BEEF SOFT TACO BURRITO FAJITAS

Teresa G.

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@BlueGinghamApron

I didn't know exactly how to classify this or what to call it. It may have a funny name, but it has great flavor and is very satisfying. Very easy to make, too. It's a soft, warm flour tortilla with melted sharp cheddar cheese, filled with taco flavored ground beef cooked with sweet onions, a little chunky salsa, some chopped lettuce and a few dabs of sour cream. Hubby likes to add pickled jalapenos, but I sometimes add a little fresh chopped homegrown tomatoes and/or sliced avocado. Yum! Delish! We all love it and have it at least every two months or so. It's one the grandkids' favorites.


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Serves:

7-8 (large tortillas, 10-12 small)

Prep:

25 Min

Cook:

40 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

3 lb
ground beef
1 large
sweet onion
salt
pepper
3 pkg
taco seasoning mix (i use 2 old el paso original & 1 taco bell)
1 3/4 c
water
1 pkg
flour tortillas, your choice of size
1 lb
shredded sharp cheddar cheese (more or less)
scallion greens, thinly sliced
1 jar(s)
chunky tomato salsa (i prefer medium heat)
lettuce, chopped or shredded
sour cream

OPTIONAL TOPPINGS:

optional toppings: sliced pickled jalapeno, chopped fresh tomato, sliced or chopped avocado, fresh minced cilantro, refried beans, sliced black olives

Directions Step-By-Step

1
(*Note: Times are approximate. Recipe may be halved.)
2
Gather and prep all ingredients (shred cheese, chop onions, wash and chop lettuce etc...)
3
Add ground beef to a large skillet; cook over medium/medium-high heat for 3 to 4 minutes; add chopped onions and continue cooking until no pink remains.
4
Cover skillet with lid or foil, reduce heat to low and cook for additional 3 to 4 minutes (to ensure that the meat is thoroughly cooked.)
5
Remove foil; return heat to medium-high and allow to cook several minutes to reduce the juice in the pan.
6
Drain cooked beef in mesh strainer over a heat-proof bowl; return drained beef to skillet.
7
Sprinkle beef with salt, pepper, and taco seasoning mix. Add 1 1/2 cups water; stir until thoroughly mixed, adding another 1/4 cup water if it looks too thick; bring to simmering boil, stirring constantly; reduce heat to medium-low; simmer for 4 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
8
Reduce heat to very low and cover while preparing the tortilla.
9
Place tortilla in medium size skillet over medium/medium low heat; evenly distribute cheese and a bit of scallions over tortilla.
10
For Folded Tortilla (taco style): Spoon some of the seasoned beef mixture over 1/2 of the tortilla; use an egg turner to fold other half over meat; cover with foil or lid for about 30 seconds.
11
Remove foil; carefully open tortilla; add some salsa, lettuce, sour cream and optional ingredients of your choice; refold tortilla; plate and serve immediately. May be eaten with hands (may be slightly messy) or with a knife and fork.
12
For Burrito Style: Spoon some of the seasoned beef mixture into middle of cheese covered tortilla, add toppings; fold burrito style. Cover with lid or foil for about 1/2 minute. Plate and serve.
13
Cover and refrigerate leftovers.

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