Friday, January 20, 2012

Baked Buritos...Yum

My Baked Burritos were a product of a craving and circumstance. ;) I saw someone making Taquito's on the food network and was drooling all over the tv. So off to the fridge I went to see if I had the stuff to make them. To my disappointment I only had a whole frozen chicken and no time to thaw, cut, and cook. Guess what I did have the stuff for. Yep, Burritos. So that is how Baked Burritos came about. They were so yummy. I thought I would share.

For the filling I sauteed half a large onion chopped, a couple Hungarian Wax peppers diced, about  a pound of ground beef and some taco seasonings. For the ground beef I love to get the market ground beef. It is all the left over bits from the roast, steaks, and so on that the butchers grind up and sell later. So it is good cuts of meat that were not used due to size or shape. It is usually a little cheaper than ground round and doesn't contain a ton of fat. With the pepper if you don't want really spicy...remove the seeds and ribs. Oh and if you didn't know peppers are really easy to grow. I have two pepper plants on my patio that have been producing since last spring!

For the seasoning I cheated and used the Cheesy Taco mix by Old El Paso. They are quick, easy, and I usually always have one on hand. You could totally make your own seasoning. Maybe some chili powder, cumin, cayenne, you get the gist. Whatever you like. I also added some black beans and black olives to my mix. Once the meat is browned and everything is incorporated well. Spoon a couple tablespoons onto a burrito shell. Add a little cheese and wrap tightly. You can wrap these however you ended, like a burrito, like an egg roll. However you choose just make sure when you finally put them on you baking sheet to put them seam down. I personally prefer the egg roll method. Brush the whole burrito well with canola oil or veg oil of your choosing. Bake on 500 degrees for about 8 to 10 minutes. Take out and enjoy all the crunchy goodness. Really they turn out super crunchy with out all the fat of frying. I also made a yummy dressing I found Here at Skip to My Lou. The link is to a Southwestern Summer salad (which is delish by the way) you can find the recipe for the dressing under the recipe for the salad. I shredded some lettuce and made some yummy rice. My guys loved this and voted to put this in our weekly meal rotation.:)

I hope you guys try it and enjoy it! If you have any questions feel free to leave me a comment. Happy Eating!!!

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  1. Stopping by from Mangia Monday ~ those look so incredible! I'm just drooling!

  2. That looks so good! We are vegetarian, but I could easily use beans instead of the beef! I am going to try :)

  3. Thank you! Hayley you could totally do beans. We try to do at least 1 meatless meal a week...that is a great idea! I already have black beans in this recipe so I could just omit the beef. Let me know how you guys like it!

    1. I mean your "beans only" are a great idea not our meatless night. LOL I completely wrote that wrong. ;)


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