So, on Sunday I was faced with a very common dilemma, “What’s for dinner?” Since it was only my son and I eating, I went easy and ordered a pizza in the early afternoon. Later that day I was talking to my uncle who mentioned he had made tacos the night before and used the leftover meat mixture for burritos. Hearing this I automatically went into flashback mode. I remembered going and staying with my uncle’s family on little vacations and during summer break. I returned to my childhood, when I would get so excited on the nights that I was visiting and uncle Steve would make burritos. My mouth almost started watering at the memories.

After this moment of recollecting and discussing how he made the burritos, I was off to the store for the ingredients I happened to not have on hand. I’m willing to share this recipe with you guys, because well, it’s so yummy and just too good not to. Plus, it’s sooo easy! Oh, and be warned, I’m bad about measuring stuff.

1 1/2 to 2 pounds of hamburger
1 can of refried beans
1 envelope taco seasoning
Taco sauce
1/2 an onion, diced
Tortilla shells
Shredded Mexican cheese

First, brown the hamburger with the diced onions. That’s pretty idiot proof right? I like my hamburger to be in small pieces, so I use an old style potato masher on it as it browns. This gets the hamburger into nice sized pieces.
The one I have looks something like this.

Once the hamburger is browned, drain the grease and add the taco seasoning. Then stir in the refried beans and about half the jar of taco sauce. You can add more or less of it to reach the texture you prefer. Make sure the hamburger mixture is heated through and spoon some into each tortilla shell and sprinkle with cheese. Fold and place in a 350 degree preheated oven for about ten minutes, just long enough to get it crunchy. This isn’t necessary if you like your shells soft. Enjoy!!!!
This mixture can be used for tacos and nachos as well as burritos.


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