It is currently Spring Break for us so I have been away. We traveled down South where it was suppose to be warm. I think Mother Nature is playing games with me by allowing the weather to be warm for a day before turning cold. I think Mother Nature has a sense of humor since she must know I packed mostly shorts.
Maybe if I make something from the Tex-Mex region, the warm weather will return? I actually prefer burritos over tacos. Do you like tacos or burritos better? My husband would pick tacos.Burrito
1 1/2 lb ground hamburger
1/2 onion, chopped
1 clove of garlic, chopped finely
1 jalapeno pepper, chopped finely
1 Tbsp chili pepper
1 tsp ground cumin
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup water
8 flour tortilla
1 16oz. refried beans (optional)
8 oz. shredded cheddar cheese
toppings: cheese, sour cream, tomatoes, lettuce, etc.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Brown the hamburger in a skillet over medium heat for about 5 minutes.
- Make sure to break up the meat well.
- Add the onion, garlic, and jalapeno pepper. Cook for 5 minutes.
- Add the chili pepper, cumin, salt and pepper over the meat and distribute the spices throughout the meat.
- Stir in the water and allow to simmer for about 5 minutes. Set aside.
- Working with one tortilla at a time, spread a layer of the refried beans over the tortilla if desired.
- Top with the hamburger mixture.
- Sprinkle some cheddar over the hamburger mixture and roll into the burrito shape.
- Lay the rolled burrito into a 9x13 baking dish with the seam side down.
- Continue to assemble the burritos one at a time.
- Bake the burritos for about 20 minutes.
- Before serving, top each burrito with the desired topping.
Did you already know...
- A burrito is a tortilla folded over a type of filling.
-A Mexican burrito may have only one type of filling like meat.
-The American burrito tends to have a combination of fillings like rice, meat, beans, etc.
-There are even regional type of burritos like the San Francisco burrito.