“Hello, Beef & Bean Burrito. Nice to meet you. I’m Busy & Tired Mom, and I hear we’re going to be real good friends.”
That’s right, mamas. Meet your new thirty-minute meal. Not including the three minutes it’ll take for your family to devour these puppies. There’s just something about an easy, no fuss, no stress meal that you can add to the rotation that just makes life a little simpler. I mean, I love trying new recipes and all — I mean, this is a food blog — but when the workday is winding down and focus shifts to dinner, there’s just something about knowing you’re making a well-loved meal out of the go-to canon of recipes that makes you breathe a little bit easier.
Chances are you already have a burrito or taco or some Mex-American dish in your rotation, but I humbly offer this bean & bean beauty as a potential new member of the go-to-gang.
Brown a little burger with onion and minced garlic…
Throw in a can of crushed tomatoes. (Use an immersion blender on the can of tomatoes if you like a smoother texture, like me.) And sprinkle on some Mexican seasoning.
Throw the mix on a tortilla. Add a little cheese and smear of refried beans (from the can — you’re only one woman!) and toss in the oven for 15 minutes or until you’ve got a nice little crisp going on. Top with salsa, cilantro — whatever fixings you prefer — and serve.
Heck, make a whole batch and wrap a few up for later. We both know your family NEVER STOPS BEING HUNGRY. Why are they so hungry!?
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 1 can diced Mexican tomatoes for chunky burritos, crushed tomatoes for smoother burritos
- 1-2 tbsp Mexican seasoning mix (I used this recipe)
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 1 can refried beans
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 pkg tortilla shells
- 8 oz cheddar cheese
- Optional toppings: Sour cream, cilantro, salsa, extra tomatoes
- Brown hamburger and onion. Add in the garlic when hamburger mixture is almost done.
- Drain fat and add seasoning mix, tomatoes, and refried beans.
- Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until desired consistency.
- Place ¼ cup of meat mixture into preheated tortilla shells. (Microwave for 15-20 seconds for easier folding.)
- Fold and place on baking sheet. Bake in 350° for 15-20 minutes or until crisp on outside.