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migrant worker burritos with colby jack cheese

Recipe by
Dave Jimenez
Milwaukee, WI

This recipe (minus the cheese) was passed down to generations of Mexican migrant workers. The ingredients are simple, cheap, and hearty. A meal of two burritos would sustain migrants throughout the sun chapped day and into the evening.

yield 6 serving(s)
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For migrant worker burritos with colby jack cheese

  • 1 can
    la preferida refried beans authentic 16 oz
  • 2 Tbsp
    corn oil
  • 4
  • 6
    tortillas, flour
  • 1 pinch
    onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 pinch
    tone's garlic sriracha
  • 1 c
    shredded colby jack cheese

How To Make migrant worker burritos with colby jack cheese

  • 1
    Heat oil in a saucepan at a medium heat.
  • 2
    Add can of refried beans and season lightly with garlic sriracha. Refry the beans to a slight crisp.
  • 3
    Break the eggs directly into the beans and mix thoroughly. Add garlic and onion powder.
  • On the stovetop.
    Continue stirring mixture until all the ingredients combine completely.
  • 5
    Warm flour tortillas on a griddle or over direct flame.
  • Two burritos; folded and ready to be eaten or packed for lunch.
    Spoon bean and egg mixture into tortillas and add cheese. Roll into a burrito and let sit for few minutes.