Friday, January 2, 2009

Homemade Burritos Ole!

These are so good and my favorite part is that you can make them ahead and freeze them for later! I decided to make these for dinner tonight so I thought I would post the recipe! I even took a few pictures of the process- a first for this blog!! :)

Ingredients needed:

1 lb sausage(you can pick if you want spicy or mild)
1 big can of refried beans
1 package of Burrito Mix (I usually find it with the mixes for gravy etc...)
Shredded Cheese
Tortillas (Soft Taco Size)
Tin Foil

Optional: chopped green chiles

Brown the sausage and in a sauce pan mix the refried beans and Burrito mix heat until warm all the way through. Rinse the browned sausage under warm water in a strainer to remove some of the grease- I do this anytime I brown meat to remove some of the grease. Dump the sausage in with the refried beans and burrito mix mixture and mix together(if you want green chiles- you can add them in at this point).

Get your pieces of tin foil ready by tearing off pieces that are a little larger then your tortillas. Place the tortilla on on piece of tin foil and then drop by cookie scoop or spoonfull on to the tortilla. The amount of the mixture you put in your burittos is up to you. I usually do a cookie scoop and a half.

Sprinkle the shredded cheese on top of the mixture and then roll the tortilla.

Roll the rolled tortilla in the sheet of tin foil and fold in the ends. Do this process until all the mixture is used and your tortillas are made- I can usually get about a dozen burittos out of this recipe- but you can double it and make more at a time.

If you are going to eat some of them- preheat your oven to 350 degrees, place the number of burittos you need in a pan (size is dependent on how many you need to cook)you can lay them on their side to get more in the pan- see the picture. Cook them for 30 minutes.

The ones you will be freezing you can put in a gallon size freezer bag and label and date them and place in your freezer. When you are ready to cook them follow the instructions listed above.

You can garnish these with anything you like, sour cream, olives etc...

Serve them with rice or a salad.

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