BURRITOS! New Mexico Frito Pie in a Jar Recipe
Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: Southwest
Serves: 4 to 6
  • 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
  1. 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,
  2. 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.
  3. Stir masa and water into a small bowl. Stir into beef mixture during last 10 minutes of cooking time
  4. Assemble burritos by spooning beef mixture onto tortillas. Top with cheese, onion, and Fritos. Roll burritos as desired.
  5. 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.
Recipe by Everyday Southwest at https://www.everydaysouthwest.com/main-dishes/burrito-frito-pie-in-a-jar-recipe/