste. Pour in sauce and simmer over low heat. Add water if mixture gets too dry.

Heat refried beans in a microwave. Add cheese and stir in till melted. Keep warm.

Heat tortillas in microwave for one minute.

Spread a small amount of beans on each tortilla. Add meat. Fold over ends, then roll up. Place the burritos in a 9×13 pan. Pour red sauce over the top and sprinkle with more grated cheddar.  Broil in oven until cheese is melted and burritos are hot. Serve immediately.


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