Kpd's Awesome Retro Burritos, Tacos or Chimichangas

Total Time
25mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is my basic recipe for a Mexican ground beef mixture. This way everyone can make what they want: DH makes burritos, I make tacos or chimichangas, and DD makes what I call a fiesta bowl! I usually double the recipe so we can use the leftovers for a Nacho Night! If I'm low on time or spices, I'll just throw in a taco packet, no biggie! Please use your judgement on the seasonings: we like it spicy, so I actually use a lot more than written...if you prefer mild, go a little light initially and increase as necessary.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Brown ground beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Drain.
  2. Add onions, peppers and garlic to skillet. Saute 3-5 minutes with beef.
  3. Add seasonings or a taco packet to meat and veggies. Pour beer into skillet and stir well to combine (add more beer if mixture needs moistening).
  4. ***Serve with warmed flour tortillas, taco shells, spanish rice, and beans.
  5. ***Garnish with shredded cheese, pico de gallo, shredded lettuce, salsa, sour cream and guacamole!
  6. ***To make a burrito: Place meat and desired fillings in middle of warmed tortilla, fold the sides in and roll up to make a yummy little package.
  7. ***To make a chimi: Roll like you're rolling a burrito, place on baking sheet folded side down, brush tortilla with 1-2 tablespoons olive oil or butter, and bake 425 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until browned and crispy!
Most Helpful

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Made this as written and delicious!! I used it in tacos, tostadas and in Fiesta Salad With Avocado Ranch Dressing#497830 along with topping with Salsa Fresca#262967. So many uses. The couple that came for dinner took the recipe home and were tickled to get it. Next time I am going to add some pinto beans to the mixture and there will be a next time. Thank you for posting. Made for My 3 Chefs October 2013 tag game.