Camper's Chili Burritos

Camping? Wrap up a delicious ground beef meal that can be partially made ahead.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 16

Ingredients

Cook-Ahead Beef Filling

1 1/2
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1/4
cup finely chopped red onion
1
teaspoon ground cumin
1
teaspoon chili powder
1/2
teaspoon garlic powder
1
can (15 oz) tomato sauce
1
can (15 oz) Progresso™ dark red kidney beans, drained

Remaining Burrito Ingredients

2
boxes (6.8 oz each) rice and vermicelli mix with Spanish seasonings
1/4
cup butter or margarine
4
cups water
2
cans (14.5 oz each) diced tomatoes, undrained
1
teaspoon ground cumin
1
teaspoon chili powder
1/2
cup shredded Cheddar cheese (2 oz)
2
packages (11 oz each) Old El Paso™ flour tortillas for burritos (8 inch)
Onion, sliced, if desired
Cucumber, sliced, if desired
Old El Paso™ Thick 'n Chunky salsa, if desired

  • 1 In 12-inch skillet, cook beef and diced onion over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in remaining beef filling ingredients; cool slightly. Divide beef mixture in half; spoon into 2 (1-quart) freezer plastic bags. Flatten bags and freeze.
  • 2 At the campsite: Prepare rice and vermicelli mixes as directed on box, using butter and water and adding tomatoes (undrained), cumin and chili powder with contents of spice packets. Stir in cheese. Meanwhile, warm beef filling as desired.
  • 3 To serve: Fill tortillas with about 1/3 cup beef filling and about 1/2 cup rice mixture. Top with onion, cucumber and salsa. Roll up burrito style.

Expert Tips

Cook the beef filling ahead and freeze. Pack the frozen filling in a cooler to take to your cabin or campsite. To help conserve packing space, leave the rice boxes behind; bag the rice to pack along with the spice packets.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Burrito
Calories
360
(
Calories from Fat
120),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
13%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
1 1/2%
),
Cholesterol
40mg
40%;
Sodium
1080mg
1080%;
Total Carbohydrate
47g
47%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
14g
14%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.