Our BURRITOS! PALOOZA celebrating our new cookbook continues with this amazing Frito Pie BURRITO! in a jar. Seasoned ground beef, whole beans and cheese is the perfect combination for rolling into a BURRITO! and an absolute natural for carrying to work in a jar.
The week long BURRITOS! Palooza features sample recipes from our new book (to give you a taste of the amazing recipes inside) and a giveaway. That’s right, we are giving away 3 BURRITOS! cookbooks to fans and readers just for fun.
To enter, just follow this link and leave a comment on the post featuring the Old Wold Posole BURRITO! Yep, it’s that easy! The 3 winners will be announced next Wednesday, October 28,2015.
The star of today’s show is New Mexico Frito Pie BURRITO! from the All-American Classics chapter. This bonafide Southwest Original from down New Mexico way has traveled the country and become famous at State Fairs and Carnivals. It is actually a family favorite around these parts and is one of my mother’s favorite recipes from her childhood.
BURRITOS! gives Frito Pie a modern update with fresh ingredients and rolls them into a warm flour tortilla. We have chosen to present this BURRITO in a jar so it can be easily carried to work or picnics and rolled into the tortilla when you are ready to eat. I love the crunchy Fritos that gives Frito Pie its name. If you are packing this BURRITO for lunchtime or to travel, you will want to carry the Fritos separately so they don’t loose their crunch. And YES! roll them into the BURRITO!
I hope you love this recipe! It really is a family favorite that should please everyone at your table.
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- 1 pound ground beef
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried Mexican oregano
- 2 tablespoons chile powder
- 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
- 3⁄4 cup canned diced tomatoes with chiles
- 1 (15-ounce) can Ranch style Beans or pinto beans, with liquid
- 2 tablespoons masa or cornmeal
- 1⁄4 cup warm water
- 4 to 6 (12-inch) flour tortillas, warmed
- 6 ounces cheddar cheese, grated
- 1⁄2 large yellow onion, finely chopped or 3 green onnions, thinly sliced
- 3 ounces Fritos Original Corn chips, broken
- Cook beef in a large skillet, breaking into small bits, over medium-high heat until browned, about 5 minutes. Spoon off excess fat. Stir in garlic,
- salt, and spices. Add in tomato sauce and diced tomatoes with chiles over high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Add beans, cover, and simmer, about 15 minutes, until most of liquid has evaporated.
- Stir masa and water into a small bowl. Stir into beef mixture during last 10 minutes of cooking time
- Assemble burritos by spooning beef mixture onto tortillas. Top with cheese, onion, and Fritos. Roll burritos as desired.
- Or, layer the ground beef, tomatoes, cheese, beans and green onions in a jar. When ready to serve, heat and spoon onto warmed tortillas then, add Fritos and roll into burritos.