How to Cook Wet Burritos

How to Cook Wet Burritos

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 15 mins

Cooking time:20 mins

Ingredients needed to make Wet Burritos:

  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • ½ cup onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
  • 1 can (15 oz) diced tomatoes, divided
  • 2 cups refried beans
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 jar (18 oz) beef gravy
  • 1 can (10 oz) enchilada sauce
  • 4 large tortillas
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp ground cumin, divided
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 ½ tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp Mexican oregano

For serving:

  • Sour cream
  • Chopped lettuce
  • Jalapeno
  • Chopped onion
  • Chopped tomato
  • Salsa

Cooking instructions for Wet Burritos:

  • Place the ground beef in a medium saucepan and sprinkle the garlic and chopped onion into it.
  • Sauté them, while breaking down the lumps into smaller bit with the help of a wooden spoon, until they brown nicely.
  • Skim off any fat in the pan and stir in a splash of Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, paprika, pepper and ¾ tsp ground cumin.
  • Empty ½ can of the tomatoes into it and give it another stir to mix well.
  • Bring it to a simmer and continue to cook for 5 mins.
  • Meanwhile, add the refried beans into a separate skillet and stir in rest of the ground cumin into it.
  • Reheat it over moderate heat and keep warm.
  • Pour the beef gravy and enchilada sauce into another saucepan and stir in rest of the canned tomatoes.
  • Heat the mixture until it starts boiling and reduce the heat to low to keep warm.
  • Toast the tortillas as instructed by the manufacturer and warm up the oven to 375 degrees F at the same time.
  • To assemble, spread ¼ of the browned meat across one side of the tortilla and top it up with ¼ cup of refried beans.
  • Sprinkle ¼ cup of cheese over it and fold the other side over the filling to form a roll.
  • Arrange them in a 13’’x9’’ baking dish in a single layer and smother them with the prepared gravy.
  • Scatter rest of the cheese on top to cover completely and bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until the burritos are heated through and the cheese melts.
  • Serve one burrito in each serving plate and drizzle some of the sauce on top.
  • Serve warm alongside bowls of sour cream, salsa, jalapenos and chopped veggies.

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