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Beef, Potato, & Pinto Burrito

Beef, Potato, & Pinto Burritos  ~ Hearty and satisfying, these burritos can be made quickly and will feed a crowd with a hidden veggie.

Beef, Potato, & Pinto Burritos  ~ Hearty and satisfying, these burritos can be made quickly and will feed a crowd with a hidden veggie  ~ The Complete Savorist I was craving a breakfast burrito with eggs, bacon, potatoes, chorizo, and veggies for dinner.  But, I was out of eggs.  I had no chorizo.  Or bacon.  But my heart and my taste buds could not be swayed from a burrito.  I did have flour tortillas.  I had beans and beef.  And I had zucchini.  Do I ever still have zucchini!
Time was of the essence for dinner.  I needed to throw something healthy together quickly. I knew that I could trick my daughter into eating the zucchini and potato by stuffing it in the tortilla.  I was mostly right.  She still managed to find and remove the potatoes.  But we got the zucchini down, so that is a win.
This was a perfectly seasoned, packed with nutrition and flavor, one pot, busy weeknight meal.
I love that these can a ‘kitchen sink’ type meal. Add whatever you have on hand to buoy them up and it’s easy to double or triple the recipe when you have a lot of extra mouths around the table.

Beef, Potato, & Pinto Burritos  ~ Hearty and satisfying, these burritos can be made quickly and will feed a crowd with a hidden veggie  ~ The Complete Savorist

Beef, Potato, & Pinto Burritos  ~ Hearty and satisfying, these burritos can be made quickly and will feed a crowd with a hidden veggie  ~ The Complete Savorist

Beef, Potato, & Pinto Burrito

Author: Michelle De La Cerda
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb . ground beef; lean
  • 1 cup potato; finely cubed
  • 1 cup zucchini; finely cubed
  • 1 green bell pepper; diced
  • 1/2 cup onion; diced
  • 2 garlic cloves; minced/grated
  • 1/2 tsp . chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp . cumin
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1-15 oz . can pinto beans; drained and rinsed
  • 4 oz . cheddar cheese; grated
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt/pepper; to taste
  • Flour tortillas

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet on medium-high heat, brown the beef.
  2. Drain off any rendered fat and place it in a bowl; set aside.
  3. In the same skillet over medium-high heat, add some olive oil, and cook the potato for 3 minutes.
  4. As the potatoes begin to soften, add the onion, garlic, and the bell peppers, cook for another 3 minutes.
  5. Add the zucchini, and cook until the zucchini is done and the potatoes are cooked, about 4 minutes.
  6. Return the meat to the pan.
  7. Add the salsa, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper.
  8. Add all of the cheese or most if using some as a garnish and mix well.
  9. Once the cheese has melted and the mixture is bubbling, add the beans.
  10. Gently fold them into the pan, taking care not to break them.
  11. Let them simmer in the mixture for about 2 minutes to be warmed through.
  12. Then stuff this mixture into your favorite size of flour tortilla and serve.
Beef, Potato, & Pinto Burritos  ~ Hearty and satisfying, these burritos can be made quickly and will feed a crowd with a hidden veggie  ~ The Complete Savorist Beef, Potato, & Pinto Burritos  ~ Hearty and satisfying, these burritos can be made quickly and will feed a crowd with a hidden veggie  ~ The Complete Savorist

 

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14 Comments

  • Reply
    janelle
    August 26, 2014 at 6:38 am

    these burritos look great! I am not even a bean fan, and I would have them for lunch! Great recipe

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 3, 2014 at 1:23 am

      Thank you Janelle. The beans are easy to ditch and retain the yumminess. I just like to double my protein.

  • Reply
    Sandra Shaffer
    August 26, 2014 at 8:14 am

    This is my kind of a burrito! Nice and filling with a little veggie! Looks tasty!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 3, 2014 at 1:24 am

      Thank you Sandra, I do my best to sneak in the veggies where I can.

  • Reply
    The Food Hunter
    August 26, 2014 at 8:39 am

    love all the ingredients

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 3, 2014 at 1:25 am

      Thank you Food Hunter.

  • Reply
    Loriann
    August 26, 2014 at 11:19 am

    Great job!

  • Reply
    Sandi
    August 26, 2014 at 11:22 am

    My son would love you Michelle. One of his favorite foods is burritos!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 3, 2014 at 1:30 am

      Haha, tha makes me feel great. Thanks Sandi.

  • Reply
    Tasting Page
    August 26, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    I love the added zucchini twist!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 3, 2014 at 1:31 am

      I’ve got to sneak in the veggies where I can TP.

  • Reply
    Christina
    August 26, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    What a healthy combo, and perfect for those who don’t want or can’t have eggs!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 3, 2014 at 1:32 am

      Thank you Christina. I like to eat healthy…most of the time. 🙂

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