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Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Yield: 6 servings

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Basic Beef Burritos
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For the salsa:
1 small onion, chopped
1 15-ounce can diced tomatoes, drained
2 cloves garlic, peeled
1 jalapeño chili pepper, stemmed and seeded
1/4 cup chopped, fresh cilantro
1 cup water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
a pinch of sugar

For the burritos:
6 large flour tortillas
1 pound ground beef sirloin
salt and pepper, to taste
2 cups cooked, white rice
3/4 cup non-fat sour cream
1/3 cup fresh cilantro leaves

Cooking Instructions
For the salsa:
1. Combine all of the salsa ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, adjust the heat so that the mixture simmers and cook until 1/2 of the liquid evaporates, about 15 minutes. Turn off the heat and let cool.

2. Pour the mixture into a blender and puree. Chill.
(This can be made in advance and stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.)

For the burritos:
3. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

4. Wrap the tortillas in foil and warm them in the oven for about 10 minutes.

5. Brown the ground beef in a large skillet over a medium heat until cooked through. Break apart the beef as it browns into small pieces. Drain off any fat and season with salt and pepper.

7. Meanwhile, heat the cooked rice in the microwave.

8. Everyone can create their own burritos with beef, rice, salsa and sour cream. Garnish with extra salsa, sour cream and cilantro leaves if desired.

Serving Size: 1 burrito

Nutritional Information
Number of Servings: 6
Per Serving
Calories 702 Carbohydrate 108 g
Fat 15 g Fiber 6 g
Protein 33 g Saturated Fat 4 g
Sodium 767 mg    


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