Sep 12, 2007 by 2501 | 0 Comments| Share it:   



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Ever wonder how to make your own Burritos? Yes? Well, here’s a recipe for burritos. I have modified the original (which was given to me by my friend a long time ago) to include meat. The reason for this is to make it a whole meal that I can make quickly and keep in the freezer for those occasions when we don’t feel like cooking e.g. when we fall out of the pub on a Friday.

Ignore the vinegar in the photo, it snuck in some how, but was not needed.


  • Prep: ~30 mins.
  • Cook: 30 mins. - 1 hr.
  • Serves: 8

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  • 500g (1.1 pounds) mince (we used beef here, because that's what we had, 50% beef 50% pork is nicer, you can even use chicken or turkey mince. Never tried lamb mince in this recipe.)
  • 400g (14 ounces) refried beans
  • about half a lettuce
  • 4 or 5 tomatoes
  • a big bunch of chives
  • 200g (7 ounces) cheddar cheese
  • 2 large onions onions (or 3 small like in the picture)
  • 8 flour tortillas that are nice and soft
  • 2 teaspoons chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower oil
  • salt
  • pepper

Step 1

Heat the oven on medium. Chop the onions and fry them over a medium heat until soft (about 10 minutes). Whilst they are frying, mix the spices together and make a paste with a little water.


Step 2

Add the paste to the onions and continue to fry for 5 more minutes (this cooks the spices, improving flavor and preventing later indigestion).


Step 3

Add the mince and continue to fry until the meat looses its uncooked color.


Step 4

Add your re fried beans (we use a can to save time, your own beans would be even yummier!), combine with the meat and heat through. Season with salt and pepper to your liking. Note: The stiffer the beans the better, sloppy beans will muck up the end result, although you could cook the mixture longer to reduce sloppiness.


Step 5

Switch off the hob and chop your tomatoes and chives. (The tomatoes must be deseeded first) Grate the cheease and slice the lettuce. Should all look like so:


Step 6

Warm a tortilla in the microwave for about 10-15 seconds, and place it onto a clean work surface. Build your burrito by piling up some lettuce, cheese, meat/bean mix, tomatoes and finally chives, like so: Note: You'll need to experiment to find the right quantities of each to put on - too much and your buritto will burst!


Step 7

Next, fold the burrito into a little parcel, below is my technique for this at the half-way stage.


Step 8

When folded place the burrito in a nice big oven proof dish (we use a lasagne dish).


Step 9

Repeat until you've run out of ingredients and viol√°, nicely stacked burritos:


Step 10

Cover these Burrito beauties tightly with kitchen foil and cook them in the oven for about 40 minutes. Serve with guacamole, soured cream or Greek yogurt (all all three!!!)

Now that you have learned how to make burritos, please be sure to view these other beef recipes. Also, you will love these Mexican recipes.


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