Making a delicious beef burrito involves a combination of quality ingredients and the perfect blend of flavors. To start, you’ll need lean ground beef, ideally 85% lean or higher. This is the cornerstone of the beef burrito. The versatility of burritos means you can vary the ingredients to your taste, using different meats like ground chicken, turkey, or even black beans for a vegetarian option. Cheese adds another layer of flavor, with numerous varieties to choose from.
Begin by browning the ground beef. Add taco seasoning, salt, Rotel, onion, and water, cooking until the onion softens. Once the flavors meld, remove the beef from heat. It’s important to let the meat cool slightly before filling the burritos to prevent them from becoming soggy. In another pan, warm the refried beans.
The filling for the beef burrito is enhanced with a homemade Mexican seasoning, elevating it above typical store-bought mixes. For the seasoning, you’ll need paprika, oregano, cumin, optional red chili flakes, salt, and pepper. Combine these with minced garlic, chopped onion, tomato paste, and beef stock or water to create a rich, flavorful base for your burritos.
To assemble, spread a thin layer of refried beans on each flour tortilla, then add the seasoned beef, cooked rice, corn, and chopped lettuce. Cheese can be sprinkled on top for added flavor. Roll the tortillas, folding in the ends to encase the filling.
These beef burritos are not only great for immediate consumption but also ideal for freezing, making them a convenient meal option for later use. Whether made fresh or reheated from frozen, they maintain their delicious taste and texture.