Thursday, August 13, 2009

Pamm's Brown Bag Burritos Makeover


I have been wanting to learn how to make my own burritos for a while now, I just needed the right recipe. I recently read this Brown Bag Burritos post and knew I could make something like that. So with excitement, I made my grocery list of the stuff to make them -- I just had a question: is that the big can or the smaller can of refried beans? So, I just guessed and tweaked the recipe a bit.

Here's Pamm's Brown Bag Burrito Makeover

2 pounds ground beef
1 large can refried beans
1 large can enchilada sauce
1 small can black beans
1 - 4 cup package shredded cheese
1/3 cup dried minced onions
1 Tbs. garlic powder
1 tsp. salt
1 Tbs. dried oregano
20 burrito-sized flour tortillas

Brown the ground beef and drain. Add all other ingredients (except tortillas), bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray baking pan(s) (I used two pans) with cooking spray. Fill the tortillas with about 1/3 cup of the meat and bean mixture. Roll tortillas, folding in the sides, into burrito. Place in baking pan (I was able to fit 8 in each 9x13 pan). Spray the tops of the rolled burritos with cooking spray. Place in oven for 15-20 minutes to crisp and beginning to brown.

After they cooled, I put them in the reusable bag the tortillas came in, then in the freezer.

My taste tester LOVED them! He said they're not very spicy and toddler-friendly. He loved the crispness of them, too--that's the part I added to the original recipe besides a few ingredient tweaks. He had them right out of the oven.

Stay tuned for the reheat and toddler review.........


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