This tasty Beef Burrito recipe and photos were shared with me by Karen Calanchini, Food Stylist and Photographer, of Redding, CA.
Karen says, "These tasty burritos are a favorite of our grandkids, who actually like a little spice in their food. I used mild
Hatch Chiles, roasted in September and frozen for use until they are available again."
Ground Beef (Hamburger) Recipes and lots of
Beef and Bean Burritos with Hatch Chiles Recipe
Hatch Chile Pepper
Yields: 4 servings
Prep time: 30 min
2 tablespoons vegetable oil, chopped*
1/2 medium white onion, chopped
1 small leek (tough green part of stalk removed and discarded), cleaned and thinly-sliced
1 1/2 pounds ground sirloin (lean hamburger)
Salt and freshly-ground
pepper to taste
Cumin, Oregano, and Chili Powder, to taste
Hatch Chile Pepper
1 can (7 ounces) of Enchilada Sauce (reserve remaining 1/2 can to drizzle over rolled burritos before baking)
Refried Bean Mixture (see recipe below)
Cilantro leaves for garnish
* If you don't have a Hatch Chile Pepper, you may substitute your favorite
In a large sauté pan or frying pan over medium-high heat, heat the vegetable oil.
Add the onion and leek; cook until fragrant. Add garlic and cook 1 minute more. Add ground sirloin and sauté until brown. Add salt, pepper, cumin, oregano, and chili powder to taste.
Add the Hatch Chile pepper and 1/2 can Enchilada Sauce; stir mixture well. Turn heat to medium low and gently simmer until the meat has absorbed all the sauce.
Prepare Refried Bean Mixture.
When ready to serve, heat the flour tortillas in the microwave for 1 minute. Spread each warm tortilla with some
prepared Refried Bean Mixture and then some prepared Beef Mixture. Roll the prepared tortillas up enchilada
style and place on microwave-safe serving dish.
Drizzle remaining 1/2 can Enchilada Sauce over the top and sprinkle with the grated cheddar cheese. Microwave until cheese is melted and
the burritos are hot. Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves, and more Enchilada Sauce, if desired.
Optional garnishes: sour cream, salsa, and/or pico de gallo
Makes 4 servings.
Refried Bean Mixture:
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 medium red
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 can (16 ounces) refried beans
Hatch Chile Pepper, chopped
2 strips bacon, browned to crispy and broken into pieces
1 tablespoon of your favorite hot sauce or taco sauce
In a saucepan, heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, add red onion and sauté until
fragrant. Add garlic and sauté 1 minute more. Add refried beans, Hatch Chile, bacon, and hot sauce. Mix
well and gently heat on low for approximately 20 minutes.