This is what's so great about this recipe. Me, my husband and oldest son love all the fix ens. But my daughter on the other hand just likes beans and cheese. So you see everyone can assemble their own burrito just how they want it. For the kiddos the burritos can be easily cut in half for little hands. No more messy taco's cracking and falling apart. This is the perfect weeknight easy meal. I hope you will give these burritos a try because they are big hit in our house. I have also included a recipe for Semi Homemade Refried Beans. Homemade is best but these are so quick and easy, plus they are so much better than the canned re fried beans.
Kid Friendly Taco Burritos
1 - package burrito-size flour tortillas
1 lb - ground beef or turkey
1 - packet taco seasoning mix, prepared
1 - recipe semi - homemade re fried beans (recipe below)
1 - (16 ounce) package shredded Cheddar cheese
1 - small can sliced black olives, drained (optional)
Toppings of your choice:
onions, diced tomato, lettuce , sliced avocado, guacamole
taco sauce, picante sauce and sour cream
In a large skillet brown ground beef. Drain off any grease and place the meat back into the skillet. Add the taco seasoning and the amount of water stated on the packet. Let the meat mixture simmer until it starts to thicken up. While your meat is cooking you can prepare your toppings for your burritos. Tear or shred the lettuce, chop the tomatoes, slice the onions, slice the avocado or prepare guacamole. Drain the liquid from the black Olivie's. Turn off the meat mixture when it is completely cooked. Prepare the re fried beans (recipe below). When the meat and the beans are done you can assemble your burritos. Take a tortilla and spread a thin layer of beans on half of it. Add the taco meat and sprinkle on the cheese. Then add whatever taco fix ens that you like. Top with sour cream, salsa and and what every else you would like. Roll up burrito and serve.
Bush's Semi Homemade Re fried Beans:
2 - 16 oz cans Bush's pinto beans
(reserve liquid from one can)
3 tablespoons bacon drippings (or vegetable oil)
1- clove of garlic, minced
In a large skillet, heat bacon drippings over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for a minute or two. Add both cans of beans but only one of the cans of liquid. Drain and discard the liquid in the second can. Start smashing the beans with a potato masher. I used my Cuisinart Blending Blade attachment. Keep stirring and mashing until you get the texture that you want. Continue to cook stirring frequently, until the beans are the consistency of soft mashed potatoes. Taste and season with salt if needed. When heated through serve.
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