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Today's Special: Beef Burrito Skillet

Today's Special: Beef Burrito Skillet

My mom, who I love dearly, does not cook. She rarely prepared us dinner when my siblings and I were younger, but when she did it was one of her simple specialties: chicken and pasta, pancakes, sloppy Joes, or tacos. My favorite of her meals was tacos. The fragrant smell of taco seasoning filled the air and I could help her by grating the orange cheese. Tonight's quick fix dinner recipe is an ode to these childhood taco nights with a twist. Instead of piling the filling into taco shells the beef gets mixed with beans and tortillas for a casserole like dish. Whether you eat it alone, or use it to top a salad or tortilla chips, this is one scrumptious Tex-Mex skillet meal. You know you want the recipe so


Beef Burrito Skillet
From Kraft Foods

1 lb. lean ground beef
1 pkg. (1-1/4 oz.) taco seasoning mix
1 can (19 oz.) kidney beans, drained, rinsed
1 cup Mexican style tomato salsa, either homemade or store bought
1 cup water
4 flour tortillas (6 inch), cut into 1-1/2-inch squares
1/2 cup cheddar cheese
1/2 cup pepper jack cheese
1/3 cup sour cream
1/3 cup chopped green onions (about 1 large)

  1. Brown meat in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat; drain.
  2. Add seasoning mix, beans, salsa and water; stir. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 5 min.
  3. Stir in tortillas; top with cheese. Cover; let stand 5 min. or until cheese is melted, alternately slide skillet (if oven proof) under the broiler for a few minutes until cheese is bubbly, melted, and crisp.
  4. Top with sour cream and onions.

Serves 4.

SUGAR-addict-x SUGAR-addict-x 10 years
we made this tooo. soooo goodddd :)
celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 10 years
sounds so yummy! will try for sure
abbyk abbyk 10 years
i am so hungry and that looks soo good.
tihea tihea 10 years
Looks yummy, thanks for sharing!
mandiesoh mandiesoh 10 years
beef & cheese, beef & cheese! what's there not to love?? :drool:
JennaV JennaV 10 years
This looks so good :drool:
SeptemberLights SeptemberLights 10 years
i think i would leave the tortillas out of the skillet and just make a burrito. looks good!
SU3 SU3 10 years
I LOVE me some tacos and burritos. Sounds delicious!:D
lorioz lorioz 10 years
Sounds great!
LaLa0428 LaLa0428 10 years
That looks so good! Style Before Comfort!
ALSW ALSW 10 years
Love one skillet cooking!
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 10 years
ooo that sounds lovely!
llendril llendril 10 years
thanks for sharing a piece of your childhood with us =) this sounds delicious (and easy enough that even i could cook it)
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