Thursday, January 15, 2015

Basic Burrito

Basic Burrito
(6 servings)


1¼ to 1½ lb. Meat, your choice (see note)
1 medium White Onion, diced
3 cloves Fresh Garlic, minced
Spices (see note)
¼ cup Tomato Paste
2 cups Stock or Water
6 (10-12 inch) Flour Tortillas
1 (15 oz.) can Black Beans, drained, rinsed and heated in a little liquid (optional)
1 ½ cups Cooked Rice, your choice of type (optional)
3 cups Shredded Cheese, your choice of type
Burrito Gravy (optional)
Condiments of shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, shredded cheese, sour cream, guacamole or any others you care to use.


In a large skillet, brown off ground beef or cook other meat until done.  Be sure to add onions and garlic during cooking process.  When done, drain any excess grease before adding spices and tomato paste.  Mix well and cook until tomato paste has browned slightly.  Add stock or water and simmer until most of liquid has evaporated but mixture is still moist.  Stir the mixture occasionally as you simmer.


Warm tortillas before starting to assemble the burritos.  Take a tortilla and place about ¾ cup of a combination of the meat, rice, beans and cheese (see note) just off center and spread out in a line to about 2 inches from the edge of tortilla.  Take the side of the tortilla that mixture sits on and fold over mixture.  Next bring in both ends and start to roll tortilla over towards far end to complete the package.  Wrap the finished burrito in foil and place in a pre-heated 200 degree oven on a rimmed baking sheet to keep warm while you make the rest of the burritos.  When done, serve with the condiments of choice and/or burrito gravy.  Enjoy.

Note:               You can use any kind of meat for your burrito.  Ground beef, cubed or sliced beef, chicken or pork are most common.  All meats need to be fully cooked before using as a filling for your burrito.

Note:               For spices you can use taco seasoning packets or make your own.  The “Burrito Gravy” recipe on my blog gives you one to try.  If you use it, try about 3 tbsp. for this recipe above.

Note:               This is a basic recipe for a burrito so use your imagination and make your own signature burrito to serve family and friends.

Note:               If you only use one ingredient to fill burrito, there won’t be enough using this amount to make 6 burritos.  Adjust accordingly if needed.  You could also use vegetables of choice here too
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