When my family is hungry, stand back. Things can get pretty crazy around here with four hungry boys, not to mention the FishPapa, wanting to eat. It helps to have a few tricks up my sleeve when it comes to meal prep. I love having meals stashed in the freezer and I love my crockpot. But, sometimes, you just need a quick fix.
One speedy recipe we enjoy around here is Chili Burritos. I was surprised at how easily my kids took to them. And they practically scarf them down. You can use canned chili in a pinch, though my personal favorite is homemade. Certainly, the canned variety makes for a quicker meal.
It’s a super simple recipe that is on the table in minutes.
- 1 lb ground beef or turkey
- 1/2 onion chopped
- 2 15-ounce can pinto beans rinsed and drained
- 8 oz tomato sauce
- 2 tbsp taco seasoning mix
- black pepper
- 8 burrito-size flour tortillas
- 8 oz cheddar cheese (shredded) (2 cups)
- toppings for burritos : sour cream, salsa, diced avocado, and/or guacamole
- In a large pot, cook the beef and onion until the beef is no longer pink and the onions have started to go clear. Add the beans, tomato sauce, and taco seasoning mix. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Warm the tortillas until they are soft and pliable. Divide the meat mixture among the tortillas. Sprinkle with cheese. Add your choice of additional toppings.
- Roll up and serve.
What’s a quick meal you make at your house?