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The Best Beef Burrito Recipe

The Best Beef Burrito Recipe

2022-08-11
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Learn how to make the best burritos at home! This recipe makes the best, cheesy beef burrito. This burrito is loaded with flavored ground beef, rice, corn, beans, lettuce and cheese. If you thought that burritos are only eaten outside, then you were wrong, now you can also make burrito at home and it will be even tastier.
DIFFICULTY
Easy
YIELDS
5
PREP TIME
20 Minutes
WORK TIME
20 Minutes
RECIPE CUISINE
Mexican
INGREDIENTS FOR YIELDS
  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 2 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lb. (450g) Ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red chili flakes (optional)
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons Tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) beef stock/water
  • 4-5 Flour tortillas
  • 2 tablespoons Cooked Rice per tortilla 
  • Corn
  • Beans
  • Lettuce, chopped
  • Tomato, chopped
  • Cheese of your choice
DIRECTIONS

  1. Make the meat mixture: in a large pan, heat 2 tablespoons of oil over medium heat. Add chopped onion and sauté until golden, about 5-6 minutes. Add minced garlic and cook for one minute. Turn the heat to high, add ground beef and cook, breaking it apart until no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Add the spices, tomato paste and mix well. Add beef stock/water and cook for 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. Assembly: place the tortilla on a clean working surface, first layer 2 tablespoons of rice, then 3-4 tablespoons of the meat mixture, then 1-2 teaspoons of corn, 1-2 teaspoons of beans, chopped lettuce, chopped tomato and grated cheese of your choice. Fold the sides of the tortilla and roll as shown in the video.
  3. Toast the burritos in a dry pan over high from all sides until golden.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

beef burrito

WHAT IS BEEF BURRITO?

A beef burrito is a traditional Mexican dish that has become popular in the United States. It consists of a flour tortilla stuffed with a mix of beef, rice, beans, and other ingredients, such as cheese, jalapenos, salsa, corn, peppers, and onions and lettuce. The beef can be cooked in a variety of ways, such as grilled, braised, or stewed. The ingredients are then wrapped up into a burrito and heated on a griddle or skillet. This dish has its roots in Mexico, but has been adapted to the tastes of the United States, giving rise to a style of cooking known as Tex-Mex. A beef burrito is a great way to enjoy a variety of flavors in one delicious meal.

WHAT TYPE OF BEEF IS THE BEST FOR BURRITO?

Choosing the best beef for your burrito is key to achieving that perfect, flavorful dish. The type of beef you use will depend on the recipe you are using, as some recipes call for lean beef, while others require fattier cuts. Ground beef is a popular choice for burritos, as it is easy to cook and flavorful. Stewed beef is also a great option, which is made from tougher cuts of meat that have been cooked slowly to make them tender. This type of beef is usually found in Mexican restaurants, and it’s great for burritos. If you are looking for a leaner option, you can choose a leaner cut of beef, such as flank steak or sirloin, or go for a leaner ground beef. If you are looking for a more flavorful option, you can opt for a fattier cut of beef, such as chuck roast or short ribs. No matter which type of beef you choose, it is important to make sure it is cooked thoroughly and not undercooked. With the right beef and the perfect recipe, you can make an amazing burrito that will have your taste buds dancing!

beef burrito recipe

WHAT CAN YOU ADD TO A BURRITO?

Burritos are one of the most delicious and flexible meals out there. Not only are they easy to make and fun to customize, they're also very nutritious! With the right fillings, a burrito can become a complete meal that's full of vitamins, protein, and fiber. So what can you add to a burrito? Well, the possibilities are almost endless! You can start with traditional fillings like cheese, beans, and rice, then get creative with jalapenos, salsa, corn, peppers, lettuce and more. You can also add in some more protein, like chicken, beef, or tofu. The sky's the limit when it comes to creating the perfect burrito! And don't forget about toppings, either. Guacamole, sour cream, and hot sauce are all great options for topping off your burrito. With all these choices, you're sure to make a delicious and satisfying meal for yourself or your family. So don't be afraid to get creative and have fun with your burrito fillings!

WHAT KIND OF TORTILLAS ARE THE BEST FOR BURRITOS?

When it comes to making burritos, the type of tortilla you use can make all the difference. There are two main types of tortillas: flour and corn. Flour tortillas tend to be larger and softer, making them the ideal choice for a big and hearty burrito, making them easy to wrap around. They also hold up well to a variety of ingredients, so you can really let your imagination run wild. Plus, they come in a variety of sizes, so you can make a burrito as big or as small as you like. Corn tortillas, on the other hand, are smaller and more delicate. They're perfect for thin and light burritos, and they have a wonderful flavor that pairs well with southwestern-style dishes. If you're looking for a gluten-free option, there are also gluten-free tortillas available. My favorite option is always flour tortillas, But, no matter which type of tortilla you choose, it's sure to make your burrito a hit! So go ahead and get creative - the possibilities are endless.

WHAT IS THE BEST SIZE TORTILLA FOR A BURRITO?

When it comes to burritos, size matters. Most experts agree that a 10-inch (25cm) or more is your best bet. A flour tortilla is a great option as it's more pliable than a corn tortilla and can easily wrap around all the fillings you get in a burrito. The 10-inch size is also great for controlling just how many calories you're eating by controlling how much filling you put in your burrito. If your burrito is loaded with fillings, then 12 inches (30cm) is the perfect size to accommodate all the ingredients you want in your burrito without having too much excess tortilla. So if you're looking for the perfect burrito, 10-12 inch flour tortilla is the way to go.

ground beef burrito

COMMENTS (7)
  • m
    maria
    9/7/2022

    this is north african - magrebian french burrito, nothing like mexican burrito

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  • B
    Bets
    1/25/2023

    And in the text it says: "This dish has its roots in Mexico, but has been adapted to the tastes of the United States, giving rise to a style of cooking known as Tex-Mex." :) But your comment made me curious of maghrebian french burrito - so I googled it and found out that goes under French tacos. So the meaning and definition of different names for different food some h ow depends on where you eat it :) And I know for a fact that the tacos most Swedish families eats every friday that we call tac

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  • M
    Marsha
    12/28/2022

    Perfect meat burritos, thank you for this recipe foodie.

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  • Y
    Yahoo
    1/12/2023

    Making this for the third time now. Perfect burrito recipe.

    Reply
  • m
    memsi
    1/20/2023

    It's our family favorite recipe now lol. We making it a bit different every time by adding differnt topping. The recipe is a bomb!

    Reply
  • J
    Judy
    1/6/2024

    Can these be frozen?

    Reply
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    The Cooking Foodie
    1/7/2024

    Yes, wrap it with foil or plastic wrap and freeze it.

    Reply
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