April 16, 2015

Cheesy Beef & Bean Burritos

Our family loves Mexican food, Makenna included. I make a variety of Mexican dishes but this one is by far our favorite. It's also probably one of the meals I make most often for us in general.

I love this recipe because it's such good comfort food and so very easy to make, too. It's warm and gooey and really cheesy. This would be a very easy recipe to alter to your personal preferences by adding or changing ingredients slightly.

The burritos warm up really nicely as leftovers and we usually get about three nights of dinners from this one dish!

Cheesy Beef and Bean Burritos


2 pkg. of fajita-size tortillas
1 lb. lean ground beef
16 oz. shredded mild cheddar cheese
1 can refried beans
1 can red enchilada sauce
1 packet taco seasoning mix


Brown the ground beef in a skillet and drain the grease. Add 3/4 cups of water along with the taco seasoning packet and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the can of refried beans to the meat and warm the beans until they mix in evenly with the beef.

To prepare the burritos, drop a spoonful of enchilada sauce onto a tortilla and use the back the spoon to spread the sauce evenly across the tortilla. Spoon a line of the beef and bean mixture across the tortilla, slightly off-center. Sprinkle the beef and beans with a bit of shredded cheddar cheese, then roll the tortilla and place into a 9x13 pan. Repeat until the pan is filled and beef and bean mixture is used up. {I am usually able to make 13-14 burritos, squeezing the last one or two onto the side of the dish.}

Pour the remaining enchilada sauce {about half of the can} over the top of the burritos in the dish. Use the back of the spoon to spread the sauce evenly over all of the burritos, making sure all surfaces of the tortillas are wet with sauce. Sprinkle the top of all the burritos with more shredded cheddar cheese. {We love cheese in our family, so I am very generous with this part!}

Bake for 15 minutes in an oven that has been preheated to 350 degrees.

{We love to eat this dinner with a side of guacamole and chips.}


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