Monday, January 17, 2011

Brown Bag Burritos

This recipe originally came from Cris over at Goodness Gracious.  I've changed it a bit (mainly because I rarely hand grate anything :) Feel free to check out the link above for the original though! 

Brown Bag Burritos

2 lbs. ground beef, browned & drained
1/2-1 cup nacho blend shredded cheese
2 cans refried beans
1 can enchilada sauce
1/2 cup water
1/2 tsp onion powder
1 Tbsp chili powder
1 Tbsp garlic powder
1 tsp. kosher salt
1 tsp. dried oregano

20-24 flour tortillas (I use multi-grain or whole wheat tortillas)

Combine 1st 8 ingredients.  Simmer on stovetop for 20 min or can be put in microwave for 15-20 min., stirring every 5 min. 

If eating immediately, heat up tortillas & spoon 1/4 cup of mixture onto each tortilla & roll-up.  (If making for later, tortillas don't have to be heated before making each burrito.)

Wrap each burrito in a paper towel & then in aluminum foil.  Freeze.  

When you want to heat one up, remove from aluminum foil & place (leave paper towel on burrito when heating) in microwave for approx. 90 sec.  These can be removed from freezer & thawed & then heated as well.  Heat approx. 45 sec. if burrito is thawed. 


  1. those look fantastic. everytime one of your ladies mentions making them, i always have the best intentions to follow suit and make them myself .... i just never get it done hahah

  2. Love this recipe! We had some brownbag burritos just the other day for lunch!

  3. Like your recipe.Looks fantastic,I"ll try this soon.