Two Simple New Mexican Burrito Recipes

Easy Mexican Homemade Burrito Recipes

Easy Mexican Burritos Recipe by LikeMeat via Unsplash

New Mexican–Style New Burritos Recipe

A burrito is a Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine dish that took form in California cuisine, consisting of a flour tortilla wrapped into a sealed cylindrical shape around various ingredients.

Green Chile Beef Burrito

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Best Burrito Recipes via Pixabay

A very simple yet flavorful beef and cheese burrito with green chile.

Ingredients:

  • flour tortillas
  • 12 oz ground beef
  • 4 oz fresh or canned green chile (diced)
  • ¾ cup grated Colby jack cheese
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper.

Yield: 4-5 burritos

Time: 30 minutes

Directions:

  1. Cook ground beef in a skillet until fully cooked and drain excess grease. Add salt and pepper and mix thoroughly.
  2. Add diced green chile and mix until thoroughly combined.
  3. Add flour and mix until thoroughly combined.
  4. Add water and mix until thoroughly combined.
  5. Bring to a simmer until the sauce thickens (approx. 7-10 minutes).
  6. Spoon filling onto a warm tortilla and sprinkle cheese on top before rolling.

Traditional NM Beef and Bean Burrito 

 Easy Mexican Burritos Recipe by LikeMeat via Unsplash
Easy Mexican Burritos Recipe by LikeMeat via Unsplash

A filling, delicious burrito full to the brim with shredded beef, bean, cheese, and green chile.

Ingredients:

  • flour tortillas
  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (2 pounds)
  • 3 cups water
  • 4 oz fresh or canned green chile (diced)
  • 1 can (30 oz) refried beans
  • 1 ½ cups grated Colby jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper.

Yield: 10 burritos

Time: 6-8 hours

Directions:

  1. Place roast in a crockpot with 3 cups of water and cook for 5-7 hours or until tender.
  2. Remove roast from crockpot and shred with two forks once cool enough to work with.
  3. Place shredded beef in a skillet and add green chile. Mix thoroughly before adding 1/2 cup of water and mixing thoroughly.
  4. Bring to a simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Warm refried beans in a separate skillet.
  6. Spread a layer of refried beans on a warmed tortilla, scoop beef filling onto the refried beans, and sprinkle cheese on top before rolling.

Note: Both recipes can be made in advance and saved in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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