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A delicious mix of spiced beef, cheese and other savory fillings, tightly wrapped in a tortilla and enjoyed without a need for utensils.

Despite their international popularity, burritos are easy to make.

Ground beef is spiced and cooked over a bed of caramelized onions.

For our variation, the traditional tomatoes, bell peppers and black beans were added - yet combinations are endless and completely up to you.

The mix is added to a large tortilla, generously covered in cheese and rolled tightly. For added color and flavor, each burrito has to be lightly fried in a tiny amount of butter/ margarine - which will also help melt the cheese and make everything stick together. Absolutely delicious!

The name of this dish translates to <little donkey>, "burro" being the Spanish word for <donkey>. It has been suggested that this name choice came either from the way in which donkeys can carry many things on their back, or possibly the way that rolled cargo (such as bedrolls) look when they are placed on a donkey's back.

Just like we've gotten you used to by now, this recipe was also built around balance and its ingredients, as well as their respective quantities, were chosen to help provide a nutritious meal that attempts to follow the guidelines for healthy eating.

This recipe is part of the 2021 - Week 26 - Mexican Foods. Look under Menus for the other recipes of the series or Subscribe to our mailing list and receive complete weekly menu ideas with everything from the grocery shopping list to all standardized recipes in a menu, as well as an organized Order of Cooking list to save you time in the kitchen.

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