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Baked Smothered Burritos

So good, mexican grandmothers have been known to beg me for the recipe.

The recipe varies everytime I make them, but here's how yesterdays batch came together. This made 20 burritos (16 of which we froze).

3 1/2 lbs lean ground beef
4-5 cloves of garlic roughly chopped
3 large yellow onions chopped
2 dozed pitted calamata olives sliced
1 1/2 lbs sharp cheddar cheese shredded
6 plum tomatoes chopped
bunch of cilantro, destemmed, rinsed, dried and roughly chopped
1 large jar pace medium picatne sauce (somtimes we make hot, not this time)
1 can hatch green chili hot enchilada sauce (optional)
1 small can hatch green chilis (optional)
20 burrito size flour tortillas
4 cans low sodium pinto beans
olive oil

Start by getting everything ready:

Saute 1/2 of a chopped yellow onion and the garlic until they become translucent. Don't brown (not like it would matter). Remove form pan and keep handy. Saute beef until just browned with no visible pink left. I strain out the fat and then put back in the pan. Add back in cooked garlic onion mixture, add the small can of hatch green chili, a couple tablespoons of the pace picante sauce, and salt and pepper to taste. Cook for another 4 or 5 minutes.

Put the pinto beans into a medium sauce pan. I rinse the beans well and add a 1/2 cup water. Heat the beans over medium heat. Let them boil for 5 minutes and then mash lightly with a potato masher.

Pre-heat oven to 450 and then set up your assembly line. here's what mine looked like:

Assemble each burrito starting with the beans, then add beef, onion, a small amount of cheese, cilantro, tomato and finally two small tablespoons of the red salsa. Restraint is very important here or you'll end up with too much in the tortilla to successfully roll.

Roll and place in a microwave and oven safe dish. Smear the top with the green salsa, sprinkle with more cheese and finally add some olives to the top.

We took out all the containers we had and rolled up all 20, divided them up 2, 3 or 4 in a container, smothered the batch with salsa, cheese and olives and then stuck em in the freezer...except for the first 4 which went in the oven until the cheese on top starts to bubble which we ate for dinner.

The frozen burritos can be defrosted and cooked till bubling in the microwave.

crisss crisss 9 years 17 weeks
Ooooohhh, yummy! So helpful with the imagery! thanks for sharing these, I'll try making them :) Cris
yayita yayita 9 years 17 weeks
Yeah arthur hahaha Im on a diet and excercise plan :p but on fit they talk about Yoga like 99.9% of the time and I hate Yoga so I dont hang in there :p I am more of a step, aerobics, cardio funk and Taebo kick boxing stuff
Arthur Arthur 9 years 17 weeks
yay, get on fitsugar and you'll be in burrito scarfing shape before you know it! ;)
yayita yayita 9 years 17 weeks
hahahaa i wanna make this shizz as soon as I lose 20 pounds hahaha
Shiloh-Jolie-Pitt Shiloh-Jolie-Pitt 9 years 17 weeks
I'm so freaking hungry!!!!!! _____________________________________________ * holy crap! *
My-Opinion My-Opinion 9 years 17 weeks
whoa, those look soooooooooooooo yummy! nice presentation!!
Hope5 Hope5 9 years 17 weeks
They look so good.
Shiloh-Jolie-Pitt Shiloh-Jolie-Pitt 9 years 18 weeks
OMG those look yummy!!!!!!!! :DROOL: _____________________________________________ * love is in the air *
Arthur Arthur 9 years 18 weeks
well ok then :)
yayita yayita 9 years 18 weeks
LOL Arthur, I dont question you at all.... I am just amazed and how great your diches turn out :p Ive seen your recipes before and they are alls o great :p.... which is why I cant believe a boy made them hehehe
Arthur Arthur 9 years 18 weeks
WHAT!! Sheesh yay, here's a small sampling of my cooking posts: Yes, I could have made em all by my lonesome, but Heidi did roll up half the burritos ;)
yayita yayita 9 years 18 weeks
arthur! did you reallky do this on your own :p
Dariana Dariana 9 years 18 weeks
OMG, these look fabulous. Jotting down recipe now. I know what I am having for dinner tonight.
Fancy04 Fancy04 9 years 18 weeks
Looks good.
Daisy6264 Daisy6264 9 years 18 weeks
now i am getting hungry.
mandiesoh mandiesoh 9 years 19 weeks
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yayita yayita 9 years 19 weeks
I will hobag :p
karmasabitch karmasabitch 9 years 19 weeks
Hahahaha yeah so get your arse on MSN more often so you're there when we're chatting!! :MOB: :ROTFL: :ROTFL:
yayita yayita 9 years 19 weeks
hahahahahahaahhaah too funny
karmasabitch karmasabitch 9 years 19 weeks
About having to blow my attack whistle if one of the lesbians comes within 50 feet of me :ROTFL: :ROTFL:
karmasabitch karmasabitch 9 years 19 weeks
Yayi get on MSN sica and I are chattin it up hobag!! :ROTFL: :ROTFL:
yayita yayita 9 years 19 weeks
use it fruity nutcake!
karmasabitch karmasabitch 9 years 19 weeks
Coo.. I'm probably too lazy to use it hahahaha Actually I'll put Jen's smiley blog in there :P
yayita yayita 9 years 19 weeks
hahahaa did it jen.. thanks. Click on MORE drop down menu and youll see a "my faves" karma all your faves should be there