Saturday, March 17, 2012

Black Bean Burritos


Got to put dinner on the table fast with little fuss??  Lean toward making burritos!  Not just any burrito.  How about a spicy black bean and meat burrito?  Sounds good huh!  These little babies whip up in about 20 minutes and provide you with a hearty meal with flavors that will have your mouth going MMMnnnn!  A healthy mix of black bean dip, along with ground sirloin is your base. Add in some salsa, spices, and cheesey goodness...oh boy, such a great combination.  You may remember the black bean dip from another of my recipes, Black Bean Tostadas.  Click on the link to visit that recipe as well.

Burritos are easy to make, kid friendly, and hubby's love them too!  The lend themselves to many variations, but I think these Black Bean Burritos have just a little bit more zip to them!  Serve them with a side of rice and a mixed green salad and you have a great meal!  Or....put the rice in the burritos!

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Try them soon, and don't forget to let me know what you think!

Black Bean Burritos

serves 4

1/2 lb ground sirloin
3 T. red onion, diced finely
1/4 - 1/3 c black bean dip
4 T. salsa
1 t chili powder
1/2 t cumin
1/4 t red pepper flakes
salt & pepper to taste
1 c shredded Monterrey jack cheese
4 burrito sized flour tortillas
sour cream, salsa, green onions, as toppings (optional)

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

In a skillet over medium high heat, brown the ground sirloin and the red onion until cooked through.  Add the black bean dip, salsa, chili powder, cumin, and red pepper flakes.  Stir until all ingredients are combined and items are starting to bubble.  Turn down heat and add salt & pepper to taste.

Tear off 4 sheets of aluminum foil and set a tortilla on each sheet.  Using 1/4 cup of cheese for each burrito, spread half of each portion, or 1/8 cup on the tortilla.  Top with one quarter of the black bean mixture.  Top with another 1/8 cup of cheese.  

To roll burrito, fold side in toward the middle and roll up from the bottom.  Wrap in the aluminum foil.  Repeat creating the burritos with the remaining black bean mixture.  Folding each one and wrapping in foil.  Place all burritos in the oven for 5 min to melt the cheese.  Serve.  Variation:  Add Spanish rice to the burrito and reduce the amount of ground sirloin used.  

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