Burrito Recipes – Two Delicious Mexican Dinner Suggestions

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What is a burrito?

Just like tacos, a burrito is a tortilla wrapped around a filling, but there are some differences. In a burrito, the filling is fully enclosed in the tortilla which is made of wheat flour and larger than those used to make a taco. Also the filling of a tortilla commonly includes beans and rice.

Chicken green chili burritos


1 pound chicken thighs

1 tablespoon olive oil

3 tomatoes, chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 onion, chopped

1 green bell pepper, chopped

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 green chili or to taste, minced

Salt and pepper to taste

1 can refried beans

4 large wheat flour tortillas, warmed

1 cup of shredded cheese


Brown chicken in a skillet over medium heat. Add tomatoes, garlic, onion, bell pepper, cumin, oregano, chilli, salt, pepper. Let it simmer for 45 minutes for the ingredients to combine well and the chicken to become tender.

Shred the chicken using two forks or if you don’t mind getting a bit messy, use your hands.

Heat the refried beans and the tortillas.

Fill your tortillas with beans, chicken mixture and shredded cheese at the center. Fold in the sides and roll your tortilla to cover the filling.

Vegetarian pinto bean burritos

2 cups cooked pinto beans

1 tablespoon good quality cooking oil

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 onion, chopped

1 green pepper, chopped

1/2 tablespoons ground cumin

Pinch of cayenne

salt to taste

1/2 tablespoon ground coriander

4 tablespoons corn

12 black olives, chopped

1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

4 wheat flour tortillas

1) Heat the oil in a skillet and add onion and garlic. Let it cook for a while before adding green pepper and spices.

2) Mash your cooked beans with some of the liquid.

3) Heat your tortillas.

Fill your tortillas with onion mixture, beans, corn, black olives and shredded cheese.

If you use dry beans rather than canned beans, make sure you prepare them correctly. Dry beans should be soaked in water for several hours and boiled in new fresh water to degrade toxin.


Source by Christian Hanson

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