Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Recipe of the day - Burritos

Here's a nod to our brothers and sisters to the south.  Burrito day!!!!  Greatest thing about burritos is all you really have to cook is the meat.  Everything else is good both raw and sauteed.  So enjoy this one, and if you're trying to be a little more heart healthy... you can sub the ground beef for the Jenny-O ground Turkey.

(Makes 4 servings)
1 pound ground beef
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1 package taco seasoning
Whole grain tortillas
2 cups shredded Monterey Jack or Cheddar cheese
2 cups shredded romaine lettuce
2 cups diced tomatoes
1 tsp. olive oil
  1. Cook the beef in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat until browned. Add the red pepper and continue to cook, stirring, until softened slightly. Add the taco seasoning and water, stir, and simmer for 10 minutes, until the pepper slices are al dente.
  2. Place a tortilla on a flat surface. Spoon 2 scoops of the beef mixture on the bottom one-third of the tortilla. Layer on cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and salsa, being careful not to overload the tortilla. Fold the left and the right sides of the tortilla inward 1 inch, and then, starting from the bottom, roll up the tortilla until the seam is down. Repeat to make additional burritos.
  3. Using a napkin of a paper towel, rub the olive oil on the bottom of a sauté pan. Heat on medium-high until hot but not smoking. Place the burritos, in batches if necessary, in the pan and cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Flip and cook on the other side for 3 to 4 minutes longer, until heated through and browned

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