Easy Cheesy Burritos

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My husbands favorite food growing up was beef and cheese burritos, so when we got married I immediately asked my mother-in-law for her burrito recipe! I was relieved at how simple the recipe was, and with a few minor ‘tweaks’ I made an even healthier version of these burritos so it was something we could both enjoy! These burritos are wonderfully rich and cheesy, and for only 314 calories per serving, it makes for a perfect weeknight meal that won’t un-do your whole day!

 In addition to the ingredients and prep of this recipe being extremely simple, these burritos can be refrigerated for up to a week, and frozen for up to 6 months! I often make 4 plates of burritos for my husband, so he has a home-made dinner while i’m at work, and freeze a few for later, which is perfect for busy week nights!  You can modify these burritos to be as complex or simple as you would like using my optional filling and topping ideas, but I love the simplicity of the meat, cheese, and beans, and apparently so does my husband!

Method

The estimated total time to make this recipe is 15 Minutes.

1

In a large skillet, over med-high heat, break up ground turkey and add burrito seasoning. Cook until turkey meat is browned and cooked through, and turn heat down to low.

2

While meat is browning, pour beans in a bowl and lightly mash the beans together with the tomato paste until some of the beans are smashed, and the tomato paste is well combined with the beans-(I use a fork to do this).

3

Add the bean mixture, and shredded cheese to the skillet with the ground meat, and mix well until the cheese is melted, and everything is well combined, and remove from the heat.

4

Place 1/4 cup of burrito filling in each tortilla and roll up burrito style. (You may also put shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, and/or any other chopped veggies you would like in the burrito at this time!)

5

Place 2 burritos side by side on each plate. Cut 1 cheese slice (per plate) into 4 long slices, and place 4 strips length-wise across the 2 burritos.

6

If eating immediately, place plate in microwave for 1 minute, to melt cheese on top of burritos. (If eating later~ cover plate with saran wrap, and refrigerate until ready to eat! Just before eating, microwave for 1 minute to melt the cheese!)

7

Serve immediately with taco sauce or salsa if you would like!

Ingredients

1 lb Lean ground turkey
1 (15 oz) Can black beans (or black refried beans)
1(6 oz) Can tomato paste
1/2 cup 2% Cheddar cheese (or 2% Mexican cheese blend)
1 pktBurrito seasoning
16 Low carb/high fiber tortillas1
8 slices Reduced fat cheese
OptionalShredded lettuce, bell peppers, sliced olives, and/or diced tomatoes for filling. Ortega taco sauce or salsa for dipping!

1 I use 50 calorie LaTortilla wraps for this recipe

Katie's Tip!

You can modify these burritos to be as complex or simple as you would like using my optional filling and topping ideas, but I love the simplicity of the meat, cheese, and beans, and apparently so does my husband!

Nutrition Breakdown

8 Servings (2 burritos per serving)
314 Calories Per Serving
13 g Fat
37 g Carbohydrate
18 g Fiber
3 g Sugar
40 g Protein
9 WWP+*

*Weight Watchers Points per serving

25 Comments

Amanda said:

Hey Katie!

I’m loving your healthy recipes! I’m on a family medicine rotation right now with a doc who is a nutrition specialist and she’s always promoting the Extreme Wellness Low Carb High Fiber wraps. They actually have less carbs, more fiber, and more protein than LaTortilla wraps. Have you tried them?

September 23rd, 2010 — 7:57am  |  Reply

Heather (Heather's Dish) said:

i’ll take 3 please :)

September 23rd, 2010 — 8:21am  |  Reply

april said:

Yummy! I love ground turkey as weird as that is!

And in regards to your comment on my blog- I had no idea we were doing something so similar! Sometime we should chat about work :)

September 23rd, 2010 — 8:33am  |  Reply

AmazingGreis said:

Yum!

September 23rd, 2010 — 8:43am  |  Reply

Sarah said:

Yum! These would also work with some TVP in place of the ground meat. I think my husband would love them, too!

September 23rd, 2010 — 9:34am  |  Reply

Lisa said:

Those look delicious! My mom is mexican so I love to eat them! I’ve always found mexican food to be easy to make healthy!

September 23rd, 2010 — 9:40am  |  Reply

Jen said:

My stomach is growling!!! These look incredible, and something even my kids would enjoy :)

Jen
http://jenslosinit.blogspot.com/

September 23rd, 2010 — 11:27am  |  Reply

Debbie said:

absolutely incredible and easy to make. We are major mexican foodies. Will definitely add this to my list !

September 23rd, 2010 — 7:12pm  |  Reply

Auntie Lorrie said:

Can you believe… I gained 6 lbs. just by reading your delicious recipes . I alway leave the computer starving. I think I’ll eat first before I go to your website !

September 24th, 2010 — 5:15am  |  Reply

Sean Farrell said:

Take my word for it people, this is the best recipe EVAR!

September 24th, 2010 — 7:24am  |  Reply

Kris C. said:

Sean, I believe you – I am a tex-mex FOOL! I love southwestern-flavored things and make something similar to this often, but with ground beef. Will try the turkey version soon. Thanks Katie!!

September 25th, 2010 — 9:06am  |  Reply

Rachel Wilkerson said:

YUM! Those look delish…going to need to make those!

September 25th, 2010 — 6:23pm  |  Reply

tasha said:

Made these this evening for dinner — definitely a keeper! So yummy!!

January 11th, 2011 — 7:07pm  |  Reply

Ana Maria said:

these look so great, if only there were healthy alternatives for everything!

March 17th, 2011 — 12:28pm  |  Reply

Hannah (mindrunningwild) said:

wow! this looks like a great sub for the food my mom used to make when I was a kid!

March 17th, 2011 — 6:55pm  |  Reply

Cheryl said:

Such a great recipe!! Looks so delcious and healthy awh love it

March 31st, 2011 — 1:35pm  |  Reply

Katie B. said:

I am late to this posting party, but tried this recipe tonite. Yummy! What a great way to get some beans and veggies in. Very filling. BONUS: ridiculously easy to make and very little dishes created by this. Thank you!!!

May 1st, 2012 — 8:31pm  |  Reply

Stephanie Buckley said:

I couldn’t find burrito seasoning, can I use taco seasoning….maybe a dumb question?

July 9th, 2012 — 4:31pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

sure would!

July 9th, 2012 — 6:42pm  | 

Mandy Nicoletta said:

These were hands down the easiest and best tasting burrito’s I’ve ever attempted to make. My fiance’ loved them so much we’ve made them 3 times now and added in more veggies to the bean mix like shredded carrot’s and chopped mushrooms. You are so awesome and I am so glad I found you!!

July 20th, 2012 — 12:05pm  |  Reply

emily said:

My husband said that this is the best dinner that I have ever made for him!

October 11th, 2012 — 9:41pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

its my hubbys fave too :)

October 12th, 2012 — 8:17am  | 

Katie Farrell said:

Hey Amanda! No I haven’t…I’ll have to check those out! Thanks! :)

September 23rd, 2010 — 9:37am  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

hahaha aunt lorrie you should actually MAKE my recipes bc they are healthy! :)

September 24th, 2010 — 10:06am  |  Reply

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