How to Make a Healthier Beef Burrito

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Things You’ll Need:

  • large tortilla wraps
  • 1 lb lean beef
  • 1 can black beans ( i like Goya black beans)
  • long whole grain brown rice (I use organic)
  • cheese: Monterey Jack with jalapeno or cheddar cheese
  • sour cream
  • 1 small red onion
  • a few cloves of garlic
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • cookie sheet
  • oven
  • aluminum foil


Preheat oven to 350-375 degrees


Start by putting your brown ricemag-glass_10x10.gif on. You don’t need to make a ton. The measurements for making 2 servings is usually enough to make 4 burritos.
Follow the directions on your rice packaging for how to cook.


While your rice starts to cook prepare the ingredients for your beef.


Chop up your small red onion.


Chop up your garlic clovesmag-glass_10x10.gif.


Heat up a large skilletmag-glass_10x10.gif over medium heat with olive oil. Enough to coat the bottom of the skillet so your onions and garlic don’t stick.


Put your onions in the skillet. Let cook until they kind of look transparent then add your garlic. Cook for a minute or so together.


Now add your ground lean beef to the skillet. Use a spatula to move the meat around and chop up in the pan.


Right after you put the meat in the skillet start to put in your spices. Chili powder, dries oregano, ground cumin, sea salt and fresh ground pepper.
stir the meat after adding each spice.

Brown the meat thoroughly


Once the meat is fully cooked turn off the heat and cover.


Don’t forget to check your rice.

When your rice is don’t turn of the heat and cover.


Pour your can of black beans into small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Stir often over a hard simmer until they become pasty, like burrito beans.


When the beans are done turn off heat and cover.


Take another large skillet and heat up your tortilla wraps by placing them in the skillet with nothing in it on medium/low heat for 10-15 seconds on each side. Should brown a little.

Leave longer if you want your burrito a little crunchier. But don’t leave too long or the wrap won’t fold into a burrito.


Once your wraps are heated place on a piece of aluminum foil and start layering your toppings. Beans, rice, meat and cheese.


fold up your burrito and use the aluminum foil to enclose the burrito and place it on a cookie tray.


Put the cookie tray with the enclosed burritios in the oven for 6-8 minutes. This is so that the cheese melts.


Take out of the oven, unfold from the aluminum foil.



Serve with a side salad or some chopped up tomatoes in lemon juice.

Don’t forget sour cream and enjoy!


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