These are the best ever baked burritos! Seriously, this is one of my husband’s favorite meals. Man-pleasing-baked-burritos.
He wouldn’t call himself picky. (Although I would!) He would say he just likes what he likes and doen’t like what he doesn’t like. WHAAA? What does that even mean….PICKY! 🙂 That’s what. Particular? Maybe. He thinks he has a distinguished palette. Some of the picky food related things that come out of his mouth are “I only like Kellog’s Raisin Bran, not Post Raisin Bran!” “I don’t like baked fruit pies, except cherry pie which is my favorite dessert.” “I think you bought Kroger brats because these don’t taste like Johnsonville?” Seriously!!?? haha.
He will at least eat (or try) almost whatever I put in front of him, but he does have his favorites and these burritos are one of them. He requests them. 🙂 And they are so stinking easy to make. The recipe is below and it is delicious that way, or you can change it up anyway you like. They whole point is that you add cheese and bake them! They get all crispy on the bottom from the cheese and oil. Like they are fried, almost. Delicious. They are great the next day for lunch, too! I do love leftovers!
- 1 tbs olive oil
- 1 onion diced
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 clove of garlic
- 1 can of black beans
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon oregano
- 1 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- dash of salt and pepper to taste
- 1 cup of shredded cheese of your choice
- 10 tortillas
- olive oil to drizzle on top
- optional garnishes…olives, cilantro, salsa, jalapeños, sour cream, green onions, more cheese!
- Preheat oven to 400º. Lightly grease a baking dish with olive oil.
- Heat a large skillet over medium heat, add olive oil. Add the onion and cook for 3-5 minutes or until the onion begins to soften.
- Add the ground beef and break up with a wooden spoon. Continue cooking until the meat is cooked through, then drain off any fat if necessary.
- Add the garlic and cook for about a minute.
- Stir in the beans, spices and add salt to taste.
- Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until most of the liquid has been absorbed.
- Place about 2 tablespoons or so of cheese at the end of each tortilla.
- Top with a generous amount of the beef and bean mixture, add a little more cheese on top of the beef and been mixture.
- Roll into a burrito by folding the left and right sides in and then rolling away from you.
- Place the burrito seam-side down in the baking dish and repeat process with remaining tortillas, cheese and filling.
- Lightly drizzle with olive oil, then bake for about 20 minutes until the tortillas are golden and crisp.
- Serve with sour cream and fixings like cilantro and olives and salsa! YUM!
Here are some of the spectacular substitutions that we have made with great success. Enjoy.
- Add rice. Beef, rice and beans inside.
- Just beef and onions ……with the rice and beans on the side.
- Beans, cheese, corn and onions inside – no beef. Veggie burritos!
- Roasted sweet potato chunks with cheese and onion. (The kids and I LOVED these. Kevin, not so much.)
- Same as recipe states, but with cheese melted on top as well! Extra cheese. OH yeah.
- Use some perpetual green onions from your windowsill.
- I’ve also used some taco seasoning, instead of the spices I listed here. Just as good.
- I once added some tomato paste to the beef mixture because I had it. Very tasty.