Thursday, April 19, 2012


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.
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.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Brown the hamburger in a skillet over medium heat for about 5 minutes. 
  3. Make sure to break up the meat well.
  4. Add the onion, garlic, and jalapeno pepper. Cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Add the chili pepper, cumin, salt and pepper over the meat and distribute the spices throughout the meat.
  6. Stir in the water and allow to simmer for about 5 minutes. Set aside.
  7. Working with one tortilla at a time, spread a layer of the refried beans over the tortilla if desired.
  8. Top with the hamburger mixture.
  9. Sprinkle some cheddar over the hamburger mixture and roll into the burrito shape.
  10. Lay the rolled burrito into a 9x13 baking dish with the seam side down.
  11. Continue to assemble the burritos one at a time.
  12. Bake the burritos for about 20 minutes. 
  13. Before serving, top each burrito with the desired topping.
Recipe by Jen of Sweet Morris.

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.

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