Turkey Bean Burritos

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Mmmm… I must say that I was pleasantly surprised at how good my Turkey Bean Burritos were on the first try. Like I have said on other occasions, keep it simple and stick to the basics. Since tortillas have become a staple in my pantry I thought I would try a few new recipes using tortillas. I had made chicken enchiladas and figured burritos would not be to much of a stretch to make.

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Burritos like tacos are part of the “Tex-Mex” cuisine which is a culinary tradition of both Southwestern USA and Northern Mexico. Depending on if you are in the US or in Mexico the fillings you find in Burritos are different. In the US we tend to add a lot of ingredients to Burritos such as rice, beans, lettuce, cheese and avocado. In Mexico Burritos can be much simpler filled with only meat and refried beans.

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I like the US version of Burritos so I fill mine up with several ingredients. Be careful not to over fill them or you will never be able to roll up the Burritos. Depending on your audience you can make every Burrito different based on their tastes.

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However you decide to fill up your Burritos, have fun with it and make it your own.

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Turkey Bean Burritos

Ingredients:
6 – 8 tortillas
1 lb ground turkey
1 14 oz can refried beans
1 10 oz black beans rinsed
1 packet taco seasoning
1 jar taco sauce
½ cup water
½ cup fresh salsa
½ cup Mexican cheese or pepper jack cheese
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
½ tbsp salt
½ tbsp Adobo seasoning
½ tsp pepper
½ tsp onion powder
¼ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp cumin

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Warm refried beans in a small sauce pan stirring occasionally. Brown turkey. Pour off excess fat. Season meat with salt, pepper, onion powder, cumin, cinnamon and worcestershire sauce. Add water and taco seasoning. Simmer for 10 minutes on medium heat.

Spread refried beans on a tortilla. Add 2 – 3 tbsp of meat on one end of the tortilla. Top with black beans, salsa and cheese. Fold sides of the tortilla towards the middle. Roll the end of the tortilla forward and tuck in the sides. Place on a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle taco sauce over the tortilla and top with a sprinkle of cheese. Bake for 10 15 minutes until the cheese melts.

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