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Yesterday was the start of week 2 of “my life is so crazy right now I don’t remember my first name.”  Surprisingly, though, I still feel halfway sane.  Even more surprisingly, I have made dinner almost every night!  I get home later every night, and I’m so exhausted that I’m pretty sure I’m asleep before my head even hits the pillow at night.  But the thing that has saved me is menu planning.  I’ve never been a big menu planner, just because I worry that I won’t feel like what I have planned, or that things will go to waste because I don’t follow through.  I usually plan 2 to 3 meals at a time.  Well, this month, I don’t have time to go to the grocery store multiple times a week, so I’ve actually been planning for the whole week and only shopping once.  It’s all new to me, but it’s been working out so well!

One other thing that has really helped has been really easy and quick recipes.  I’ve also been looking for recipes that freeze well, since that way, I can make a meal once, freeze the leftovers, and have a second meal for later!  Or have something for lunches throughout the week.  And when I think of things that freeze well, burritos came to the front of my mind.  And then I found this print out that I printed out back in 2002 for these Chili Potato Burritos.  Kind of like spiced mashed potatoes in a burrito.

Did  I just say mashed potatoes in a burrito???

Why not!  Being the carb lover that I am, of course I was willing to try this out.  And I really liked them!  I adapted the recipe a bit so that I could freeze the leftovers.  And they work perfectly frozen.  Forget those store-bought frozen burritos!  I definitely would make these again – especially to freeze.  And I’m thinking next time I should do half regular potatoes and half sweet potatoes.  Yum!

(And stay tuned for tomorrow – I’ll be showing you how I freeze burritos in my Cafe Zupas post!)

Chili Potato Burritos
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A great meatless option, these burritos are filled with mashed potatoes and spices and covered in enchilada sauce.
Serves: 4 servings
  • 4 baking potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • milk and butter
  • 1 cup shredded colby-jack cheese
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 (6-inch) flour tortillas
  • 1 cup red enchilada sauce
  1. Put the potatoes in a large pot of water and bring it to a boil. Cook until tender but still firm. Drain and mash, adding a bit of milk and butter.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the mashed potatoes, ¾ cup of the cheese, chili powder, cumin, and garlic. Add salt and pepper to taste. Mix in about ½ cup of the enchilada sauce.
  3. Spoon evenly into tortillas and roll up. If you are going to freeze them, this is the point where you would wrap them for freezing. If you are eating them right away, place them in a baking dish and spread the remaining enchilada sauce on top. Top with the remaining cheese.
  4. Bake in a 350F oven until cheese is melted and bubbly, about 15 minutes.
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  6. adapted from allrecipes.com

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17 Responses to Chili Potato Burritos

  1. Debbi Does Dinner Healthy says:

    These look great! I don't usually put potatoes in my burritos and it sounds wonderful! Love the photo too!

  2. Kitten with a Whisk says:

    I love burritos. These sound really yummy and great for a cold autumn night.

  3. claire says:

    spiced mashed potatoes in a burrito!? sounds like my dream come true!

  4. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    That is an interesting filling!Is it already supper time? ;-P



  5. Cassie says:

    I am intrigued! I'm definitely going to try this one!

  6. Susi says:

    I'm certainly intrigued and think this meal would go over well with my carb loving boys :o)

  7. Joanne says:

    Menu planning truly does save me week after week. Otherwise who knows what I would eat!

    Mashed potatoes and burritos = total comfort food COMBO! Love it.

  8. Spryte says:

    One of my favorite restaurants serves these and I LOVE them…. they add nice little sprinkle of black beans too. I LOVE them! I like to take leftover rice and make that into a burrito too… I call it my carburrito! hehehe

  9. Evan B says:

    I happen to live with someone who is going to love this recipe! And regarding your dinner planning- I lived with a fam during grad school and the mom scheduled out all meals a week in advance and posted it on the fridge! ha it was great because I always knew what we were having 🙂

  10. scrambledhenfruit says:

    I need to be a better menu planner. I usually end up in front of the refrigerator or pantry trying to decide what to make, and after a long day at work that can be frustrating (and expensive.) Being a carb lover, I think these burritos look great!

  11. Monet says:

    I'm impressed that you have been able to make so many dinners at home…and that you are still finding time to blog! Great work love…and continue to stay strong! These burritos look easy and delicious. I'm all about throwing mashed potatoes into my tortillas…sounds great to me!

  12. Tasha says:

    Since I read first read this recipe yesterday, I've come back to it several times. For some reason I'm becomming fixated on the idea of spiced mashed potatoes in a burrito. I am pretty sure I have to go buy the stuff for this ASAP, because I am not going to be satisfied until I have them.

  13. Lauren says:

    As a fellow carb lover, I think these potato burritos sound fantastic! I've made sweet potato and black been burritos before, but have yet to try them with regular spuds. I think my husband would love these as well.

  14. Nicole says:

    We enjoy burritos on crazy week nights as well. Spiced mashed potatoes in a tortilla…sounds yummy!

  15. eatme_delicious says:

    What a fun recipe!! These look really good. I usually only go grocery shopping once a week and try to plan for 3 meals (then eat leftovers or other random things the other meals).

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