Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Beef and Bean Burritos, with Salsa Verde Sauce

Homemade Beef and Bean Burrito with Salsa Verde Sauce!

Well, it snowed yet AGAIN yesterday, and into today.  We got about 4 inches here in Northern, New Jersey.  I am ready for Spring, and the warmer weather.  I sure am hoping for some really soon.  I made the most delicious Beef and Bean Burritos the other night, along with my homemade Salsa Verde Sauce. The burritos are baked after filling them, and they came out lightly browned, crunchy and delicious.

Have you ever tried Salsa Verde?  It is such a delicious sauce, so much better than the red enchilada sauce or even better than regular salsa.  The Salsa Verde is made with Tomatillas, they look like a green tomatoes with husks.  I have never used a tomatilla in a recipe before, and I was very surprised at the delicious flavor.  Give this recipe a try, you will NEVER buy store bought Salsa Verde again!

Beef and Bean Burritos

10 Large Floured Tortillas
2 lbs ground beef, I like to use 85%
1 large can Refried Beans
1 tsp Chili power
1 tsp Cumin
1 tsp Salt
1 small onion diced
2 Jalapeno pepper diced small, seeds removed if you don't want it too spicy
1 cup water
2 cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Brown the beef in a large frying pan, drain the fat.  Add the diced onion, and diced Japeno pepper.  Mix the spices together and add them to the beef mixture, add the water and cook on low for about 15 minutes.

Meanwhile heat up the refried beans in a small pot, add 1/2 cup of the cheddar cheese and mix well, simmer on low for about 10 minutes.

Assemble the Burritos, spread about 1 TBS of the refried beans in the middle of the floured tortilla add about 3 TBS of the beef mixture on top, and fold up the burrito, bringing the sides in first, then tightly roll.  Arrange in a 9x13 casserole dish.  Continue with all 10 flour tortillas.  Top with the remaining cheddar cheese.  Bake in a 375 oven for 20 mins uncovered.

Salsa Verde Sauce

5 Tomatillos
2 Jalapeno Peppers stems and seeds removed
1 med size onion, skin removed, sliced in half
1 cup cilantro, chopped roughly stems removed
Juice of 1 fresh lime
1 tsp salt
2 tsp sugar
1 cup chicken stock
Food Processor

Brown the WHOLE Tomatillos, Jalapeno peppers, and onion in a frying pan with NO OIL.  Brown on all sides, will take about 2 minutes on both sides, checking to see if the sides are actually BLACK!

Add everything to a food processor and chop until smooth.  Add the salt, sugar, and lime juice at the end, and mix again.  Taste it what does it need?  More salt, and sugar.  Add it.

Pour into a sauce pan, add the 1 cup of chicken stock and cook for 20 mins.

Take the Burritos out of the oven, and top with Sour Cream and the Salsa Verde Sauce, and even some more cheese! Complete YUMMO!  Enjoy!


Walking on Sunshine said...

Looks good! Can't wait to try some spicy food again!

John Morris said...

Looks great! I think it's realy tasty! I would like to try it