I am not opposed to slow cooking anything… as long as I can take a nap while I wait. That is why I call this beef and bean burrito recipe “Siesta Burritos” because while the filling simmers, you have plenty of time for a snooze.
When my children were young, I would put dinner on to cook after lunch – something slow and low – put the kids down for a nap, and would lay beside them as they slept. Eventually I would fall asleep myself, and I think my body became programmed to dozing at mid-day. and now that they no longer nap, I miss it.
I still love naps but they are reserved for about once a month on weekends when my husband is home. On one such afternoon, I put cooked ground beef, pre-soaked black beans, and whatever I thought might match into a pot, covered it with the temp set to medium-low, and headed for bed while the kids played electronics under the watchful eye of my hubby.
And not just the nap… these burritos!
The slowly simmered beef and beans have a hint of chipotle from the sauce and while you might prepare them while you siesta, when you eat them… it will be a fiesta… in your mouth!
Siesta Beef and Bean Burritos
- 1 pound ground beef cooked and drained
- 1 pound black beans soaked overnight, rinsed, and drained
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 onion diced
- 1 green bell pepper diced
- 1 15 ounce can tomato sauce
- 6 ounces half the jar Herdez Traditional Chipotle Cooking Sauce
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon oregano
- 1 bay leaf
- about 4 cups water
- 10 burrito-size flour tortillas
- 1 10 ounce can red enchilada sauce
- 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend
- If you will be baking these immediately, preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Place large sauce pan or dutch oven over medium high heat and add olive oil.
- Add onion, bell pepper, and garlic, simmering about 2 minutes.
- To the vegetables, add the beef, beans, tomato sauce, chipotle cooking sauce, cumin, chili powder, salt, oregano and bay leaf.
- Stir in enough water to cover the mixture by one inch.
- Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook until beans are tender, adding more water if needed, about 3 hours.
- Remove the bay leaf and evenly divide the beef and beans among the tortillas, rolling and placing in a casserole dish with the seam side facing down.
- Cover the dish of burritos with enchilada sauce and cheese.
- Either cover and freeze or cook for 30 or until cheese is melted.
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