Burritos Buenos

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Burritos Buenos

Burritos Buenos
Number of Servings: 6 Total Preparation Time: less than 15 minutes
Actual Cooking Time: 15 to 30 minutes Source: Now We're Cooking!
Food Groups: Dairy, Vegetables, Grains, Protein
Main Ingredient: Chicken & Turkey, Beef
Meal Type: Dinner Entrée
Nutrition Content: Good Source of Calcium, Good Source of Fiber
Origin: American
Special Features: Kids Love It, Kids Can Help Make It

A delicious Mexican meal


1 small Onion
2 medium Zucchini
2 tablespoons Vegetable oil
1 pound lean ground Turkey or ground beef
1 cup cooked Pinto beans
1 3/4 cups red Salsa
4 tablespoons diced mild green Chilies (1 small can)
12 medium flour Tortillas
1 1/2 cups grated Monterey Jack or cheddar cheese
2 large Tomatoes
3 cups lettuce


Chop onion and zucchini.

In a medium skillet, heat oil over moderate heat. Add onions and cook until transparent. Add zucchini and cook until softened, about 2 minutes. Add ground turkey or ground beef and cook until well done. Drain off any extra fat.

Add pinto beans, 1 cup of salsa and green chilies. Stir to combine and cook until mixture is heated through.

Wrap tortillas in foil and warm in a 325 degree F oven until soft. Meanwhile, chop tomatoes and shred lettuce. Set aside.

Lay out tortillas on plates or on the counter. Evenly divide turkey or beef mixture among tortillas, placing it in bottom half of each tortilla but leaving a 2-inch border around the edge. Top each burrito with grated cheese, chopped tomatoes and shredded lettuce, portioning each out evenly. Top each burrito with a tablespoon of salsa, roll up and serve.

Nutrient Information
Calories: 279
Total Fat: 12
Saturated Fat: 5
Polyunsaturated Fat: 6.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat:
Sodium: 483
Carbohydrates: 70 g
Protein: 34 g
Fiber: 9 g
Vitamin A: 2847 IU
Vitamin C: 33 mg
Calcium: 150
Iron: 7.2 mg

Cook's Notes:

Use a lower fat recipe use low fat cheese and lean meat