Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Smothered Burritos

We do a lot of "scratch" cooking, but we also have some recipes that are what I call "throw togethers" made up of things that we usually have on hand in the house.

This recipe is based on one that my mother would make -- I've added some fiber and cut the fat.


10 to 12 flour tortillas, white or whole wheat
1 can black beans
2 cans green chili with pork
1 pound hamburger
1 cup shredded cheddar or Mexican blend cheese

How to:

Scramble fry the hamburger and drain, return to the pan

Add beans and chili and heat well

Using a slotted spoon, fill the tortillas (use an envelope fold to prevent leaking) and place in a 9 x 12 inch pan

After filling all of the tortillas, pour the remaining liquid over the top of the burritos

Spread grated cheese over the top

Bake at 325 degrees for 20 to 30 minutes

Serve with shredded lettuce, chopped fresh tomatoes, sliced avocado and sour cream garnishes.

NOTES: I use Stokes brand green chili to make these, but any brand will work

Be sure to spray the baking pan well with cooking spray before filling for easier clean up, and I recommend using a pyrex pan for this.