April 24, 2015

Smothered Burritos and Frozen Margaritas

On the Menu Today~
Smothered Burritos

Smothered Burritos are Super Delicious~
Add some chips and salsa...
An icy cold jumbo Frozen Margarita..and
you'll be enjoying a home-made
Mexican Dinner~

Smothered Burritos will have you doing the
Mexican Hat Dance in no time...
Add a few Frozen Margarita's and
you'll be dancing to La Bamba all night long~

Smothered Burritos

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, diced
  • 1/4 cup diced green pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 (4.5 oz) can diced green chilies
  • 1 (16 oz) can refried beans
  • 2 (10 oz) cans enchilada sauce (the amount depends on personal taste)
  • burrito-size flour tortillas
  • Additional Ingredients:
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • shredded lettuce
  • cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • chopped green onions
  • cilantro leaves, torn
  • avocado slices
  • lime wedges
  • sour cream
  • taco sauce
Cooking Directions
  1. Heat oven to 350°
  2. In a medium skillet, brown ground beef with chopped onion, celery and diced green peppers, over medium-low heat until beef is browned. Drain, return mixture back to heat and stir in spices, diced green chilies and refried beans. Simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from heat. Set aside.
  3. Pour 1 cup of the enchilada sauce into a 13 x 9 inch baking dish.
  4. Spoon 1 tablespoon enchilada sauce down the center of flour tortilla. Spoon some of the meat/refried bean mixture over the enchilada sauce. Tuck in the ends of the tortilla and carefully fold into a burrito.
  5. Place on top of the enchilada sauce in the 13 x 9 inch baking dish, seam side down. Repeat with remaining meat/bean mixture and tortillas. Cover baking dish with tin foil.
  6. Bake for 45 minutes, remove foil and bake an additional 15 minutes more.
Serve with additional ingredients: shredded cheddar cheese, shredded lettuce, tomatoes, green onions, cilantro, avocado slices, lime wedges, sour cream and taco sauce.

Frozen Margaritas

  • 10 cups pineapple juice
  • 8 cups water
  • 6 cups tequila (white/silver)
  • 2 cups orange liqueur (triple sec, cointreau)
  • 3 (10 oz) cans frozen margarita mix, thawed
  • 1 (12 oz) can frozen limeade concentrate, thawed and undiluted
Cooking Directions
  1. Combine pineapple juice, water, tequila, orange liqueur, frozen margarita mix, and limeade in a very large plastic container.  (A large, clean, ice cream pail works great for this recipe) Cover and freeze at least 24 hours or until frozen to a slushy consistency.
  2. Moisten rims of margarita glasses with lime juice. Dip into coarse salt.  Pour margarita mixture into glasses. Garnish with lime wedges.

Burritos, Margarita, Mexican

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