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Cheese Beef Burritos

After a busy day, this is a dish that I can get on the table fast. The recipe came about totally by accident: I started throwing things together and soon I had a winner! Everyone who has tried these burritos goes home with the recipe. —Amanda Alford, Hopedale, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 package (8-1/2 ounces) ready-to-serve Santa Fe whole grain rice medley
  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 3/4 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 3/4 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) salsa
  • 4 ounces process cheese (Velveeta), thinly sliced
  • 6 flour tortillas (10 inches), warmed
  • Optional: Torn leaf lettuce, chopped onion, chopped sweet red pepper, sour cream and shredded Mexican cheese blend


  • Heat rice according to package directions. Meanwhile, crumble beef into a 4-qt. microwave-safe dish. Add corn and beans; mix well. Microwave, covered, on high until beef is no longer pink, 4-5 minutes; drain. Stir in salsa and cheese; microwave until cheese is melted, 2-3 minutes longer. Stir in rice.
  • Spoon 3/4 cup beef mixture in the center of each tortilla; add additional ingredients of your choice. Fold bottom and sides of tortilla over filling and roll up.
    Freeze option: Cool beef mixture before making burritos; omit lettuce and sour cream from filling options. Individually wrap burritos in paper towels and foil; freeze in a freezer container. To use, remove foil; place paper towel-wrapped burrito on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave on high until heated through, turning once. Let stand 15 seconds. Carefully open burritos and add additional filling ingredients as desired.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Nutrition Facts
1 burrito (calculated without toppings): 452 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 39mg cholesterol, 1115mg sodium, 56g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 9g fiber), 21g protein.

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