Monday, October 27, 2014

16 Minute Beef and Bean Burritos

The girl who sat next to me at work has moved on to a different job, in a totally different field. I wish her well!!
I had a new (temporary, while they played musical desks) neighbor, she happened to say something and my response was "oh, that happened when we had our flood".

She looked at me like I had 10 heads (one would think I would be used to such a thing by now).

So the story goes...
I sit in the middle right cube in a section of 6.
We had contractors everywhere building a new section of our office.
My neighbor to my right yelled over one day and said "do you hear dripping?"
Next thing we knew it was Niagra Falls


A pipe burst over our heads! 
People came running like was chaos! We were trying to get all of our computers unplugged and out of the line of fire. Then someone remembered the printers. It was madness I tell you!

My neighbor got the worst of it. My desk got some, but the majority landed in a small lake under my desk.

Oh it was something to behold.

We then became other people's temporary neighbors while our desks and ceilings were repaired.

Nights like that, I am more than happy to make a quick, easy meal. 
Running around trying not to get shocked by office equipment is hard work!

2 Lbs ground beef
½ Medium onion
1 (7 oz) can Mexican tomato sauce or Enchilada sauce
Salt and Pepper
Cumin, Oregano, Chili Powder
1 (28 oz) can refried beans
¾ Cups grated cheddar cheese
Sour Cream and Salsa to top
12 Burrito sized flour tortillas

1. Brown ground beef with onion and season to taste
2. Pour in sauce and simmer (reserve a little sauce to top the burritos)
3. Heat refried beans in a sauce pan
4. Heat tortillas in the microwave for one minute
5. Spread small amount of beans on each tortilla
6. Add seasoned meat
7. Fold over ends and then roll up
8. Place two burritos on microwave safe plate
9. Drizzle read sauce over burritos and sprinkle with grated cheddar
10. Microwave for one minute until cheese is melted

Adapted from here

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Sunday: A Peek into my Paradise, 3 Little Greenwoods


  1. Sounds yummy - we love Mexican food, and quick is always good. I should put some of these things in my pantry as emergency ingredients! (Raising Homemakers)

  2. I live in the land of burritos! Always good to have a great recipe...thanks for sharing on the Thursday Blog Hop!

  3. Mmmm! These look so yummy! I love cheesy Mexican food right about now. So crazy what happened to you in your office! That is definitely an office's worst nightmare with all of the computer based products in there. Thanks for sharing your recipe and experience with us at the Creative Style Linkup. :)

  4. One never knows when plans are going to change and your left to make dinner in a hurry. Your 16 minutes Beef and Bean Burritos sound like a fast and healthy dinner. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  5. This time of year always makes me crave warm, quick meals that are filling. I love the idea of 16 minute burritos and will definitely be trying this out! Thanks for linking up with the Country Fair Blog Party :)

  6. A flood like that would certainly be a shock! I'm glad everything is okay now. Your 16 Minute Beef and Bean Burritos look fantastic - and after a hard day at work a quick, delicious, easy meal like this would be VERY welcome! Thank you for sharing with us a the Hearth and Soul hop.

  7. Wow. That was quite a flood! Thankfully no one was hurt.

    These burritos sound amazing. Surprisingly, I have almost all of the ingredients in my kitchen. I believe I will have to try these on Tuesday night after a quick trip to the store. Thank you so much for sharing!

  8. We will love your Burritos. Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  9. That is quite the story! Fast and easy dinner sounds wonderful to me! Plus we love Mexican food! Thanks for sharing it with us at Foodie Fridays! Hope to see you again tonight...we go live at 9 pm EST!

  10. I'm definitely needing some quick and simple recipes these days! Thanks for stopping by and sharing this recipe with us - you're featured this week on Five Friday Finds! I'm looking forward to what you share this week. :)

  11. These look like the type of recipe I love...quick, easy and yummy! Thanks for sharing on the Country Fair Blog Party this month!

  12. My husbands favorite - burritos!! Thanks for sharing on the Taco Tuesday link up!