Beef and Bean Burritos

When I need a break from all of my favorite Mediterranean foods, one of my favorite things to do is head out for some yummy Mexican food. Marc and I have a great place barely over a mile from us and I live for their burritos. They’re huge and hearty and really satisfying. So this week I decided to make my own version right here at home! These beef and bean burritos were so easy to make.

First, I made the rice. The secret to giving it perfect texture was to toast it in a little butter first. That way it didn't become gummy or gloopy. I also added a packet of Sazon Goya seasoning for loads of flavor. They are located in the international aisle of any super market, and I love the culantro y achiote flavored variety. Once the rice was toasted, I poured in chicken stock and let the rice cook covered for 20 minutes.
First, I made the rice for the beef and bean burritos. The secret to giving it perfect texture was toasting it in a little butter first. That way it didn’t become gummy or gloopy. I also added a packet of Sazon Goya seasoning for loads of flavor. I found them in the international aisle of any super market, and I love the culantro y achiote flavored variety. Once the rice toasted, I poured in chicken stock and let the rice cook covered for 20 minutes.
While the rice cooked, I made the beef and bean filling. There was loads of flavor added with chili powder, smoked paprika, hickory smoked sea salt, lime juice and beer. The black beans added a lot of heartiness to the filling as well!
While the rice cooked, I made the beef and bean filling. There was loads of flavor from chili powder, smoked paprika, hickory smoked sea salt, lime juice and a little beer. The black beans added a lot of heartiness to the filling as well!
It worked out perfectly that the rice and filling were both done cooking at the same time. The rice just needed a little fluffing up with a fork. Then it was time to assemble the beef and bean burritos. It was my favorite part because it meant I could eat soon!
It worked out perfectly that the rice and filling were both done cooking at the same time. The rice just needed a little fluffing up with a fork. Then it was time to assemble the beef and bean burritos. It was my favorite part because it meant I could eat soon!
Big, tender flour tortillas were the perfect blanket to wrap up all of that gorgeous filling. I piled a little rice on the tortilla first, then the beef mixture, followed by cheddar cheese, guacamole and salsa. Oh my goodness it was a feast for the eyes already! Now, I am not a fan of sour cream. It's one of the few foods in this world that does nothing for me. By all means add it though if you want to!
Big, tender flour tortillas were the perfect blanket to wrap up all of that gorgeous filling. I piled a little rice on the tortilla first, then the beef mixture, followed by cheddar cheese, guacamole and salsa. My smokey guacamole was perfect here. Oh my goodness those beef and been burritos were a feast for the eyes already! Now, I am not a fan of sour cream. It’s one of the few foods in this world that does nothing for me. By all means add it though if you want to!

I just wrapped those fully stuffed beef and bean burritos tightly and it was time to eat! They were so filling and oh so good, let me tell you. The filling and toppings were all mixed together gloriously for a perfect bite. The cheddar started to melt right into the hot filling. I loved that Marc and I were able to enjoy one of our favorite Mexican restaurant treats right at home! Hope you all enjoy, xoxo.

Beef and Bean Burritos
Beef and Bean Burritos
5 from 2 votes
Beef and Bean Burritos
Beef and Bean Burritos
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Beef and bean burritos are so hearty and satisfying! The filling is wrapped up in warm flour tortillas with cheese, guacamole and salsa toppings.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Beef and Bean and Burritos, Burritos
Servings: 8
Calories: 395 kcal
Author: Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen
Ingredients
FOR THE RICE
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1 cup long grain rice
  • 1 envelope Sazon Goya seasoning the culantro y achiote flavor
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken stock
FOR THE BEEF AND BEAN FILLING
  • 1 dash olive oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 teaspoon hickory smoked sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 pinch freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 whole lime juiced
  • 2 tablespoons beer
  • 1 can black beans 15 oz size, drained but not rinsed
FOR ASSEMBLY
  • 8 whole flour tortillas burrito sized
  • shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese as needed for topping
  • salsa as needed for topping
  • guacamole either store bought or my recipe from 9/23/16
  • sour cream optional, as needed
Instructions
  1. First, make the rice. Get a medium saucepan that has a lid onto the stove and heat the butter in it over medium high heat. Once it is nearly melted, add the rice and let it lightly toast in the butter for just a minute. While it cooks stir in the packet of Sazon Goya seasoning. Then pour in the chicken stock. Let the liquid come to a gentle boil, then put the lid on and turn the heat to low. Let the rice cook until tender for about 20 minutes.
  2. While the rice cooks, make the beef and bean filling. Get out a large skillet with deep sides and heat the olive oil in it over medium high heat. Brown the beef in it while you break it up. As the beef cooks through, season it with the salt, chili powder, smoked paprika and pepper. Once the beef is fully cooked add in the lime juice, beer and black beans. Let the mixture simmer for 10 minutes for the flavors to meld together.
  3. The rice and the beef mixture should be done at around the same time. Take them off of the heat. Stack the tortillas on a microwave safe plate and just warm them up a little in the microwave on high for about 15-20 seconds. Plate the first tortilla and pile on a generous scoop of the rice, followed by a big scoop of the beef and bean mixture. Sprinkle cheddar cheese on top, then salsa and guacamole as desired. Sour cream would also be a great topping. Fold in the short sides of the burrito, then roll it up tightly. Serve immediately and repeat to assemble 7 more burritos!
Nutrition Facts
Beef and Bean Burritos
Amount Per Serving (1 burrito)
Calories 395 Calories from Fat 115
% Daily Value*
Fat 12.8g20%
Saturated Fat 6.4g40%
Cholesterol 26mg9%
Sodium 848mg37%
Potassium 136mg4%
Carbohydrates 57.3g19%
Fiber 2.9g12%
Sugar 1.5g2%
Protein 11.5g23%
Calcium 90mg9%
Iron 3.6mg20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Beef and Bean Burritos
Beef and Bean Burritos

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