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Fast & Easy Dinner: Beef and Potato Burritos

Fast & Easy Dinner: Beef and Potato Burritos

My dad is a total meat and potatoes guy, so I'm always looking for creative and innovative ways to give him what he likes. The regular meat and potato combinations of steak/mashed potatoes and burger/fries can get old really quickly. That's why this recipe, where beef and potatoes act as the spicy filling to a delectable burrito, will be a total hit. It even has his favorite kind of lettuce: iceberg! I know the main man in my life is going to really enjoy this recipe, but how about yours? To make this meat and potatoes meal tonight just

Beef and Potato Burritos
From Everyday Food magazine

1 large baking potato
2 tablespoons canola oil
3/4 pound ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1 jalapeno chile, finely chopped
1 (14 ounces) chopped tomatoes with juice
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons paprika
4 (10-inch) flour tortillas
1/4 cup sour cream
0.5 iceberg lettuce, shredded
1/4 cup grated Monterey Jack
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, (optional)
1 lime, plus wedges for garnish

  1. Peel potatoes; cut into 1/2-inch dice. In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add potato; cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, about 6 minutes.
  2. Add beef, onion, and jalapeño; cook, stirring, until beef is thoroughly browned, about 4 minutes.
  3. Add tomatoes and juice, cumin, paprika, and 1 teaspoon salt; cook until liquid has evaporated, about 6 minutes.
  4. Heat tortillas, one at a time, in a dry skillet over medium-high heat, turning once, until lightly browned, about 10 seconds.
  5. Leaving space on bottom and sides, layer tortillas with sour cream, lettuce, beef mixture, cheese, and cilantro, if using; squeeze lime juice on top. Fold bottom upward, covering filling by 2 inches. Fold each side to overlap, leaving the top end open. Serve garnished with lime wedges.

Serves 4

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msanya msanya 9 years
What a great idea! I love it!
SweetPeasMom SweetPeasMom 9 years
I made this tonight for dinner. It was GREAT! My husband even had seconds! :) And like mellie, I had to adjust the cooking times, everything needed about double the time listed in the recipe. I took pictures, too, maybe I'll post it in kitchen goddesses. :)
mellie_608 mellie_608 9 years
I made them and they turned out great. Even though I cut the potatoes in a 1/2 in. dice, they still needed more cooking time, so after all the ingredients were together, I let it cook on low heat covered to soften up the potatoes more. I also added a sprinkle of garlic powder and pepper to spice it up a bit more.
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 9 years
We cook our own meals where I work and a co-worker, born in Mexico, uses potatoes in tacos and burritos. Says this is very authentic.
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 9 years
Love this idea!
aflower aflower 9 years
EXACTLY what i needed for tonight. thanks!
SweetPeasMom SweetPeasMom 9 years
This sounds really good!
askmetostay askmetostay 9 years
sounds so yummy!! this will definitely be in the arsenal for sometime this week =)
cbucklin cbucklin 9 years
I'm going to make these
LaLa0428 LaLa0428 9 years
These sound really good.
mellie_608 mellie_608 9 years
My bf is a meat and potatoes guy too! I'm gonna make this tonight for dinner!
ALSW ALSW 9 years
My husband doesn't eat potatoes. BOO! But they're one of my favorite foods, so maybe I'll cook these for me!
millarci millarci 9 years
sounds delicious! I'll have to try it out! :)
sportsaholic21 sportsaholic21 9 years
My mouth is watering, these sound really good (though I think I would substitute chicken as I am not much of a beef girl).
Liss1 Liss1 9 years
This sounds really good. I Will have to try it.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
okay this is delicious and i just asked my bf if he thought it sounded good and he said yes. so YES! and really, you only need one baked potato? allllright!
llendril llendril 9 years
i love that you equated these to 'meat and potatoes.' i'm always looking for ways to describe to my father the meals i make so as to make him actually want to eat them . . . plus, this recipe sounds delicious. thanks!
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