Burritos recipe

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serves: 8
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 10 min
Cooking: 25 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 4381 kCal 219%
Fat 15.5g 22%
  -  Saturates 5.2g 26%
Carbohydrates 34.9g 219%
  -  of which Sugars 5.4g 6%
Protein 24g 48%
Salt 0.81g 14%
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  • A traditional Mexican dish, burritos can be enjoyed with all different types of meat - like pork and chicken - but we've gone for the classic beef with this recipe.

    Burritos make a lovely, fun family dish and are great to share with friends and guests. This Mexican inspired recipe is super easy and relaxed to serve too. Just put a big bowl of delicious warm chilli beef in a dish on the table and let everyone scoop up their own portion. Add small bowls of cheese, guacamole and sour cream so everyone can build their burrito however they like!

    The meat filling from this burrito recipe can also be used as the base for chilli con carne. Or, you can swap the burritos for tacos for a crunchy, crispy texture instead.

    Burrito fillings can be changed to suit all tastes. Just take the meat out of our burrito recipe and replace with spicy beans and cheese for vegetarians to sizzling steak for connoisseurs, they’re a brilliantly versatile meal pleaser.

    Like this? You’re going to love our Mexican chicken chimichangas!


    • 1 tbsp olive oil
    • 1 red onion, peeled and chopped
    • 500g (1lb) minced/shredded beef
    • 2 tsp ground coriander
    • 2 tsp ground cumin
    • ½ tspchilli flakes
    • 2 tbsp sun-dried tomato paste
    • 300ml (½ pint) hot beef stock
    • 400g can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
    • About 2 tbsp chopped fresh chives
    • 150ml pot soured cream
    • 8 flour, or corn, tortillas
    • For the guacamole:
    • 2 tomatoes, chopped
    • 1 red onion, peeled and chopped
    • 1 avocado, stone removed, peeled and chopped
    • Juice of 1 lime
    • Handful of chopped fresh coriander


    • Heat the oil in a large, heavybased pan and fry the onion for a few min, to soften. Add the beef and cook for about 5 mins, to brown it all over.

    • Add the coriander, cumin, chilli flakes, sun-dried tomato paste, beef stock and pinto beans, and simmer for 20 mins.

    • To make the guacamole: Mix all of the ingredients together.

    • Stir the chopped chives into the soured cream.

    • Warm the tortillas according to pack instructions.

    • Put chilli beef in a serving dish, put everything on the table and let everyone make their own burritos, with a tortilla, the beef, guacamole and soured cream.

    Top tip for making Burritos

    The mince is even tastier ifit’s made 1-2 days ahead.

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