Thursday, June 11, 2009

Burrito Battle...

Well, I finally got around to trying Heidi's Brown Bag Burritos! They were very good!!! Much like Taco Bell's! I don't know... we're a little partial, we really love my mil's recipe best!!! We really love the garlic flavor in it. Both are great though. Guess you'll have to try both and you be the judge! Be sure to keep me posted! :o)

Brown Bag Burritos
1 lb. ground beef
1 can refried beans
2/3 c. enchilada sauce
1/4 c. water
1/3 c. minced onion
1/2 TBSP chili powder
1/2 TBSP garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp oregano
1 1/2 c. shredded colby/jack
10 flour tortillas

Brown and drain meat. Add all ingredients, but tortillas. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 20 minutes. Fill tortillas and roll up. Serve with shredded lettuce, cheese, sour cream and salsa

Gram's Famous Burritos

1 1/2 lbs. hamburger meat
leftover pinto beans
1 8oz. jar Picante sauce
garlic powder, to taste
black pepper, to taste
Burrito tortillas

She makes about 4 cups dried pinto beans and has a meal with them and then refrigerates the leftovers. Then she cooks her hamburger meat and drains it. Then she adds her leftover beans to the skillet of meat to warm. Then add the picante sauce, garlic powder, and pepper to taste. She wraps all her burritos in saran wrap and puts them in the fridge for up to 2-3 weeks, but I promise you they will not last that long!!! Or if you do have extras, you can freeze them!!!


Carrie said...

Hmm...the recipe for Gram's burritos looks easiest but we love Taco Bell burritos (why did you have to say that). So I am thinking we will try both! Your picture looks great! It makes me hungry!

the ungourmet said...

Both recipes sound terrific! We are huge burrito fans at our house!

Delectable Dining said...

Thanks for the side by side recipes! :) We might have to make an assortment platter!

Heidi said...

I can't wait to try your MIL's recipe!

Rachel said...

I'm not ordinarily a big Mexican food fan, but my husband is and I bet he'd be thrilled if I made either one of these recipes!

Katy ~ said...

Ole Sweetie-Pi has been asking for burritos, but he's not particularly a spice nut. Will give your MIL's recipe a try. Sounds perfect for us.

Mary said...

Both recipes sound delicious to me. Thank you for sharing them with us. Have a wonderful day.

Kathy said...

Thanks ladies for your sweet comments! Both recipes are winners - you can't go wrong with either one of them!!! Y'all have a great day!!!

limpingalong said...

Hello, Houston -- this is Katy writing!

Kathy said...

Well, hello to you my fellow Texan!!! Thanks for stopping by! Come back anytime!!!

teresa said...

Mmm, they both sound good! We may have to have a little burrito throwdown!

Kristen said...

Both look really yum

Kathy said...

You are both right - they both are really good! You can't go wrong with either one!!!

Monica H said...

ooh, these look so good. I eat burritos, but never make them. I'm more of a taco girl, but I'd so eat these.