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Weeknight Tex-mex Burritos (or Tacos Or Taco-burgers)

Weeknight Tex-mex Burritos (or Tacos Or Taco-burgers)

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 0

Cook Time : 10

Total Time : 10

Ingredients

Serves 8

  • 2lbs ground beef (80 or 90% fat free)

  • 3teaspoons garlic powder

  • 3teaspoons onion powder

  • 3teaspoons chili powder

  • 2 1⁄2 teaspoons paprika

  • 1 1⁄2 teaspoons ground cumin

  • 1⁄2 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1⁄8-1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne

  • 1⁄2-1teaspoon salt (to taste)

  • 1⁄4-1⁄2 cup water

  • 1 (16 ounce) can fat-free refried beans

  • 1 (4 1/2 ounce) canchopped green chilies

  • 8 flour tortillas or 8 taco shells or 8 hamburger buns

  • shredded cheddar cheese orcolby cheese

  • chopped tomato

  • shredded lettuce

  • salsa

  • guacamole

  • sour cream

  • chopped onion

Directions

  • 01

    In large skillet, brown ground beef over medium to medium-high heat. Drain off fat.

  • 02

    Add in all spices. Stir in water, cooking over medium heat until water cooks off. (Water helps ensure even distribution of spices throughout meat).

  • 03

    Stir in refried beans and green chilies. Heat through. Adjust seasonings to taste.

  • 04

    Burritos: Warm flour tortillas in microwave or in oven. Spread meat and bean mixture on each flour tortilla. Garnish with preferred toppings. Enjoy.

  • 05

    Tacos: Toast taco shells in oven according to package directions. (Note: toasting the taco shells is a MUST). Spoon meat and bean mixture into each taco shell. Garnish with preferred toppings.

  • 06

    Taco-burgers: Toast hamburger buns in oven until light golden brown. Spread meat and bean mixture onto bottom half of buns. If making taco-burgers, you may want to substitute sliced cheese (such as American). Garnish with preferred toppings.

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