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Make-Ahead Beef and Bean Burritos

make-ahead beef and bean burritos Entree
Make-Ahead Beef and Bean Burritos
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 8

These easy, homemade burritos are freezer-friendly and can be reheated in the microwave. Just a little bit of prep work yields a batch of the best grab-and-go burritos you’ll ever have! MORE+ LESS-

July 24, 2018

Ingredients

1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
2/3
cup water
1
package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ original taco seasoning mix
1
cup Old El Paso™ traditional refried beans (from 16-oz can)
1
cup hot cooked rice
1
tablespoon lime juice
1
tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro leaves
8
Old El Paso™ flour tortillas for burritos (8 inch; from 11-oz package)
1
cup shredded pepper Jack cheese (4 oz)

Steps

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  • 1
    In 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in water and taco seasoning mix; heat to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until thickened.
  • 2
    Heat beans as directed on can. In small bowl, add hot rice, lime juice and cilantro. Stir to combine.
  • 3
    Heat tortillas as directed on package. Spread 2 tablespoons of the beans in middle of each tortilla, leaving 1-inch border around edges. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons cheese over beans. Spoon 1/4 cup beef mixture and 2 tablespoons rice mixture evenly down center of each. Fold bottom of each tortilla 1 inch over filling. Fold sides in, overlapping to enclose filling. Fold top over sides.
  • 4
    To freeze: Wrap each burrito in foil. Label 1-gallon resealable freezer plastic bag. Transfer burritos in single layer to bag; remove as much air as possible, and freeze up to 1 month. To heat: Remove 1 burrito from foil, and wrap in lightly dampened paper towel. Place on microwavable plate; microwave uncovered on High 3 minutes to 4 minutes 30 seconds, turning once, until heated through (at least 165°F).

Expert Tips

  • Try serving the burritos with chopped red onions, Old El Paso™ jalapeños slices, sliced avocado, Old El Paso™ salsa and sour cream.
  • Adding a touch of lime juice and fresh cilantro to cooked rice gives it loads of flavor that pairs well with the beef and beans.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
330
Calories from Fat
140
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
23%
Saturated Fat
7g
33%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
Cholesterol
50mg
16%
Sodium
860mg
36%
Potassium
210mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
32g
11%
Dietary Fiber
2g
9%
Sugars
0g
Protein
17g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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