Friday, January 28, 2011

Two Recipes in One: Beef Burritos and Chile

I've been feeling creative lately. Today I went to the store and picked up one lb ground beef. When I brought it home I had no idea what I was going to make. I browned it and made up the following recipe as I went along. It turned out to be a new family favorite (Paul and Sadie both loved it and Sadie is a tough critic!).

1 lb ground beef
2 cans corn
2 cans diced tomatoes
1 small can medium red enchilada sauce
1 pack taco seasoning (I added extra cumin too!)
2 tbs crushed garlic
2 tbs canned green peppers
4 stalks celery
1 can olives (sliced)

Sour Cream

(for the second night) black beans

Mix ground beef with cumin (around 3 tbs) and crushed garlic. Brown on stove top. Add to slow cooker. Mix in corn, tomatoes, enchilada sauce, taco seasoning packet, green peppers, celery and olives. Cook on high for two hours.

Warm tortillas in oven. Place burrito mixture in a line on the center of tortilla. Top with shredded cheese, avocado and sour cream (or whatever other toppings sound good!). Fold, short ends in first and then fold over long edges.

And enjoy!

Since this makes quite a lot our plan for the next meal is to add it to the 2 cups of black beans that I have soaking for chile (Paul’s idea!)!
I'll cook the black beans for two hours and then mix everything together and voila, a second meal!


  1. I need to go back and find a couple of your recipes you've posted before... There were a couple I want to try. No offense but this is not one of them lol. Glad yall liked it though!

  2. That looks awesome. I love "pot" recipes like that, especially Mexican!

  3. Sounds good! I'll have to try it!

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