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Cheesy Beef Burritos

Mexican style food is very versatile and flavorful

It always seems to be a crowd pleaser, whether your talking tacos, enchiladas, chimichangas or one of our personal favorites burritos

The best part is that with simple ingredients you will enjoy delicious Mexican food right out of the comfort of your own home!

We are starting with 2 pounds of ground beef

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Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium high heat and add in the ground beef

Sprinkle with kosher salt and ground black pepper

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Cook 8-10 minutes, breaking the meat up to into smaller pieces until all the meat has been nicely browned

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Using a slotted spoon, remove the meat and set aside

Drain off the excess fat from the pan

Next we will need 1 onion, 2 garlic cloves and 2 tablespoons of jalapenos

I’m using pickled jalapenos because I happen to have them, you can certainly use fresh or omit them all together

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Dice the jalapeno and add them into the pan

Cooking them down will remove some of the tang from being pickled and give them a warmer nuttier flavor

Cook these 2-4 minutes

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Remove the peppers from the pan and set aside

Peel and chop the onions and garlic and add them to the pan

Sprinkle with some kosher salt and ground black pepper

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Cook 8-10 minutes or until the onions are tender and lightly browned

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Add the meat back in and stir to combine

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Next we will need 1 cup of red enchilada sauce, 2 tablespoons of taco seasoning and 1 tablespoon of Gravy Master

Click on our link to make your own Taco Seasoning

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Add in the enchilada sauce and Gravy Master

Stir to combine

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Add in some of the taco seasoning along with some of the jalapenos

Taste and add in more as needed

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Mix to combine and bring to a simmer

Allow the flavors to meld for 8-10 minutes

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Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly

Preheat your oven to 375 F

Add 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese to the mixture and fold in to combine

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Were making enough for 2 baking dishes but for the purpose of this blog we are showing one

Add around 3/4 cup of red enchilada sauce to the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch baking dish

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We are going to use burrito style flour tortilla shells

To make them more pliable and easier to work with we are going to heat 1-2 inches of water in a pan

Dip the tortilla in the water

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Get the tortilla onto a work surface and using a 1/2 cup measure out the meat mixture into the center of the tortilla

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Fold the outer edges in

Fold the edge closest to you in towards the top and then give it a roll until you have a nice burrito

If any of the filling starts to leak out just push back in as you roll with the tips of your fingers

Place into the baking dish and repeat

We were able to get 8 in one dish

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Top each one with a bit of the enchilada sauce

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Spread the sauce around

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Top with another 6 ounces of shredded cheddar cheese

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Spray a sheet of parchment paper with cooking oil and place oil side down on top of the burritos

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Next cover with aluminum foil

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Repeat with any remaining ingredients in another baking dish

Bake for 30 minutes

At the 30 minute mark uncover and bake for another 10 minutes

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After the 10 minutes are up broil them for 3-4 minutes or until brown and bubbly

Make sure and keep an eye on them while they broil

Allow them to sit for a few minutes before serving

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Serve with your favorite toppings!

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Enjoy!!!

Simply Sundays! ~ Cheesy Beef Burritos

  • Servings: Yields 14 Burritos
  • Difficulty: Medium
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Ingredients

2 pounds of ground beef

2 tablespoons of olive oil

1 onion

2 garlic cloves

2 tablespoons of pickled jalapenos

1 – 28 ounce can of red enchilada sauce

2 tablespoons of Taco Seasoning

1 tablespoon of Gravy Master

2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese, divided (one cup for the filling, one cup for the topping)

flour tortilla shells (burrito style)

Directions

Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium high heat and add in the ground beef.  Sprinkle with kosher salt and ground black pepper.  Cook 8-10 minutes, breaking the meat up to into smaller pieces until all the meat has been nicely browned.  Using a slotted spoon remove the meat and set aside.  Drain off the excess fat from the pan

Next add in 2 tablespoons of chopped pickled jalapenos.  Cook for 2- 4 minutes.  Remove the peppers from the pan and set aside.  Peel and chop 1 onion and 2 garlic cloves.  Add them to the pan.  Sprinkle with some kosher salt and ground black pepper

Cook 8-10 minutes or until the onions are tender and lightly browned.  Add the meat back in and stir to combine.  Add 1 cup of red enchilada sauce to the meat along with 1 tablespoon of Gravy Master.  Add in 1 tablespoon of Taco Seasoning (and more to taste) along with the reserved jalapenos.  Bring to a simmer and cook 8-10 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.  Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly

Preheat your oven to 375 F.  Add 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese to the mixture and fold in to combine.  Add around 3/4 cup of red enchilada sauce to the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch baking dish

To make the tortilla shells more pliable and easier to work with, we are going to heat 1-2 inches of water in a pan.  Dip the tortilla in the water.  Get the tortilla onto a work surface and using a 1/2 cup measure out the meat mixture into the center of the tortilla.  Fold the outer edges in.  Fold the edge closest to you in towards the top and then give it a roll until you have a nice burrito.  If any of the filling starts to leak out just push back in as you roll with the tips of your fingers

Place into the baking dish and repeat.  Top each one with a bit of the enchilada sauce.  Spread the sauce around.  Top with another 8 ounces of shredded cheddar cheese.  Spray a sheet of parchment paper with cooking oil and place oil side down on top of the burritos.  Next cover with aluminum foil

Repeat in another baking dish with any remaining ingredients.  Bake for 30 minutes.  At the 30 minute mark uncover and bake for another 10 minutes.  After the 10 minutes are up, broil them for 3-4 minutes or until brown and bubbly.  Make sure and keep an eye on them while they broil.  Serve with your favorite toppings

Tools used to make this recipe

Pyrex Glass Oblong Baking Dish 9 inch x 13 Inch

ZELITE INFINITY Chef Knife 8 inch

Architec Carving Board, Gripperwood

Pyrex Mixing Bowl

Lodge Cast Iron Skillet

Royal Classique 10 Piece Stainless Steel Measuring Cups and Spoons Set with Silicone Handles

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