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I think I’m having writer’s block. Not that I can really call myself a writer. But I’ve started this post numerous times now, just to go back and erase it all. The only thing that is remaining is the recipe. So I guess I’ll just stick with that for today, and let the food speak for itself!!

This was really easy. I bought this cookbook on clearance a few months back, and this was the first recipe I made out of it. I made it a bit less healthy by adding cheese (the original doesn’t have any) but I couldn’t have a burrito without cheese. They weren’t anything spectacular, but they were great for an easy, fast weeknight meal.

I served the quick rice that was listed with the recipe, but I wasn’t crazy about it. I think it’s because I made it with Minute Rice, and I’m really not a big fan of Minute Rice. It doesn’t have any flavor to me. So maybe it would have been better with a different rice, but it lacked flavor to me. Or maybe using fresh chilies instead of canned, but I guess that would take the “quick” out of the recipe!

Meat & Bean Burrito
adapted from Easy Dinners Healthy Recipes

Serves 4

4 10-inch flour tortillas
4 ounces lean ground beef

4 ounces sausage

1 cup chopped onion

1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained

1 10-ounce can chopped tomatoes and green chile peppers, undrained
1 to 2 teaspoons chili powder

8 tablespoons shredded cheese

2 tablespoons chopped green onion

Wrap tortillas in foil. Heat in a 350F oven for 10 minutes to soften. Meanwhile, for filling, in a large skillet cook ground beef, sausage and chopped onion until meat is brown and onion is tender. Drain off fat. Stir in beans, undrained tomatoes and chile peppers, and chili powder. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, about 5 minutes or until desired consistency. Set aside 1/4 cup filling.

For each burrito, spoon 1/4 of the remaining filling onto each tortilla. Add 2 tablespoons cheese to the top the filling for each burrito. Roll up into a burrito. Top burritos with reserved filling. Sprinkle with green onion. If desired, serve with Quick-to-Fix Spanish rice.

Quick-to-Fix Spanish Rice

2 cups hot cooked rice
1 cup chopped tomatoes

1 4-ounce can diced green chile peppers, drained

Combine all ingredients and heat through.

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21 Responses to Meat & Bean Burritos

  1. HoneyB says:

    Sometimes just a few words are all one needs! The burritos look delicious. Wishing I had one for lunch….instead I have to go with Subway!

  2. April says:

    This dish looks fantastic! Sometimes, the quick and easy ones are the ones that we keep going back to.

  3. noble pig says:

    Yeah a burrito has got to have cheese…I mean come on! Looks great!

  4. Patsyk says:

    Sometimes the words just don’t come as you hope they will! I love quick and easy, and this one looks like you could change the ingredients based on what you have on hand and even increase the flavors as well with a few adjustments.

  5. kat says:

    I agree with you there has to be cheese in my burritos!

  6. mindless_rambling says:

    That looks delicious!

    By the way, the best thing for writer’s block is chocolate cookies.
    (no, it’s not a cure, but it’s….chocolate cookies!!)

  7. Jenny says:

    Mmmmm, I am so hungry for luch and these look fantastic! Great pics!

  8. Melanie says:

    Hey, I’m all about quick dinners and this one looks fabulous. Thanks for adding the cheese – I would have done the same!

  9. glamah16 says:

    Its not writers block, it is summer!

  10. Gabi says:

    Looks tasty and quick- sometimes that’s enough although I must also have cheese!

  11. Mrs. L says:

    Right there with you and burritos…it just isn’t one without cheese!

  12. Mary says:

    Too bad they weren’t spectacular, but quick and easy is fantastic. I think I need to learn some of these type recipes because I’m getting tired of spaghetti as my stand by. Yeah, we had it again tonight…

  13. Astra Libris says:

    Mmmmm, sounds wonderful… I completely agree – cheese is mandatory for burritos! 🙂

    By the way, you can absolutely call yourself a writer – and an excellent writer, as well!

  14. Teresa Cordero Cordell says:

    I think meat and bean burritos are pefectly fine for a weekday meal. Especially if you’ve been working all day. The burritos are easy to prepare and filling so you know no one is going to go hungry. That’s my motto: always have lots of tortillas in the fridge. Great recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Grace says:

    obviously all you need is the recipe. and a picture. actually, all you needed to do was write the words “bean” and “burritos” and i would’ve been hooked. 🙂

  16. Half Baked says:

    Great dinner idea! Thanks:)

  17. Kevin says:

    Simple and tasty burritos are always welcome! But there has to be cheese; preferably melted!

  18. Elle says:

    You can’t go wrong with meat, beans and cheese rolled up in a tortilla. Looks delicious!

  19. Prudy says:

    You can’t go wrong with Mexican for sure. Looks so good, and I’m also eying those cereal bars and szechuan salad.

  20. Kristen says:

    These look wonderful! Mmmmmmm!

  21. Ruth Elkin says:

    I can’t eat burritos without cheese either!!!! Just makes it complete.

    These look really tasty and beautiful!

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