Laura Ashley


A family favorite. When my daughters were teenagers with busy schedules I would make a double batch on Friday evening and store them on a covered tray in the refrigerator. They would disappear over the weekend and I wouldn't have to worry that they were missing meals.

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5 (two per serving - ear hearty!)
40 Min
40 Min


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2 Tbsp
olive oil
1 large
green pepper, diced small
1 large
(not sweet) yellow onion, diced small
1 lb
lean chopped beef (or turkey, if you must)
8 oz
plain tomato sauce
1 pkg
chili mix, any heat you prefer (1 or 1.25 ounce package)
16 oz
refried beans
15 slice
yellow american cheese
10 large
flour tortillas
4 Tbsp
water, or more, as needed

How to Make Burritos


  • 1In a large - preferably non stick - skillet, saute chopped pepper and onion on medium - low heat in olive oil until onions are soft.
  • 2Add lean meat to skillet and brown, breaking up chunks.
  • 3Add tomato sauce and a few tablespoons of water to skillet, stirring to combine. Cover and let simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 4Stir in chili Mix.
  • 5Stir in refried beans. Add water, if necessary. Cover and allow to heat through thoroughly.
  • 6Mixture should not be watery. If it is, reduce until filling is dry enough to loosely hold together on a spoon.
  • 7Remove from heat and allow to sit for 20 minutes for flavors to meld.
  • 8Layout one tortilla shell.
    Place one and a half slices Cheese approximately one and one half inches from the bottom edge of the tortilla so that they form a rectangle with the long side running parallel to the bottom edge.
  • 9Loosely spread 3 to 4 heaping tablespoons of filling along the middle of the cheese.
  • 10Bring the bottom flap of the tortilla up over the filling and roll up to the top, making sure the filing stays on the cheese. Pinkies are useful here.
  • 11Fold the left and right sides under to make a neat package. Voila! You have a burrito!
  • 12Repeat with each of the remaining tortilla pastries .
  • 13If the burritos are too cold (cheese should be melty), you can briely microwave them. They are especially good the next day.

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About Burritos

Course/Dish: Beef, Chili, Tacos & Burritos
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Mexican

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