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9.22.2014

Beef and Kale Burritos

I usually start panicking what's for dinner around 5pm. Some days I luck out and a bright idea comes up, and other days, dinner inspiration is much more challenging.

I had bought a Costco sized package of Mission flour tortillas over the weekend since I was quite happy to find out that Mission flour tortillas (and other Mission products) do not contain the top 7 allergens (it does contain wheat so it is not gluten friendly).

I have been craving burritos for a while, however, while scouring the fridge for dinner inspiration, I did not have romaine lettuce and sour cream. However, I was determined to make this recipe so I can use up my Mission flour tortillas, kale, tomatoes and ground beef.

This meal comes together in 20 minutes or less, assuming your ground beef does not require defrosting (which mine did). This dish is delicious and if you want to make it healthier, you can substitute ground chicken or turkey instead.

Top left clockwise: Tomato, seasoned ground beef, refried beans, tortilla, shredded cheddar cheese and kale

Ingredients
1 to 1-1/2 lb lean ground beef
8 flour tortillas (mine were 6" Mission tortillas)
1 can refried beans
3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 large tomato, diced
3 leaves of kale, washed, patted dry and sliced into strips
3 to 4 tbsp taco seasoning
Salsa to serve on the side (optional)
Sour cream (optional)

Directions
1. In a large skillet over medium high heat, brown ground beef until it is cooked through and no longer pink on the inside. Drain the fat. Add taco seasoning and cook for another minute or two.

2. In a small pot over medium heat, thoroughly warm the refried beans until it is heated through and bubbling.

3. When the ground beef and refried beans are ready, heat tortillas in the microwave for 30 to 40 seconds with a cup of hot water.

Place tortillas with a cup of hot water to steam the tortillas.

4. Assemble burritos in the order as follows:
  • Spread refried beans on the middle to lower part of tortilla
  • Add ground beef
  • Top with kale, shredded cheese and diced tomato
Layer it however you like...

5. Roll up the burrito and serve with salsa on the side.

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