Take your burrito to the next level by grilling it!!
I heart Mexican food! The fact that my children have been slow to accept it with all its goodness has been saddening to me. We went through a phase where no one ate flour tortillas. Usually I made it work by giving them hard taco shells, which they love because “it’s a big chip” according to my oldest daughter.
I am happy to say that they are slowly accepting this cuisine. I guess I’ve made it enough at this point that they figure they must, right? I just have to steer clear of putting any veggies or sour cream on their tacos and quesadillas. They are meat and cheese only kind of folks. But I’m working on that too!
Happy with this new break-through on the dinner front, I made these Grilled Burritos. They came out great! They have that little crunch that makes them quesadilla-ish.
I put all the fixing inside, wrapped them up, placed them seam side down into a pan, and pressed them down as they cooked. Words of caution: Do not overfill! For my first one I made, I really stuffed that baby. Well, I ended up kind of making a mess when I pressed it down to grill it. It still tasted great, but it wasn’t that pretty. So on my second one, I filled it like a normal person would and am happy to say it turned out great.
So turn your Taco Tuesday or Thursday into Grilled Burrito night, and you’ll love it!
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 1 taco seasoning packet
- 4 burrito size tortillas
- 1 can refried beans
- 1 tomato diced
- 1 cup shredded lettuce
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 1/2 cups shredded Colby/Jack cheese
- Guacamole (optional)
- Brown ground beef.
- Add taco seasoning packet and cook according to package directions.
- On each tortilla, spread about 1-2 tbsp refried beans. Add about 1/2 cup ground beef. Top with lettuce, tomatoes, shredded cheese, and sour cream.
- Fold up ends and roll to seal.
- Place seam side down in skillet and cook until golden brown. Flip and cook other side until golden brown.
- Slice in half. Serve with guacamole.
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Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious says
Love your creative burrito strategy!
Laura O @Petite Allergy Treats says
Oooo! Great idea for the grilling season. This sounds like a perfect midweek meal too!
Nutmeg Nanny says
When I was a teenager I used to get the grilled burritos at Taco Bell. Your version looks about a million times better! So delicious!
Thank you so much! They were yummy!
Kacey @ The Cookie Writer says
That is so sad, I am sure they will come around to seeing how awesome Mexican food is! I am so glad my daughter loves it, because it is a favourite of mine!
I know!! I’m very hopeful! Thanks Kacey!
Mmm, mmm, I love Mexican food too! I am so excited to try this recipe, a grilled burrito sounds so good!
Thanks Tanya! I could eat Mexican 8 days a week!!
Becky | The Cookie Rookie says
These look incredibly delicious!! I can’t wait to make these for lunch ASAP!
Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop says
These sound perfect to me! Hoping your children come around soon! I’m certain they must…how can they resist something so delicious?
So many lovely recipes, Jaren. Thank you.