Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Tasty Beef and Bean Burritos

There are a couple nights of the week where we need a quick and easy meal for nights we're going to the Y. This one I found on The Pioneer Woman. I am really finding a lot of neat recipes there. She had a lot of great ideas for add-ons to the recipes which I took advantage of. The filling for the burritos was just delicious. I have never really liked the taco seasoning that comes with taco packets. The El Pato sauce really makes this dish.

1 to 2 lbs ground beef
1 can (7 oz) El Pato Mexican Tomato Sauce
Cumin, oregano, garlic to taste (chili powder can be added too)
1 can (28 oz) Refried Beans (we used Old El Paso)
3/4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
8 or more flour tortillas

Extras inside:
Small slices of tomato

Extras On Top:
Shredded cheddar cheese
Sour Cream

  • Brown ground beef and season to taste.
  • Pour in sauce (saving a little for drizzling) and let simmer over low heat.
  • In saucepan, heat refried beans and add shredded cheddar. Stir until melted and mixed in with the beans. Keep warm over low heat.
  • Spread a few spoonfuls of refried beans onto tortilla. Add meat mixture.
  • Add lettuce and tomato and wrap into a burrito.
  • Sprinkle cheese on top and microwave until melted.
  • If desired, spread guacamole and sour cream on top.
  • Drizzle extra sauce on top. (I forgot to set some aside for this.)
Enjoy! This was delicious with a side of Mexican rice.

Burrito Filling

Side - Mexican Rice

Finished Burritos and Rice


  1. Mmm, I love Mexican food! This sounds SO good. It's making me hungry.

  2. Yum, looks like a delicious Mexican food dinner. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  3. I'm so glad you stopped by my blog so that I could find out about yours! So nice to meet you and thank you so much for the lovely comments. I love The Pioneer Woman as well - she does great things in the kitchen! This recipe looks wonderful. I love any Mexican style dishes!

  4. Always looking for a good Mexican rice recipe. Did you make yours from scratch? If so, would you share?

  5. Melissa,
    I went the easy way and got the box "Mexican Rice" from our grocery store!

  6. Hi Tracy,
    Do you have a good mexican rice recipe? I would love to make some, and was wondering if you had one to share?

  7. I just saw your reply to Melissa. :) Guess I should have looked before I asked.

  8. So I'm not sure if my Mexican Rice recipe is very outstanding (just seems very basic)....but I got in a pinch and needed to make some from scratch. So look for my Mexican Rice post from 2/15.


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