I figured out the cost, and it's approximately $.60/burrito. Even if Glen eats 2 for lunch, that still costs less than $2 for a great home cooked lunch. We have not tried them yet, but we both tasted the filling several times and it was soo good! I will definitely try these again, and I may add rice next time!
Brown Bag Burritos
- 2 lb. ground beef (I used ground turkey)
- 2 cans refried beans
- 1 1/3 c. enchilada sauce (I used 8oz tomato sauce, 1/3 cup salsa)
- 1/2 c. water (omitted)
- 1/3 c. minced onion
- 1 Tbsp. chili powder (I used 1 tsp)
- 1 Tbsp. garlic powder
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. dried oregano
- 3 c. shredded cheese (cheddar, Mexican blend, whatever)
- 20 flour tortillas (burrito-size) (I only used 18)
Brown ground beef; drain. Add remaining ingredients (except tortillas). Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
Heat 3-4 tortillas at a time. (I heated 4 at a time, between 2 damp paper towels for 45 seconds in the microwave)
Spoon 1/4 c. beef mixture down the side of each tortilla. (1/4 cup = 3 heaping tbsp. I used 4-5 tbsp in each burrito. It was easy to scoop with the small tablespoon, instead of a big serving spoon)
Roll up. Wrap each burrito in a paper towel, then wrap in foil. Refrigerate or freeze. I like to pack them in the tortilla ziplock bag. When ready to eat, remove foil and microwave for about a minute. The paper towel keeps the burritos moist. If you’re eating on the run, though, just grab and go!