Confession. This is the very first time in my life I have made burritos and possibly the first time I have eaten one. Don't ask!!! Lots of fajitas and tacos, just never got around to the burritos until this afternoon.
This past weekend my son was staying with a friend and the mom wasn't sure what he would eat. He eats pretty much everything but she didn't know what to feed him, as he kind of says yes to everything. Even if he doesn't know what it is or can't stand it. So, she told me that it was best to go "American", as she called it being Spanish. I found that funny. I thought Burritos were Mexican. Well, maybe Tex-Mex. In any case, he loved them and pretty much forced me to make them. So, that is how the burritos came about today.
Personally, I loved them as well. I just threw together the ingredients that I thought a burrito consisted of and the result was pretty darn yummy. I guess you could add what ever you like, but this was how I did our burritos today.
Very easy lunch food or quick dinners when there isn't much time. It is a under 30 minute meal, which in my books is always great!
Serves 6 / Prep time: 10 minutes / Cook time: 25 minutes
1 lb/450 grams of ground beef
1 Onion, finely chopped
2 Garlic cloves, crushed
1 Tablespoon of olive oil
2 Teaspoons of ground cumin
2 Tablespoons of tomato paste
1/4 Cup/60 ml water
Salt and pepper to taste
6 Flour tortillas
2 Tomatoes, diced
1 Cup/100 grams grated cheddar cheese
1 Cup/175 grams corn
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease a deep sided baking dish. Set aside.
Heat the olive oil and garlic in a large skillet for just about a minute. Add the onion and continue to cook for 2-3 minutes until the onions start to brown. Add the ground beef and cook, continuing to stir the meat as it cooks. While the meat is cooking, add the cumin, tomato paste, salt and pepper to the pan. Stir really well to combine the flavours. Cook for about another 5 minutes and add the water. Stir well and remove from heat.
Lay out your flour tortillas and fill each one with the meat, making a line down the centre of the tortilla. Top with, cheese, tomatoes, corn and lettuce. Roll them up tightly and arrange them in your baking dish. Cover tightly with aluminium foil and bake for about 10 minutes. Remove from oven and serve straight away!
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