Most of the time I make burritos, I either slow cook a pot roast in the crockpot or we BBQ meat, finish it in the oven until it falls apart and then I mix in green chiles, onions, a tomato or two and voila, I have a great little burrito mix. The problem, of course, is that preparing the meat takes all day and then I still have to make refried beans (yes, from scratch) and grate cheese…
So here’s a quick burrito recipes with hamburger:
Half a large onion diced (to taste)
1 cup diced green chiles (less if the chile is hot)
1 to 2 cups fresh spinach leaves, washed, stems removed and cut into pieces
Saute the diced onions in olive oil until almost done. Add chiles and spinach leaves and cook until everything is tender (and in the case of the spinach, most of the water should have sauteed off).
Brown about a pound of hamburger and mix everything together. (You may need to add a pinch of salt, but since I’m on a low salt diet and add plenty of cheese to my burritos, I generally do not salt the meat.) Warm refried beans on the stovetop or in the oven (that you prepared earlier or the day before.)
Wrap generous servings of refried beans, hamburger mix, grated cheese, sour cream or guacamole and salsa in a giant tortilla. If you prefer, you can sprinkle the cheese on top and put in the broiler for a minute to melt the cheese.