Recipe Tuesdays

Leanne’s Beef and Bean Burritos

This is my own recipe that I threw together one day when I wanted to do something different with hamburger. I had bought some flour torillas and I had canned pinto beans and thought…hmmm…

What you’ll need:

  • 4 Extra Large Flour Tortillas
  • 1 lb. Lean Ground Beef
  • 1 15 oz. can of Pinto Beans
  • 1 8 oz. can of Tomato Sauce
  • 1 pk. Taco Seasoning
  • Other Seasonings: Cumin, Salt, Pepper, Onion Flakes
  • Grated Cheddar, Colby & Monterrey Jack, or Mexican Mix cheese

This is a three part process:


I empty of the can in a bowl and wash away the soup thickening that is in the can. I then put the beans in a small fry pan and add water, cooking on high to create a fresh thickening. Add onion flakes and a few shakes of cumin to it. Let this simmer on high while I start the beef. Once the beef is cooked add 1 tsp. taco seasoning to thicken soup. Mash up a few of the beans and continue to simmer until soup is gone and the beans begin to crust around the edge of the pan.


In a medium fry pan cook the meat until browned. Add onion flake, some salt and pepper to season. When cooked, remove from heat, drain of any grease, and blot with a paper towel to remove any excess. Add in taco seasoning, minus 2 tsp (see above and below) until thoroughly mixed.


In a small pan, combine the tomato sauce, a little onion flake, a few shakes of cumin and 1 tsp of the taco seasoning. Cook over medium heat to thicken.

Warm torillas one at a time in the microwave on a plate with a wet paper towel over it for about 30 seconds. Build your burrito with a combination of the Beef and Beans, a small amount of sauce and cheese, fold. Top each with more sauce and cheese.

You can serve this with easy Spanish rice: 2 cups cooked white rice and 1/4 cup of Picante sauce mixed together.

My son, the picky eater, loves these and thinks I make the best Mexican food. If he only knew!

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