Easy Peasy Burritos

11 Jun

Men say they hate shopping, but I don’t buy it.

Have you ever been to an auction? At all of the many  three auctions I’ve been to, I’ve found that there is a disproportionately high ratio of men to women.

You can tell the men are excited to be there, examining the goods and trying to outbid each other. I was trying to figure out why men like auctions more than traditional shopping, and I’ve come up with an explanation: “competitive shopping.”

Maybe regular clothes shopping isn’t exciting enough for most guys. It’s slow-paced and generally friendly; there’s not a clear-cut winner. And maybe that is exactly the reason I like shopping: I feel like a winner each and every time I leave with a new shirt, dress, or measly bottle of nail polish.

Let’s all be winners.

Here’s probably the easiest burrito recipe yet. It’s tasty, fast, and uses normal ingredients you are likely to have on hand.

The best part of these burritos has got to be the cinnamon and brown sugar. Put those ingredients in ground beef and magic happens.

A snapshot of your onions, meat, beans, and corn filling.

Generously pile on that mozzarella cheese.

Ta-da! (And no, I did not attempt to take pictures of my folded-up burrito.) The inside shot will have to do.

Easy Peasy Burritos

Makes 6-8 servings


1 chopped onion
1 lb. lean ground beef
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon steak seasoning
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 can corn, drained
1 can black beans, drained

6-8 flour tortillas (homemade or store-bought)
mozzarella cheese, shredded
salsa (optional)


In a large skillet, combine the chopped onion and ground beef. Cook over medium-high heat until nicely browned. Stir in salt, pepper, chili powder, steak seasoning, cinnamon, and brown sugar. Add corn and black beans and reduce heat to medium-low. Let cook for about 5 to 10 minutes until the flavors blend.

In another skillet over medium heat, heat up the tortillas. Melt some mozzarella cheese (a generous helping) on the tortilla, then add the burrito meat filling. Top with salsa (optional).

Source: An old pal Deanna, originally from her Mexican host family one summer

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2 Responses to “Easy Peasy Burritos”

  1. Kelly June 11, 2012 at 12:08 pm #

    Let’s also all be friends.

  2. ellen June 11, 2012 at 10:36 pm #

    Easy peasy is always a winner with me!

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