Latina-ish Burritos

Here’s another recipe. Like I’ve said before, this isn’t as authentic as your abuela’s, but it’s better than Taco Bell, okay?

Latina-ish Burritos


1 lb. ground beef
2 cups cooked rice
1 cup salsa of your choice
1 can pinto beans
1 cup shredded Mexican-style cheese
1 small onion, chopped fine
½ green pepper, chopped fine
1 small handful cilantro, chopped
20 small flour tortillas
cooking oil
cooking spray

Spices to taste: achiote, salt, pepper, cumin, garlic powder, cumin, chili powder – Don’t be afraid of the lack of measurements. My recipes are very flexible. Just add a little bit at a time and taste as you go. You’ll be fine. And to the pobre achiote-less people up in Canada, don’t worry about that. Just skip it.

(Look how the sun shines on my ingredients… as if they are fresh from burrito heaven…)


1. In a large pan over medium high heat, cook onion, green pepper and ground beef in a little cooking oil, until beef is cooked through. Add all spices to taste.

If you don’t like one of the spices, don’t use it – no importa. For example, my Suegra hates cumin and chili powder, but she was mean to me today so I added an extra dash. Oh, sí, I had my revenge… venganza, picante venganza.

2. Add rice, beans, cheese, salsa and cilantro to the mixture in the pan. Stir just until combined and everything is heated through. Remove from heat.

3. Put a generous scoop into each tortilla. Fold closed and spray both sides with cooking spray. Place the burrito on the comal seam side down, (or in a frying pan). Cook over medium heat, turning to brown on each side, (about 2 minutes each side.)

4. Serve with additional salsa, sour cream, cilantro, shredded lettuce or whatever you like. Makes 20 burritos.

(See the ones on the left? That’s what happens when the niños distract you… They were still tasty though.)

14 thoughts on “Latina-ish Burritos

    • The tortilla tastes so much better a bit “toasted”. Use cooking spray though or you’re going to make them much more unhealthy.

  1. Mmmmm… Yummy… Yummy

    Yo me comería cinco con mucha salsa verde, para mi esos son tacos de harina no burritos, los burritos no tienen open ends, pero they look Yummy anyway.

    • I think you’re technically right about the “open ends”. I actually usually close them completely but this brand of tortillas I got was a little smaller than the usual ones, so I had trouble getting them closed.

  2. Thanks for thinking of your poor Canadian friends who’ve never heard of your exotic spices! This looks like a fun recipe, maybe I’ll make it for Survivor night!

    • Well, Pol had commented last time about the lack of achiote in her part of Canada, so I pray for you all often out of pity. LOL ;)

      Let me know how they are if you make them… Is Survivor still on TV? … I haven’t watched since the first season!

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